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Biwako Hotel



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 embraces 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 lake side 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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Room types


Relux grade

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

Overall Rating(47 reviews)


















Other Facilities4.1/5

Mr./Ms. Y.N(56)

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Select Date:2019-03-21

急に思い立って、直前予約で伺いました。 外観だけ見た時にはお隣のレジャー施設と一体化している印象で少し残念に思いましたが、中に入ったら高級感があり、良い意味で裏切られました。 お部屋もきれいでアメニティも揃っており、フリーのドリンクも飲... Read more 急に思い立って、直前予約で伺いました。 外観だけ見た時にはお隣のレジャー施設と一体化している印象で少し残念に思いましたが、中に入ったら高級感があり、良い意味で裏切られました。 お部屋もきれいでアメニティも揃っており、フリーのドリンクも飲みきれないほど。 お天気には恵まれず、せっかくの眺望は今ひとつでしたが、接客も丁寧で飲食施設も充実しており、満足のいく滞在となりました。 残念だったのは、すぐ近くから出港するクルーズ船の割引券があることを事前に知らず、チェックイン前に利用してしまったこと。ホームページもチェックしていたのですが記載は見つけられず、ホテルのカウンターで知ってがっかりしました。 せっかくのサービスですし、もっとアピールしてもいいのではないでしょうか。 また、朝食は地元の食材をたくさん使用した和定食を美味しくいただきましたが、洋食ビュッフェも充実しているようなので、どちらか選べたらより満足度が高いのかもしれないと感じました。 次は、お天気のいい日に伺えたらと思います。ありがとうございました。

Suddenly thinking, I asked in the last booking. When I saw only the exterior, I felt a bit disappointed with the impression that it was integrated with the leisure facilities next door, but when I went inside there was a sense of luxury and it was betrayed in a good way. The rooms are clean and equipped with amenities, and you can not drink free drinks. We were not blessed with the weather, and we had a great view, but the service was polite and the food and beverage facilities were excellent, and we had a satisfying stay. It was disappointing that I had used it before check-in without knowing in advance that there is a discounted ticket for a cruise ship leaving from near by. I also checked the homepage, but I could not find the description, so I was disappointed at the hotel counter. It's a great service, and you may appeal more. Also, the breakfast was delicious with a Japanese set meal that used a lot of local ingredients, but I felt that the Western food buffet would be richer, so I might be more satisfied if I choose one. Next time, I hope that you will have a nice day. Thank you very much.

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Mr./Ms. N.W(60)

Total points:

Select Date:2019-03-19


We stayed for one person in a row for use as a resort hotel, but Wi-fi was hardly connected. Aqua's rooms and breakfast were very satisfactory and worth a couple of nights, but I would like Wi-fi environment to improve.

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Mr./Ms. N.N(34)

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Select Date:2019-03-16

予約の際にお誕生日や結婚記念日などで利用と記入する欄があったので、結婚記念日で利用することを記載しましたが、ケーキの用意しますか?とかがあったりするのかな?と思いましたが何もなく、それなら聞く必要はあったのかな?と少し疑問です。他はとても満... Read more 予約の際にお誕生日や結婚記念日などで利用と記入する欄があったので、結婚記念日で利用することを記載しましたが、ケーキの用意しますか?とかがあったりするのかな?と思いましたが何もなく、それなら聞く必要はあったのかな?と少し疑問です。他はとても満足だったので残念です。

As there was a column to use and fill in the date of use for birthdays and wedding anniversary etc when making a reservation, it stated that it would be used for wedding anniversary, but would you like to prepare a cake? Is there something to do? I thought, but there was nothing, then I had to ask? And a little doubt. It is a pity that the others were very happy.

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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

171 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.

[from other prefectures to JR Ootsu station by each JR Line]
from Tokyo:  Shinkansen, conventional line   (about 2 hours 50 min.)
from Nagoya:  Shinkansen, conventional line   (about 55 min.)
from Kanazawa:  conventional line   (about 2 hours 30 min.)
from Hiroshima:  Shinkansen, conventional line   (about 2 hours 30 min.)

Shuttle bus from JR Ootsu station is available only for the guests to Biwako Hotel.
(about 5min.   8:05am〜9:50pm  operating every 15 minute)
at Free Shuttle bus station

※All seated. If it is full please wait for the next bus.
※Traffic jam, delay, or disruption is possible.
※With rough weather the service may be unavailable.
※Without announcement the service may be unavailable.

About 10 min. from JR Ootsu station to our hotel on foot.

[from Kinki district to JR Ootsu station by each JR Line]
from JR Osaka sta. to JR Ootsu sta.   *JR Biwako Line  (39 min.  New express)
from JR Sannomiya sta. to JR Ootsu sta.   *JR Biwako Line  (60 min.  New express)
from JR Kyoto sta. to JR Ootsu sta.   *JR Biwako Line  (9 min.)

About 5 min. from Keihan Hama Ootsu station to our hotel on foot.

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

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