route 03 Lake Biwa Observatory Route Hira Mountains, From Mt. Gongen to Mt. Horai

Lake Biwa Observatory Route
Walking distance About14km Time required About6 hours

* The time required will differ during snowy periods.

The Hira Mountains extend from the west bank of Lake Biwa. From the mountain ridge, you can see Mt. Haku and Mt. Ontake far away to the north, and the Suzuka Mountains past Mt. Ibuki to the east. Stop by the legendary Kojorogaike pond.
★Lake Biwa Observatory Route Recommended points
  • Lake Biwa Observatory Route Mt. Bunagatake
  • Lake Biwa Observatory Route Kojorou Pass
  • Lake Biwa Observatory Route Mt. Horai
  1. JR Wani st. Bus Stop
  2. Kurihara
  3. Zukonoban(hiking area)
  4. Mt. Gongen
  5. Kojorou Pass
  6. Kojorou Pond(round trip)
  7. Mt. Horai
  8. Mt.Uchimi(Biwako Valley)
  9. Kitadaka Road
  10. Kido
  11. JR Shiga st.
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