Hit the Slopes in the Winter and See the Sights in the Summer
Take the five-minute, 1,108-meter Biwa lakeside ropeway ride up to Biwa Valley—a refined mountain resort experience. The view from the gondola is extremely beautiful. After getting off at the top, the kids can play on the handmade playground equipment or have a snack at the café. Be sure to snap a photo at the top with the spectacular scenery in the background.
1547-1 Kido, Ootsu, Shiga Prefecture 520-0514
JR Tokaido Shinkansen Hikari (platform 16 or 17) Nagoya–Maibara (35m) JR Bisai Line Kyoto–Shiga (42m) Kojaku Biwako Valley Line Shiga Direct (10m)
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Ropeway Round-Trip Ticket Adults ¥2500 School Children ¥1000 Preschool ¥600 Estimated 1 day cost ¥6000
|Average visit length||half–full day|
|Websites||Official Sitehttp://www.biwako-valley.com/en/ Biwako Otsu Travel Guidehttp://www.otsu.or.jp/en/|