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Keihan Railway Pass: Otsu Line

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Travel beyond Kyoto to the scenic shores of Lake Biwa, Japan's biggest freshwater lake with unlimited daily rides on the Keihan Railway Otsu Line.

Highlights

  • Get the Otsu Line Keihan Rail Pass and explore Otsu! This lakefront city is the perfect escape from the usual Kyoto-Osaka-Nara-Kobe route.

  • Why stick to one spot? With unlimited rides for a day, hop on and off between Kyoto and Lake Biwa anytime at your will.

  • Explore the area around Lake Biwa, home to numerous historic sites like Enryaku-ji Temple, a World Heritage Site on Mt. Hiei.

  • Redeeming your voucher is easy. Just visit the ticket counter and exchange it for a physical pass.

Inclusions

  • 1 day of unlimited train rides in the areas here

Exclusions

  • Keihan Main Line

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 30 Apr, 2025.

These tickets are valid until 30 Apr, 2025.

This Keihan Railway Otsu Line pass opens up more of Kansai, letting you explore much more than just the busy urban areas and the popular stops. The line runs along the shores of Lake Biwa – Japan's largest freshwater lake – and connects Kyoto to the lakefront city of Otsu. With unlimited rides, you can hop on and off whenever you want. Visit ancient temples like Mii-dera and Ishiyama-Dera, enjoy a scenic cable car ride, go hiking, try some water activities, or just relax by the lake. This pass is perfect for nature lovers and anyone looking for a slower, more relaxed travel experience, away from the typical tourist crowds.

What to bring

  • Bring all your travel documents: passport, visa, ID cards, etc.

Additional information

  • This pass is valid for non-Japanese passport holders.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display your mobile/print pass with a valid photo ID at the redemption point and exchange it for a physical pass at the following locations.

Ticket redemption points

Keihan-Yamashina Station

  • Opening hours: 05:00 am - 22:00 pm.

  • Address: Anshusajikicho, Yamashina Ward, Kyoto, 607-8012, Japan.

Get directions to the redemption point

Biwako-Hamaotsu Station

  • Opening hours: 05:00 am - 22:00 pm.

  • Address: 1-chōme-3 Hamaōtsu, Otsu, Shiga 520-0047, Japan.

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