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Japan’s Largest Lake:
“Mother” Lake Biwa


Located approximately 10 km east of the city of Kyoto, Lake Biwa is Japan's largest lake. It has a total area of approximately 670 km2 and a circumference of approximately 235 km. Its average depth is approximately 41 meters and deepest point approximately 104 meters. The total volume of water it holds is 27.5 billion m3. The lake supports an abundance of life and industry across a wide area. It is also one of the oldest lakes in the world, calculated at over four million years old. This mother lake is considered a sacred natural environment, and is home to over 50 unique species of flora and fauna. Its name appears many times over in historical accounts as a popular stopping point on overland travel routes, and the area has numerous historical sites, including ancient shrines, temples, and castle remains. The islands on the lake and mountains that surround it provide beautiful scenery that has enchanted visitors throughout the ages. Even the famous haiku poet of the Edo period, Matsuo Basho, wrote a poem about Lake Biwa. Experience the exquisite beauty and great scale of the lake by taking a cruise on the Michigan ship. You are guaranteed to enjoy yourself.




4 Michigan Cruise Courses to Choose from

Enjoy a refreshing morning cruise “Michigan Morning”
Enjoy a leisurely meal and a show on the 90-minute “Michigan 90”
Enjoy a lighter excursion around the lake on the 60-minute “Michigan 60”
Enjoy the night view, evening meal and a show on the “Michigan NIGHT”
 
Michigan Morning
& 90 & 60
Michigan NIGHT
On the “Sky Deck” of the Michigan with the fun crew



 
Michigan Morning
 Adults: ¥2,700 / Junior or senior highschool students*2: ¥2,200 / Children: ¥1,350
 Adults: ¥3,700 / Junior or senior highschool students*2: ¥3,200 / Children: ¥1,850
Departs Otsu Port (※1)
Otsu Prince Hotel port
(Cruising) Arrives Otsu Port Cruise Schedule
(1) 10:00 ( 10:25) - 11:20 Leaves daily from March 13, 2011 to January 9, 2012 Leaves on Sundays / public holidays from January 10 to March 9, 2012 (winter)



 
Michigan 90
 Adults: ¥2,700 / Junior or senior highschool students*2: ¥2,200 / Children: ¥1,350
 Adults: ¥3,700 / Junior or senior highschool students*2: ¥3,200 / Children: ¥1,850
Departs Otsu Port (※1)
Otsu Prince Hotel port
(Cruising) Arrives Otsu Port Cruise Schedule
(1) 11:45 ( 12:10 ) - 13:15 Leaves daily from March 13, 2011 to January 9, 2012 Leaves daily from January 10 to March 9, 2012 (winter)
(2) 13:40 ( 14:05 ) - 15:10



 
Michigan 60
 Adults: ¥2,200 / Junior or senior highschool students*2: ¥1,800 / Children: ¥1,100
 Adults: ¥3,200 / Junior or senior highschool students*2: ¥2,800 / Children: ¥1,600
Departs Otsu Port (※1)
Otsu Prince Hotel port
(Cruising) Arrives Otsu Port Cruise Schedule
(1) 15:30 ( 15:55 ) - 16:30 Leaves daily from March 13 to November 30, 2011, and January 1 to January 9, 2012 Also runs on other days if a group reservation for 20 persons or more is made
(2) 16:45 ( 17:10 ) - 17:45 Leaves on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from April 29 to November 30, and daily from July 16 to August 31 (excepting the date of the Lake Biwa Fireworks Festival)(※3)



 
Michigan NIGHT
 Adults: ¥2,900 / Junior or senior highschool students*2: ¥2,400 / Children: ¥1,450
 Adults: ¥3,900 / Junior or senior highschool students*2: ¥3,400 / Children: ¥1,950
Departs Otsu Port Cruising Arrives Otsu Port Cruise Schedule
(1) 18:30 ( 18 : 55 )~(Cruising)~
( 20 : 40 )
21:00 Leaves on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from April 29 to November 30, and daily from July 16 to August 31 (excepting the date of the Lake Biwa Fireworks Festival)(※3)
(※) Cruises may be unavailable due to being reserved or due to events. Please check our homepage or call in advance to check.
(※1) A port call is made to the Otsu Prince Hotel port only when there are passengers wishing to embark or disembark. (If using this port, be sure to inform staff when making your reservation.)
(※2) Please present your student identification.
(※3) The cruise runs on other days if a group reservation for 20 persons or more is made. *Not all trips will feature a show time; please inquire in advance.
● Boarding charges displayed are valid as of March 14, 2010.
* The Bianca also sometimes operates.
* Please inquire for group rates.


Great on-board restaurant cuisine is another enjoyable feature of the cruise.
Inquire when making a reservation.



3F MICHIGAN BAR 2F MICHIGAN CAFE
From hamburgers to soft ice cream, a
rich assortment of snacks is available.

Becky’s Hamburger Set ¥1,500
Snacks ¥300~
Drinks ¥250~
Enjoy a la carte dishes,
cocktails, or soft drinks.

A la Carte Dishes ¥400~
Drinks ¥400~
Note: Seating based on availability. Reservations accepted.
1F MICHIGAN DINING
The main dining area with a
19th-century American
interior theme.

Recommended Course ¥4,000
Special Course ¥6,000
Lunch Course ¥3,000
Drinks ¥400~
2F MICHIGAN HALL
A spacious dining area with
a varied buffet menu.

Huckleberry’s
Lunch Buffet(with soft drink bar) ¥3,000
Huckleberry’s
Dinner Buffet(with soft drink bar) ¥4,000
Drinks ¥400~

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Certain menu items may not be available, depending on the cruise course, season, and time of day of the cruise. Note: Photos of the cuisine are only examples. The actual dishes may vary.
A cancellation fee may be required if a reservation is cancelled. All prices listed include consumption tax. Cruise details may change, depending on the weather and other conditions.
The details listed here are current as of the last day of February 2010, and are subject to minor change. Please confirm when making your reservation.



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