O·tsu (ōʹtso͞o)
A city of southern Honshu, Japan, on the southern shore of Lake Biwa near Kyoto. It was an imperial seat in the second and seventh centuries A.D. Population: 268,583.

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      capital, Shiga ken (prefecture), southern Honshu, Japan, on the shore of Lake Biwa. A castle town established by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the 16th century, it is situated at the junction of ancient highways, including the Tōkaidō (Eastern Sea Highway). Ōtsu has long been a gateway to Kyōto and a centre of transportation. The city contains the Ishiyama-dera (Ishiyama Temple), associated with Murasaki Shikibu, author of the 11th-century novel Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji), one of the great classics of Japanese literature. Industries produce electrical appliances and textiles. Pop. (2005) 323,719.

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