Walking on Water – Sightseeing & unique photo opportunity on Lake Hamana
Lake Hamana lies to the west of the coastal metropolis Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Once a true freshwater lake, Lake Hamana—now the tenth largest lake in Japan with a surface area of nearly 65 square kilometers (40 square miles)—turned brackish after a series of earthquakes and a tsunami in the year 1498.
Cruise the vast Lake Hamana for a luxurious experience. Feel the cool breeze on your skin while taking in the sparkling lake waters. After the cruise, you will visit a location called “Sey” that is unique to Lake Hamana. Lake Hamana changes throughout the day with the tide conditions.
During low tide, you will see many people wading through the shallows and taking photographs. Join in the fun and take commemorative photos while wading in the shallows of Lake Hamana.
1.Meet interpreter at 1:30, 12:30, 13:30, or 14:30, depending on the tide
2.Board the cruise boat
3.Cruise Lake Hamana (45 minutes)
4.Take a commemorative photo at the center of the lake (60 minutes)
5.Lake Hamana Garden Park boat cruise (45 minutes)
6.The experience ends at the meeting place
Enjoy Walking on Water – Lake Hamana Today!
25,000 yen / tour for up to 4 people
*Please contact us in advance if you are a group of 5 or more.
Option (Drone photography) : +2,000 yen / tour
Availability / Operating Hours
Saturday and Sunday on July, August & September
Meeting Time & Place
Place: Araimachi station North Pier MAP
Time:at 1:30, 12:30, 13:30, or 14:30, depending on the tide
(details provided upon booking confirmation)
1 hour and a half
*Including Drone Photography option: 2 hours and a half
7 days in advance
Access from Hamamatsu Station
Take the Tokaido Main Line (toward to Toyohashi) and get off at Araimachi Station. Exit ticket gate of North exit and walk straight to the other side across the road.
From Araimachi Station to North Pier MAP
Access by Car
This activity requires of a minimum of two guests for participation
Please bring a pair of sandals and a towel
* *Add Drone Photography option for drone photos while standing in the shallows.<br> Picture data will be provided via e-mail