びわ湖バレイ Biwako Valley

Information

Today's Business situation & Traffic information

Friday February 3rd, 2023
Open Hours 8:30-16:30
※ Last ropeway for going16:30 / Last ropeway for returning17:00
Parking Lots 7:30-
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【Ski Area】Snow Depth 80cm
(〇)Uchimi Slope
(〇)Giant Course
(〇)Forest Course
(〇)Romance Course
(〇)Alpine Course
(〇)Horai Panorama Slope
(〇)Horai North Slope
(〇)Champion Course
(〇)Dynamic Course
(〇)Snow Park for skiers/snowboarders
▶More information
【Snow Activities】
(〇)Zipline Adventure
(〇)Snow Land for Sledding and Playing in the snow
(〇)Snowshoe Experience Tour
(〇)Snowfeet
【Lesson】
(〇)SKIDS CAMP
(〇)Biwako Valley Pro Ski School
(〇)Burton Snowboard School
【Biwako Terrace The Main】
(〇)Grand Terrace(viewing area)
(〇)Terrace cafe
【Restaurants】
(〇)Grill Dining & Bar “HALUKA”
(×)Ekinaka Kitchen
(〇)Bird Castle
【Shop】
(〇)Biwako Street (Souvenir)

(〇)Open/About to Open
(△)On Hold
(×)Closed
▶StatusPlease check our website for more details.
Friday February 3rd, 2023
Open Hours 8:30-16:30
※ Last ropeway for going16:30 / Last ropeway for returning17:00
Parking Lots 7:30-
----------------------------------
【Ski Area】Snow Depth 80cm
(〇)Uchimi Slope
(〇)Giant Course
(〇)Forest Course
(〇)Romance Course
(〇)Alpine Course
(〇)Horai Panorama Slope
(〇)Horai North Slope
(〇)Champion Course
(〇)Dynamic Course
(〇)Snow Park for skiers/snowboarders
▶More information
【Snow Activities】
(〇)Zipline Adventure
(〇)Snow Land for Sledding and Playing in the snow
(〇)Snowshoe Experience Tour
(〇)Snowfeet
【Lesson】
(〇)SKIDS CAMP
(〇)Biwako Valley Pro Ski School
(〇)Burton Snowboard School
【Biwako Terrace The Main】
(〇)Grand Terrace(viewing area)
(〇)Terrace cafe
【Restaurants】
(〇)Grill Dining & Bar “HALUKA”
(×)Ekinaka Kitchen
(〇)Bird Castle
【Shop】
(〇)Biwako Street (Souvenir)

(〇)Open/About to Open
(△)On Hold
(×)Closed
▶StatusPlease check our website for more details.
02/03/2023 update

Today's Weather

Weather

Weather

Temperature

-6

Wind

Breeze

Live camera

Live camera

Marvel at the magical winter scenery of Lake Biwa.

Brave the cold and delight in the spectacular views from the Biwako Terrace.
Grand Terrace allows you to take in a different view over Lake Biwa every time you move up and down the decked area.
Find a spot where you can admire your favorite winter scenery.

Visitor information

Visitor information

Visitor Information (April-November)

Visitor Information
(April-November)

The Main /
Grand Terrace

Grand Terrace enables you to admire a different view of Lake Biwa every time you move up and down the three story decked area.
Unwind in Terrace Café, surrounded with serene décor.
Find a spot where you can admire your favorite winterscenery.

Terrace Café

Terrace Café sits at the heart of The Main. Enjoy a relaxing time inside the soothing wooden interior.
On clear days, sunshine from the over sized patio onto the Grand Terrace makes you relax and create a spacious atmosphere.

  • - Location:
    The Main (Grand Terrace)
  • - Open
    Open all year round
    *Closed dates conform to ropeway operation schedule
  • - Business hours
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Menu

Menu

Grill Dining & Bar “HALUKA”

Guests can enjoy grilled food such as steak and hamburger steak in an open space with a balmy breeze. At the iconic bar counter, bartenders serve drinks including Moët & Chandon champagne cocktails and other colorful and delightful mocktails.

  • ・Location
    The Main(Next to the gondola summit station)
  • ・Open
    From 17 December 2022 to 21 March 2023
  • ・Business hours
    10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.(L.O. 3:00 p.m.)

Menu

Menu

Basic Information

Ropeway

  • - Days of operation
    Open all year round
    *From Monday, 28 November to Friday, 16 December 2022
    From Tuesday, 21 March to early April 2023
    All Biwako Valley facilities including ropeway service, will be closed for maintenance and inspection checks on these dates.
  • - Hours of operation
    8:30 AM 5:00 PM (last ascent at 4:00 PM, last descent at 5:00 PM)
    *Period and time are subject to change. Please check our Top Page “Today’s Business Information” before visiting.
  • - Schedule
    Cars come every 15 min. (on the hour, and at 15, 30, and 45 min. past the hour)
    *The gondola ride takes 5 min.
    *Hours are subject to change depending on the season.
  • - Fees
    Adults: 3,500 yen 7-12 years old: 1,500 yen
    3-6 years old: 1,000 yen

Access

BIWAKO VALLEY / Biwako Terrace Biwako Terrace and all attractions of BIWAKO VALLEY are located in the mountain top area 35°11'37.3
Nishinomiya I.C.→Suita I.C.→Kyoto Higashi I.C.→Shiga I.C.→BWAKO TERRACE Sannomiya Sta.→Osaka Sta.→Kyoto Sta.→Shiga Sta.→BWAKO TERRACE Nagoya Nishi I.C.→Kameyama JCT→Kyoto Higashi I.C.→Shiga I.C.→BWAKO TERRACE Nagoya Sta.→Kyoto Sta.→Shiga Sta.→BWAKO TERRACE Nishinomiya I.C.→Suita I.C.→Kyoto Higashi I.C.→Shiga I.C.→BWAKO TERRACE Sannomiya Sta.→Osaka Sta.→Kyoto Sta.→Shiga Sta.→BWAKO TERRACE Nagoya Nishi I.C.→Kameyama JCT→Kyoto Higashi I.C.→Shiga I.C.→BWAKO TERRACE Nagoya Sta.→Kyoto Sta.→Shiga Sta.→BWAKO TERRACE

Route check by video

Bus timetable (JR Shiga Station – BIWAKO VALLEY)

Parking MAP

Barrier-free Access

In winter, there is snow on the outdoor walkway (passageway) to Biwako Terrace, so there are places where it is uneven and there are places where it becomes slippery.
In case of bad weather, you will be guided through the indoor passageway, so you may need to use stairs (dozens of steps). We kindly ask for your understanding.
Barrier-free access to Dining Lake View adjacent to Ropeway Summit Station.
For parking lot, our parking attendant will guide you to the parking area near Ropeway Base Station. Please note there may be snow cover in the parking lot.

Visitors with Pets

No pets allowed during the winter season.

Please take note of the temperature difference

Biwako Terrace is at an elevation above 1,100 meters. The temperature drops 5-7℃ compared to the foot of the mountain and the summit is very cold . we recommend a jacket or other appropriate clothing.