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びわ湖花街道 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.

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Other Facilities4.1/5

Mr./Ms. M.A(Private)

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Premium Floor Japanese-Western Room + Open-Air Bath (5F)

リニューアルしたばかりで、とても綺麗でした。部屋でゆっくり過ごすことができ、部屋風呂も良かったです。 誕生日の記念に、と夕食の時に少し話をしたら、プレゼントもいただいて、嬉しかったです。 ありがとうございました。

It was just renewed and it was very beautiful. We could spend time in room slowly and room bath was good. When I talked a little at the dinner and to commemorate my birthday, I was glad to receive a present. Thank you very much.

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Mr./Ms. C.H(Private)

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3度目のおごと温泉は『びわ湖花街道』に過ごさせて頂きました。事前に工事中だと教われましたが、いざ泊めたら別に何の不便もありませんでした。従業員の皆様はとても親切かつ丁寧で、これほど全体的に過ごしやすいでした。朝食も、何の変哲も無い卵かけご飯... Read more 3度目のおごと温泉は『びわ湖花街道』に過ごさせて頂きました。事前に工事中だと教われましたが、いざ泊めたら別に何の不便もありませんでした。従業員の皆様はとても親切かつ丁寧で、これほど全体的に過ごしやすいでした。朝食も、何の変哲も無い卵かけご飯ですが、なぜかすっごく印象に残りました。そんなことができるお宿が、『びわ湖花街道』でした。

The third Ogoto Onsen was spent at Biwako Hanakaido. I was told that it was under construction in advance, but there was no inconvenience if I stayed. The employees were very kind and polite and it was so easy to spend overall. The breakfast was just like an egg over rice, but for some reason it was so impressive. The inn where you can do this was Biwako Hanakaido.

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Mr./Ms. K.M(54)

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Premium Floor Japanese-Western Room + Open-Air Bath (5F)

結婚記念日のお祝いの一つにと宿泊させて頂きました。夕飯時にはお赤飯、そして、支配人さんから、直接お祝いのお言葉と共に夫婦箸を頂きました。本当に有り難う御座いました。よい、記念となりました。 お部屋もリニューアルされたてのお部屋でお風呂も雄... Read more 結婚記念日のお祝いの一つにと宿泊させて頂きました。夕飯時にはお赤飯、そして、支配人さんから、直接お祝いのお言葉と共に夫婦箸を頂きました。本当に有り難う御座いました。よい、記念となりました。 お部屋もリニューアルされたてのお部屋でお風呂も雄琴温泉の良い泉質の温泉で何度でも気ままに入ることができて、温泉好きの主人は大変喜んでおりました。 夕飯も、個室処で良い雰囲気の中美味しく頂きましたが、私達の食べるスピードが早い方なのですが、待ち時間が一品一品出てくる間にあったことは、残念でした。そのあたりまで、配慮していただけたら、もっと良かったかと思います。 お部屋もリニューアルでとても雰囲気良くは作られていましたが、案内の方も言っておられましたが、お風呂側に小さくても洗面所があった方が良かったかと、そして、寝室からもお風呂へ行けるドアがあれば尚良かったかと思います。全国各地二人で寛げるお宿を色々行かせてもらうのを楽しみに過ごしています。また行きたいと思う宿に出逢えたら一番嬉しく、また、帰ってきたなと感じながら再訪するのが楽しいものです。

I stayed at one of the wedding anniversary celebrations. At dinner, red rice and a manager gave me a couple's chopsticks with congratulations. Thank you very much. It was a good commemoration. The room was also renewed, and the bath was a good quality hot spring from Okoto Onsen. The owner who loved the hot spring was very pleased. Even though the dinner was delicious in a good atmosphere in a private room, we were quicker to eat, but it was unfortunate that there was a waiting time while each dish was served. I think that it would have been better if you had taken into consideration until that point. The room was also renewed and made with a very good atmosphere, but the guide also said that it was better to have a toilet even if it was small on the bath side, and also from the bedroom I think it would have been better if there was a door to the bath. I'm looking forward to letting you go to various inns where you can relax in Japan. I'm most happy when I find the inn I want to go to again, and it's fun to revisit while feeling that I'm back.

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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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