関西のアルカリ温泉叡山スミレ

Located on the Western bank of Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest freshwater lake, Ogoto Onsen is a popular hot spring near Kyoto.
Ogoto Onsen is said to be stablished by Saicho, the founder of Enryaku temple on Mt. Hiei, and with a history of about 1,200 years it has been loved by many people. The hot spring is well reputed to give beautiful skin.

Amazing Hot Spring

おごと温泉・美肌の湯
おごと温泉・美肌の湯

The 9 Japanese inns (ryokan) near Ogoto Onsen provide a variety of means to enjoy one’s stay to the fullest from guest rooms with open-air baths and rooftop open-air baths, to views of Lake Biwa. The hot spring is of high-quality with a long history.

In terms of spring quality, Ogoto Onsen is a simple hot spring that is highly alkaline with a pH level of 9.0.

Ogoto Onsen water is said to help relieve neuralgia, muscular pain, joint pain, stiff shoulders, paralysis, bruise, chronic gastritis, poor circulation, fatigue, and skin problems.

All hotels and inns in Ogoto Onsens use hot spring water for their baths.

※The photo is for illustrative purposes only.

Amazing Gourmet

At Ogoto Onsen, located on the bank of Lake Biwa, you can feast on local dishes made with natural ingredients harvested from the lake.

Experience the taste of Omi beef, one of the three types of major wagyu beef, melt in the mouth as steak, or in a shabu-shabu hot pot. Biwa trout, ayu fish, and funazushi have long since been traditional dishes, and the delicious taste of which are offered at Ogoto Onsen.

In winter, dine on rich, healthy duck dishes. Be sure to try Omi rice cultivated in fertile soil and clear water of Lake Biwa, and local sake of Ogoto Onsen. Contact each ryokan directly for information regarding the wonderful dishes that they offer.

  • Kaiseki cuisine(Tea-ceremony dishes) 'KIYOMOTO' english menu available
  • Ogoto Hot Springs Tourist Park cafe 'cotocotocotton' Bowl of rice with Oumi Beef

※The photo is for illustrative purposes only.

Amazing Sightseen

おごと温泉・美観の湯
おごと温泉・美観の湯

Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto, and Enryaku temple on Mt. Hiei can be reached by car in 20 to 30 minutes from Ogoto Onsen. Impressive Japanese culture dating 1200 years can be enjoyed.

Located approximately 10 minutes way by car, the old townscape traditional of Shiga prefecture has been preserved in Sakamoto. Ukimido, which appears to be floating on Lake Biwa, is a place of beautiful scenery, and is one of the Eight Views of Omi. Enjoy the greatest tourist sites of Shiga prefecture including Omihachiman and Nagahama, which were castle towns during the Azuchi-Momoyama period.

おごと温泉・美観の湯
おごと温泉・美観の湯

Accomodations of Ogoto Onsen

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pubdivc big bathPubric Hot Spring
Wi-FiFree Wi-Fi
gift shopMassage and Esthetic
gift shopGift shop

※Reservations can be made via each reservation site. JAPANICAN.com BOOKING.com EXPEDIA.com AGODA.com

Access to Ogoto Onsen

Thank you for browsing the Web site of the Ogoto Onsens Tourist Association.
Ogoto Onsen lies 20 minutes by car or JR train from Kyoto Station.

Feel free to contact us at any time with any queries or unclear points regarding the access and transportation guide.

Ogoto Onsens Ryokan Cooperative
〒520-0101 1-2-17, Ogoto, Otsu city
TEL : 81+ 77-578-3750

Ogoto Onsens Tourist Association
〒520-0101 6-5-1, Ogoto, Otsu city
TEL : 81+ 77-578-1650

おごと温泉への交通ルート・アクセス案内

【By train】
Get off at JR Ogoto Onsen station

  • ※Take the regular (futsuu) train from JR Kosei line
  • ※Get off at the 5th stop from Kyoto station, ‘Ogoto Onsen station’.
  • ※After getting of the train at JR Ogoto Onsen station, please contact the ryokan concerned by phone, and we will come and pick you up at the station.
  • ※When returning home, we will drop you off at Ogoto Onsen station. Please inform the front desk of your ryokan.
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【By Car】
from Tokyo/Osaka/Kyoto

  • ※Exit the Meishin Expressway at ‘Kyoto Higashi IC’
  • ※When coming from Nagoya, exit the Shin Meishin at ‘Kyoto Higashi IC’
  • ※Follow the signs for the Meishin Expressway, Lake Biwa, and Mt. Hiei
  • ※Proceed leftwards in the direction of the Nishi Otsu Bypass/ National highway 161 for approximately 15 minutes.
  • ※Exit at Ogi-Ogoto IC and turn right
  • ※At the T intersection at Kita-Ogoto, turn right, and drive for approximately 2 minutes to reach Ogoto Onsen.
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