Local Attractions & Sightseeing

Explore the distinguished neighboring area. Great places that you can easily access from the hotel.
Information for tourists who would like to start the journey of discovery, and for business person who would like to take advantage of your extra time.

Kibogaoka Bunka Park
10 minutes by car
You can take the bus from the JR Yasu Station (south exit).

One of the largest multi leisure facility in Shiga.Various facilities including park, athletic facility, sports ground, etc.

Open
: 9:00 to 17:00
Close
: Monday (The following day, if Monday falls on a holiday) & December 28 to January 4
Address
: 978 Kitazakura, Yasu-city
Phone
: 077-588-3251
Admission
: Free
Parking
: 500 yen (car) / 200 yen (motor cycle)
Kibogaoka Bunka Park
Yasu City Gymnasium
10 minutes by car
You can take the bus from the JR Yasu Station (south exit).

Great place to enjoy sports.Facilities includes large and small arena, Judo and Kendo training hall, etc. Various events are held throughout the year.

Open
: 9:00 to 20:00 (9:00 to 17:00 on holidays)
Close
: Monday (Except holidays and substitute holidays) & Year-end and New Year Holidays
Address
: 1339 Tobakou, Yasu-city
Phone
: 077-587-3477
Parking
: Free
Yasu City Gymnasium
Mikami Shrine
10 minutes by car
You can take the bus from the JR Yasu Station (south exit).

Mikami Shrine is located at the top of Mikami (Omi-Fuji) Mt., the symbol of Yasu.The main shrine is designated as a national treasure, and front shrine and gate is designated as a national important cultural property.

Address
: 838 Mikami, Yasu-city
Phone
: 077-587-0383
Parking
: Free
Mikami Shrine
Ayuya-no-sato
15 minutes by car
You can take the bus from the JR Yasu Station (south exit).

Ayu-ya is known for Tsukudani foods, a product of fish boiled in soy sauce. You can purchase, taste, take factory tour and visit gallery there.You can also enjoy the great view of Biwa Lake and Hira Mt. sights from the restaurant.

Open
: 9:00 to 17:00
Close
: New Years Day, 3 days at the end of January
Address
: 4187 Yoshikawa, Yasu-city
Phone
: 077-589-3999
Parking
: Free Parking lot (bus): 50  Parking lot (car): 250
Ayuya-no-sato
Umemoto Shinise (Minamiguchi/South Exit Shop), Japanese sweets
5 minutes walk

Established in 1885.Taste varieties of Japanese sweets. "Taiko Monaka" is especially famous for its taste that has not changed from the opening.All hand made. Every type of sweets has its unique bean paste taste. Enjoy the difference.

Open
: 8:30 to 19:00
Close
: Tuesday
Address
: 2213-4 Koshinohara, Yasu-city
Phone
: 077-587-0068
Parking
: Not available
Umemoto Shinise (Minamiguchi/South Exit Shop), Japanese sweets
Omi-Fuji (Mikami) Mt.
8 minutes by car

You can take the bus from the JR Yasu Station (south exit).432 meters high. It is called Fuji Mt. of Omi because of its gently edged line.It is also called "Mukade (Centipede) Mt.", based on the legend of General "Tawaranotoda", a warlord who got rid of giant mukade (centipede) that surrounded 7 times around the mountain.

Address
: Mikami, Yasu-city
Parking
: At Mikami Shrine (free)
Admission
: Free Admission fee of 500 yen (adult) will be charged from September 23 to November 3. (Some parts of Mikami Mt., a designated place owned by Mikami Shrine,. will enter matsutake mushroom harvesting season).You can purchase matsutake mushroom at the Mikami Shrine.
Contact
: Yasu-city Tourism & Product Association
Phone
: 077-587-3710
Mitsui Outlet Mall, Shiga-ryuou
Omihachiman Himure Village
Taneya & Club Harie
20 minutes by car

Visit Japanese sweets shop "Taneya" and Western sweets shop "Club Harie" that is located inside of Taneyahachiman Shrine.You can enjoy seasonal sweets and food during lunch hours as well as the seasonal flowers and teas during afternoon tea hours.

Open
: 9:00 to 18:00(Lunch hours: 11:00 to 15:00 Last order / Afternoon tea hours: 9:00 to 17:00 last order)
Close
: No closing dates
Address
: Himure Village, Miyauchi-cho, Omihachiman-city
Phone
: 0748-33-4444 (Japanese sweets shop)
0748-33-3333 (Western sweets shop)
Parking
: Free
Omihachiman Himure Village / Taneya & Club Harie
Taneya Moriyamahariekan
10 minutes by car

Visit English-style countryside landscape.You can enjoy all-you-can-eat-cake at the tea room.Enjoy fresh-baked Baumkuchen and other sweets made specially by patisserie.

Open
: 9:00 to 19:00 (shop)
10:00 to 17:30 (tea room)
Close
: New Years Day
Address
: 3-19-15 Yoshimi, Moriyama-city
Phone
: 077-583-5111
Parking
: Free
Taneya Moriyamahariekan
Ryuou Golf Course
30 minutes by car

Unique landscape with ponds and lakes.Enjoy the fullest of eighteen holes of golf.

Close
: No closing dates
Address
: 1391 Yamanaka, Ryuou-cho, Gamo-gun
Phone
: 0748-58-2111
Parking
: Free
Ryuou Golf Course
Omi Country Club
30 minutes by car

Enjoy the golf course with small vertical interval. Rare flat golf course in Kansai area. You can also enjoy the great view of Omi-Fuji Mt. from the spacious fairway.

Open
: 9:00 to 18:00
Close
: Monday (except if it is holidays) & December 31 to January 1.
Address
: 1410 Bodaiji, Konan-city
Phone
: 0748-74-0121
Omi Country Club
Sagawa Museum
20 minutes by car

Explore the great works of Japanese famous artists, such as Hirayama Ikuo (Japanese-style painting), Sato Churyo (bronze sculpture), Raku Kichiemon XV (ceramic art) etc. You can also enjoy the scenic view of Hiei Mt., Hira Mt. and Biwa Lake from the museum.

Open
: 9:30 to 17:00 (Last entry by 16:30)
Close
: Monday (The following day, if Monday falls on a holiday) & ear-end and New Year Holidays
Address
: 2891 Kitagawa, Mizuho-cho, Moriyama-city
Phone
: 077-583-5111
Admission
: 1000 yen (Adult), 600 yen (High School & College Student), 300 yen (Elementary & Junior High Student) ※Special admission fee may apply for special collection.
Sagawa Museum
Mitsui Outlet Mall, Shiga-ryuou
30 minutes by bus from the JR Yasu station (south exit).

First outlet mall in Shiga.Enjoy spacious shopping area with 150 stores.It is 3rd largest outlet mall among Mitsui outlet malls.

Open
: 10:00 to 20:00 (store)
11:00 to 21:00 (restaurant)
10:30 to 21:00 (food court)
Close
: No closing dates
Address
: 1178-694 Yakushijisunayama, Ryuou-cho, Gamou-gun
Phone
: 0748-58-5031
Parking
: Free (5000 parking lots)
Mitsui Outlet Mall, Shiga-ryuou
Hikone Castle, National Treasure
60 minutes by car
15 minutes walk from JR Hikone station

Hikone Castle was built in 1603. Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of Tokugawa shogunate, planned it in order to remove Sawayama Castle.It is said that the castle was originally planned to be built in Isoyama, but was changed to Hikone when the plan was passed on to direct descendant. 20 years was spent to finish the construction.

Open
: 8:00 to 17:00
Address
: 1-1 Konki-cho, Hikone-city
Phone
: 0749-22-2742
Admission
: 600 yen (Adult), 200 yen (Elementary & Junior High Student) for Genkyuen & Hikone Castle 200 yen (Adult), 100 yen (Elementary & Junior High Student) for Genkyuen only
Parking
: Neighboring public parking
Hikone Castle, National Treasure
Nodaya Co. Ltd.
20 minutes by car

You can purchase the local food and Shiga souvenirs such as Ayu (sweet fish) of Biwa-Lake, domestic produced items, Kanroni and Tsudani foods, etc.You can also make your order at the hotel. Please contact the front desk for more information.

Open
: 8:30 to 17:00
Close
: Saturday, Sunday, National Holiday
Address
: 1360-3 Noda, Yasu-city
Phone
: 077-589-2778
Nodaya Co. Ltd.
Yasu Culture Hall & Yasu Culture Theatre
10 minutes walk

Concerts and plays are scheduled throughout the year.

Contact hours
: 9:00 to 16:30
Close
: Monday (The following day, if Monday falls on a holiday) & Year-end and New Year Holidays
Address
: 2142 Koshinohara, Yasu-city
Phone
: 077-587-1950
Parking
: Free
Yasu Culture Hall & Yasu Culture Theatre