Ogoto Onsen is located on the west side of Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture. It is part of the Mt. Hiei area and is a scenic sightseeing spot for Mt. Miyama also known as Omi Fuji. It is also popular for being the closest onsen to Kyoto. Ogoto Onsen was founded by Dengyo Daishi Saicho and was developed in the Taisho era as an authentic hot spring, making it perfect for tourism. Many tourists from all over Japan and overseas visit Ogoto Onsen. With a pH of 9.0, the simple high alkaline hot spring is good for healing neuralgia, muscle pain, and recovering from exhaustion. After bathing in the hot spring your skin will feel silky smooth. All of Ogoto Onsen's Japanese-style inns and hotels use pure, natural water straight from the source; no tap water is added.
|ADDRESS||Ogoto-Noka, Otsu, Shiga|
|TEL||077-578-3750 (Ogoto Onsen tourism park)|
|ACCESS||By shuttle: shuttle pickup at JR Ogoto Onsen Station
By car: 20-minute drive from the Meishin Expressway Kyoto East Interchange
|URL||http://www.ogotoonsen.com/(Ogoto Onsen Tourism Association)|