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琵琶湖ホテル Biwako Hotel

Resort Go To トラベル対象
Biwako Hotel / Shiga Otsu 173

Countermeasures for COVID-19

  • Hand sanitizer provided
    Hand sanitizer provided
  • Disinfection
  • Ventilation
  • Ensure Social Distancing
    Ensure Social Distancing
  • Guidelines for employees
    Guidelines for employees
  • Guidelines for guests
    Guidelines for guests

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(Notice of changes due to new coronavirus)

Although the hotel is taking measures against new coronavirus infections, etc., as a measure to further prevent the spread of infection, the buffet restaurant will be closed from Tuesday, March 5, 2020, free from JR Otsu Station. The shuttle bus will be canceled.

Also, the opening hours of the large hot spring baths will be changed from 14:00 to 22:00 and 6:00 to 10:00 for the time being.

A lake resort only 10 minutes away from Kyoto has fascinated many people by the great sight: Bright mornings that bathe the guests with gentle light and a fantastic orange sunset tenderly embrace you. 

The newly renovated guest rooms feature rooms with blue resort-like spaces and others shining the atmosphere and the souls of the guests. The view of Lake Biwa greets anyone who enters, allowing guests to have a relaxing time and feel like becoming one with nature.

The best part of Biwako Hotel is to enjoy natural hot springs on the lakeside on top of the exquisite hotel experience.

Dishes decorated with ingredients found and harvested in the local woodlands can only be appreciated in modern times.
A dish such as this is only possible by those who love the land of Shiga and understand and appreciate the history of the hotel.

Biwako Hotel was established as a resort hotel at Otsu in 1934 becoming famous for its beautiful scenery next to the waterside.

The hotel welcomes guests with its beautiful scenery, cozy breeze, seafood from the rich lake, and the care of respecting the tradition and history.

This is the place to feel relaxed and comfortable anytime!      
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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 Facilities4.2/5

Mr./Ms. K.M(50)

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Luxury Floor 'Aqua' Twin

主人と利用させて頂きました。 日が落ちてからの到着でしたので窓からの琵琶湖はちょっとした夜景を楽しめました。 このような時期で色々不安もありましたが、対策を取られていたので安心しました。 朝食後、チェックアウト前に琵琶湖の周りを散... Read more 主人と利用させて頂きました。 日が落ちてからの到着でしたので窓からの琵琶湖はちょっとした夜景を楽しめました。 このような時期で色々不安もありましたが、対策を取られていたので安心しました。 朝食後、チェックアウト前に琵琶湖の周りを散歩しましたが、天気にも恵まれ気持ち良かったです。 次は明るいうちに到着して、今回行けなかった公園に行きたいと主人と話しました。 またステキな思い出が増えました! ありがとうございました。

I used it with my husband. Since we arrived after the sun had set, we could enjoy a little night view of Lake Biwa from the window. I was worried about various things at this time, but I was relieved because the measures were taken. After breakfast, I took a walk around Lake Biwa before check-out, and it was nice and blessed with the weather. Next time I arrived in the bright light and told my husband that I wanted to go to the park I couldn't go to this time. In addition, wonderful memories have increased! Thank you very much.

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Mr./Ms. S.S(36)

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Deluxe Floor "Lumina" Twin

眺望も最高で、とても快適な3日間でした。 ホテル内のイタリアンレストランでテイクアウトしたピザもとても美味しかったです。また是非伺いたいです。

The view was great and it was a very comfortable 3 days. The pizza taken out at the Italian restaurant in the hotel was also very delicious. I would love to visit you again.

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Mr./Ms. M.K.(50)

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Superior Floor 'Natura' Twin


Good view

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Biwako Hotel


2-40 Hama cho, Ootsu city, Shiga pref. [View map]

check-in / check-out time

15:00 / 12:00

CI/CO time may be different depending on plan.

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Number of guest rooms

175 room(s)


Italian cuisine by Italian chefs. Enjoy while gazing at Lake Biwa.

・Dining room Sai
French cuisine using rice and vegetables produced in Satoyama, hand-picked Japanese beef, seafood directly from Sakai Harbor, and added Japanese taste. Please use chopsticks and relax.

・Teppanyakji Oomi
Our professional chef grills rich Japanese beef, Oomi beef, fresh seafood, and vegetables by the counter bar. A la carte dish, World wine, and Shiga Local Sake are available.

・BAR Momoyama
Please enjoy a time with a glass of various original cocktails or vintages made by our bartender with standard Jazz.  

In addition, RESTAURANT THE GARDEN and Japanese restaurant Oomi are available. Please enjoy the taste of Shiga.
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In addition to the bath in your room, you can enjoy a natural hot spring public bath, ‘Ruri no yu’, with the lake. Please enjoy the healing and luxury bath time while watching the red sky in the morning and the stars above expansive Lake Biwa at night.

[Bath time]
6:00 a.m.~10:00 a.m./2:00 p.m.~midnight
※The hours may change due to maintenance. You can wear the slippers and Yukata to go to a public spa on the 4F from facilities, rooms, and Japanese dining area on the 5F. The public space, which is the floors under the 3F, cannot be entered.
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Other facility information

Please contact the hotels/ryokans directly for more details.
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Children from 0 to 4 years can co-sleep. (co-sleeping and baby beds are free.)
The outdoor pool is only operational during summer.
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・The fee does not include a hot spring tax(150 yen).
Guests who do not contact us on the day of their stay by 8:00pm (in case the scheduled arrival time is specified beforehand, the time at which 2 hours have elapsed) we will deem it as a cancellation.
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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.

(Those coming from other prefectures to JR Otsu station on each JR line)

About 2 hours and 50 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen / conventional line
About 55 minutes from Nagoya by Shinkansen / conventional line
About 2 hours 30 minutes from Kanazawa by using a conventional line
About 2 hours 30 minutes from Hiroshima by Shinkansen / conventional line

It is about a 10-minute walk from JR Otsu Station to the hotel.

(Those coming from Kinki area by JR)

From JR Osaka Station, JR Biwako Line Otsu Station (39 minutes new rapid)
From JR Sannomiya station, JR Biwako line Otsu station (new rapid train 60 minutes)
From JR Kyoto Station, JR Biwako Line Otsu Station (9 minutes)

It is about a 5-minute walk from Keihan Biwakohama Otsu Station to the hotel.

2-40 Hama cho, Ootsu city, Shiga pref.

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