Biwako Terrace has one of the best views of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. It is located atop Horai and Uchimi mountains, with two restaurants each with its own stunning ambience.
On top of Mt. Uchimi, standing at 1108 meters accessible by a five-minute ropeway, The Main has a vast terrace complex – the Grand Terrace which symbolizes Biwako Terrace, and the North Terrace which overlooks the northern part of Lake Biwa. Each terrace has an amazing view and a spacious wooden deck.
Located at the summit of Mt. Horai, the highest point of Biwako Valley, is Café 360. Its namesake is because of its spacious arched wooden deck boasting 360-degree views of Lake Biwa, Kyoto’s and Osaka’s cityscapes, and the mountains along the coast.
On clear sunny days, you can even catch a glimpse of the Southern Alps’s mountain range spanning 3,000 peaks.
Facility Information :
Address: 1547-1 Kido, Otsu, Shiga 520-0514Official Website >
Operating period: April – November
Operating period: April – October
* Only the Grand Terrace and the Terrace Café will be open during the winter. Please check the operating hours of the facility on their website before your visit.
Restaurant Kamakura Village
Certain parts of Japan get heavy snowfall during winter season and from this, a magical wonderland appears in Iiyama City in Nagano. A village of about 20 snow huts, known locally as kamakura, are built from scratch to warm guests up while enjoying a heartwarming feast.
This restaurant has a local specialty called Noroshi Nabe – a hearty hot pot dish in a Nagano. It is a miso-based soup filled with local vegetables and Iiyama’s popular Miyuki Pork.
At nighttime, lanturns are lit inside the snow huts, and it becomes a majestic view in the snowy scenery.
Facility Information :
Restaurant Kamakura Village*
Address: 807-2 Kotobuki, Iiyama, Nagano 389-2418
Operating Period: 20 January 2023 – 26 February 2023
Reservation starts: Hotel Plan 1 November 2022 ｜ Day Plan 20 December 2022
Hours: Weekdays – Lunch 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Dinner 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ｜ Weekends and Holidays – Lunch 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM / 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM ｜ Dinner 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM / 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM (Hotel Plan only)Official Website >
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