Hikone Castle Houseboats
On a houseboat, visitors can discover much more of Hikone Castle than when simply walking around the moat. Since the boats have roofed cabins, visitors can explore the castle grounds in both rain and snow.
Photo provided by Biwako Visitors Bureau
[Fee] Adults: 1,300 yen; Children; 600 yen
(During the Cherry Blossom Festival, regular daytime cruises and nighttime illumination cruises are 1,500 yen and 700 yen for adults and children respectively)
[Access] Approx. 12 min. walk or 4 min. by car from JR Hikone Station
- Postal Code
- 3-40 Konki-cho, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture
Cruises depart every hour on the hour from 10:00-15:00
(Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00-16:00)
*During the spring Cherry Blossom Festival and autumn foliage illumination events, cruises run into the night.
There are also more cruises during busy periods.
Winter season timetable in operation from mid-December until mid-March
(cruises only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00)