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Lake Biwa Museum

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One of the Good place in Shiga!

This is a nice place to visit in Shiga. So nicely preserved and displayed the history of Lake... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Lake Biwa Museum

My son is 9 year old he really enjoyed this place and i did too if you want to spend a day... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Gifu, Japan
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“One of the Good place in Shiga!”
Sep 10, 2018
“Lake Biwa Museum”
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1091 Oroshimocho, Kusatsu 525-0001, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a nice place to visit in Shiga. So nicely preserved and displayed the history of Lake Biwa. You can also see most of the species lives in the Lake Biwa in the aquarium part. Even the surrounding natural beauty also amazing!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maruf_Haque_Khan
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

My son is 9 year old he really enjoyed this place and i did too if you want to spend a day learning,studiing and have fun too this is the place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LilianaLucas
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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!

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank rayyan913
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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank yoshiakik521
Reviewed 13 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!

Date of experience: November 2014
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.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank HoanLe_247
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