Lake Biwa Museum

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Lake Biwa Museum in Shiga prefecture, focuses on the life of Japan's largest freshwater lake, Lake Biwa (or biwako in Japanese). Doubling as a museum and an aquarium, it hosts one of Japan's largest freshwater aquariums. Visitors will be able to learn about the history of life surrounding the lake as well as have a chance to see the kinds of fish currently inhabiting the lake as they go about their daily lives. With especially beautiful sights, like a panoramic glass tunnel that visitors can walk through which makes it seem as if they were underwater, Lake Biwa Museum is certainly well worth a visit.

Photograph provided by Biwako Visitors Bureau

1.5 Hours
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Postal code
1091 Oroshimocho, Kusatsu City, Shiga
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Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Business Hours
Monday : Open 24 hours Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 09:30~17:00

Admisson Fee
JPY750 / Adult

Age 16-22: JPY 400
Under 16yrs: Free

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