Hikone City of Shiga Prefecture is conveniently located near big cities. By bullet train, it takes only 20 min. from Kyoto, 25 min from Nagoya, or 36 min. from Shin-Osaka to our nearest bullet train stop, Maibara Station. By local JR lines, it takes about 50 min. from Kyoto, and 1 hour and 20 min. from Osaka or Nagoya, to our local Hikone Station.
-20 minute walk or 3 minute taxi ride from JR Hikone Station
-Bicycle rental is also available around Hikone Station. Please ask at the travel information desk on the ground floor of the west entrance for more information.
– From Nagoya: take the Meishin Expressway from Ichinomiya IC to Hikone IC (58 km). The approximate driving time is 40 minutes.
-From Osaka: take the Meishin Expressway from Suita IC to Hikone IC (102 km). The approximate driving time is 70 minutes.