Local Info

Where is Otsu?

Otsu is the surburb of Kyoto.

Access Info is HERE.

(From Wikipedia)

Otsu is the capital city of Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Otsu is known as the main port of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. It briefly served as the capital of Japan from 667 to 672 AD during the Asuka period (538 - 710). The city is home to numerous sites of historical importance, notably the temples of Mii-dera, Ishiyama-dera, and Enryaku-ji and the Hiyoshi Taisha shrine. Enryaku-ji is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)".





Hiyoshi Taisya

Hiyoshi Taisya shrine



Hikone castle

Hikone castle

Lake biwa

Lake Biwa

Photo provided by (C) Biwako Visitors Bureau

Useful Links

* Japan Cool Adventure

* Biwako Otsu Travel Guide

* Kyoto City Official Travel Guide

* Shiga Tourism Official Website

* Otsu Travel Guide - Wikitravel

* Shiga Travel Guide - Lonelyplanet

* Kyoto Travel Guide - Wikitravel

* Kyoto Travel Guide - Lonelyplanet

Internet Access (Free wireless hotspots)

  • Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi: A smartphone app that unifies the registration process of free tourist hotspots by numerous companies and organizations.

  • JR-WEST Free Wi-Fi Service: JR-WEST offers free wi-fi service in major stations and shopping areas.

  • HANKYU HANSHIN WELCOME Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi service is available in stations and shopping areas of Hankyu Railway, Hanshin Electric Railway and other railway companies.

  • KYOTO Wi-Fi: KYOTO Wi-Fi is provided by Kyoto City and its partners. Wi-Fi service is available at shops, restaurants, sightseeing spots, city subway stations, etc. in Kyoto City.

  • For other information about Internet access (including paid hotspots and personal hotspots), see Internet Access of japan-guide.com.