Zeze Castle Ruins Park

Zeze Castle was completed by Ieyasu Tokugawa in the year following his historic victory at the great battle of Sekigahara. It was a beautiful castle that used water from the lake to create natural moats around it. It was abandoned after the Meiji Restoration, with the castle gates being moved to Zeze-jinja Shrine and Shinozu-jinja Shrine. The remains of the castle keep are now known as Zeze Castle Ruins Park, and have become a famous spot for viewing cherry blossoms.

Address Honmarucho, Otsu City
Access ■By train
・7 min. by foot from Keihan Zeze-hommachi Station
・Take a bus from JR Otsu Station to “Zeze Koen-mae”, and it will be in front of you.
■By car
10 min. from the Otsu Interchange via the Meishin Expressway
Parking Standard parking lot
Contact Otsu Station Tourist Information Center
TEL: 077-522-3830
Closed on N/A
Price Free