At the southern end of Biwa-ko, Ōtsu (大津) is the capital of Shiga Prefecture and a hub for transit and tourism around the lake. It has a long history – it was an imperial capital in the 7th century, before Kyoto – and a few noteworthy sights to show for it, including the impressive temples Mii-dera and Ishiyama-dera.
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