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Biwako Terrace and Hikone Castle Private tour (1-4 seater)

Biwako Terrace and Hikone Castle Private tour (1-4 seater)

*This Private tour (1-4 seater) is priced from $258 per person. Other price variants are listed below.
Tour Feature
Biwako Terrace is a very unique terrace located at the top of the 3,600 feet (1,100m) mountain. Take the ropeway and climb the terrace*, where you can enjoy the relaxed time and the magnificent view of Lake Biwa. *In winter, the open area will be limited to Grand Terrace and Terrace Cafe.
Lunch time at La Collina. This is a unique place that we chose as the tour lunch place. This is a shop for Japanese and Western confectionery, but it's got more than that. After lunch, you can enjoy walking at their farms surrounding the building, have a look at bakery shops and gift shops, and spend your time as you wish.
Hikone Castle is one of the most valuable old castles in Japan. Of the castles built over 400 years ago, only 12 exist, five of them are designated as national treasures, and Hikone Castle is one of them. You have the time to freely visit the castle and see the Japanese garden created by the feudal lord, which is called the Genkyuen.
Otsu Service Area is a rest area along the expressways. At a service area in Japan, you can buy souvenirs and enjoy local food made with local ingredients.


Time Tour Schedule
9:00 Depart from hotel in Kyoto
10:15 Arrive at Biwako Terrace (Biwako Valley)
10:30〜11:20 Ropeway ride, Observation Deck
11:30 Depart from Biwako Terrace(Biwako Valley)
12:30 Arrive at La Collina
12:30〜13:45 Lunch and Free Time at La Collina
13:45 Depart from La Collina
14:30 Arrive at Hikone Castle
14:40〜16:30 Hikone Castle, Genkyuen Garden
16:30 Depart from Hikone Castle
17:15〜17:30 Short break at Otsu Service Area
18:30〜19:00 Return at Hotel in Kytoto


Pricing Variants


Vehicle Type Number of Guests Price
Sedan   1 $878
Sedan   2 $468
Sedan   3 $328
Sedan   4 $258
Minivan   1 $878
Minivan   2 $468
Minivan   3 $328
Minivan   4 $258
Minivan   5 $218
Luxury Van   4 $318
Luxury Van   5 $268
Luxury Van   6 $238
Luxury Van   7 $208
Full Size Van   4 $318
Full Size Van   5 $268
Full Size Van   6 $238
Full Size Van   7 $208
Full Size Van   8 $188
Full Size Van   9 $178


Pricing and Inclusions : Quoted Tour prices are per person. Prices include entrance fees, and transportation with English-speaking driver.The driver will not guide at each sightseeing place. Prices also include programming, planning and operational charges and are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs and taxes in effect at the time of publication. We reserve the right to change Tour prices to cover changing costs, tariffs, taxes. Breakdown in the price of the tour or its parts are not available. Unless mentioned by our agent at the time of inquiry, the prices shown are the prices you will be charged.


Exclusions : Quoted Tour prices exclude trip insurance, transportation to tour pick-up location (if needed), food and beverage (lunch and snacks during tour are not included), personal expenses such as buying souvenirs, and optional activities at visiting locations (which are subject to availability).


Departur Dates : Jan.04 - Dec.24 : Every Mon - Fri

(Exception : No tour operated on National Holidays, Golden week and Obon Summer Holidays. Please ask agent for detail)


Photo Credit

Biwako Terrace : Photo Courtesy ©Biwako Valley Co.,Ltd.

Hikone Castle : Photo Courtesy(公社)びわこビジターズビューロー (Biwako Visitors Bureau)

La Collina : World Joint Corporation d.b.a. IACE TRAVEL

Tour Vehicles: Photo Courtesy Miyabi Kyoto Kanko Taxi

  • Cancellation Policy

    Time of Cancellation Cancellation Charges
    No show/Cancellation after the tour has left 100%
    The day of the tour (before start time) 100%
    7 days to 1 day before the tour 100%
    14 days to 8 days before the day of the tour 50%
    15 days or more (Fee will be applied after payment) $25 per person
  • Important Notes (Remarks)

    Minimum Number of Participant(s) : 1


    Tour Guide : Not included (English speaking driver will take you to locations included in the tour)


    Tour Schedule : Scheduled timing is subject to change depending on traffic, road, weather condition, and/or other reasons.


    Tour Pick-up Locations : Most hotels in the central part of Kyoto City. Pick-up time may vary by hotel location.


    Child Discount : Children between 6 and 15 years old get $ 10 discount. Children between 3 and 5 years old can join the tour at $15 per child. Children up to 2 years old may join free of charge, but the maximum number of free children may be limited by the number of adult participants.


    Tour Deviation : In the event tour participants request deviation from the tour, or end the tour during the tour, or head back to hotel during the tour, the driver may or may not be able to take you to the location where the participant requests. In such cases, no full or partial refund will be made. Tour ending time cannot be extended in any cases.

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