Tickets for Lake Biwa Cruise on the Michigan

Relax on Lake Biwa aboard an old-fashioned paddle steamer

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Duration: 1 hour
Wheelchair accessible: An elevator, one accessible toilet on board of the Michigan, and two accessible toilets at the Otsu Port are available
Smartphone tickets accepted

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  • Hop aboard The Michigan, Lake Biwa's premier cruiser, and enjoy the stunning scenery of the lake
  • Explore the boat's four floors, including a 360° sky-deck, a stage for live performances, a bar, and restaurants
  • Take to the lake at night and enjoy the serenity of the evening and the lights of Otsu – perfect for romantics


Lake Biwa has been written about for centuries, often featured in ancient Japanese literature and poetry. Now, you can admire the beauty of the lake yourself aboard a paddle steamer.

Insider tip

Going in the evening means you might see the beautiful Lake Biwa Flower Fountain – a multi-coloured mix of light and water renowned as one of the highlights of Otsu Port.

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What's included

Cruise on Lake Biwa on the Michigan

What's not included

Food and drinks

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket


Show your smartphone ticket at the ticket window at Otsu Port.


How to get there

Otsu Port
5 Chome-1-1 Hamaotsu, 520-0047, Otsu
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