Best places in Otsu

Discover the best places in Otsu, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 415 places in the city.

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Onjo-ji (Mii-dera) image
Onjo-ji (Mii-dera)
Buddhist temple
Sprawling Buddhist temple complex with a grand gate, a 3-tier pagoda & seasonal cherry blossoms.
4.40 (2.1K reviews)
Yumotokan image
Upscale hot spring hotel offering dining, a bar & karaoke, plus open-air bathing with lake views.
4.40 (1.2K reviews)
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Unagi restaurant
Eel shabu-shabu & grilled fare highlight the menu of this unassuming restaurant.
$$$ $
4.60 (248 reviews)
Tachiki-Kannon An’yō-ji image
Tachiki-Kannon An’yō-ji
Buddhist temple
👍 It is the god of warding off evil. It's not an unlucky year, but my family climbed over 800 steps😅 for the first time in decades. The stairs are wide and the heights are different...the difference in stride is tough💦 I'm out of breath and I'm wheezing 💨 it's painful because I'm wearing a mask to...
4.40 (955 reviews)
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Enryaku-ji Temple
Buddhist temple
This sprawling Tendai Buddhist monastery dates to the 7th century but was rebuilt centuries later.
4.30 (7.7K reviews)
Ishiyama-dera image
Buddhist temple
Tranquil place of worship known for its 2-story pagoda & Buddhist scrolls, plus fall foliage.
4.30 (3.4K reviews)
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Omi Shrine
Shinto shrine
Time-tested, culturally important shrine with ornate architecture in a Zen-like setting.
4.30 (3.3K reviews)
Kusutaro image
Meat dish restaurant
👍👍 美味しい近江牛が食べたくて大津まで来ました。 さて、お店はどこに?少々お高くても良いと思い、でもホテルおすすめの所はちょっとーって感じで、ここ“くすたろう”さんへ もう、サイコー‼️の一言です。 予約の段階での電話対応、お店での接客、何といってもシェフの人柄の良さ💕もうねー、帰りのタクシーを見送ってくれる...
$$$ $
4.60 (200 reviews)
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Hiyoshi Taisha
Shinto shrine
Serene shrine complex in grounds with trees, bridges & a stream, known for fall colors.
4.30 (2.5K reviews)
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😠 ツキノワグマの個体数は増えすぎているわけではないと読みました。このような不必要な殺傷を伴う食文化は日本の恥です。外国の人には知られたくない日本の恥部だと感じます。
4.50 (272 reviews)
Miidera Chikara-mochi Honke Main Shop image
Miidera Chikara-mochi Honke Main Shop
Japanese confectionery shop
Long-established shop selling traditional rice-based sweets since 1869, with a cozy tea corner.
4.40 (459 reviews)
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Ogoto Onsen Biwako Ryokusuitei
Japanese inn
Upscale hot spring hotel offering lake views & restaurants, plus a serene communal bathhouse.
4.30 (1.1K reviews)
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Takebe Taisha
Shinto shrine
Restored Shinto shrine with a revered wooden statue of a goddess, plus leafy gardens & fountains.
4.30 (1.1K reviews)
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Buddhist temple
Temple overlooking Lake Biwa known for its monkey decorations, gardens & Akechi Mitsuhide's tomb.
4.30 (1.1K reviews)
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Former Chikurin-in Temple
Former monk residence featuring tea ceremony houses & peaceful, moss-clad Japanese gardens.
4.30 (870 reviews)
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Unagi restaurant
Set meals focusing on eel-topped rice, in a straightforward, wood-accented room with tatami mats.
$$ $$
4.30 (853 reviews)
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel image
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
Upscale high-rise hotel offering polished rooms & suites, plus lake views & 7 restaurants.
4.20 (5.9K reviews)
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Enryakuji Kaikan
Relaxed hot spring lodging featuring dining & a coffee shop, plus meditation classes & lake views.
4.30 (516 reviews)
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Biwako Terrace The Main-Grand Terrace
Observation deck
👍👍 The most stunning jaw dropping experience! I found this place from a book I bought in Hong Kong few years ago. The book uses Biwako Valley as the cover page. Then I emailed the author to ask her where it is. This is a place you must visit once in your life time. It’s located next to Shiga JR statio...
4.20 (2.2K reviews)
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Lake Biwa Canal
Tourist attraction
Quaint municipal canal built in 1890, surrounded by fall colors & seasonal cherry blossoms.
4.20 (811 reviews)
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