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Very nice view to see Biwako Lake from the summit. You can Ice Skating too. Take a train from Kyoto station and see a good sight along the trip.
Very nice view to see Biwako Lake from the summit. You can Ice Skating too. Take a train from Kyoto station and see a good sight along the trip. more »
I was staying in Shiga area and this was a place that was nearer. During my visit there was no snow in kyoto shiga or osaka BUT since biwako valley is up the mountians then it was snowing! Just take.... more
I was staying in Shiga area and this was a place that was nearer. During my visit there was no snow in kyoto shiga or osaka BUT since biwako valley is up the mountians then it was snowing! Just take.... more »
Summer experience: Beautiful place to spend some time admiring the landscape and views. At the summit there are a few activities to do, such as walking around the infinity edge and lovers cove, taking a ride on the ski lift to the very top of the mountain (quite a long return trip) and they also have activities for children such as a sled ride, rock wall and ball toss, there is also a dog run. There are a couple of restaurants up top which charge top of the mountain prices for generic dishes, best to pack a bento and enjoy on one of the available picnic tables or on the beautiful grasses areas ( this includes brining drinks as they are ¥200 from vending machines. The total cost for a family can be quite expensive as parking is ¥2000, Gondola ride to the summit is then ¥3500 each adult, the view is worth it though.
Excellent place to learn to ski, just one JR train and a bus ride from Kyoto. Coaches speak passable English, and there’s a good variety of slopes for various levels. If you are a serious skier/boarder you’d enjoy somewhere you can go off piste a bit more
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