Biwako Hanakaido
Biwako Hanakaido
Biwako Hanakaido
Biwako Hanakaido
Biwako Hanakaido
Biwako Hanakaido
Biwako Hanakaido
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4.5

Exceptional

100 reviews

100 reviews

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4.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Parking
Lowest price includes
Popular landmarks
Hiyoshi Taisha 3.3 km
Ukimido 3.5 km
Lake Biwa Bridge 5.1 km
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple 5.2 km
Omi Shrine 7.4 km
Otsu Service Area 10.4 km
Biwako Valley 11.8 km
Setano Karahashi 13.0 km
Ishiyamadera Temple 14.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Ogoto Onsen Kanko Park 180 m
Spa Resort Ogoto Agaryanse 440 m
Ogoto Shrine 660 m
Fukuryo-ji Temple 660 m
Ogotoonsen 880 m
Ogoto Dental Clinic 910 m
Jumyo-ji Temple 970 m
O'pal 1.2 km
Konami Clinic 1.8 km
Raigo-ji Temple 2.0 km

Biwako Hanakaido

1-1-3 Ogoto, Otsu-shi, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-0101 - View map
  • Bath

  • Bar

  • Gift/souvenir shop

  • Vending machine

  • Coffee shop

Facilities

Car park

Shuttle service

Free internet access

Coffee shop

Bar

Vending machine

Gift/souvenir shop

Shared acccessible toilet

Service4.9
Number of restaurants1
Location rating4.4

Rooms available at Biwako Hanakaido

Universal Twin Room *Non-smoking from Oct. 2019
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  • Room size: 36 m²
  • Lake
  • 2 single beds
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Special Room with Open-air Hot Spring Bath (Premium Floor)
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  • Room size: 96 m²
  • Lake
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Japanese/Western-style Room with Open-air Bath *Refurbished Oct. 2019
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  • Room size: 52 m²
  • Lake
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Special Room with Open-air Hot Spring Bath (Premium Floor)
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  • Room size: 20 m²
  • Lake
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Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²
  • Lake
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New Japanese-style Room *Refurbished Apr. 2019
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  • Room size: 15 m²
  • Lake
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Japanese/Western-style Room with Open-air Hot Spring Bath (Premium Floor)
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  • Room size: 63 m²
  • Lake
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Japanese/Western-style Room (2 Beds)
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  • Room size: 52 m²
  • Lake
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Japanese/Western-style Room (2 Beds)
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  • Room size: 25 m²
  • Lake
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Twin Room with Open-air Hot Spring Bath (Premium Floor)
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  • Room size: 41 m²
  • Lake
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Overall rating:

4.5

Exceptional
100 reviews
Location
4.4
Room comfort and quality
4.6
Service
4.9
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More about Biwako Hanakaido

More about Biwako Hanakaido

Located just a 20 minute train ride from Kyoto Station is Ogoto Onsen. This retro, natural hot springs ryokan is located near Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture. The lodging features cuisine prepared with local ingredients such as Omi beef and more, as well as aromatherapy which is popular among female guests.
Ogoto Onsen is said to have been opened about 1,200 years ago in the Heian Period by Saicho, founder of the Enryaku-ji Temple on Mt. Hiei. The ryokan has gender-segregated large communal baths and open-air baths, as well as private open-air baths which guests can use for an additional fee. In addition to the standard Japanese-style rooms, there are also guestrooms equipped with open-air baths. The open-air baths in the special guestrooms use natural hot spring water.

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Amenities and facilities

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Braille support in rooms and public spaces
  • Elevator for wheelchair
  • Gravel path at entrance
  • Handrails in stairs and hallways
  • In-room emergency alarm
  • In-room emergency alarm for hearing impaired
  • In-room toilet and bathtub with handrails
  • Shared acccessible toilet
  • Sign-language support at reception
  • Slope at entrance
  • Wheelchair
  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free internet access
  • Internet access – wireless

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Go game
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • Shogi

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Japanese cuisine
  • Vending machine

Swimming & soaking

  • Bath
  • Large indoor bath
  • Open-air bath (non-mixed)

Services and conveniences

  • Fax
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Reading room

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [indoor]
  • Car park [outdoor]
  • Complimentary shuttle service (reservation required)

Available in all rooms

  • Bath towel
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toilet
  • Toilet with bidet
  • Toothbrush
  • Towels
  • Yukata (Japanese pajamas)
Hot spring Information

Hot water type

  • Hot spring

Health benefits

  • Nerve pain/Rheumatism
  • Hemorrhoid aid
  • Illness recovery/Stress relief
  • Motor dysfunction aid
  • Articular pain aid
  • Muscle pain aid
  • Frozen shoulders aid
  • Digestive ailment aid
  • Neuralgia aid
  • Bruise aid
  • Sensitivity to cold aid

Spring quality

  • Simple hot spring
Hot spring on site

Indoor public bath (Mixed)

  • Capacity
    80 persons
  • Opening hours
    06:00~10:00 and 11:30~01:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    1
  • Bath style
    Japanese cypress

Indoor public bath (Mixed)

  • Capacity
    40 persons
  • Opening hours
    06:00~10:00 and 11:30~01:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    1
  • Bath style
    Japanese cypress

Open-air bath (Mixed)

  • Capacity
    7 persons
  • Opening hours
    06:00~10:00 (01/01~12/31)
  • Bath style
    Stone
  • View
    Garden

Open-air bath (Mixed)

  • Capacity
    10 persons
  • Opening hours
    06:00~10:00 (01/01~12/31)
  • Bath style
    Stone
  • View
    Garden
Location
1-1-3 Ogoto, Otsu-shi, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-0101
Excellent
Location

4.4

What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Hiyoshi Taisha
    3.3 km
  • Ukimido
    3.5 km
  • Lake Biwa Bridge
    5.1 km
  • Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
    5.2 km
  • Omi Shrine
    7.4 km
  • Otsu Service Area
    10.4 km
  • Biwako Valley
    11.8 km
  • Setano Karahashi
    13.0 km
  • Ishiyamadera Temple
    14.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Ogoto Onsen Kanko Park
    180 m
  • Spa Resort Ogoto Agaryanse
    440 m
  • Ogoto Shrine
    660 m
  • Fukuryo-ji Temple
    660 m
  • Ogotoonsen
    880 m
  • Ogoto Dental Clinic
    910 m
  • Jumyo-ji Temple
    970 m
  • O'pal
    1.2 km
  • Konami Clinic
    1.8 km
  • Raigo-ji Temple
    2.0 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies

Others

    Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from15:00
    • Check-out until11:00

    The property

    • Number of restaurants1
    • Opened in 1970
    • Most recent renovation2001

    Reviews of Biwako Hanakaido from verified guests

    4.5
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    5
    Exceptional
    Location4.4
    Room comfort and quality4.6
    Service4.9
    Access4.5
    High score for Otsu
    All guests (100)
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    4.5
    Mr. from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Couple

    Excellent”

    Great hospitality felt during the two days stay. Complimentary pick up between train station, some nearby tourist spot and hotel is big plus for guests. Newly refurbished Japanese style room. Air con wind a bit difficult to control and blowing direct to th

    Reviewed October 18, 2019

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    4.9
    Kelsey from United States
    Group

    Exceptional”

    We had the best time during our stay celebrating our honeymoon! The staff were so friendly, courteous and helpful from the moment we arrived at the train station (they have a free shuttle to pick you up) and throughout our entire stay. We opted for a room

    Reviewed May 17, 2019

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    5.0
    japan-honeymoon from United States
    Group

    Exceptional”

    What an incredible experience! Tranquil setting with beautiful views. We arrived and settled into the room, and quickly changes into the yukatas that they provided, using the instructions given. We were able to reserve the private hotsprings, and book a ma

    Reviewed April 22, 2019

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    3.9
    Genesis from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Couple

    Very good”

    The environment, onsen and service are all excellent! Definitely would like to stay longer if have chance.

    Reviewed January 13, 2019

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    4.4
    RCKNg from Singapore
    Group

    Excellent”

    Generally enjoyed our stay, and the special Kaiseki meals. Hot bath also enjoyed by all members of family.

    Reviewed December 09, 2018

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    3.7
    Stella from Singapore
    Group

    Very good”

    Typical Japanese style room but the western room that my friend stayed was terrible, there are spider web on the ceiling & the ventilation exhaust was full of dirt, as if the room was not cleaned for a long time. Outdoor hotspring was small. However have

    Reviewed November 13, 2018

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    4.9
    Stevie from United States
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Best Ryokan! The staff was very friendly and respectful to their guests. It's pretty expensive but I think it was worth the price. Reserved hotspring was the highlight!

    Reviewed October 20, 2018

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    5.0
    Elk from United States
    Group

    Exceptional”

    It was a beautiful place with a nice scenery and fresh air. The private traditional Japanese dinner was exquisite and definitely worth it! Loved their hospitality. It was a great place to experience wearing the yukata! I've only went to one of the two hot

    Reviewed October 06, 2018

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    4.9
    Dan from United States
    Group

    Exceptional”

    5 stars isn't even close to enough for how good the food was or how incredible the staff was. 15 out of 10.

    Reviewed April 18, 2018

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    4.9
    Ivan from Indonesia
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Good to have that classic and understanding services for a ryokan. This hotel is very good because of the services. All of the staff almost all can speak english. Its very rare, perhaps they have a english lesson every weekend idk.

    Reviewed March 11, 2018

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    4.0
    TeenyWahine from Canada
    Group

    Very good”

    The staff were very polite, friendly and helpful but the food was a huge disappointment. The dinner was mediocre, not at all what I would expect from a well known onsen resort- the cuisine did not taste fresh and the waitress was new so we were quite patie

    Reviewed December 13, 2017

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    4.9
    cheesysmiless from United States
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Download LINE app to make free phone call to request shuttle pick up from Ogoto Onsen station. Seamless check in made you feel very comfortable and at ease. No problems with language barrier as there are fluent English speaking service workers. Whole prope

    Reviewed November 18, 2017

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    5.0
    Fontaine from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    An absolutely beautiful ryokan in Shiga. When we arrived we realised why the hotel was rated so highly. We couldn’t agree more. The food was phenomenal and service first-class. Speaking to us in our own language and making sure we were comfortable and happ

    Reviewed November 15, 2017

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    5.0
    sam from United States
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    We had a fabulous stay. Relaxing, delicious, and beautiful. The service was incredibly attentive and the kaiseki was excellent.

    Reviewed October 30, 2017

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    4.5
    kong from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Group

    Excellent”

    Staff were friendly and courteous. Biwako Hanakaido is perfect for relaxing.

    Reviewed October 12, 2017

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    5.0
    Eddie from Canada
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Unforgettable experience. A perfect place to relax and recharge. There is nothing to do but to relax. Don't come here expecting to see a show or to be entertained. One dip into the hot springs will keep you coming back for more.

    Reviewed August 11, 2017

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    5.0
    rychun from United States
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Can't say enough good things about Biwako Hanakaido! The private and public onsen is amazing, food was great (best Omi beef shabu shabu I've had), service was very responsive. If anything, would probably forgo the in-room bath and just schedule a private

    Reviewed March 23, 2017

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    4.4
    knystrom from United States
    Group

    Excellent”

    Overall the experience was a bit too fancy for us (the staff are very attentive and accommodating, but too much for our tastes, and some of the dinner items were not to our liking). However, I would attribute this mostly to preference. On the plus side, th

    Reviewed October 15, 2016

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    5.0
    barbc from United States
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Staff were so helpful and friendly. We were definitely treated like valued guests. All of us had a wonderful stay. Rooms are very clean. Grounds are beautiful. They gave you kimonos to wear upon arrival, especially our girls were so excited. Meals were exc

    Reviewed August 02, 2016

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    5.0
    JanM from United States
    Group

    Exceptional”

    We had a great time. The staff was so nice and accommodating. Several members of the staff spoke English and went out of their way to help. I definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed July 24, 2016

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