About Enjoy stunning views of Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan, at THE BIWAKO TERRACE. There are two terraces—THE MAIN and CAFÉ 360 at two peaks in the sophisticated mountain resort Biwako Valley.
Just 5 minutes on the ropeway, you’ll reach THE MAIN at the peak in Mt. Uchimi (1,108m). Sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking view of Lake Biwa on the sofas set in the wide 3 flights of terraces. There is also TERRACE CAFÉ that offers original menu, featuring local ingredients. Koibito no Seichi / Koku no Kane at the edge of THE MAIN is also a must visit place, especially for a couple.
CAFÉ 360 is located at the top of Mt. Horai, where is the highest peak of Biwako Valley. Big semicircular wooden terraces offer you impressive panoramic views of Lake Biwa and surrounding areas. This is the perfect place to enjoy natural beauty of Shiga prefecture.
THE MAIN and CAFÉ 360 is connected by two lifts.

Food & Drink There is TERRACE CAFÉ in THE MAIN. Enjoy special menu that features local ingredients, such as gelato using milk from a local farm and fish fry made with local specialty Biwa Salmon. Menu

Access & Info


Biwako Terrace is located around the ropeway summit station of Biwako Valley.
[By Car]40 min.via Kosei Rd. from Kyoto Higashi I.C. of Meishin Expressway
[By Train]50 min from Kyoto Station or 80 min. from Osaka Station to Shiga Station of JR Kosai Line, the closest station to Biwako Valley.

Opening time of BiwakoTerrace Cafe & Ropeway

Weekday:9:30-17:00(Cafe 9:40-15:30LO)
Saturday, Sunday, Holiday 9:00-17:00(Cafe 9:10-)

Riding Time (one way)

About 5min.

Fare (round trip)

Adult13+ 2,500yen / Age7-12 1,000yen / Age3-6 600yen
Parking : Weekday 1,000yen / Saturday, Sunday, Holiday, Oct 1-31 2,000yen
◎Admission free to Biwako Terrace

Days Closed

Mar. 19-Apr 26.2018 , Sep 3-7. 2018 (Entire Biwako Valley is closed)

[For visitors with dogs]
Please use your carry case for your dogs.
[For visitors with strollers]
You can take your strollers on the ropeway.
[For visitors using wheelchairs]
The ropeway is wheelchair accessible. Some areas at the top of the ropeway are barrier-free.
The Biwako Terrace doesn’t have a ramp for the wheelchair access. Please ask café staff for assistance.
[Operation under bad weather condition]
In bad weather, ropeway service may be suspended.