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Biwako Hanakaido

  • Shiga > Ogoto ・ Katada
  • Ogoto Onsen


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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Room types


Relux grade

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

Overall Rating(18 reviews)













Room Type4.2/5





Other Facilities4.1/5

Mr./Ms. T.M(Private)

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露天風呂付の部屋に宿泊しましたが 露天風呂の湯を自分で入れなくてはならず しかも 湯を貯めるのに時間が必要なのが不満でした そのほかは 食事を含め 良かったです

Although I stayed in a room with an outdoor bath, I had to put the hot water of the open-air bath myself and I was dissatisfied that I needed time to save the hot water Other than the meal was good

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Mr./Ms. Y.Y(31)

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この度は大変お世話になり、ありがとうございました。 1歳の子供が一緒だったのですが、スタッフの方みなさんがとても良くして下さったので、とても心地良く過ごすことごができました。 部屋からの景色も良く、また夕食・朝食ともに美味しく頂けました... Read more この度は大変お世話になり、ありがとうございました。 1歳の子供が一緒だったのですが、スタッフの方みなさんがとても良くして下さったので、とても心地良く過ごすことごができました。 部屋からの景色も良く、また夕食・朝食ともに美味しく頂けました。 何より子供や奥さんへの気配りが大変有り難かったです。 また滋賀に行くことがあれば利用させて頂きたく思います。 ありがとうございました。

Thank you very much for your kindness this time. I was with a 1 year old child, but the staff was very nice, so I was able to spend very comfortably. Scenery from the room was also good, and both dinner and breakfast were delicious. More than anything, attention to my wife and my wife was very difficult. If you have something to go to Shiga, I would like to use it. Thank you very much.

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Mr./Ms. H.K(47)

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初めて利用させて頂きましたが、部屋からの眺望もよく、廊下で会う度に皆さん優しく丁寧に声を掛けて下さり、とても気持ちよく過ごさせて頂きました。色々とお世話になり有難うございました。玄関の福寿草から、お部屋や館内の活け花に色んな植物を使っておら... Read more 初めて利用させて頂きましたが、部屋からの眺望もよく、廊下で会う度に皆さん優しく丁寧に声を掛けて下さり、とても気持ちよく過ごさせて頂きました。色々とお世話になり有難うございました。玄関の福寿草から、お部屋や館内の活け花に色んな植物を使っておられ、とても心が和みました。また違う季節に利用したいと思います。

Although I used it for the first time, the view from the room was also good, I gently and carefully spoken to everyone in the corridor and gave me a very pleasant feeling. Thank you very much for your kindness. From the entrance Fukujuku, various plants were used for living flowers in the rooms and the hall, and the mind got very relaxed. I also would like to use it for a different season.

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Accommodation name

Biwako Hanakaido


1-1-3, Ogoto [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 reservable 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

In Aromarera Koko, a certified aroma counselor creates an aroma ideal for the health and mind of each individual guest, creating a wholly unique aroma therapy treatment just for you.
※If you wish to make use of this service, we will provide more details, so please do not hesitate to ask.
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• Bathing tax (¥150) is not included.

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

1-1-3, Ogoto

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