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びわ湖花街道 Biwako Hanakaido

Ryokan/Inn Go To トラベル対象
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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Relux grade

Accommodations that represent their respective prefectures and that are worth visiting when you are in the area.

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Other Facilities4.1/5

Mr./Ms. K.K(53)

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Japanese-Western Room + Open-Air Bath

琵琶湖の眺めが良くて、清掃も行き届いた部屋でした。 部屋露天風呂付きでしたが、ひのきのかおりが良かったです。 大浴場も快適でした。 翌日の比叡山へのアクセスや観光ポイントを親切に教えてくださったフロントの方、とても助かりました。 ... Read more 琵琶湖の眺めが良くて、清掃も行き届いた部屋でした。 部屋露天風呂付きでしたが、ひのきのかおりが良かったです。 大浴場も快適でした。 翌日の比叡山へのアクセスや観光ポイントを親切に教えてくださったフロントの方、とても助かりました。 あたたかい心遣いを感じるお宿に出会え、嬉しいです。また利用したいと思います。

The room had a good view of Lake Biwa and was well cleaned. The room had an open-air bath, but the cypress scent was good. The large communal bath was also comfortable. The front desk who kindly told me the access to Mt. Hiei and the sightseeing points the next day was very helpful. I am happy to meet an inn that feels warm and considerate. I want to use it again.

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Mr./Ms. E.I(Private)

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Japanese-Western Room

2日間、いい時間を過ごすことができました。特に夕食のバリエーションが豊富で、なかでも「杉谷茄子と合鴨ロース」の美味しさには感動しました。 また、冬場の料理が楽しみです。 お世話になりました。

I had a good time for two days. Especially the variety of dinners was abundant, and I was particularly impressed by the deliciousness of "Sugitani eggplant and Aigamo roast." I also look forward to winter food. thank you for helping me.

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Mr./Ms. M.H(53)

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Japanese Room

8畳の和室に泊まりました。泊まる前は、ちょっと狭いかな?と思いましたが、狭さを感じさせない快適さで気持ちよく過ごせました。リニューアルされた部屋はとてもキレイで、琵琶湖を見ることも出来、ゆっくりのんびり過ごせました。ホテルの方は皆さんとても... Read more 8畳の和室に泊まりました。泊まる前は、ちょっと狭いかな?と思いましたが、狭さを感じさせない快適さで気持ちよく過ごせました。リニューアルされた部屋はとてもキレイで、琵琶湖を見ることも出来、ゆっくりのんびり過ごせました。ホテルの方は皆さんとても親切で、すごく良かったです。以前、宿泊した事があるのですが、前よりも好印象を持ちました。常宿にしたい旅館です。ありがとうございました。

I stayed in an 8-tatami Japanese-style room. Is it a bit small before I stay? I thought, but I was able to spend comfortably with comfort that does not make me feel narrow. The renewed room was very beautiful, and I could see Lake Biwa, so I could spend a leisurely time. The people at the hotel were all very kind and very nice. I have stayed there before, but I had a better impression than before. It is a ryokan that you want to make a regular hotel. Thank you very much.

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Biwako Hanakaido


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

check-in / check-out time

15:00 / 11:00

CI/CO time may be different depending on plan.

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Number of guest rooms

43 room(s)


Hanamikura is a restaurant that opened in December 2019 with the renewal of the entire hotel.

You can enjoy a relaxing meal in a spacious space.
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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

Carefully hand-rubbing relaxation "unraveling place"
How about a relaxing time after taking a bath?
Experienced practitioners prepare the best refresh time. Please enjoy the feeling of dreaming.
We offer a variety of courses, hand massage, foot massage, etc. in various types and times.

Relaxation spa "SPA ALEX HANAKAIDO"
All-hand treatments tailored to the needs and physical condition of each guest will provide "healing" to soothe the body and mind.
How about a blissful experience in the finest healing space?
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An inn where you can stay with your baby safely:

Traveling with a baby is something you need to prepare. At Biwako Hanakaido, we have items that you can rent for free.

(Toys, children's chairs, tableware for children, white rice and seaweed are also provided free of charge, cribs, diaper pail, and wipes, etc.)

* As the number is limited, please let us know at the time of booking if you have any requests.
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Bath tax (150 yen) is not included.
About smoking:

All rooms are non-smoking.
Smokers should use the smoking space in the lobby area on the 1st floor.
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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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