Matsunoura Swimming Area
Lake Biwa is a precious resource that supports people's lives and is known for its scenic beauty, but it is also a popular spot for swimming. The reason for this is that unlike the ocean, Lake Biwa is freshwater, so you can feel refreshed after swimming. There are no waves and the water is calm, so even children can swim without worry. If you look into the clear water, you can even see fish. It is a great place to relax and play in the water.
Otsu, the ancient capital of Japan, has nurtured a history of more than 1,300 years since its capital was established in the Asuka Period (592-710). As the outer port of Heian-kyo, Otsu became a strategic point for traffic on the lake and also prospered as a post town on the Tokaido highway. In the beautiful natural setting of the Hira and Hiei mountains and Lake Biwa, there are many temples and shrines that offer a taste of travel.