Cruising Fees

~ We are an invoice-qualified business

Reservations must be made at least one day in advance.
Departure/Departure Location
 (South area)
 Marina "West Marina Olive : Ono, Otsu City
 Marina parking lot: Paying 1,100 yen/vehicle
 (North Area)
 AFUMI / Shosui Beach in front of the facility
The tour may be cancelled or the destination changed due to inclement weather.
There are some conditions for boarding.
Please see "Notes on Boarding" at the bottom of this page.

Lake Biwa Cruise Course MAP

Please select the cruising course of your choice.
There are two boarding locations, one in the north area and the other in the south area. Both require reservations at least one day in advance.

Basic Charter Cruise Rates

First 30 min. 29,700 yen (tax incl.) (1 ship)
○ With life jacket (for adults/children)
Capacity: 12 persons
 (As a rule, one guardian (adult) is required for every two children under 12 years old.
 (e.g.) 4 adults + 8 children under 12 years old are allowed on board.
Minors are not allowed to board the ship alone.
〇 Additional extension with driving +9,900 yen per 30 min.
〇 Boat parking at beach , +4,400 yen per 30 min.

Plan Charter Fees
simplified chart

Charter time Rates Per person based on 12 persons
30 min. 29,700 yen approx. 2,500 yen
1 hour 39,600 yen Approx. 3,300 yen
2 hours 59,400 yen Approx. 5,000 yen
3 hours 79,200 yen Approx. 6,600 yen
4 hours 99,000 yen Approx. 8,300 yen
5 hours 118,800 yen approx. 10,000 yen

Scenic cruise 30 min.
(DEP/ARR marina)

Short cruise
30-minute tour around Lake Biwa Bridge and Ukimido
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Charter operation (flat rate for up to 12 persons)
Fee 29,700 yen
 Approximately 3,000 yen per person if 10 people ride together

Scenic Cruise 3 hours
(DEP/ARR marina)

Tour of Power Spots in Lake Biwa
Three-hour tour of Shirahige Shrine, Oki no Shiraishi, and Take Island
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Charter operation (flat rate for up to 12 persons)
Fee 79,200 yen
 Approximately 7,900 yen per person if 10 people ride together
Lunch and cafe available on the way at AFUMI or Shosui.
 (A vessel docking fee of 4,400 yen per 30 minutes is required.)

Lunch & Cafe CRUISE
Perfect for girls' parties and families.
2 to 3 hour course
(DEP/ARR marina)

Cruise to lunch, Cruise to return.
Celebrity RESORT Experience Course
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Charter operation (flat rate for up to 12 persons)
Lunch and café fee are not included.
[2 hr course]
Fee 48,400 yen
 Approximately 4,800 yen per person if 10 people ride together
〇 Cruise 1 hour round trip / 1 hour local stay

[3 hr course]
For those who also want to enjoy lake bathing at the local sandy beach
Fee 57,200 yen
 Approximately 5,700 yen per person if 10 people ride together
〇 Cruise 1 hour round trip / 2 hours local stay

Lunch cruise to eat ayu fish by boat
Traditional Lake Biwa Taste, 3 hours course
(DEP/ARR marina)

This course is recommended by GLAM CRUISE BIWAKO.
Go by boat, return by boat
Add 1 hour free to the 2-hour rate plan for a course meal!
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Ayu fish cuisine tour, which takes about 3 hours
(1 hour round trip by boat / 2 hours for ayu fish dishes at Shosui)
Fee 48,400 yen (2-hour fee for the entire tour + additional 1-hour stay free of charge)
Charter one boat (same rate for up to 12 passengers)
Cruise fare for 10 people is about 4,800 yen per person

Ayu cuisine Shosui meal is not included.
Food cost is from 3,850 yen for a course
Average around 5,000 yen per person

AFUMI / Shosui Scenic Cruise
(DEP / ARR Kita-Komatsu)

Charter operation (flat rate for up to 12 persons)
[Guests staying at AFUMI]
30-minute cruise
■ 27,500 yen AFUMI - Shirahige Shrine
60-minute cruise
■ 37,400yen AFUMI - Shirahige Shrine - Okino-Shiraishi
90-minute cruise
■47,300 yen AFUMI - Shirahige Shrine - Okino-Shiraishi - Takage Island

Customers using only AFUMI Cafe] [Ayu Cuisine Shosui] [Ayu Cuisine Shosui
30-minute cruise
■29,700 yen Kita-Komatsu~Shirahige Shrine
60-minute cruise
 Kitakomatsu - Shirahige Shrine - Okino-Shiraishi
90-minute cruise
 Kitakomatsu - Shirahige Shrine - Okino-Shiraishi - Takagejima Island

Supports a variety of payment methods

Various credit cards and QR payments such as PAYPAY are accepted at the Glam Cruise Biwako embarkation desk.
We are an invoice-qualified business.

Boarding must be made at least one day in advance.
Please make a reservation.

For flights to/from Kita Komatsu, winds will become stronger in the afternoon as temperatures rise. Please note that flights may be cancelled if the wind speed exceeds 4 m/s.
For cruise to/from Kita Komatsu, we recommend the morning when the wind is as light as possible.

In case of bad weather conditions such as strong winds, the northern cruise to/from the marina will be changed to a route around the southern area of Lake Biwa. If the wind and waves are still strong, the cruise will be suspended or cancelled.