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Doshisha Biwako Retreat Center

A venue for “Christian education and international exchange,” the Biwako Retreat Center was constructed as one of Doshisha’s 125th anniversary commemorative projects. The name “Retreat” reflects the idea of taking sanctuary in natural surrounds for spiritual or self-improvement purposes such as Bible-reading, prayer and communing with God.
The naming of facilities within the Center reflects a return to Doshisha’s founding ideal of Christian principles and the true spirit of Joseph Hardy Neesima.


179 Kitakomatsu, Otsu-shi, Shiga-ken 520-0501
Closed for New Year from December 31 to January 3 inclusive

Prospective users

Students, alumni, teachers and staff of Doshisha University


  • From Kyoto Station to Kita-Komatsu Station, JR Kosei Line: 45 minutes by local train, 35 minutes by Special Rapid train
  • Get off at JR Kosei Line Kita-Komatsu Station; 25 minutes' walk north
For inquiry, please contact :

Doshisha Biwako Retreat Center

Telephone : +81-77-596-0008
Fax : +81-77-596-1351
Regular Office Hours : 9:00 - 17:00 (Mon. to Fri.)
E-mail :ji-biwak@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Contact Us

For further information, please visitDoshisha Biwako Retreat Center (in Japanese)

Potential Users of Facilities
Student Health Center
Clarke Chapel
Doshisha Rohm Plaza
Doshisha Biwako Retreat Center
Seymour House