Otsu was the capital of Japan 1,300 years ago. After the capital moved to Kyoto, Otsu became the gateway city of eastern Japan. It also became a center of Buddhism because of the many major temples located there. Otsu city has a numerous historical sites and parks which offer great opportunities for sightseeing. The hotel is an ideal base for sightseeing in Shiga and Kyoto as it only takes 9 minutes by train to reach Kyoto Station from Otsu Station.
Yumotokan is a ryokan Japanese-style hotel located in Ohmi in Shiga Prefecture. Surrounded by mountains the hotel features onsen hot spring baths and some stunning views of Lake Biwa- the largest lake in Japan. Ogoto Onsen the local hot spring was first discovered around 1200 years ago.