Not too far from the station, the view of the castle is lovely. The onsen are very nice with a great view of the castle, the rooms here are very small, I am used to Japanese room sizes but these were tight even for me. The breakfast buffet is huge and tasty, do note that the annex they put you in, when the breakfast room is full, is not as comfortable, so come early. They sell the Biwako Ebi Shoyu Pie in the gift shop - very nice and a perfect gift. They also sell a flatpack paper model of the castle for self assembly, also makes a nice gift.