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About Us

Who we are


YUtour is a young vibrant local tour agent born in 2012!

We specialise in organising interactive historical, cultural and natural day tours around Shiga Prefecture or Lake Biwa for small private groups. Our goal is to deliver the most memorable and unique experience to all our customers, by offering elaborately-planned tours and personalised services which cannot be provided in mass tours.

Our most valuable asset is our customers and their smiles. We therefore are striving to improve our services on a daily basis to meet all their expectations.

Why choose us

Profound knowledge of the destinations

YUtour has been launched by staff raised in the prefecture. We therefore have profound knowledge of our destinations based on both decades-long experience of living and a passion for our own hometown.

Rich interaction with locals

What the Lake Biwa area make so attractive are not only beautiful scenery and prominence in history, but also friendly and fun local people. Having established a relationship with many of locals, we provide our customers with rich opportunities to interact with them that help understanding local culture and make the tour more unforgettable.

Personalised service

YUtour is small enough to look at the individual needs of our customers, thus we can meet reasonable requests or alter itineraries rather flexibly.

Independent operation

We are an independently operated business with relatively low overheads. This advantage allows us to provide customers with tours at the best possible price.

Our office

3-14-1 Hiyoshidai, Otsu, Shiga, JAPAN 520-0112
Tel & Fax:
Office hours:
9:30-18:00 (Mon-Fri) / 9:30-17:30 (Sat)
Office is closed on Sundays and national public holidays.
License number:
Shiga Prefecture Registered Travel Agency No.3-236
All Nippon Travel Agents Association, Biwako Visitors Bureau
Travel Service Supervisor:
Seita MORI (Licensed Guide Interpreter)