Kansai Airport and Kusatsu City Private Transfer SERVICE AREA
- All towns in Kusatsu city
Kusatsu City (草津市) is a city located in the southeastern part of Shiga Prefecture, with a population of approximately 140,000 residents. Historically, it was a significant junction and merging point of the Tokaido and Nakasendo highways, prospering as the post town of Kusatsu. The Yabase area, which developed as a port town on the shores of Lake Biwa, is considered one of the “Eight Views of Omi” and has been depicted in ukiyo-e prints by the artist Utagawa Hiroshige. Today, it has been developed into the Yabase Kaibo Island Park, featuring facilities such as campgrounds and pools.
Kusatsu City is also home to campuses of private universities and actively promotes community activities aimed at showcasing the region’s charm, such as the “Biwako University Regional Exchange Festival.” With the development of transportation networks like railways and roads during the Meiji period, Kusatsu saw the establishment of many companies and factories, becoming the second-most populous city in the prefecture, following the prefectural capital, Otsu City. The city is served by the JR Tokaido Main Line (Biwako Line) and major roadways like the Meishin Expressway and National Route 1. Additionally, there are local bus services and the city-operated community bus “Mame Bus” that connects various parts of the city.