Use the

Planning a Trip to Japan?

Share your travel photos with us by hashtagging your images with #visitjapanjp

Kayak / SUP

Kayaking at Lake Biwa

None None
None None

Kayaking and other water sports on Japan's largest freshwater lake


Lake Biwa, located to the northeast of Kyoto, is lined with beaches, resorts, shrines and temples. Visitors can try a wide variety of activities and water sports, with kayaking being a particularly popular choice. Local residents are commited to protecting the cleanliness of the lake and its surroundings as they have long depended on its water for their daily lives.

When to go: All year


More Information


Lake Biwa 




Tour du Lac Biwa 

Lake Biwa(Biwako Visitors Bureau) 


Please Choose Your Language

Browse the JNTO site in one of multiple languages