Chikubushima, just offshore from Nagahama City, is the second largest island on Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake. It measures around two kilometers in circumference, with an area of just 400 meters squared, and has been revered by locals since ancient times. Covered entirely with lush trees, the island puts on a magnificent display in each of the seasons. It is known for its mysterious atmosphere and as a powerful scenic spot.
Photo provided by Biwako Visitors Bureau
[Access] *For ship operation information, please check the website of each shipping company.
■ Arriving at and departing from Nagahama Port and Imazu Port: Biwako Kisen https://www.biwakokisen.co.jp/
*Inquiries: Lake Biwa Kisen (Nagahama Port: 0749-62-3390, Imazu Port: 0740-22-1747)
■ Departing from and arriving at Hikone Port: Ohmi Marine https://www.ohmitetudo.co.jp/marine/
* Contact: Omi Marine Hikone Port Branch 0749-22-0619
*Separate fees required to visit the island.
[Island Fees] Adults: 600 yen; Children: 300 yen (Elementary school students)
[Credit Card Payment] Not accepted
[Foreign Language Support] English-language leaflets [Reservations]Not required
- Postal Code
- Chikubushima, Hayazaki-cho, Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture
- Nagahama Tourism Association 0749-65-6521
- Boats to the island do not operate in rough conditions