This season's operation of the Lake Biwa Canal Boat, a sightseeing boat on the Lake Biwa Canal that connects Shiga and Kyoto, began on March 28, 2024. Starting this season, the route for some flights will be extended to Otsu Port (Hamaotsu 5-chome, Otsu City) on the shore of Lake Biwa. A commemorative ceremony was held at Otsu Port to welcome the first flight, and commemorative gifts were handed out to those on board.

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