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Visitors to Otsu are sure to enjoy the lakeside and hot springs. Tourists can also enjoy all the city has to offer including its temples. Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kiyomizu Temple, and Nijo Castle are some of the top sights around the area.
Cultural venues in the city include Kozokunosato Museum, Biwako Hall, and Otsu City Museum of History. The city is notable for landmarks like Izu Shrine, Hiyoshi Taisha, and Kanda Shrine. The lakeside and hot springs highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Lake Biwa, Ojigaoka Park, and Lake Biwa Canal.
As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 32 hotels and other lodging options available to pick from in Otsu. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:
Popular places to visit outside the city include Kyoto Imperial Palace, located 9.6 mi (15.4 from the heart of the city, and Kiyomizu Temple, which is 9.7 mi (15.6 away.
If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Ogoto onsen station, Seta station, or Omimaiko station. Otsu may not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.