This past Sunday, I visited the Seta Rowing Club 瀬田漕艇倶楽部 near the Lake Biwa Rowing Course 琵琶湖漕艇場. They offer a 2-hour rowing lesson every Sunday during non-winter months.
First they show you a video about rowing. Then they teach you how to use the rowing machine called “ergo.” Then we boarded a sleek race boat and rowed. It was my first time to row on such a boat. We rowed all the way to the shinkansen tracks in Seta River. It’s very fast. Google Map
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It’s quite good exercise and interesting experience. I highly recommend this rowing club.