Kozoku no Sato Museum

During the Middle Ages, Katata controlled all of Lake Biwa’s water transport and fisheries, and in those days it prospered as a city with a stature equal to that of (what was then known as) Senshu-Sakai in Osaka. At the Kozoku no Sato Museum, visitors can learn about the history and culture of the Folk of Katata (the “Kozoku,” or “Tribe of the Lake”), and the record of other ancestors from Katata through a variety of texts.

Address 1-21-27 Honkatata, Otsu City
Access ■By train
From JR Katata Station, take a bus to "Katatademachi" bus stop, and walk right to the museum. (On Saturdays and holidays, there is a bus to "Ukimido-mae" bus stop)
■By car
10 min from the Kosei Road Mano Interchange

Parking 10 cars, several large vehicles
Contact TEL:+81-77-574-1685
Business Hours 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Wednesdays, New Years
Price 100 yen (80 yen for groups of 30 or more)