Lake Biwa, or Biwako, is Japan’s biggest lake closely located at just about 10 kilometers from our spiritual capital, Kyoto. It is recognized as one of the most ancient lakes in the world, and the only lake of its kind in Japan. Biwako has been designated as a UNESCO Ramsar Wetland since 1993 boasting a rich ecosystem with approximately 1,000 different species of plant and animal life. Our sailing experience takes place in the splendor of such a magnificent atmosphere. With a compact 30ft private sailboat, you will have a chance to see wonderful views such as breathtaking spring flowers and autumnal leaves. Water birds peacefully resting their wings, or snowy mountaintops in winter. All amidst a pleasant breeze experienced most of the year by cruising over the mirror-like calm water as you hear the gentle sound of wind and birdsong. This sailing adventure is a refreshingly promising choice for breaking away from the hustle and bustle of the city center in Kyoto.
Discover some of Japan’s UNESCO-listed wonders on a 2-day tour of Okayama, Miyajima and Hiroshima from Kyoto. With accommodation at Hiroshima’s Hotel Granvia included, the action-packed tour also takes in the Shinto shrine of Itsukushima, Hiroshima Peace Memorial’s Genbaku Dome, and the history-steeped quarter of Kurashiki Bikan. Tour the Ohara Museum of Art to see Western masterpieces in a Japanese gallery, and enjoy included public transport through the experience.
This fun tour from Kyoto packs a lot of sightseeing into a single day, so is an ideal choice for travelers short on time. Visit some of the best-preserved heritage architecture in the country at Ine no Funaya and Miyama Kayabuki no Sato, as well as the natural beauty of Amanohashidate and Miyazu Bay. Refuel with a traditional Japanese lunch. This tour will be rewarding for first-time visitors as well as those who have spent more time in Japan.