ACCESS アクセス情報

VENUES AREAS

●As there may be changes in the program and venues, make sure to check our website before visiting us

OMIHACHIMAN AREA
(Omihachiman Old Town, Okishima)

The Old Town of Omihachiman is a historical water transportation town, and Okishima is an island, home to the fishermen who control the fishing industry of Lake Biwa. You can travel from the Omihachiman Old Town to Okishima by car or by bus. How about a boat ride that will bring you from a world to another, an art trip that inspires the senses?

Access to the Omihachiman Old Town

Getting to the Omihachiman Area Information Desk (Former Hachiman Post Office)

Omihachiman Station (JR / Omi Railways) → Bus stop “Hachiman Bori (Osugicho) Hachiman Yamaguchi Ropeway”

  • 28 min walk

  • 7 min bus ride + 2 min walk

    ※Train and bus timetables are available on each transportation company’s websites
Omihachiman Area Information Desk : Former Hachiman Post Office
Naka 8, Suwaicho, Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0862

Omihachiman Area Information Desk :
Former Hachiman Post Office access map

By train

The nearest train station is the Omihachiman Station (JR/ Omi Railways).

Taking the bus from the station

At the Omihachiman station (JR Tokaido line/ Omi Railways), take the north exit and board the bus on platform n°6 headed to Chomeiji/ Kokumin Kyuukamura.

Get off at “Hachiman-bori (Osugichou) Hachiman Yamaguchi Ropeway”. (7 min ride)

The Omihachiman Area Information Desk is a 2 minutes walk from the bus stop.

Bus Timetable

※Timetables may be modified.
Please make sure to check with each company beforehand.
Walking from the station

28 min walk from the Omihachiman Station

By car

12km from the Chuo I.C. or 15km from the Yokaichi I.C. (Meishin Expressway), towards Omihachiman

There is no parking available next to the Information Desk. Please park in one of the neighborhood parking lots.

Parking information map

Access to Okishima

Okishima is accessible from Horikiri Port by boat.
※Please make sure to check the timetable beforehand, as the boats only rides every one or two hours.

Omihachiman station (JR Tokaido line/ Omi Railways) → Horikiri Port

  • 30 min by car or taxi

    ※There is a parking area available near the Horikiri Port for Okishima visitors.
  • 35 min by bus

    ※Akakon Bus (no service on week-ends) or Omi Railways Bus. Please make sure to check the timetables.

Horikiri Port → Okishima Ferry boat

  • 10 min by boat

    ※Please make sure to check the timetable.

Okishima Ferry boat timetable

Horikiri Port
Okishimacho, Omihachiman 523-0801

HIKONE AREA

Toriimoto and Hikone Castle, one of the most famous castles of Japan, are located in Hikone, a city that has become famous for its mascot Hikonyan. The distance separating Hikone Castle and Toriimoto can easily be crossed by both car and train. Visitors can then compare the atmosphere of a quiet town with that of the castle town that remains today.

Access to Hikone Castle surroundings

Getting to the Hikone Area Information Desk (Kojima Gallery Chuo)

Hikone Station (JR/ Omi Railways) → Bus stop “Ginzacho”

  • 17 min walk

  • 4 min bus ride

    ※Train and bus timetables are available on each transportation company’s websites.
Hikone Area Information Desk : Kojima Gallery Chuo
4-36 Chuo-cho, Hikone, Shiga, 522-0063

Hikone Area Information Desk :
Kojima Gallery Chuo access map

By train

At Hikone station (JR Tokaido line/ Omi railways), take the north-west exist for the castle (10 min walk), and the south-west exit for the town venues (15 min walking area) from the station.

Taking the bus from the station

At the Hikone Station (JR/ Omi Railways), take the Omi Railways Kokoku bus (Mitsuya line) headed for Mitsuya.

Get off at Ginza-cho. (4 min ride)

The Hikone Area Information Desk is near the bus stop.

Bus Timetable

※Timetables may be modified.
※Please make sure to check with the company beforehand.
Walking from the station

15 min walk from the Hikone station

By car

About 12 min west/north-west from the Hikone I.C (Meishin Expressway)

There is no parking available next to the Information Desk. Please park in one of the neighborhood parking lots.

Parking information map

Access to Toriimoto

Toriimoto can easily be accessed by train from Hikone.

Hikone station (JR Tokaido line/ Omi Railways) → Toriimoto station (Omi Railways)

  • By train 5 min

  • By car 7 min

    ※Train timetables are available on each transportation company’s websites.
Toriimoto Omi Railways Station

Toriimoto station access map

FROM OMIHACHIMAN AREA TO
HIKONE AREA

The trip from the Omihachiman area to the Hikone area takes about 20 minutes by train, or 45 minutes by car. You can select the main venues and tour them in a day, or take a relaxing overnight trip to immerse yourself in art.

Getting from Omihachiman
to Hikone

From Omihachiman Station to Hikone Station

  • 20 min by train

  • 40 min by car

From Omihachiman Station to Toriimoto Station

  • 30 min by train

  • 45 min by car

※Train timetables are available on each transportation company’s websites.