The Miho Museum may be reached via JR Biwako Line, changing to the JR Kusatsu Line, and the Shigaraki Kogen Railway Line and also via fixed-route bus services. For those who visit the museum by car or taxi, please note the abovementioned road conditions. We are sorry for above-mentioned inconveniences but are grateful for your understanding and cooperation.
Road Closures and Alternate Routes
– Section closed: Otsu Shigaraki Road (Prefectural Road 16), between Kamitanakami Maki and Kamitanakami Odorii, city of Otsu
– Free of charge for use of section of Shin-Meishin Expressway as alternate route: During the under-construction period, vehicles using the alternate route section of Shin-Meishin Expressway between Kusatsu Tanakami Interchange and Shigaraki Interchange will not be charged.
Means of Public Transportation Currently Available
Note: The following are examples of arrivals/departures at JR Kyoto Station
≪To Miho Museum≫
JR Kyoto⇒JR Kusatsu⇒JR Kibukawa⇒Shigaraki Kogen Railway (SKR) Kibukawa⇒SKR Shigaraki⇒bus⇒Miho Museum
Departure from JR Kyoto Station at 8:06 a.m.⇒arrival at Miho Museum at 10:22 a.m.
Time required is 2 hours 16 minutes. Three changes of trains.
【Total one-way fare 1,490 yen: JR (Kyoto⇒Kibukawa) 770 yen + Shigaraki Kogen Railway (Kibukawa⇒Shigaraki) 470 yen + Koga City Community Bus (Shigaraki Station⇒Miho Museum) 250 yen】
JR Kyoto Station, departure 8:06 a.m., platform No. 0, Biwako Line Shin-Kaisoku rapid train (bound for Yasu)
JR Kusatsu Station, arrival 8:28 a.m. (3 minutes for transfer; 6-minute wait)
JR Kusatsu Station, departure 8:37 a.m., Kusatsu Line (bound for Kibukawa)
JR Kibukawa Station, arrival 9:06 a.m. (2 minutes for transfer; 6-minute wait)
Shigaraki Kogen Railway (SKR) Kibukawa Station, departure 9:14 a.m. (bound for Shigaraki)
Notes: ICOCA and other IC cards cannot be used for the Shigaraki Kogen Railway. You pay the fare inside the train upon getting off boarding.
SKR Shigaraki Station, arrival 9:38 a.m. (4 minutes for transfer; 8-minute wait)
(Koga City Community Bus: (F3) Tashiro⇒Hata⇒Togei-no-Mori circuit route)
SKR Shigaraki, departure 9:50 a.m.
Miho Museum, arrival 10:10 a.m. (at Miho Museum bus stop)
Walk 12 minutes to the museum building
≪Return to JR Kyoto Station≫
Time required is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Three changes of trains.
Walk approx. 12 minutes from Museum building to bus stop
Museum bus stop, departures at 0:20 p.m.*, 1:30 p.m.**, and 2:06 p.m.***
Note: * and ** are the Teisan Bus bound for Shigaraki Station, 260 yen, and *** Koga City Community Bus: (F3) Tashiro⇒Hata⇒Togei-no-Mori circuit route, 250 yen
SKR Shigaraki Station, arrivals at 0:40 p.m., 1:50 p.m., and 2:40 p.m. (4 minutes for transfer; 10-minute wait)
Note: Please purchase a ticket.
SKR Shigaraki Station, departures at 0:54 p.m., 1:54 p.m., and 2:54 p.m. (bound for Kibukawa)
SKR Kibukawa Station, departures at 1:17 p.m., 2:17 p.m., and 3:17 p.m. (2 minutes for transfer; 2-minute wait)
JR Kibukawa Station, departures at 1:21 p.m., 2:21 p.m., and 3:21 p.m. (bound for Kusatsu on Kusatsu Line)
JR Kusatsu Station, departures at 1:47 p.m., 2:47 p.m., and 3:48 p.m. (3 minutes for transfer; 2- to 6-minute wait)
JR Kusatsu Station, departures at 1:52 p.m., 2:52 p.m., and 3:57 p.m. (bound for Himeji on Biwako Line Kaisoku rapid train)
JR Kyoto Station, departures at 2:13 p.m., 3:13 p.m., and 4:21 p.m.
Approx. 35 minutes from any of JR stations Ishiyama, Seta, Minami-kusatsu, Kusatsu, or Ritto. Approx. 20 minutes from Shigaraki Station on the Shigaraki Kogen Railway Line.
Note: From Ishiyama, Seta, or Minami-kusatsu, please use the Shin-Meishin Expressway section between Kusatsu Tanakami and Shigaraki. Expressway access for the section is currently without charge.
Approx. 15 minutes from Shigaraki Interchange of Shin-Meishin Expressway, or approx. 35 minutes from Mibuno Interchange of Meihan Expressway. While damaged route is under construction, the alternate route using the Shin-Meihan Expressway section between Kusatsu Tanakami and Shigaraki is free of charge.
The Miho Museum can be reached via the Ritto Shigaraki Road (Prefectural Road 12) either from the direction of the Ritto area or from National Route 307 via Shigaraki.