Kayaking at Sunrise & BBQ

Start out paddling to sunrise in Lake Biwa!

 One night and two days at lakefront facilities to explore the beautiful nature of Lake Biwa. You will be inspired !
 Can you imagine starting your day paddling out onto the calm surface of Japan’s largest lake to greet the early morning sunrise?

 Join in the fun making rolled sushi and melon bread in a mini-cooking workshop. Dinner will consist of BBQ'd high-quality local Japanese beef.  

 The Kayak school is scheduled on the first day and our program is available for beginner Kayakers.
 Enjoy fun activities with family and friends!


What will entertain and interest you?

 Tour participants will meet at BSC at 13:00pm near JR Horai Station (Kosei-Line), about a 30-minute train ride (9th stop) from Kyoto Station. 

How to get to BSC


Exit JR Horai station


turn left and after 5 minutes walk, you will see our large BSC sign with a portrait of our founder.

Please see the map below for assistance navigating your way around the station.


BSC Address: 4-1Minami-funaji, Otsu, 520-0588 Shiga

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 The Sunrise Kayak Tour begins with an outdoor mini-cooking workshop to make rolled sushi and bake bread while viewing at Lake Biwa. Put the bread dough into the oven and then enjoy practicing Kayaking.

 This short Kayaking time builds up a well-earned appetite. When you return to the shore, the bread is baked and ready to eat.

 In the afternoon, you will receive instructions on how to paddle a Kayak at the school. If you have never been in a Kayak before, our certified staff will give you clear instructions and bring you to the sunrise tour the next morning. We use a well-balanced Kayak suitable for 2 persons.

 For dinner at the BBQ patio, enjoy a BBQ with Sushi and your own homemade bread.

 After dinner you will have free time until the next morning meeting. Indulge yourself while listening to the quiet sound of the waves. Enjoy drinks and fellowship in our comfortable lounge with a view over the lake.


 The next day, just before daybreak we will board our Kayaks and begin our journey to experience the beauty and majesty of a sunrise over lake Biwa.


 Breakfast is at 8:00am on the lakeshore after the Kayak expedition.


 After breakfast, the Sunrise Kayak tour is over.
 Basically we have to see you off here. But if you are interested, we will take you to a local shrine on the way back to JR Horai Station.

2020 Tour Date & Pricing

We are afraid this tour is currently suspended.

Important Info

 The Sunrise Kayaking Tour is held at our parent company's facility BSC on Lake Biwa, where you will be greeted by English-speaking staff.

 The kayak instructors for the tour itself can communicate in Japanese and English at a basic level.




  • One night stay with two meals, dinner and breakfast
  • Sunrise Kayak experience school
  • Mini-cooking workshop to make sushi and melon bread
  • Tent
  • Bedding ( sleeping bag and mat )
  • Fee to use Kayak boat and equipment
  • Fee to use the facilities
  • Consumption Tax



  • Transportation to and from JR Horai St.
  • Drinks


Bring these items

  • Please wear clothes and sneakers which can get wet.
  • To prevent an injury, we recommend that you wear shoes covering your toes, NOT BEACH SANDALS.
  • Hat and windbreaker to resist wind chill and rain, rain jacket and pants, extra clothes, towel, so on.
  • Please bring warm clothes.


First Day

13:00pm Registration

13:30pm Mini-cooking workshop to bake melon bread

15:00pm Setting up tents 

16:00pm Kayak experience school

18:00pm BBQ dinner


Second Day

Early morning, prepare for Kayak and start paddling 

8:00am  Breakfast. Tour over. Return.




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