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There is 1 way to get from Tsu to Lake Biwa by train or ferry

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Train, ferry  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the train from Tsu to Kintetsunagoya
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Maibara
  3. Take the ferry from Nagahama port to Chikubu Island

Tsu → Lake Biwa
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lake Biwa is 0120-565653.

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The social distance requirement in Lake Biwa is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 6 Apr 2021
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The distance between Tsu and Lake Biwa is 84 km.

The best way to get from Tsu to Lake Biwa without a car is to train and ferry which takes 3h 46m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Tsu to Lake Biwa, including transfers.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Lake Biwa. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Tsu to Lake Biwa.
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  • Distance: 83.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 46m

What companies run services between Tsu, Japan and Lake Biwa, Japan?

There is no direct connection from Tsu to Lake Biwa. However, you can take the train to Kintetsunagoya, take the walk to Nagoya, take the train to Maibara, take the train to Nagahama, take the walk to Nagahama port, then take the ferry to Chikubu Island.

Train operators
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
kintetsu.co.jp
Train from Tsu to Kintetsunagoya
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Kintetsu Railways
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Maibara
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4100
Reserved seat
¥3800 - ¥4700
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6000
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Maibara
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥3000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2000 - ¥2900
Reserved Seat
¥2100 - ¥3000
Green Seat
¥2800 - ¥3900
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Maibara
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Nagahama port to Chikubu Island
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day

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