Biwako Valley / The Biwako Terrace
Easily accessible in just 40 minutes from Kyoto and 1 hour from Osaka
One of the best places in Japan that can be enjoyed all year round
Approx. 5 minutes to the top of
the mountain by Japan’s
famous fastest ropeway
Visitors will reach an altitude of 1,100m in around 5 minutes from the base of the mountain in Japan’s fastest ropeway.
The 360-degree glass cabin provides a stunning panoramic view of Lake Biwa, Kyoto and even the Osaka cityscape.
Sweeping views of Lake Biwa,
Japan’s largest lake.
Take time out at The Biwako Terrace in the midst of breathtaking scenery.
Along with The Biwako Terrace, there are three restaurants offering spectacular views at the top of the mountain that can be enjoyed all year round.
Local specialties from Shiga Prefecture can be purchased at the Biwako Street store at the base of the mountain.
Experience the exhilaration of
being at one with nature
Biwako Valley offers a host of attractions that thrill the five senses and make you feel at one with the incredible forest and sky.
Enjoy various outdoor activities and the Zip Line in summer as well as Kansai’s leading ski field boasting nine diverse courses in winter.