from Hikone Sta. to Omihachiman Sta. by Train - 25 min.
by Bus - 15 min.
Suigo-No Sato Maruyama
The Omi-Hachiman suigo canals are known as one of the three great canal networks of Japan, and are of particular note even among the three due to retaining their natural, historic state even today. Feel the natural history of Japan all across your body while enjoying a gentle rowboat cruise along the canals.
by Taxi - 10 min.
from Omihachiman Sta. to Ishiyama Sta. by Train - 20 min.
by Bus - 50 min.
This spectacular museum, located among the beautiful mountains of Shigaraki, was designed by I. M. Pei, the architect who designed the glass pyramid at the Louvre.
by Bus - 50 min.
from Ishiyama Sta. to Osaka Sta. by Train - 60 min.
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Within the Tempozan Harbor Village at the center of the Bay Area you will find, housed in a structure of remarkable design, the Osaka Aquarium "Kaiyukan," one of the largest aquariums in the world. Consisting of 15 water tanks centered on a single huge tank holding 5,400 tons of water, it is home to 620 species and 30,000 marine animals from the Pacific Rim―everything from strangely delightful jellyfish, to playfully chortling sea otters, to dolphins, penguins, and even a pair of majestic giant whale sharks, the largest fish on earth. This is like no other aquarium anywhere, and it's a magnetic attraction for both children and adults. Come see and be amazed.
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
A 5-minute walk from the Osakako subway station, and steps away from the Kaiyukan aquarium, the Tempozan Ferris Wheel soars 112.5 meters into the air and has a diameter of 100 meters, making it one of the world's largest Ferris wheels. On sunny days, a ride is a roughly 15-minute-long journey through the sky, offering views of Mount Ikoma to the east, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge to the west, Kansai International Airport to the south, and the Rokko mountains to the north. Three of its 60 cabins are wheelchair accessible. Additionally, in-cabin announcements are made in both Japanese and English. Colorful light displays and weather forecasts for the following day are also popular features. The vibrant lights of Osaka Bay have undeniably become one of Osaka's defining tourist attractions.
from Osakako Sta. to Kansai International Airport. by Train - 80 min.