Shiga Pref. Tourist Information in English

go. biwako: Official Travel guide of Shiga Prefecture

Lake Biwa Museum: One of the largest freshwater aquariums in Japan.


Accommodations We Recommend in Otsu

Hotel Hanakaido: Cozy lake-side hot spring Japanese Ryokan in Otsu.

Auberge Meson: French style mountain getaway in Otsu (Japanese website only). 

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel: All the guest rooms offer spectacular views of the lake.


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