From a jetty jutting into Lake Biwa from the scenic Matsubara Beach in Hikone City, “bird men” – mildly insane people in human powered flying machines – will attempt to fly as far as possible into the lake.
The event kicks off early – at 7:30am on Day 1 (Glide aircraft decision) and at the unholy hour of 6am on Day 2 (manpower propeller division). Some of the contestants take things very seriously while others are in it more for the comedy value.
27th Jul–28th Jul, 2019
Typical weather at this time
High: 30 ℃ Low: 25 ℃
|Closest station(s):||JR Hikone Station
Use the Japan Rail Pass to get here.
Link in Japanese