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Spend quality time with your family, friends or a special person at the tranquil lakeside which is a hidden gem away from all the main tourists hot spots of Japan. On our tour, you can experience quality Japanese traditional life as well as cooking...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Minami-funaji 4-1, Otsu 520-0588, Shiga Prefecture
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+81 80-8944-5050
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to chance to do this tour last July and we had an amazing experience. We started by visiting a small workshop of artisans which has been held by the same family for generations. We were amazed by their know-how and their passion when...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Elena M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire experience touring a tea plantation and cooking and eating lunch and tea with local people was a good cultural experience and a lot of fun. Our guide Misako Deegan was fantastic. She was knowledgable, personable, articulate and concerned with our experience. I have...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jap4912
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just spent the best part of a day with Misako on a cycling tour of Lake Biwa, which is just on the other side of the mountains 40 minutes E of Kyoto. Misako was informative, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was truly a one-of-a-kind experience that is very difficult to find and we feel very fortunate to have been a part of this day. We started the tour with a very special visit to a shrine where we got to see one of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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LakeBiwa, Manager at Tour du Lac Biwa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for finding & choosing our small local tour. We know you are an expert on food and so glad that you enjoyed our mochi and sukiyaki lunch. We are amazed by your curiosity and thankful as your questions give us a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was the most fascinating, enlightening and memorable experience of our 2 weeks Japan trip. The master roofers, farmer family and Misako-san are the only thing we talk about now about our trip. It was such a wonderful experience, we learned so much about...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Mitra S
LakeBiwa, Manager at Tour du Lac Biwa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Mitra-san, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you a young, talented couple as our guest. We feel honored to have an opportunity to introduce our special roof masters and do hope our culture and the masters'...More

Reviewed 15 September 2019

We saw many beautiful temples and gardens in Japan, but it is the memories of the wonderful, warm Japanese people whom we met that we will most cherish. Our lunch in a beautiful traditional Japanese home with lovely, welcoming hosts was a highlight of our...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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LakeBiwa, Manager at Tour du Lac Biwa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for choosing & visiting us. It was absolutely our pleasure and an honor to have you as our guest. We are so glad that you decided to stay on the tour till the end even though your schedule was quite full....More

Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

I advise anyone interested in the japanese lifestyle to do this tour. We biked under the rain but it didn't change our guide's and our enthusiasm. The family was so lovely and kind. We left with wonderful memories. If I get the chance I would...More

1  Thank CamilleXH
LacBiwa, Tour guide at Tour du Lac Biwa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We were so glad that you didn't cancel the bike tour despite the rain which made the lunch cooking portion more relaxing and full of joy. We do hope your family trip was filled with wonderful encounters...!...More

Reviewed 19 August 2019

What a great session. I really got a better understanding of the cultural value of rice in rural Japan and how important it is to keep small farmers farming. Saito did a really great job of explaining the role of rice pitched at a level...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Fellswoman
LakeBiwa, Manager at Tour du Lac Biwa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

Hi, thank you so much for joining us as well as posting the review for us. We also learned a lot from you and do hope to have an opportunity to visit your beautiful lake district to join an eco-tour one day near future. All...More

Reviewed 7 August 2019

This was an amazing trip to the Asamiya tea field to learn how tea is grown in Japan and when it was introduced to the country. We met up with our guide (Misako) who introduced us to three local ladies who showed us the tea...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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LacBiwa, Tour guide at Tour du Lac Biwa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Hello there! Thank you very much for your nice response for me and the cheerful ladies from the tour. It was a really fun day with you for us as well. It’s been extremely hot summer days here after you left. I can imagine your...More

Reviewed 28 July 2019

For the last 6 weeks, our family has been traveling. This tour was a respite from our very busy tour schedule. Our guide and host family went above and beyond in making our experience a true highlight and memory of Japan. It looked like our...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Amity C
LacBiwa, マネージャー at Tour du Lac Biwa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

It was our pleasure to have hosted the e-bike tour for your family. We also had a great time with you and were impressed by your very polite son who we believe will quickly master Japanese and be warmly welcomed wherever he goes. Please come...More

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Lee G
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Response from LacBiwa | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your inquiry. If you have small children, why not try our Mochi pounding tour? It is a fun activity for both adults and small children. Also, we all help parents take care of their children and make sure... More
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