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Otsu, the Gateway to Lake Biwa.
Just a short train ride from Kyoto, Inase is located in Otsu City, the capital of Shiga Prefecture, serving as a gateway to Japan’s largest lake, Lake Biwa.
Whether serving as a base for your Kyoto visit, for visiting the Otsu area’s many famous historical sites, or as a stop on the Biwaichi cycling course (the route circling Lake Biwa), we welcome from guests from around the world. We’re very much looking forward to seeing you here!
Otsu Area Popular Destination Spots
List IndexClick to find on the map:
- Hieizan Enryakuji Temple
- Onjoji Temple (Mii-dera)
- Ukimido (Mangetsuji Temple)
- Ishiyamadera Temple
- Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine
- Omi Jingu Shrine
- Former Chikurin-in
- Otsu Port
- Biwako Valley & Biwako Terrace
- Ogoto Onsen Hot Spring
- Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Biwako Otsukan
- The Garden Museum Hiei
- Otsu Hikiyama Museum
- MIHO Museum