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Biwako Valley

Kido, Otsu 520-0514, Shiga Prefecture
+81 77-592-1155
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A nice place for snow!

It was still early winter so the ski was not opened on the day we visited Biwako Valley. However we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
zip line was so much fun!!

we visited to enjoy the zip line mainly. unfortunately it was foggy and we couldnt see the great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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Altitude 1,100m, Biwako terrace with superb view can be enjoyed overlooking Japan's Lake "Biwa" in north-south panorama. "THIS IS BIWAKO" is, watch from here. In addition, there are attractions such as zip lines and Sky Walker, the sky resort to enjoy the wilderness of the forest along with the superb view. In the winter, famous as the nearest ski resort in the Kansai area.
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  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ski resort” (3 reviews)
“zip line” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kido, Otsu 520-0514, Shiga Prefecture
+81 77-592-1155
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was still early winter so the ski was not opened on the day we visited Biwako Valley. However we still had a blast playing with the snow and relaxing in the winter wonderland. Riding the ropeway gave us the opportunity to look at the...More

Thank vtshai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we visited to enjoy the zip line mainly. unfortunately it was foggy and we couldnt see the great view of Biwa-Lake, even thou, it was so exciting to see the people disappear into the fog and only could hear their voice and the noise of...More

Thank momosiba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was really a good day for us. The zipline has 7 courses. Not as high and long as i imagined it to be but its still cool. Skywalk was good enough but sadly had to experience a not so well treatment from other visitors...More

Thank Shirleymagne O
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

It was really a nice place especially for a couple. When you just have to relax and enjoying the breathtaking view on top of the mountain while eating ice cream or drinking coffee it is a perfect place for you. For teens and kids may...More

Thank Mhelai17
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Biwako valley ski resort is located at Mt. Hourai in northern part of Otsu city. It takes around 1hour from JR Osaka(大阪) to JR Shiga(志賀) station. From JR Shiga station, bus brings you to bottom of Mt. Hourai then you take a ropeway going to...More

1  Thank donmillsroad
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

It takes about 1hr from Osaka to Shiga by JR, then a 5min by bus to the entrance of Biwako Vally. It's a bit crowded over weekends but it is absolutely worth a visit! The view from the top over Biwako is just stunning!

Thank Sheila L
Reviewed 17 January 2017

For someone coming from a tropical country, Biwako Valley Ski Resort offers a quick and easily accessible location to see and experience snow in Japan. from Kyoto Station, take the JR Train Line to Shiga Station in Otsu. At Shiga Train Station, a bus comes...More

2  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The view is fantastic! You can see all of the biwako in one glance. The valley also provides a varity of facility for family to enjoy. The cafe is so crowded that you might want to bring some food for youself.

1  Thank eddie2570922
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

It was a quite exciting experience! It is suitable for kids who meet the requirements. The price is reasonable comparing with the same activity in Singapore!

Thank danslt
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This place is so awesome....the path for the ski is amazing..(even i did not went there) n for those who do not ski...you can just play around..there is a cozy restaurant and you can hang around having your lunch over there...the cable car that took...More

1  Thank Azraa R
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hannan k
30 April 2017|
Response from donmillsroad | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, there would be no snow enough to ski in November and early December in Biwako Valley.
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12 February 2017|
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
Add Shuttle bus information to ColaChups's information. Shuttle bus departure time table from Shiga station: 9:02,9:47,10:25,11:13,12:55,13:55,14:55,16:25 The shuttle bus fee is 330Jananese-yen for one-way.
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Sangeeta S
22 January 2017|
Response from ColaChups |
I think it is possible, but please be aware that it will take 1.5 - 2 hours using public transports. Let's say if you plan to leave your hotel in Osaka at 7:30am, you may arrive at 9:30, then you may spend your time in... More