It takes only a 10-minute ride by JR from Kyoto to Otsu City.
Please come and see Otsu when you visit Kyoto. The Sakamoto area, Lake Biwa and Ishiyamadera Temple are good attractions that can be seen in a day.
You can also get here by cable car and ropeway, crossing over Mt. Hiei from Kyoto.
|How to get there - By train||How to get there - By car|
15 min from JR Kyoto Station|
Take the JR Biwako Line. Change to the Kosei Line at Yamashina Station and get off at Hieisan sakamoto Station.
40km via Suita JCT - Otsu IC … Approx. 30 min
10km via Kyoto Higashi IC Nishiotsu Bypass (Toll-free) Sakamoto, etc. … Approx. 15