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Headquarter of Tendaijimon Buddhist, the history of Onjoji dates back to the Heian Period. We will view the many important cultural assets on the vast property of the temple and speculate about as yet unseen sacred Buddhist statuary.
Learn Zazen meditation techniques, how to prepare for it and listen to the voice that comes from your heart.
Work with all your heart and gradually clear your mind of unnecessary thoughts
Mala bracelet making. Create your own mala bracelet with a material of your choice.
A famous Otsu treat inspired by the legend of Benkei, a Japanese warrior. Enjoy the freshly made soft and chewy confection.
Picked from the Shigaraki Plains, the tea is known for its fragrance and deep flavor. One of Japan's five great teas.
Now a tea house but once a lodge for monks, the structure was built in the Edo period. Take a relaxing time out in this space that serves tea made from the finest material from Shiga Prefecture.。
Work up an appetite after a walk, then take a break at a restaurant right in front of Miidera Temple. Reinvigorate your mind and body with Shojin Ryori that's steeped in history and tradition.
This man-made waterway was built during the Meiji Era. Walk along the historic stone walls and arrive at the Otsu port.
An old establishment in continuous operation since the Edo period. Protecting its tradition but forward-looking, Mochi-hyo makes sweets that blend the old with the new, East with the West.
Selected as a purveyor to the Imperial Household Agency, Yaoyo continues to use traditional pickling methods to make its famous Nagara-zuke and Senmai-zuke.
An old distillery that makes the renowned sake Asajio. Freshly distilled sake can be purchased directly.
Enjoy a Panoramic view of magnificent Lake Biwa from the boat. Discover traces of a castle lost in the debris of history.
Ride the Mishigan Cruise
Built by Akechi Mitsuhide, the castle was a magnificent structure with a big tower and a small tower. The castle ruins is all that remains.
Otsu Castle Ruins Monument
Built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi due to the destruction of the Sakamoto Castle. Today, only the castle tower remains as a tower for the Hikone Castle.
A castle built by Tokugawa Ieyasu after the battle of Sekigahara. As a structure of great historic significance in Tokaido, the castle has appeared in numerous works of art.