Dine Along Lake Biwa in the Cool Evening Aboard the Biwako Beer Boat

10.June.2018 | SPOT

The Biwako Beer Boat sets sail starting from June 20 as part of a summer-only cruise plan at Lake Biwa.

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You’ll get to experience the full atmosphere of a beer garden while on the water while enjoying the cool breeze of the evening air. Dine on finger food while chugging all-you-can-drink beer or order an all-you-can-eat buffet for ¥5,000 as you gaze at the gorgeous sight of Lake Biwa and the night sky. There’s also all-you-can-drink Yebisu Beer.

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The name of the cruiser you’ll ride is Megumi. She’ll be initially be anchored at Otsu Port and open for business at 5:30pm. There will then be two 45-minute cruising sessions which run from 6:30pm-7:15pm and again at 7:30pm-8:15pm after which she will close for the night. You can board while ever the boat is parked at Otsu Port.

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What’s better is that you don’t have to make a reservation either, just turn up. Board Megumi during the hot summer and bask in the refreshing lake air at Lake Biwa!



Biwako Beer Boat

Location: Otsu Port (3-minutes on foot from Biwako-Hamaotsu Station via Keihan Electric Railway)

Opening Hours: 5:30pm-8:15pm (Two 45-minute cruising sessions will run at 6:30pm-7:15pm and 7:30pm-8:15pm respectively)

Running: June 20, 2018-September 13, 2018 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. There are exceptions however, so please check the company website for details.

Price: ¥5,000 per person (Includes boarding fee, food and drink, and tax) *There is no discount fee for children.

Boat: High-Speed Craft “Megumi” (Approximately 122t, Capacity: 200)

No. of People: 40 maximum (*Reservations not required but you may be refused entry if the boat is full. Please make a reservation if you’re going in a group.)

TEL: 077-524-5000 (9am-5pm)

Website: http://www.biwakokisen.co.jp