Situated on the west side of Lake Biwa,
it is loved as the closest spa to Kyoto which lies at the bottom of Mt. Hieizan.
Sugatani Onsen, a famous old spa used for healing by Lord Oda Nobunaga’s younger sister Oichi, and was said to have been used by feudal warlords to heal wounds.
Taiko Onsen is the spa associated with Toyotomi Hideyoshi.