On this tour, you will be visiting the Takashima area on the northwest side of Lake Biwa that offers exceptionally charming views of both the lake and mountains. In this rare and exclusive experience, you will also stand along side the farmer's wife and assist as she prepares a simple and amazing multi-course lunch. During lulls in the preparation, step outside to enjoy the most commanding views of the picturesque rice terraces, taking your leisure to stroll among them. Those with an interest in photography will particularly enjoy the vantage points this access provides.
• 6 hours
A day trip to visit two famous spots for autumn scenery in Shiga prefecture: Biwako Valley and Keisokuji Temple. Experience 'the red carpet' at Keisokuji Temple before taking to the skies and enjoying autumn leaves from the air on a ropeway cutting through Biwako Valley with spectacular views of Lake Biwa below. With Kyoto prefecture just next door, Shiga gets unfairly overlooked as a tourist destination yet boasts some of the best autumn leaves scenery in the country. Beat the crowds and see it for yourselves on this tour that runs only in November. There are just four departure dates so get booking now!
• 11 hours