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Tickets for Lake Biwa Sailing: Chartered Boat

A relaxing chartered sailing cruise on Lake Biwa, with a guide and optional BBQ

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Duration: One-hour sailing: 70 min (including 60 min of sailing time). Half-day sailing: 3.5 hours (including 80 min of sailing time)
Live guide: English
Max group size: 6
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Admission to a chartered sailing cruise on Lake Biwa
English-speaking live guide
BBQ at Biwako Rakuen Hotel Izutsu (if Half-Day Sailing & Sunset BBQ is selected)

What's not included

Hotel pick-up & drop-off

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  • Escape the crowds of Kyoto and join local Ted on his 30-foot sailboat for a private cruise around Japan's biggest lake
  • Soak up the magnificent views of spring flowers, autumnal leaves, or snowy mountaintops – there's lots of wildlife too
  • Choose a one-hour or half-day tour, with the half day including a BBQ dinner on a terrace, and more cruising time

Ready for a private sailing cruise on the biggest lake in Japan? Let your enthusiastic captain Ted take the helm of his 30-foot sailboat as you relax to the sound of the rushing water, and soak up the gorgeous scenery. You'll learn all about the lake and its ecosystem from Ted.

The half-day option includes a delicious BBQ dinner, and more cruising time on the lake. A blissful way to spend the day.

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the WaRaiDo Sailing Club meeting point, in front of the gate of Otsu Port Marina
  • Make sure to arrive on time for your selected timeslot
  • If Half-Day Sailing & Sunset BBQ is selected: Your captain will take you to the barbecue at the Biwako Rakuen Hotel Izutsu by yacht. After the BBQ, the experience ends at the hotel
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

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This ticket includes a single entrance to the venue, in combination with other services. You can find this information under the section 'What's included' on this page.
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