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Otsu Port

Otsu Port

Otsu Port once prospered as a transportation hub and center for trade on Lake Biwa. During the 17th century, over 1,000 marukobune (wooden transport ships) sailed on the lake, and the area was bustling as goods were brought in from all over Japan. Today, Otsu Port still prospers as a gateway to Lake Biwa's tourism.

ADDRESS Otsu Hamaotsu 5-chome
TEL 077-522-3830 (Otsu Station Tourist Information Office)
ACCESS On foot: 15-minute walk from JR Otsu Station or a 3-minute walk from Keihan Hamaotsu Station
By car: 5-minute drive from the Meishin Otsu Interchange
PARKING AREA 150 spaces for normal-size vehicles (underground parking w/ surcharge), large vehicles are also allowed
URL http://www.biwakokisen.co.jp/MichiganA4leaflet_EN_ol_0417.pdf