Biwako Cruise

MICHIGAN SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

The Michigan is Lake Biwa's most famous cruise boat. Relax and watch the spectacular scenery of Lake Biwa as it goes by,
or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants or a live music performance.

Michigan Cruise *This information is based on arrivals/departures at Otsu Port
Cruise Courses N0. Departs Otsu Port
(Biwako Hotel)
Depars Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port (Biwako Otsukan) Depart Niono-hama sightseeing Port (Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel) Arrives Otsu Port Fares
(incl.tax)
Cruise Availability
Michigan 60
(60 minute course)
10:00
(10:40)
11:00

Adults: ¥2,300

Students: ¥1,880 *2

Children: ¥1,150 *3

Operating daily: March 7th–December 5th, 2021; December 25th, 2021–January 3rd, 2022; March 6th–March 31st, 2022.

Michigan 80
(80 minute course)
11:20
(12:20)
12:40

[Round Trip]

Otsu Port to Otsu Port

Adults: ¥2,830

Students: ¥2,300 *2

Children: ¥1,420 *3

Operating daily: March 7th–December 5th, 2021; December 25th, 2021–January 3rd, 2022; March 6th–March 31st, 2022

Operating on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays only: December 6th–24th, 2021; January 4th–March 4th, 2022.

13:10
(13:30)
14:30
Michigan 60
(60 minute course)
14:50
(15:10)
15:50

Adults: ¥2,300

Students: ¥1,880 *2

Children: ¥1,150 *3

16:10
(16:30)
17:10

Operating daily: April 29th–May 5th, 2021; August 7th–August 15th, 2022 Operating on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays only: July 17th–September 26th, 2021

Michigan Night
(120 minute course)
(60 minute course)
18:30
20:30

Adults: ¥3,040

Students: ¥2,520 *2

Children: ¥1,520 *3

18:30
19:30

Adults: ¥2,300

Students: ¥1,880 *2

Children: ¥1,150 *3

19:30
20:30

Michigan 60(60 minute course)

Adults: ¥2,300 / Students: ¥1,880 *2 / Children: ¥1,150 *3

N0. Departs Otsu Port
(Biwako Hotel)
Depars Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port (Biwako Otsukan) Depart Niono-hama sightseeing Port (Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel) Arrives Otsu Port
10:00
(10:40)
11:00

Operating daily: March 7th–December 5th, 2021; December 25th, 2021–January 3rd, 2022; March 6th–March 31st, 2022.

Michigan 80 (80 minute course)

[Round Trip] Otsu Port to Otsu Port

Adults: ¥2,830 / Students: ¥2,300 *2 /Children: ¥1,420 *3

N0. Departs Otsu Port
(Biwako Hotel)
Depars Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port (Biwako Otsukan) Depart Niono-hama sightseeing Port (Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel) Arrives Otsu Port
11:20
(12:20)
12:40
13:10
(13:30)
14:30

Operating daily: March 7th–December 5th, 2021; December 25th, 2021–January 3rd, 2022; March 6th–March 31st, 2022

Operating on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays only: December 6th–24th, 2021; January 4th–March 4th, 2022.

Michigan 60(60 minute course)

Adults: ¥2,300 / Students: ¥1,880 *2 / Children: ¥1,150 *3

N0. Departs Otsu Port
(Biwako Hotel)
Depars Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port (Biwako Otsukan) Depart Niono-hama sightseeing Port (Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel) Arrives Otsu Port
14:50
(15:10)
15:50

Operating daily: March 7th–December 5th, 2021; December 25th, 2021–January 3rd, 2022; March 6th–March 31st, 2022

Operating on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays only: December 6th–24th, 2021; January 4th–March 4th, 2022.

16:10
(16:30)
17:10

Operating daily: April 29th–May 5th, 2021; August 7th–August 15th, 2022 Operating on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays only: July 17th–September 26th, 2021

Michigan Night(120 minute course)(60 minute course)

Adults: ¥3,040 / Students: ¥2,520 *2 / Children: ¥1,520 *3

Adults: ¥2,300 / Students: ¥1,880 *2 / Children: ¥1,150 *3

N0. Departs Otsu Port
(Biwako Hotel)
Depars Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port (Biwako Otsukan) Depart Niono-hama sightseeing Port (Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel) Arrives Otsu Port
18:30
20:30
18:30
19:30
19:30
20:30

Operating daily: April 29th–May 5th, 2021; August 7th–August 15th, 2022 Operating on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays only: July 17th–September 26th, 2021

SCHEDULE / FARES
Otsu Port → Nionohama Sightseeing Port Adults ¥1,990 Students ¥1,680 Children ¥1,000
Nionohama Sightseeing Port → Otsu Port Adults ¥950 Students ¥840 Children ¥480
Otsu Port → Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Habor Adults ¥730 Students ¥630 Children ¥370
Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Habor → Otsu Port Adults ¥2,200 Students ¥1,780 Children ¥1,100

※Nionohama sightseeing Port /Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port will only call if you have a reservation.

  • *1Groups of 15 or more receive a 10% group discount.
  • *2Junior high, high school, and university students must show proof of status as students.
  • *3For children 5 and under, 1 free fare is included with each adult fare (if accompanying 2 children 5 and under, 1 child fare is required). However, this system does not apply for groups of 15 or more.
  • *4For groups of 40 or more, cruises can operate on non-scheduled days by reservation.
  • *5

    On weekdays during winter (Weekdays from December 6th 2021 to March 4th 2022), south lake route cruise operates on the following schedule.

    Departs Otsu Port Depars Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port Depart Niono-hama sightseeing Port Arrives Otsu Port Fares (incl.tax)
    11:20 - (12:20) 12:40 Adults: ¥2,300
    Students: ¥1,880
    Children: ¥1,150
    13:10 (13:30) - 14:30
    14:50 (15:10) - 15:50 Adults: ¥2,000
    Students: ¥1,500
    Children: ¥1,000

    ※We will only call at Nionohama sightseeing Port/Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port if there is a group reservation for 15 people or more.

All prices include consumption tax.

Note:

In some cases the Bianca or another ship may operate for the Michigan Cruise. The South Lake scenic board is operated by high-speed boats.

The ship may be unavailable due to a private reservation or participation in an event.

Please check our website or call us in advance to check if the ship is running as normal

Please inquire for pricing for schoolgroups.

The operating schedule and port entry/departure is subject to change due to strong winds,poor weather or other reasons.

In addition, in some cases it may not be possible for the ship to dock.


Biwako Kisen
Biwako Kisen Co., Ltd
5-1-1 Hamaotsu, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan 520-0047 [Reservations Center] TEL +81-77-524-5000
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