Useful Visitor Services

Professional Guide Service

Nagahama City Certified Regional Interpreter Guides

The Nagahama City Certified Regional Interpreter Guides are a group of professional tour guides who have been accredited by the City of Nagahama. They possess proficiency in English and bring a wealth of expertise regarding the local area. Their services encompass a broad spectrum of interests, including Nagahama’s natural beauty, historical sites, cultural richness, and traditional practices. These guides are committed to providing visitors with exceptional hospitality and insightful tours, ensuring a memorable and enriching experience throughout their stay in Nagahama.

Whether for private tours or business-related visits, individuals are encouraged to reach out to the Nagahama Tourist Association for an engaging exploration of what Nagahama has to offer. 

Nagahama Excursion Passport

The Nagahama Excursion Passport is a tour pass available for 1,500 yen (tax included), valid for two days, allowing access to 13 popular tourist attractions within Nagahama City. The more places you visit, the more you save.

The passport comes in two formats: a digital version that can be purchased online, and a printed card version available at entrance facilities, accommodation places, and more. Both utilize a QR code for contactless entry.

Validity period:

Two consecutive days starting from the date of first use (within the specified usage period).


1,500 yen per person (tax included).

sales locations:

Nagahama Station Tourist Information Center (map), participating facilities, accommodations, roadside stations, the official website, and convenience store ticket systems.

Excursion Passport NOTES:
  • Validity period is two consecutive days starting from the date of first use.
  • Entry is limited to once per facility. Re-entry to the same facility is not permitted.
  • No returns, exchanges, refunds, or extensions of the passport are allowed under any circumstances. Please check the operating hours and closed days of facilities and stores in advance.
  • Use is limited to the purchaser only. Resale to third parties is prohibited. Cannot be combined with other discounts or benefits.
  • Additional charges may apply for special exhibitions at various facilities.
  • Discounts and benefits may not apply if booked through a travel agency or paid for with a credit card, among other conditions.

Bicycle Rental for Self-Guided Sightseeing

Various JR stations offer bicycle rental services, allowing for drop-offs in Nagahama City and neighboring Maibara City. Both city bikes and electric bicycles are available for rent.

*Bicycle rentals at Nagahama Station are managed by the Nagahama Tourist Association Tour Center, located on the first floor of the Ekimachi Terrace building at the station’s East Gate.

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