A female cyclist enjoying the amazing Shirahige shrine at Lake Biwa, Japan.

Osaka to Lake Biwa (Outline)

Lake Biwa is an amazing place to explore. On the doorstep of Kyoto and very close to Osaka, it's a beautiful place to discover and get away from the hustle of the cities. There are traditional lake-side towns scattered on the shore of the lake making for some interesting places to stop along the way. In warmer weather the lake is a fantastic place to have a swim and cool off after a day of riding. The north-west part of the lake in particular has some spectacular scenery with Makino being an excellent place to stop for a swim.


Distance: 220km
Elevation Gain: 2,132m
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