Shiga Day Tour: Biwako Valley by Ropeway & Keisoku-ji Temple

Enjoy the scenery and the beautiful autumn foliage around Biwako Valley from the ropeway! Go on this day tour and appreciate Shiga Prefecture's autumn charms!

If you are spending a day in Osaka during autumn, it is a must to see the falling red leaves while being surrounded by nature! This day trip takes you on a natural journey to Biwako Valley and Keisoku-ji Temple to witness the beauty of autumn in the Shiga Prefecture.

At Biwako Valley, you will the chance to ride the ropeway and get a bird’s eye view of the valley in autumn colours. Marvel at the sweeping panoramic view of Lake Biwa from the Biwako Terrace once you reach the top.

On the way to lunch, keep your eyes peeled as you drive past the Metasequoia Avenue. Be mesmerised by the perfectly lined trees and the falling red leaves, which makes for a magnificent sight! For lunch, you’ll get to dig into an enticing buffet lunch of BBQ meat and sushi, to replenish your energy for the rest of the day! Eat your fill and prepare yourself for more adventure!

Keisoku-ji Temple has long been abandoned, but its red carpet of maple leaves warmly welcome your visit the moment you step foot into the temple grounds. Taken care of by locals, Keisoku-ji Temple is one of the most important cultural assets in Shiga Prefecture. Boasting 200 maple trees that shower red leaves onto the stairway, it is certainly a sight to behold as you approach the temple!

With that, the tour comes to and end back in Osaka. If you have a love for nature and breath-taking sights, don’t hesitate and let us whisk you to Shiga Prefecture for a beautiful day!


Depart from Namba OCAT (07:20)

Depart from umeda (07:45)

Biwako Valley (Overlook Lake Biwa from "Biwako Terrace" / Total approx. 60 mins including the ropeway ride)

Keisokuji Temple (Wander through the maple trees that fill the temple grounds / Total approx. 90 mins including time to walk to the temple from the bus parking lot)

Arrive at Umeda (Scheduled 17:30)

Arrive at Namba (Scheduled 18:00)



2 Working Days
Full Day
Location Pickup
Voucher Type
Present Voucher to Tour Operator
7 days Prior
7 Days prior

Operating Hours

0700 - 1900 hours (GMT +9)

What You Get

Adult: Age 12 and Above

Child: Age 6 to 11

Infant: Age 3 to 5



  • Round-trip Bus Transportation 
  • Tour Conductor
  • Biwako Ropeway Fee
  • Lunch Box


  • Personal Expenses
  • Optional Tours 
Adiitional Information
  • Infant price includes bus seat and ropeway fare
  • Free of charge for children aged 2 and below, who do not require a seat
  • Peak autumn leaves viewing period could may not be on the day of tour, it depends on the weather conditions
  • The tour will go ahead regardless of the condition of the autumn leaves
  • There will be a 25-30min walk to Keisoku-ji Temple from the bus disembarkation point
  • You may required to wait a long time to ride the Biwako ropeway 
  • Please dress comfortably (suitable clothes and walking shoes) for the tour
  • Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the departure time
  • The tour bus will stop at several pick-up points before arriving at your meeting point. The bus may be late due to traffic or other circumstances, but it will come to your meeting point. Please wait for the bus at the designated meeting place
  • For smooth operation of the group tour, the tour operator is responsible for allocating the seating for transportation (bus, trains, etc.) used during the tour and at facilities where seats are designated
  • This tour will be conducted together with Japanese participants
  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and traffic conditions etc. 
How to Use
  • Present e-voucher or confirmation to tour operator on the day of tour

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:

o   No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date

o   50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date

o   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.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age 12 and above
Age 6 to 11
Age 3 to 5

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