Japanese izakaya bars provide cheap sake and light meals, as well as allowing an exciting glimpse of Japanese culture. Take your chance to enjoy the nightlife in Shiga.
A stylish izakaya where you can enjoy a charcoal grilled menu, including yakitori skewers made with local chicken.
Address: 2-6-18 Bamba, Otsu City, Shiga
Access: 3 min. on foot walk from Zeze Station on the JR Biwako Line or Keihan-zeze Station on the Keihan Keishin Line.
Omi Umaimon Seisakusho
Serves local sake alongside food prepared mainly with local ingredients, such as Hiei yuba (tofu skin).
Address: Ueda Building 1F, 1-3-3 Bamba, Otsu City
Access: 4 min. on foot from Zeze Station on the JR Biwako Line or Keihan-zeze Station on the Keihan Keishin Line.
An izakaya where you are welcome even for a single drink, and that also holds live jazz performances. The owner has a wide knowledge of sake, meaning this is the best place to learn about the alcohol Shiga has to offer.
Address: 1-8-16 Chuo, Otsu
Access: 4 min. on foot from Hamaotsu Station on the Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line.