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Biwako Hanakaido

Biwako Hanakaido / Shiga Ogoto・Katada 61


A 20 minute train ride from Kyoto, Lake Biwa Hanakaido is situated on the western bank of Lake Biwa on the same hill as Ogoto hot spring. The atmosphere of the place is one of romance from the Taisho era. 

The morning sun causes the surface of Lake Biwa to sparkle and offers a spectacular view from the rooms. There is artwork made from seasonal plants to greet guests, along with staff whose hospitality and warmth are welcoming to all. 

The central garden and entrance are filled with nature, allowing guests to feel the change of season and calm their minds and hearts.

Being quite particular about using locally grown ingredients, the kaiseki banquet our chef prepares with fresh ingredients from our local town, Omi, has many dishes that bring out the richness and flavours of our local area; Shiga and Lake Biwa.

It is said that the Ogoto hot spring was opened 1200 years ago during the Heian period, by Kaiso Saicho (Dengyo Daishi) of Enryaku temple on Mt. Hiei. 

Nearby there are world heritage sites such as Enryaku temple on Mt. Hiei. On par with Enryaku temple are historical sites connected to Tiantai head temple such as Mitsui temple and Saikyo temple. As a hot spring inn with a harbor, we are fortunate in our location.

Lake Biwa Hanakaidou is a hotel which forms bonds. We connect people to people, people to nature, people to history, people to the area. We would like to continue being a platform to create these bonds.      
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Accommodations that represent their respective prefectures and that are worth visiting when you are in the area.

Overall Rating(28 reviews)


















Other Facilities4.1/5

Mr./Ms. N,S(48)

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Select Date:2019-04-09

加湿器借りて、その後充電器と2回部屋まで来ていただきありがとうございます、娘の発熱に朝食時で忙しいのにもかかわらず、冷えピタをもってきて頂きありがとうございました。外人のスタッフの方も一生懸命で伝わってきました。たまに日本語がおかしくて笑い... Read more 加湿器借りて、その後充電器と2回部屋まで来ていただきありがとうございます、娘の発熱に朝食時で忙しいのにもかかわらず、冷えピタをもってきて頂きありがとうございました。外人のスタッフの方も一生懸命で伝わってきました。たまに日本語がおかしくて笑いそうになりすみません。でも楽しかったしまたいきますね。

Thank you for borrowing the humidifier and then coming to the room twice with the charger, and despite being busy at breakfast with your daughter's fever, thank you for bringing me cold pita. The staff of the foreigners have also been working hard. I'm sorry that I sometimes laugh at laughing at Japanese. But it was fun and I will go back.

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Mr./Ms. Y.O(50)

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Select Date:2019-03-21

チェクアウトが少し遅れたので、追加料金を払うつもりでいましたが、料金は追加されなかったのですが、顔色がとても怒っているのが伝わりました。 お部屋に担当で付いてくれた中居さんは、とても感じたの良い女の子で会話もたのしかったです。

I was going to pay an extra charge because the checkout was delayed a little, but the charge was not added, but I was told that the complexion was very angry. Nakai-san, who was in charge of the room, was a good girl who felt very good and it was fun to talk.

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Mr./Ms. K.F(52)

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Select Date:2018-09-05

部屋の床、特にソファーテーブルの辺りがシミだらけで歩くのも嫌なほど汚く見るのも嫌なくらい気持ち悪いのでバスタオルで隠して過ごしました。 改善お願いします。 そのせいで嫌な気分になっていたのですが食事がおいしい! 夕食朝食共にとにかく美... Read more 部屋の床、特にソファーテーブルの辺りがシミだらけで歩くのも嫌なほど汚く見るのも嫌なくらい気持ち悪いのでバスタオルで隠して過ごしました。 改善お願いします。 そのせいで嫌な気分になっていたのですが食事がおいしい! 夕食朝食共にとにかく美味しかったです。基本の懐石だったのであまり期待もしてなかったのですが全てが凝っており本当に美味しかったです。 料理長さんの経歴を拝見したのですが納得しました。あと、館内のお蕎麦屋さんもとても美味しく経営されてるご夫婦もとても素敵でした。 食事は本当に素晴らしい旅館だと思います。

The floor of the room, especially the sofa table was walking with lots of spots, and it was disgustingly dirty to see it, but I hated it with a bath towel so I feel bad. Please improve. I was feeling bad because of that, but the meal is delicious! Dinner Both breakfast was delicious anyhow. Because it was a basic kaiseki, I did not expect too much, but everything was tasty and it was really delicious. I saw the chef's career but I was satisfied. Also, the couple who are also very deliciously managed by the soba shop inside the hall was very nice. I think that the meal is really a wonderful inn.

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Biwako Hanakaido


Ogoto 1-3-1, Shiga, Otsu, Japan [View map]

check-in / check-out time

14:00 / 11:00

CI/CO time may be different depending on plan.

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Number of guest rooms

43 room(s)


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The hotel has 2 large public baths and 3 open-air baths. Enjoy the historic waters of Kokoku to your heart's content.

~The history of Ogoto Hot Springs~
Approximately 1,200 years ago during the Heian Period, Saicho (the Dengyo Daishi), the founder of Mt. Hiei's Enryaku Temple, is said to have also founded Ogoto Hot Springs. The water is alkaline and is effective against nerve pain and fatigue as well as chills and has a beautification effect that is especially gentle to women. We invite you to spend a time of ease in these historic waters along with the sweet scent of the trees.

■ About the reservation capable private open-air bath
Can be used by up to 3 to 4 people at once. There is also a room with its own open-air bath, so please feel free to make use of that as well.
*We do not accept reservations in advance, so please make your request at the front desk at check-in.

Cost: 2,500 yen / 50 minutes (tax not included)
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Other facility information

On Lake Aroma Lira, a qualified counselor prepares aroma according to the state of health and mental condition of each customer and performs only one aromatherapy treatment in the world.
*If you wish, we will give you detailed information, so please contact us.
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Renovation Notice:

The hotel will renovate from January 2019.
For areas outside the construction scope, you can stay as usual during the period.
Construction period: January 15 (Tuesday) 2019 to the end of September 2019
Construction time: 9 am - 5 pm (construction with sound comes out from 10 am to 3 pm)
* It may be changed depending on the progress of the construction
Biwako Flower Highway Route Booking Section 0120-051041

~ Accommodation that is safe with baby ~
I need something to prepare for my trip with my baby. We are preparing items that can be borrowed for free on Biwako Flower Road.
(Toys, children's chairs, dishes for children, white rice and laver are also available free of charge, baby beds, Kuhan, diaper pails and toilet wipes etc.)
*Because there are limited numbers, please let us know at the time of reservation if there is hope.
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• Bathing tax (¥150) is not included.

We ask you to be certain to contact us in advance.

About non-smoking rooms:
【Japanese Style 8 Tatami】 【Japanese Style 10 Tatami】 【Japanese-style Room】
【Japanese style room 10 tatami + next round 4.5 tatami mattress with open-air bath】
Both of <Smoking room> <Non smoking room> can be prepared for the above four types of room types.
If you prefer a non-smoking room, please fill in the request column of the reservation form.
If not requested you may be placed in a smoking room.
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  • Bath tax
  • Children allowed
  • Room service
  • Transportation service
  • Parking area
  • Hot spring
  • Fresh hot spring
  • Room with outdoor spa
  • Public spa
  • Private spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Esthe/Spa facility
  • Fitness facility
  • Barrier free
  • 5 min walk from station
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast in room
  • Dinner in room
  • Open air bath
  • Night view
  • Ocean view
  • Cottage
  • Coupon

The accommodation features are general descriptions of the facility. The amenities and breadth of service will differ between each accommodation. For details, please confirm directly with the accommodation.


Access by public transportation.

【From Tokyo】
Tokyo Station-[JR Shinkansen Nozomi]-Kyoto Station-[Kosei Line]-Ogoto Onsen Station (approx. 2hours 40minutes)  

【From Kansai area】
・Osaka Station-[Kosei Line direct or new rapid]-Kyoto Station (pass)-[Kosei Line new rapid]-Hieizan Sakamoto Station (approx. 1 hour) 
・Osaka Station-[new rapid to Maibara]-Kyoto Station-[Kosei Line]-Ogoto Onsen Station (approx. 1 hour)  

We offer a shuttle bus to pick you up from JR Ogoto Onsen Station (approx. 5min) or JR Hieizan Sakamoto Station (approx. 15min). Please contact us from either station, and we will go to receive you. Furthermore, if you inform us beforehand of your train details, we will be available to receive you in a more timely manner.

Access (supplemental)

[From Kyoto/Osaka]
Meishin Expressway -> Kyoto-Higashi Interchange -> Nishi Otsu Highpass -> Ogiogoto Interchange -> Lake Biwa Hanakaido

[From Nagoya]
Meishin Expressway -> Otsu Interchange -> National Route 161 -> Lake Biwa Hanakaido

*Special Information
Hotel has parking space for 47 cars available.

Ogoto 1-3-1, Shiga, Otsu, Japan

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