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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
Cruise Fare  Adults: ¥2,780 / students*2: ¥2,260 / Children: ¥1,390
Reserved Deat Adults: ¥3,810 / students*2: ¥3,290 / Children: ¥1,900
Departs Otsu Port (※1)
Otsu Prince Hotel port
(Cruising) Yanagasaki
Lakeside
Park Port
Arrives Otsu Port Cruise Schedule
10:00 ( 10:25) - 11:00 11:20 Daily trips from March 9, 2014 to January 12, 2015. During the winter season:Trips are Limited to Sundays and holidays from January 13 to March 13, 2015 .



 
Michigan 90
Cruise Fare  Adults: ¥2,780 / students*2: ¥2,260 / Children: ¥1,390
Reserved Deat Adults: ¥3,810 / students*2: ¥3,290 / Children: ¥1,900
Departs Otsu Port (※1)
Otsu Prince Hotel port
(Cruising) Yanagasaki
Lakeside
Park Port
Arrives Otsu Port Cruise Schedule
(1) 11:45 ( 12:10 ) - 12:55 13:15 Daily trips from March 9, 2014 to January 12, 2015. During the winter season:Daily trips from January 13 to March 13, 2015 .
(2) 13:40 ( 14:05 ) - 14:50 15:10



 
Michigan 60
Cruise Fare  Adults: ¥2,260 / students*2: ¥1,850 / Children: ¥1,130
Reserved Deat Adults: ¥3,290 / students*2: ¥2,880 / Children: ¥1,640
Departs Otsu Port (※1)
Otsu Prince Hotel port
(Cruising) Yanagasaki
Lakeside
Park Port
Arrives Otsu Port Cruise Schedule
(1) 15:30 ( 15:55 ) - - 16:30 Daily trips from March 9 to December 7,2014, and from January 1 to January 12,2015. Trips can be booked for groups of 20 or more even on days when no service is scheduled.
(2) 16:45 ( 17:10 ) - - 17:45 Trips on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from April 26 to December 7, 2014. Daily trips from July 19 to August 31, 2014. (except during the Lake Biwa Fireworks Festival) (※3)



 
Michigan NIGHT
Cruise Fare  Adults: ¥2,980 / students*2: ¥2,470 / Children: ¥1,490
Reserved Deat Adults: ¥4,010 / students*2: ¥3,500 / Children: ¥2,000
Departs Otsu Port Cruising Yanagasaki
Lakeside
Park Port
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)
(※) Cruise 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 disembek. (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.
● Contact us for more information about our special winter rates.
* 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.

MICHIGAN's Cherry Burger Set ¥1,300
Drinks ¥250~
Enjoy a la carte dishes, cocktails, or soft drinks.

A la Carte Dishes ¥500~
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 ¥4,110
Special Course ¥5,140/¥6,170
Lunch Course ¥3,090
Drinks ¥400~
2F MICHIGAN HALL
A spacious dining area with a varied buffet menu.

Lunch Buffet(with soft drink bar) ¥3,090
Dinner Buffet(with soft drink bar) ¥4,110
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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