琵琶湖ホテル Biwako Hotel
- Shiga > Otsu
- Ruri Onsen
Countermeasures for COVID-19
Hand sanitizer provided
Ensure Social Distancing
Guidelines for employees
Guidelines for guests
Countermeasures for COVID-19
- Hand sanitizer provided
- Hand sanitizers are placed in all guest rooms
- Hand sanitizers are available in public areas
- High contact points (door handles, remote controls, tables, etc) in guest rooms are sanitized during room cleaning.
- High contact areas in publice spaces (elevator buttons, handrails, etc) are disinfected and maintained frequently.
- Guest rooms are ventilated before and after each guest use.
- Public areas are ventilated frequently.
- Ensure Social Distancing
- Social distancing is ensured by installing physical barriers, such as clear plastic sneeze guards.
- Social distancing is ensured by changing restaurant layout or installing partition.
- Buffect style service is replaced by set menu at dining areas.
- Dining options in room or private dining room available.
- Capacity is limited in public bath areas.
- Guidelines for employees
- Our staff conduct hand washing, gargling, and face mask application.
- Our staff undergoes daily health check.
- Guidelines for guests
- Wearing a face mask, hand washing, and gargling is required.
- To ensure safety of all guests and emplyees, please kindly be advised that guests who failed temperature checks may not be allowed to enter and stay at the property.
Notice from the hotel
We ask for your cooperation in temperature measurement and disinfection when visiting the facility so that our customers can use this facility with peace of mind. If the temperature measurement result is 37.5 degrees or higher, you may not be able to use it. Check the health status of guests At the time of check-in, we will fill out a health condition agreement and confirm your travel history and transit points until you arrive at the hotel. If you have a fever, are not feeling well, or have been in contact with a new coronavirus-affected person, we kindly ask you to refrain from visiting us. If you feel that you are not feeling well, please notify the staff member near you. We do not accept cash as much as possible at the time of payment. We appreciate your cooperation in cashless payment.
(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.
Overall Rating(96 reviews)
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.
Number of guest rooms
・Belago 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.Read moreClose
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.Read moreClose
Other facility information
Please contact the hotels/ryokans directly for more details.Read moreClose
Children from 0 to 4 years can co-sleep. (co-sleeping and baby beds are free.) The outdoor pool is only operational during summer.Read moreClose
・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.Read moreClose
- 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
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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