Biwako Flower Fountain

Located offshore in Otsu Harbor, the entrance to sightseeing on Lake Biwa.
With a width of about 440 meters and a height of about 40 meters, this is the world’s largest fountain, changing shape over time.
During the day, the fountain offers a feeling of cooling refreshment, and at night, lit up in green, orange, and white, it offers a romantic mood perfect for a date spot.

Address Hama-Otsu Shoreline, Otsu City
Access ■By train
・Approx. 15 min from JR Otsu Station
・Approx. 3 min from Keihan Biwako Hama-Otsu Station
・5 min from Meishin Otsu Interchange
■By car
・Approx. 15 min from JR Otsu Station
・Approx. 3 min from Keihan Biwako Hama-Otsu Station
・5 min from Meishin Otsu Interchange
Contact Otsu Harbor Designated Administrator
TEL:+81-77-521-6016
Business Hours Does not operate on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays for periodic maintenance (May not be in operation in cases of bad weather, etc)
URL http://www.pref.shiga.lg.jp/h/kako/gyousei/hanahunsuitop.html

Notes

Notes

【2016 Biwako Flower Fountain Operation Schedule】
■Daytime: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (Daily)
■Evening: Weekends and National Holidays only 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
■Night: (Light-Up)
1. April 1 – April 29: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
2. April 29 – May 31: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
3. June 1 – August 15: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
4. August 16 – August 31: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
5. September 1 – September 30: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
6. October 1 – November 30: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
7. December 1 – March 31, 207: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
*2nd and 4th Wednesdays the fountain is usually off for periodic maintenance.