Lake Biwa Cherry Blossom Day Tour

Visit famous cherry blossom viewing spots of Lake Biwa: Biwako Valley, Kaizu-Osaki, Hikone, Nagahama

Enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Biwa and cherry blossoms from Biwako Terrace! Reach the terrace by a ropeway takes you to the mountaintop at an altitude of about 1,000 meters where you can enjoy a bird's eye view of the magnificent scenery. The best viewing season of cherry blossoms is from early to mid-April but this may differ depending on blooming confitions. Thereafter, the tour bus will travel through several scenic routes like Kaizu Osaki, a tunnel of cherry blossoms where bout 600 Somei-yoshino cherry trees stand in full bloom along the lakeside of 4km! Thereafter, visit Ho Park in Nagahama, selected as one of Japan's top 100 cherry blossom spots, and Hikone. You may choose to visit Nagahama Castle and Hikone Castle for an additional fee. 



7.10 am 

Pick-up at Tennoji

7.30 am

Pick-up at Namba OCAT

90 mins

 Biwako Valley: Ride a ropeway, view cherry blossoms


Fusha-Kaido Road: View the Yoshino cherry trees along the road of about 6 km long from the bus window

60 mins

Kaizu-Osaki: View cherry blossoms on the lakeside

50 mins

Ho Park, Nagahama: Stroll (Entrance to Nagahama Castle is a separate JPY 400)

80 mins

Hikone: Stroll (Entrance to Hikone Castle is a separate JPY 800)

6.55 pm

Drop-off at Namba

7.15 pm

Drop-off at Tennoji


2 Working Days
Full Day
Location Pick-up
Voucher Type
Email Confirmation
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Tour duration: 7.10/ 7.30am - 6.55/ 7.15pm (11.5 hours)

  • Meeting time: 7.10 am at Tennoji, or 7.30 am at Namba OCAT
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 mins earlier

What You Get

Lake Biwa Cherry Blossom Day Tour

Adult: Age 12 and above

Child: Age 6 to 11

Infant: Age 3 to 5


  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Lunch box
  • Entrance fee to Nagahama Castle (JPY400)
  • Entrance fee to Hikone Castle (JPY 800)
  • Personal expenses
  • Dinner
Additional information:
  • Children below 3 years old may join the tour for free. However, he/she will not have a seat. If your child requires a seat, please purchase the infant ticket
  • The infant ticket only includes a bus seat and ropeway fees. 
  • None of the expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason.
  • A Bento lunchbox is provided, but tea is not included. Please bring your own refreshments.
  • If the ropeway service is cancelled due to bad weather on the tour day, the ropeway fare (group rate) will be refunded and the tour will go ahead as planned.
  • The view from the Biwako Terrace may be affected by bad weather such as fog.
  • Since the ropeway will be very busy during the cherry blossom viewing season, you may have to wait a while for the ride.
  • During the cherry blossom viewing season, traffic is usually very heavy which also results in a big delay for the tour end time.
  • The blooming season of cherry blossoms is greatly affected by the weather and climate. Although this tour was carefully planned with the consideration of the blooming season of previous years, this does not guarantee that you will be able to see the flowers at their peak. Even if the blooming condition is not favorable on your tour day, any compensation or refund cannot be made.
  • Wearing clothes and shoes that let you move easily and comfortably is strongly recommended.
  • Depending on the road conditions on the day, the order of the itinerary may change.
  • This tour is operated with a mixture of Japanese and foreign guests. However a staff member will give you the basic information, such as meeting place and time at each stop in English or Chinese, although they won’t give you detailed information on the places visited.
  • We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.)
How to Use:
  • After placing your booking, email the full name, age and gender of each traveller to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg
  • Upon receiving your information, your booking is processed
  • Do note that your tour is not confirmed until informed as tours are subject to availability and demand. You will be updated on your tour booking via email. 
  • Present confirmation email to the tour operator on the tour date

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Meeting point: Tennoji or Namba OCAT

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age 12 and above
Age 6 to 12
Age 3 to 5

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