The Lake Biwa Canal is a man-made waterway channeling the abundant water of Lake Biwa to Kyoto.
The boat transportation, which had been halted since 1951 due to the development of land transportation and the impact of war, has resumed for the first time in 70 years in 2018 as a sightseeing cruise service.
This newly introduced activity has gained popularity as a unique way to enjoy the architectural heritage of Kyoto’s modern development along with the view of spring cherry blossoms or the autumn leaves from the boat.
The autumn cruise is perfect for enjoying the autumn leaves from the handsome waterway. This autumn's Lake Biwa Canal Cruise has been set to operate between October 1 – November 30. Reservations have started from August 25.
Please check the websites below for more details on the Lake Biwa Canal and Lake Biwa Canal Cruise:
The Lake Biwa Canal Cruise
What is the Lake Biwa Canal and the Lake Biwa Canal Cruise