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Covid-19 Coronavirus Countermeasures

Please note that entry to the Museum is restricted to 1050 people at one time, and 2700 people during one day.

The opening times are 09:30 to 17:00, with last entry at 16:00

Some exhibits are currently closed.

Advanced Reservations are required.
Individuals, families and small groups (up to 19 people) can make reservations online. Larger groups (20 people and over) can make reservations by telephone (for weekdays only).

We thank you for your understanding. More information can be found here.

Special Exhibition

Would of Butterflies Exhibition

Please note that this exhibition is in Japanese only

Entry fee: Adults 300 yen (240 yen each for groups of 20 or more)
High school and university students 240 yen (190 yen each for groups of 20 or more)
Junior high, and elementary school students 150 yen (120 yen each for groups of 20 or more).
The entry fee does not include entry to the permanent exhibition rooms.

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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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