Omi Marine Hikone Port

☆Chikubu Island Cruise (From Hikone Port to Chikubu Island)
Required Time: about 2 hrs 30 min, 70~80 minutes of time spent on Chikubu Island
【Departure Times】From Hikone Port 1st: 9:00 a.m., 2nd: 10:00 a.m., 3rd: 12:00 p.m., 4th: 2:00 p.m.
【Boarding Prices】Adults: 3,000 yen, Elementary Students: 1,500 yen

☆Take Island Cruise (From Hikone Port to Take Island)
Required Time: 70 min, 40 minutes of time spent on Take Island
【Departure Times & Boarding Fees】From Hikone Port: 3:00 p.m.
Adults: 1,800 yen, Elementary Students: 900 yen
*Take Island Viewing Fees are paid separately. Adults: 400 yen, Elementary Students: 300 yen
*From April 1st to 16th, only the 1st and 2nd Chikubu Island Cruise departure times will be in operation.
*From April 1st to 16th, the Take Island Cruise will not be in operation.

3755 Matsubara-cho, Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture 522-0002
Telephone Number
Business Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on
Days of Operation: March 1st to 1st Sunday in December; 2nd Saturday in December to February 28th; Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays; and January 1st to 5th
  • About Chikubu Island
    Chikubu Island, a site of Japan's national heritage.
    The name of the island means "an island to celebrate the gods." During the Middle Ages, the island was popular amongst pilgrims as one of 33 shrines in Western Japan dedicated to the Buddhist goddess Kannon.
  • About Take Island
    Take Island is closely connected to the Ii family, which ruled Hikone Domain for centuries. With a circumference of 600 m, this tiny island floats 6.5 km offshore from Hikone. It is known as "Take Island" (literally, "island of many views") because it strikes a different silhouette from every angle from which it is viewed.
  • Naomasa Crimson Armor Boat Currently Under Commission
    Going into commission in January, 2017.
    This boat has been newly rennovated with a motif of the iconic crimson armor of the Ii castle lords, and is adorned with the tachibana orange of the Ii family crest, and the "Ii" character of their battle flags. Take a ride on the Crimson Armor Boat when you go sightseeing on Lake Biwa!
    The Crimson Armor Boat will be used for the 1st and 3rd departures of the Chikubu Island Cruise, and for the Takei Island Landing Course.