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Lake Biwa Museum

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1091 Oroshimocho, Kusatsu 525-0001, Shiga Prefecture
+81 77-568-4811
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One of the best museums in Japan

The location of Lake Biwa Museum may be a bit outskirt, with only limited service of bus each day... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Annie C
More than I thought!

Easy to get to, #2 bus from Kusatsu train station, much more than just a museum! Great place to get... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Richard M
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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1091 Oroshimocho, Kusatsu 525-0001, Shiga Prefecture
+81 77-568-4811
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

The location of Lake Biwa Museum may be a bit outskirt, with only limited service of bus each day. This Museum is the work of many top-ranked professors in Japan, and absolutely worth going. The Museum itself is spacious and modern. It has many different...More

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Easy to get to, #2 bus from Kusatsu train station, much more than just a museum! Great place to get an education into the history of the area and the impact the lake had and has on the entire area south of it, Kyoto and...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It is a museum about the environment, human beings and of course Lake Biwa. Most of the illustrations are in Japanese. If you don't know Japanese, you still will find it interesting as long as you like the above topics. The aquarium does not look...More

Thank gingerbrownie
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is a good and very diverse museum/aquarium showing different aspects of lake Biwa and the area around it. Kids loved it. However, they keep two seals in a much too small enclosure.

Thank Mats R
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

If you like to read history and want to learn something new, I recommend you to come to this Lake Biwa Museum. Also, history of Shiga are written here. Just enjoy it!

1  Thank rayyan139
Reviewed 5 November 2015

In addition to an ample aquarium, you can learn about Lake Biwa from various angles such as geology and sociology. Hundreds of waterlilies will welcome you if you visit there in summer. Enough displays to spend a half day. You can use a big car...More

Thank yoshiakik521
Reviewed 14 October 2015

just a super awesome place to visit, i recommend to anyone in the area. Even though it says november 2014, it was june 2007 and it was an amazing experience...you can even play with some of the lake critters!

Thank Livia S
Reviewed 7 June 2015

An interesting discovery Lake Biwa both nature and history. Surrounding area is quite nice and quiet too. Feel like the crowded city is far left behind.

Thank HoanLe_247
Reviewed 3 August 2013

This museum is located on the side of Lake Biwa. The upper floors had displays on early history, geology and human settlement and were very well done. The mastodon exhibit was outstanding as were the full size boats. Unfortunately, most of the information was in...More

Thank keithmccubbin
Reviewed 14 November 2012

I traveled in a group, and we got one native english speaker (staff) to guide us. It was fun to know almost all the facts and the explanation in english. the most interesting part is the aquarium. There are many tanks, and they even have...More

1  Thank diel_oye
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