Otsu is the central city of Japan, the administrative center of Shiga Prefecture. Adjacent to Kyoto and connected to it by a single metro system.
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The area of the city is 464.10 km², the population is 341,763 people (July 1, 2014), the population density is 736.40 people / km². Administrative status Otsu received city status on October 1, 1898. Geography The city is located on the southern shore of Japan's largest lake - Lake Biwa, around which Shiga Prefecture is located. Religion The city is famous for the temple of Mii-dera of the Tendai Buddhist school.
The famous Shinto shrine of Hiyoshi-taisha is located in the city of Sakamoto as part of Otsu. Above the city is Mount Hiei with the Enryaku-ji temple of the Tendai Buddhist school.