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「BIWAICHI」ビワイチ

A trip around all 200 km of Lake Biwa’s
circumference by bicycle is called BIWAICHI.

It has wide-open lakeside areas aplenty, but head
up to the northern area of Lake Biwa, and it
reveals its peaceful, quiet side.
The roadway is dotted with areas where you can
feel life as it once was, and precious locations of
historical heritage.
Sakura cherry blossoms, the green verdure of
summer, the autumn-colored foliage...
the face of Lake Biwa changes with the seasons.

BIWAICHI is more than just a circuit of the lake,
we recommend spending two to three days
taking-in the sights,
sounds and sentiment of the lake.

Exploring Shiga

The vast natural beauty of Shiga is complemented
by mountains and villages brimming with a sense
of history and culture.

From ancient thoroughfares and historical
treasures to countless examples of nature’s
beauty,
most notably the brilliant displays of autumnal
colors, Shiga has so much to offer.
Cycling is the ideal way to enjoy the many natural
and cultural attractions of Shiga.
For the perfect cycling holiday, try the BIWAICHI-
PLUS routes with various cycling paths dotted
throughout the prefecture,
some of which include trains with dedicated
bicycle racks to help you get around easily.
BIWAICHI-PLUS routes can make a great addition
to a standard BIWAICHI—a circuit of Lake Biwa—
cycling trip.

Why not enjoy cycling both the lakeside and
inland areas?

OFFICIAL BIWAICHI Cycling Navi

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The BIWAICHI Cycling Navi app helps you
on your bicycle trip around Shiga.
Get the most out of cycling BIWAICHI with the app!

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    Navigation

    You can choose the backroads to experience the local area, or ride straight to your goal.

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    Tourism Guide

    You can find attractions
    based on proposed courses or themes like “Eat”, “Tourism” and “View”.