Ōtsu (大津)  is the capital of Shiga prefecture.
- Gichu-ji Temple (義仲寺). The burial place of famed haiku poet Matsuo Basho, of Narrow Road to the Deep North fame. The temple is 300m away from JR Zeze Station (膳所駅), one stop from Otsu on the JR Tokaido Line.
- Enryakuji Temple, ☎ 077-578-0001. The head temple of Tendai Buddhism and a World Heritage Site located atop Mount Hiei.
- Ishiyamadera Temple.
- Miidera Temple.
- Hiyoshi Taisha.
- Kanekichi, . Local Omi beef specialist.
- Matsukiya, . Local Omi beef specialist.