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  • Activities at Lake Biwa
  • Activities at Lake Biwa

O’PAL Nature &
Experience Activities

O'PAL is located in Shiga Prefecture, on the shores of Japan's largest lake, Lake Biwa.
We offer a wide range of activities, so whether your preference be kayaking or cycling,
cultural experiences or paddleboarding, we've got you covered!

Blessed with abundant nature, culture, history, and more,
let us show you everything Lake Biwa and Shiga have to offer!

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Our recommendations

  • SUP
    Lake Biwa SUNSET SUP

    Sat. September 16th - Sun. October 29th (Saturdays & Sundays only)

    Limited Time Only! Enjoy the beautiful sunset over Lake Biwa as it sets over Mount Hiei!

  • Kayaking
    Lake Biwa SUNSET KAYAK

    Sat. September 16th - Sun. October 29th (Saturdays & Sundays only)

    Limited Time Only! Enjoy the beautiful sunset over Lake Biwa as it sets over Mount Hiei!

  • Cycling Tours
    【Cycling Tour】Experience the History of KATATA | ~Discover the Real Japan~

    Year-round (Closed Thursdays, New Years holidays)

    Explore the Nostalgic World of Katata

It is our wish that everyone who visits O'PAL has the opportunity to explore and discover the abundant nature and wonder of Lake Biwa
and its surrounding areas through our many activities.
We hope you find an activity you love!

  • Reception
    Reception
    Please check in here
  • Men's and Women's Locker Rooms
    Men's and Women's Locker Rooms
    Our locker rooms are clean and spacious.
  • Men's and Women's Shower Rooms
    Men's and Women's Shower Rooms
    Clean and comfortable private hot showers available
  • Vanity
    Vanity
    Easily fix makeup after getting wet
  • Pool
    Pool
    Available for use at any time during business hours before or after your experience
  • Water swing
    Water swing
    A popular spot and great place for pictures!
  • Terrace
    Terrace
    Tables and chairs available for resting in the shade.
  • Pier
    Pier
    Enjoy a different view in every season
  • Parking lot
    Parking lot
    Can accommodate up to 120 vehicles.
  • Deck
    Deck
    A wide, open deck where you can enjoy a wonderful view of Lake Biwa.
  • Lakeshore
    Lakeshore
    Lake activities depart from here!
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O'PAL activities offer a unique blend of nature and culture. Visitors can experience nature through water activities such as kayaking or SUP on Lake Biwa, in addition to culture and history by cycling through rice fields and mountains of the local areas, or trekking through the abundant nature and history of Mt. Hiei.

Experience
something special!

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Address
O'PAL OPTEX Co., Ltd.
5-265-1 Ogoto, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
〒520-0101
TEL
077-579-7111
Closed
Thursdays(Closed Wed. & Thurs. January - February. Open every day during summer.)
Access
■By car
15 min. via Meishin Kyoto Higashi IC; 5 min. via Kosei Bypass Ogi Ogoto IC.

■By train
20 min. via JR Kosei Line from JR Kyoto Station (get off at Ogoto Onsen Station).
Approx. 12 min walk from station.
*Please use a local train. Rapid Express trains do not stop at Ogoto Onsen Station.

We post about our activities, tour courses, local attractions and events!
Give us a follow!

@biwakoopal

Check out our Instagram for more information on our lake activities as well as various attractions around Lake Biwa.

@opal_cycling

Check out our cycling Instagram for information on cycling tours, local attractions, and recommended cycling courses!

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