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Otsu overview

Otsu is a relaxing place known for its hot springs, and surrounded by picturesque views of forests and lakes. You'll enjoy the ample bar and dining options, along with outdoor areas for running and walking. Take in some local culture at popular places like Gion Corner and Nara National Museum. Popular attractions like Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kiyomizu Temple are sure to leave an impression. A family-friendly area, Otsu also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Otsu

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Otsu has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Otsu with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Otsu hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Otsu hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Otsu

Fly in to Osaka (ITM-Itami), 33.6 mi (54.1 km) from downtown Otsu. Kobe (UKB) is the next closest major airport, 49.6 mi (79.9 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Ogoto onsen station
  • • Seta station
  • • Omimaiko station

What to see around Otsu

Outdoor activities are on hand like sightseeing and running along with attractions such as:
  • • Yabasekihan Island Park
  • • Kyo No Raku Chari
  • • Machikado Minaport
  • • Nishiyama Park
  • • Hibari Park
Memorable for its temples and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Izu Shrine
  • • Hiyoshi Taisha
  • • Kanda Shrine
  • • Hiei-zan & Enryaku-ji
  • • Zenryuji Temple
Its forests, hot springs, and lakes offer a glimpse of the natural beauty and favorite spots include:
  • • Nagisa Park
  • • Mount Hiei
  • • Lake Biwa
  • • Ojigaoka Park
  • • Ritto-city Yasu River Athletic Park
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • • Kiyomizu Temple
  • • Nijo Castle
  • • Todaiji Temple
  • • Heian Shrine

When to visit Otsu

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 61°F day, 34°F night
  • April-June: 85°F day, 45°F night
  • July-September: 92°F day, 62°F night
  • October-December: 77°F day, 36°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 10.59 inches
  • April-June: 12.09 inches
  • July-September: 13.50 inches
  • October-December: 9.45 inches