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 magnificent 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.