Biwako Terrace

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Biwako Terrace
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Nestled in the picturesque mountains of Shiga prefecture in Japan, Biwako Terrace is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking awe-inspiring views and unforgettable experiences. As you ascend the Sky Terrace by cable car, you will be greeted by panoramic vistas of Japan’s largest freshwater lake, Biwako. With the majestic Hira Mountains in the background, the view is nothing short of breathtaking. Visitors can witness stunning sunsets, the changing colors of autumn leaves, and even the starry sky at night.

At the top, Biwako Terrace boasts a variety of attractions and activities, including a Japanese-style garden, a 360-degree observation deck, and a restaurant serving delicious local cuisine. The garden is a tranquil oasis of traditional Japanese landscaping, complete with a pond, a waterfall, and a teahouse. The observation deck provides an unobstructed view of the lake and the surrounding mountains, allowing visitors to take in the beauty of the area from every angle. The restaurant serves dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients, providing visitors with a taste of the region’s unique flavors.

The beauty of Biwako Terrace is not limited to the daytime. As the sun sets, the terrace transforms into a romantic and magical setting, with the lake and the sky painted in hues of orange, pink, and purple. The terrace also offers stargazing tours, allowing visitors to marvel at the night sky and the constellations visible in this remote and peaceful location. The experience of watching shooting stars and the Milky Way is truly unforgettable.

One of the highlights of Biwako Terrace is the cable car ride itself. The cable car travels a distance of 1.7 kilometers, providing visitors with stunning views of the lake and the mountains. The ride takes approximately 11 minutes, during which visitors can sit back and enjoy the scenery. The cable car is equipped with large windows, providing unobstructed views of the landscape.

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