The PVSEC-27 organizing committee has arranged two exciting tours in the afternoon on Wednesday, 15th November. Registration fees do not include any tour tickets. Tour tickets should be purchased when you make a registration.
This tour is a cruise around the southern part of Lake Biwa. Beer or a soft drink with some snacks will be provided. From the ship windows and decks, you can enjoy the beautiful lakeside vistas and mountains. After leaving the Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel port, you will see Hiei-zan (Mount Hiei), Ukimidou (the “floating temple hall” at Mangetsuji Temple), Biwako-ohashi (the bridge crossing Lake Biwa), a wind power station located on Karasuma Peninsula, and Lake Biwa Flower Fountain.
This tour will be supported by YUtour.
This tour is a bus tour visiting a mega solar power plant constructed by Kyocera TCL Solar LLC and Ishiyamadera temple.
The 8.5 MW solar power plant is located on Yabasekihanto Island, reclaimed island on Lake Biwa. It consists more than 33,000 solar modules and generates approximately 9,300 MWh/year.
Ishiyamadera is a temple of the Buddhist-sect Shingon, sitting on the bank of Seta River flowing out from Lake Biwa. This temple was founded in A.D. 747. This temple is also known as the place where Murasaki-Shikibu conceived the concept of writing “The Tale of Genji,” the Japan’s oldest (or the world’s oldest) novel. The temple is home to many important cultural assets including the national treasures.