Murasaki Shikibu is said to have written her famous "Genji Monogatari(the Story of Genji)" here in Ishiyamadera-temple. Stroll around Enryakuji-temple, one of the world heritage sites, and you'll enjoy its history and culture. Many fun events and cruises to enjoy.
The soba made by experienced chefs, from which Enryakuji-temple exclusively procures, is worth trying.
Otsu Festival: October 7/8
Biwako Otsu Tourist Center: Phone077-528-2772