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Japan is an island country in East Asia. It is located in the Pacific Ocean it lies to the east of China, Korea, and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. Its capital and largest city is Tokyo. It has the world's 10th largest population. It is world's largest international creditor and is the sixth largest exporter and importer and is a member of the United Nations. And it is a leading nation in the fields of scientific research, technology, machinery, and medical research with the world's third largest budget for research and development.
Otsu is the capital city of Shiga, Japan. Shiga Prefecture is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Otsu. As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 324,497 inhabitants and a density of 867.50 persons per square kilometers. The total area is 374.06 square kilometers.
The city was founded on October 1, 1898. Prior to the existence of a settlement called Otsu, the location was known as Awazu, is one of the battles of the 12th century Genpei War occurred there. Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan, is in the center of the prefecture. The festival includes Otsu-Festival, Sanno-Festival, Senko-Festival, Lake Biwa Summer Festival.

Otsu is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Japan worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Japan.

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