Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide
Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.
Visitors to Otsu are sure to enjoy the lakeside setting and hot springs. Tourists can also enjoy so much more 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 Ogoto Onsen, Ojigaoka Park, and Lake Biwa Canal.
As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 36 hotels and other lodging options available to select from in Otsu. These are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:
In the surrounding area, popular places to see include Kyoto Imperial Palace, 9.6 mi/15.4 km from the city center, and Kiyomizu Temple, which is 9.7 mi (15.6 km) away.
If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Ogoto onsen station, Seta Station, or Ishiyama Station. Otsu might not have many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore more.