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Last update:December 19,2014


Lake Biwa Museum


Exhibitions viewing about Lake BIWA (Natural history, the history, environment, aquatic animal )

Lake Biwa Museum


1091 Oroshimo, Kusatu, Shiga 525-0001, Japan

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Lake Biwa Museum


[Train and Bus] Take the Biwako Line from Kyoto (20 mins) or Maibara and get off at Kusatsu Station. From the west side of the station, buses regularly depart for the museum from bus stop number 2. Cost is 430 yen one way (220 yen for children). Get on the bus at the rear door and take a ticket from the yellow metal box by the door. When getting off the bus simply drop the ticket with 430 yen into the plastic box by the driver. A change machine for coins and 1000 yen notes is available by the driver.
[Car] Exit the Meishin Expressway at the Ritto Interchange and drive along the Ritto Shinanaka Route and the Lakeshore (Sazanami) Road (approximately 30 minutes). Parking is available.


Available (480 cars).


9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays (except for national holidays) , Closed year-end and New Year holidays, other indefinite holidays

Number of visitors facility can accept

No restriction for exhibition viewing

Visit requirements

Especially nothing for exhibition viewing. Reservation required for inspection of backyards or others.

Average visit length

approximately 90 minutes

Admission fee

Adults - 750 yen (600 yen each for groups of 20 or more)
University/High School Students - 400 yen (320 yen each for groups of 20 or more)
Elementary/ Junior High School Students - Free
Retired residents of Shiga Prefecture - Free
Persons with disabilities - Free

Support in foreign languages

We have a Headphone commentary and leaflets in English, Chinese, Korean and Portuguese. There is also an English language, 16 page, color booklet available, and it can also be downloaded as a PDF file(PDF:1.75MB)

Materials in foreign languages

Pamphlets and audio tours ( available in English, Chinese, Korean and Portuguese)


Tel: +81-77-568-4811, fax: +81-77-568-4850


If you need a special guide, you should contact us.

Contact Information
(When you want to visit the facilities introduced in this list, please apply to each facility directly.)

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Kansai Bureau
International Investment Promotion Division
Address: 1-5-44 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-8535