Lake Biwa Museum
[Lake Biwa is the largest lake in all of Japan]
This museum was opened in October, 1996, on the Karasuma Peninsula, which juts out from the shore of the lake. It provides the opportunity to learn using all five senses about the roughly 4 million-year history of the lake and its people with the aim of promoting even healthier coexistence between them. Among its many attractions, you can see live giant Lake Biwa catfish and other creatures that inhabit the lake alongside other well-known freshwater lake marine life from around the world at the unmissable aquarium, the best of its kind in the country.
Photo provided by Biwako Visitors Bureau
[Fee(Permanent displays/Special exhibitions)]
Adults: 800 yen/1,100 yen; High school and university students: 450 yen/690 yen; Junior high school students and below: Free/150 yen
[Access] Approx. 25 min. on the Ohmi Bus toward Biwako-hakubutsukan from Kusatsu Station on the JR Biwako Line, and a short walk from the Biwako-hakubutsukan bus stop
- Postal Code
- 1091 Oroshimo-cho, Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture
- 10:00-16:30 (last entry 16:00)
- Every Monday (open if Monday is a holiday), other temporary closures.