PASSPORTS パスポート情報

ADMISSIONS

To access the BIWAKO BIENNALE venues, visitors must present a BIWAKO BIENNALE Passport. Three Passports are available for purchase : the All Areas Passport, the Omihachiman Area Passport, and the Hikone Area Passport.
Single entry tickets are also available for ¥ 500 at the entrance of each venue (except for the Machiya Club where the admission fee is ¥ 1000)

*1 Entrance fee to the Hikone Castle and the Genkyu-en Garden included
*2 Entrance fee to the Hikone Castle and the Genkyu-en Garden not included

Some facilities require an additional admission fee not included in the Passports. See here for additional information

ALL AREAS PASSPORT(Omihachiman Area + Hikone Area)

Validity : 10/08 Sat ~ 11/27 Sun (Venues closed on Wednesdays, except for 11/23)
The All Areas Passport gives access to all BIWAKO BIENNALE venues during the festival (one admission per venue).

  • Advance tickets (Until 10/07)

    Adults
    ¥4,000 (¥500 discount)
    Students
    ¥3,000 (¥500 discount)
  • Passport

    Adults
    ¥4,500
    Students
    ¥3,500
  • Free admission for disabled visitors, middle school and younger children. To access the venues, visitors first must collect a Special Passport at a BB Information Desk)
  • Entrance fee to the Hikone Castle and the Genkyu-en Garden included in the All Areas Passport

SINGLE AREA PASSPORT

Validity : 10/08 Sat ~ 11/27 Sun (Venues closed on Wednesdays, except for 11/23)
Single Area Passports give access to all BIWAKO BIENNALE venues in each corresponding area during the festival (one admission per venue).

  • Omihachiman Area Passport (Omihachiman + Okishima)

    Adults
    ¥3,000
    Students
    ¥2,500
  • Hikone Area Passport (Hikone + Toriimoto)

    Adults
    ¥3,500
    Students
    ¥3,000
  • Free admission for disabled visitors, middle school and younger children. To access the venues, visitors first must collect a Special Passport at a BB Information Desk)
  • Entrance fee to the Hikone Castle and the Genkyu-en Garden included in the Hikone Area Passport
  • No advance sale for Single Area Passports

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION FEES

Some venues and facilities require an additional admission fee.

ADVANCE SALE

Visitors can purchase advance tickets until 10/07 (Fri). To access the venues, these tickets must be exchanged with Passports at a BIWAKO BIENNALE Information Desk.

STEP 1Purchase advance tickets online or at one of the information desks

Digital sales

Selling desks

Advance tickets are available for purchase at the following locations
  • Omihachiman Tourist Information Center (JR Station North exit) Takakaicho, Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0891
  • Hikone Tourist Information Center (JR Station West exit) 40-7 Furusawacho, Hikone, Shiga 522-0007

STEP 2During the festival, exchange your advance ticket with the corresponding Passport at one of the information desks

  • Omihachiman Area BB Information Desk : Former Hachiman Post Office Suwaicho, Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0862
  • Omihachiman Tourist Information Center (JR Station North exit) Takakaicho, Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0891
  • Hikone Area BB Information Desk : Kojima Gallery (Chuo) 4-36 Chuocho, Hikone, Shiga 522-0063
  • Hikone Tourist Information Center (JR Station West exit) 40-7 Furusawacho, Hikone, Shiga 522-0007

PASSPORT SELLING DESKS

During the festival, Passports are available for purchase at the following desks :

  • Omihachiman Area BB Information Desk : Former Hachiman Post Office Suwaicho, Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0862
  • Omihachiman Tourist Information Center (JR Station North exit) Takakaicho, Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0891
  • Hikone Area BB Information Desk : Kojima Gallery (Chuo) 4-36 Chuocho, Hikone, Shiga 522-0063
  • Hikone Tourist Information Center (JR Station West exit) 40-7 Furusawacho, Hikone, Shiga 522-0007

PRECAUTIONS

HOW TO USE YOUR PASSPORT
STUDENT DISCOUNT
DISABLED VISITORS

OMIHACHIMAN AND HIKONE CITIZENS SPECIAL OFFER

There is no admission limit for Omihachiman and Hikone citizens in possession of a valid Passport. During the festival, they are welcome to visit the venues of the city they reside in, as often as they like. (Unlimited entry to Omihachiman Area venues for Omihachiman citizens, and unlimited entry to Hikone Area venues for Hikone citizens.)
After the first time, please present proof of residence with an ID picture (i.e. driver’s license, My Number card).
/!\ Unlimited entry does not apply to the Hikone Castle and the Genkyu-en Garden : for a second visit, Hikone citizens will be asked to pay the regular admission fee.