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4.3

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Popular landmarks
Otsu Service Area 1.4 km
Omi Shrine 2.8 km
Setano Karahashi 5.5 km
Ishiyamadera Temple 6.5 km
Hiyoshi Taisha 6.8 km
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple 7.1 km
Ukimido 12.1 km
Lake Biwa Bridge 13.8 km
Biwako Valley 20.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Hamaotsu A-Qus 70 m
Otsu Lakeside Nagisa Park 120 m
Otsu City Former Otsu Hall 240 m
Lake Biwa-ko Cruise Michigan 290 m
Otsu Port 320 m
Shimanoseki Train Station 350 m
Gempuku-ji Temple 370 m
Otsu Betsuin Temple 390 m
Hamaotsu Train Station 410 m
Eijun-ji Temple 470 m
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Biwako Hotel

2-40 Hama-machi, Otsu-shi, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-0041 - View map
  • Bath

  • air conditioning

  • Currency conversion service

  • Bar

  • Laundry service

Service4.6
Number of restaurants5
Location rating4.3
Natura Twin Room (Superior Floor)
Twin room
Natura Twin Room (Superior Floor)
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  • 2 single beds
  • Room size: 40 m²
  • Mountain, Lake and Night
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
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Most booked

Special Price Plan

Check-in time: 15:00:00~23:30:00 / Check-out time: ~12:00:00
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  • Cancellation policy

A special price room plan exclusive to JAPANiCAN customers on a budget.
Due to the discounted rate, please understand that we cannot take requests for rooms (including views or size), meals, or dining locations.


Cancellation policy
20 days9 days1 day0 dayno show
1~14 guests0%0%30%80%100%
15~99 guests0%10%50%80%100%
100+ guests10%20%80%100%100%

When cancelling all nights of a multi-night reservation, cancellation fees will apply for each night individually, calculated as indicated above.

When cancelling only part of a multi-night reservation, a cancellation fee will apply for one night, calculated as indicated above based on the first night of the reservation.

When cancelling only some of the guests on a reservation for 15 or more people, a cancellation fee will not be charged for up to 10% of the number of guests as of ten days before the check-in date (rounded up). In addition, when cancelling for only some guests for a booking with less than 15 guests, no cancellation fee will be charged. If the booking was made less than ten days before the check-in date, the number of guests will be calculated based on the number of guests on the date the reservation was completed.


Child policy
Child categoryRoom occupancyDetailsPrice
Gradeschooler (Child A)IncludedBedding and, if the offer includes meals, adult meals (reduced portions/items) provided.100%
Preschooler (Child B)IncludedBedding and, if the offer includes meals, special children's meals provided.Same as gradeschooler
Toddler (Child C)IncludedSmall children. Bedding only. No meals provided.Same as preschooler
Baby (Child D)IncludedInfants. No bedding or meals provided.

Prices expressed as a percentage are based on the adult rate.

※Due to the limited number of listings, we may get no search results when using some child categories. In such cases, the superior child category or the adult fare will be used when calculating your price.


PlanCode [RD_SPPLN] RateCode [DCW] RoomCode [U2] ReserveCode [40]

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Free Breakfast
Lumina Double Room (Deluxe Floor)
Double room
Lumina Double Room (Deluxe Floor)
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  • 1 double bed
  • Room size: 30 m²
  • Mountain, Lake and Night
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
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Your price includes:
Free Breakfast
Lumina Double Room (Deluxe Floor)
Double room
Lumina Double Room (Deluxe Floor)
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  • 1 double bed
  • Room size: 30 m²
  • Mountain, Lake and Night
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower and bathtub
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Your price includes:
Free Breakfast
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Lumina Twin Room (Deluxe Floor)
Twin room
Lumina Twin Room (Deluxe Floor)
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  • 2 single beds
  • Room size: 33 m²
  • Mountain, Lake and Night
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
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Free Breakfast
Lumina Twin Room (Deluxe Floor)
Twin room
Lumina Twin Room (Deluxe Floor)
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  • 2 super king beds
  • Room size: 33 m²
  • Mountain, Lake and Night
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower and bathtub
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Your price includes:
Free Breakfast
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Lumina Twin Room (Deluxe Floor)
Twin room
Lumina Twin Room (Deluxe Floor)
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  • 2 single beds
  • Room size: 40 m²
  • Mountain, Lake and Night
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
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Most booked
Your price includes:
Free Breakfast
Lumina Twin Room (Deluxe Floor)
Twin room
Lumina Twin Room (Deluxe Floor)
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  • 2 super king beds
  • Room size: 40 m²
  • Mountain, Lake and Night
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower and bathtub
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Your price includes:
Free Breakfast
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Aqua Twin Room (Luxury Floor)
Twin room
Aqua Twin Room (Luxury Floor)
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  • 2 single beds
  • Room size: 40 m²
  • Mountain, Lake and Night
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower and bathtub
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Most booked
Your price includes:
Free Breakfast
Aqua Twin Room (Luxury Floor)
Twin room
Aqua Twin Room (Luxury Floor)
Room pictures and info
  • 2 single beds
  • Room size: 40 m²
  • Lake
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower and bathtub
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Your price includes:
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Overall rating:

4.5

Exceptional
61 reviews
Location
4.3
Room comfort and quality
4.7
Service
4.6
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More about Biwako Hotel

More about Biwako Hotel

It takes about 10 minutes via JR train from Kyoto Station to Otsu Station, the nearest station to the hotel. From JR Otsu Station to the hotel, it takes about 5 minutes via shuttle bus. The location is conveniently accessible from Kyoto and Osaka.

The resort hotel stands facing the south of Lake Biwa, with a panorama of the magnificent lake and the World Heritage Site Enryaku-ji Temple. A range of restaurants and cafe/bar establishments are on site, offering buffet style, kaiseki cuisine, teppanyaki, sushi, French cuisine, Italian cuisine, and much more.

Staying guests may use the natural hot spring communal bath on the 4th floor. There is also an open-air bath in the communal bath, both with grand views of Lake Biwa. There are rooms measuring 33-40 sqm, and all rooms have lake view balconies.

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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

  • Massage
  • Pool (seasonal opening)
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Japanese cuisine
  • Vending machine
  • Western cuisine

Swimming & soaking

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

Services and conveniences

  • Beauty salon
  • Computer
  • Currency conversion service
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Wedding venue

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [indoor]
  • Car park [outdoor]
  • Complimentary Shuttle service

For the kids

  • Baby cot
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Available in all rooms

  • Bath towel
  • Face towel
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Razor
  • Refrigerator
  • 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 (Female only)

  • Capacity
    20 persons
  • Opening hours
    14:00~00:00 and 06:00~10:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    1
  • Bath style
    Tile

Indoor public bath (Male only)

  • Capacity
    30 persons
  • Opening hours
    14:00~00:00 and 06:00~10:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    1
  • Bath style
    Tile

Open-air bath (Female only)

  • Opening hours
    14:00~00:00 (01/01~12/31)
  • Bath style
    Tile
  • View
    Mountain, Lake

Open-air bath (Male only)

  • Opening hours
    14:00~00:00 (01/01~12/31)
  • Bath style
    Tile
  • View
    Mountain, Lake
Location
2-40 Hama-machi, Otsu-shi, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-0041
Excellent
Location

4.3

What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Otsu Service Area
    1.4 km
  • Omi Shrine
    2.8 km
  • Setano Karahashi
    5.5 km
  • Ishiyamadera Temple
    6.5 km
  • Hiyoshi Taisha
    6.8 km
  • Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
    7.1 km
  • Ukimido
    12.1 km
  • Lake Biwa Bridge
    13.8 km
  • Biwako Valley
    20.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Hamaotsu A-Qus
    70 m
  • Otsu Lakeside Nagisa Park
    120 m
  • Otsu City Former Otsu Hall
    240 m
  • Lake Biwa-ko Cruise Michigan
    290 m
  • Otsu Port
    320 m
  • Shimanoseki Train Station
    350 m
  • Gempuku-ji Temple
    370 m
  • Otsu Betsuin Temple
    390 m
  • Hamaotsu Train Station
    410 m
  • Eijun-ji Temple
    470 m
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 until12:00

    The property

    • Number of restaurants5
    • Opened in 1998

    Reviews of Biwako Hotel from verified guests

    4.5
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    5
    Excellent
    Location4.3
    Room comfort and quality4.7
    Service4.6
    Access4.3
    High score for Otsu
    All guests (61)
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    4.9
    SMD from South Korea
    Group

    Exceptional”

    아주 만족스럽고 좋았습니다. 항상 웃는 얼굴의 친절한 스탭들이 인상적이었습니다. 겉에서 볼 때에는 오래되어 보이지만, 내부 관리는 잘 되어있었습니다. 객실 수에 비해 온천이 작아 너무 붐벼 제대로 즐길 수 없었고, 조식당 좌석 수가 적어 혼잡했던 것이 아쉬웠습니다.

    Reviewed December 26, 2017

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    3.4
    Pun from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Group

    Good”

    Lake view from room is great. Other facilities and services are of average standard. Hot spring bath is a bit disappointed - small and no feature. Western style buffet dinner is not very attractive. Japanese style breakfast set is nice. Parking is free and

    Reviewed September 21, 2017

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    5.0
    TinTin from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    I had a half-board plan. The dinners were nicely prepared. The portion may be considered small, but it fit me perfectly. I'll definitely stay in this hotel again the next time I visit Lake Biwa.

    Reviewed July 07, 2017

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    5.0
    ida from Indonesia
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Really in love with this hotel Good view, good service, everything just perfect. Just one thing bothering us, there are much mosquito in our balcony, so we kept lock our window door.

    Reviewed May 10, 2017

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    5.0
    Ursula from Australia
    Group

    Exceptional”

    a very nice hotel, nice location where all rooms are facing the lake. Clean and spacious

    Reviewed January 17, 2016

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    4.7
    cheerypick from United Kingdom
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Large light rooms, convenient access, views to the lake. Friendly service, great value for money. Danger: very nice cake shop! Public baths are small for the hotel of this size, may get very crowded. Same goes for the breakfast hall - it is a bit awkwardly

    Reviewed October 30, 2015

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    3.5
    Godoil from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Group

    Good”

    房間很大,向海景的房間很不錯,服務不錯,溫泉較細,停車免費很不錯。

    Reviewed April 29, 2015

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    4.0
    Hong from Singapore
    Group

    Very good”

    Room is good. Shuttle service made the stay very convienent.

    Reviewed April 27, 2015

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    4.3
    ShaimaAlali from United Arab Emirates
    Group

    Excellent”

    The hotel staff were super friendly and nice. The hotel didn't have a service to transfer my luggage to Tokyo however, the guy on the front desk was kind enough to talk to the delivery company and arrange for everything. The view from the room was amazing.

    Reviewed April 14, 2015

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    4.5
    jupa9924 from Singapore
    Couple

    Excellent”

    Very interesting design of hotel (like a ship!) but rooms were not "soundproof" - we could hear the neighbours' TV.

    Reviewed April 14, 2015

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