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Temporary Closure of the Aquarium

The Aquarium is currently closed to visitors for safety checks. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and hope to be able to open these exhibits as soon as possible.

We thank you for your understanding.
February 10, 2023.

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Welcome to the Lake Biwa Museum

Lake Biwa is in central Japan and is one of the world's few ancient lakes. It is also Japan's largest freshwater lake and it has shaped the natural and cultural history of the area for a long time.

The exhibits of the Lake Biwa Museum explore the relationship between lakes and people, focusing on Lake Biwa and the changes that have occurred during its long history.

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Opening times: 09:30 am to 5:00 pm, Last entry 4:00 pm

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