Experience Rural Hearts and Homes

Bike along Lake Biwa and Lunch with Lakeside Locals

The ‘Tour du Lac Biwa’ offers all takers an unforgettable and heartwarming rural Japanese experience through local eyes.
And a menu of visual and edible feasts! It gets going around halfway up the western side of Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest, around 40 minutes north of Kyoto by train. After a cycle along the shore, your bilingual hosts welcome you into century-old homes, where you’ll make lunch together and then enjoy the ‘mochitsuki’ (rice-cake pounding) ritual.
It doesn’t get more authentic than this. For friendship, farming experiences and ‘family member feelings’, look no further. Arrive as a visitor and leave as a newly embraced friend of those for whom Lake Biwa is home.

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