Shiga Prefecture, Japan Hotels & Ryokan

Search and compare prices of accommodations



Shiga Prefecture Hotels & Ryokan

Hotel & Resorts Nagahama
This comfortable hotel is located on the shore of Biwa Lake, an area of beautiful nature and rich history and culture. Guests can look forward to soothing their traveling tires in the hotel's open-air rock onsen.
How to get there?
From Nagahama Station (JR Hokuriku Main Line), Ibukiguchi Exit: About 10 min on foot or about 5 min by taxi.
[Free shuttle bus service from/to Nagahama Station (JR Hokuriku Main Line), West Exit]
Dep. Nagahama Station: 14:40, 15:20, 15:40, 16:20, 16:40, 17:20
Dep. Hotel: 9:10, 9:40, 10:10, 10:40
Hotel Route Inn Higashiohmi Yokaichi Ekimae
Opened in March 2017. Located a minute on foot from Yokaichi Station on the Ohmi Railway. On site is a large communal bath. All rooms with internet connection.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Yokaichi IC and continue along National Route 421 for about 10 minutes (4 km), then Prefectural Route 13 for about 3 minutes (1 km). Turn left at Al Plaza Yokaichi, and head towards Yokaichi Station on the Ohmi Railway.
From Yokaichi Station (Ohmi Railway): About 1 minute on foot.
Miyano Onsen
Now featuring tatami mat floors in the entire hotel, Miyano Onsen offers guests a pleasant accommodation. This hotel is filled with a country ambience, and is located in Koka, an area known as the home of a ninja group in the ancient past. In winter, guests can look forward to relaxing in an open air bath while admiring the snow-covered scenery.
How to get there?
From Konan Station (JR Kusatsu Line): 30 min on foot or 5 min by taxi. About 60 min from Kyoto Station.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Ritto IC and continue along National Route 1 and Prefectural Route 4 for about 40 min (25 km). Or, exit the Meihan Expressway at Kamitsuge IC and continue along Prefectural Route 4 for about 20 min.
Hotel New Omi
Located in Omi Hachiman, surrounded by abundant nature, history and culture. Hotel New Omi offers devoted service and heart-warming comfort.
How to get there?
From Omi-Hachiman Station (JR Biwako Line), North Exit: 1 min on foot.
By car: 15 min from Meishin Expressway Ryuo IC.
Imazu Sun Bridge Hotel
Guests staying here can marvel as each passing season brings with it a new, beautiful backdrop for the morning sun as it ascends behind Lake Biwa. The hotel is also ideally located for sightseeing on Chikubu Island. Summer brings dips in the lake and winter brings trips to the ski slopes, making this a leisure paradise.
How to get there?
From Omi-Imazu Station (JR Kosei Line), East Exit: About 15 min on foot or about 3 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Kyoto-higashi IC and continue along Route 161 for about 70 min (60 km).
Comfort Inn Yokaichi
Only a 1-minute drive from Yokaichi IC on the Meishin Expressway! Look forward to complimentary breakfast as well as coffee upon arrival. A member of one of the world's largest hotel chains originating from the United States.
How to get there?
From Yokaichi Station (Ohmi Railway): about 50 min on foot or 10 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Yokaichi IC and turn right at the Yokaichi IC intersection to Route 421. Head straight for about 400 meters. The hotel will be on the right hand side. Landmark: Shiga Hospital (Higashi-Ohmi General Medical Center).
Hotel Suncrest
This hotel has a large public bath as well as a sauna for guests to enjoy. There is also a golf course nearby. The restaurant is open until 22:00 and Mitsui Outlet Park is just 15 minutes ago by car.
How to get there?
From Mikumo Station: 10 minutes by bus or taxi.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Ryuo IC and continue along Prefectural Route 477 for about 15 minutes (4 km).
Az Inn Higashiomi Notogawa-ekimae
Located in the center of Omihachimon and Hikone, this hotel is less than a minute walk from JR Notogawa Station. Free parking, free breakfast and free use of the large bathing facilities makes this an even better deal.
How to get there?
From Notogawa Station (JR Tokaido Line): Less than 1 minute on foot.
Urban Hotel Minami Kusatsu
Located less than a minute walk away from JR Minami-Kusatsu Station, this hotel is recommended as a base for business and sightseeing.
- Also recommended for sightseeing in Kyoto. Around 17 minutes to Kyoto Station via special rapid service train.
- Convenience stores, drug stores, and more available nearby.
- Free Wi-Fi in every guestroom.
- Breakfast is from 6:30 to 10:00 at JPY 1,296 per guest.
- Coin laundry (with automatic detergent dispensing washing machines, there's no need to buy detergent)
- Vending machines available
How to get there?
From Minami Kusatsu Station (JR Biwako Line): Less than a minute's walk from the West Exit.
Grand Duke Hotel
Located 3 minutes on foot from the JR Hikone Station west exit and 5 minutes by car from Hikone IC. With a convenience store in front of the hotel, guests can rest assured their needs are covered. Hikone Castle can be seen from some rooms.
How to get there?
From Hikone Station (JR Tokaido Main Line, Biwako Line): 3 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Hikone IC and continue along Route 306 for about 5 minutes (2 km).
Vessel Inn Shiga Moriyama Ekimae
This hotel - which opened in August 2017 - is a 1-minute walk from JR Moriyama Station. With a location that is accessible by both train and car, this hotel is convenient for trips to Shiga. With functional guestrooms, this hotel is perfect for business and sightseeing.
How to get there?
From Moriyama Station (Biwako Line): About 1 min on foot.
Comfort Hotel Hikone
The Comfort Hotel Hikone is conveniently located just outside the East Exit of JR Hikone Station and a 5-minute drive from Hikone IC. Within walking distance of Hikone Castle, it makes the ideal location for business or leisure trips.
How to get there?
From Hikone Station (JR Tokaido Line) East Exit: About 1 minute on foot.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Hikone IC and continue along Route 8 for about 5 minutes.
Biwako Grand Hotel
For families, groups of any size, and business meetings, the hotel is suitable for every purpose. The open-air bath has a beautiful view of the lake. Other onsen (hot spring) baths are also available.
How to get there?
From JR Kyoto Station: Take the Kosei Line to Ogotoonsen Station (about 20 min).
From Ogotoonsen Station (JR Kosei Line): 5 min by pick-up bus.
By car: 5 min from Nishi-Otsu Bypass Ogi-Ogoto IC.
Urban Hotel Kusatsu
Located 3 minutes on foot from JR Kusatsu Station, with many places to eat in the vicinity, this hotel is also just 20 minutes by train from JR Kyoto Station. Guests at this hotel will surely enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto. All rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi connection. The front desk is open 24 hours. Baggage storage service available. Vending machines are also on site. Guests can enjoy Japanese cuisine at Hiiragitei restaurant, or have some drinks at the Lavender lounge & bar.
How to get there?
From JR Tokaido Line Kusatsu Station: 3 mins on foot
Okubiwako Makino Grand Park Hotel
A resort-style hotel where guests can enjoy cherry blossom viewing in spring, swimming in Lake Biwa (Japan’s largest lake) in summer, autumn leaf viewing in fall, and skiing in winter. The guest rooms feature wooden furniture, bringing warmth and comfort. For meals, guests can enjoy Omi beef (the local brand of wagyu beef), and Japanese sake locally brewed in Shiga Prefecture. Enjoy a delicious meal at the restaurant overlooking Chikubu Island on the lake.
How to get there?
[To Makino Station]
- From Osaka Station: 1 hr 35 min via JR train.
- From Kyoto Station: 1 hr 5 min via JR train.
- From Kanazawa Station: 1 hr 54 min via JR train.
- From Maibara Station: 49 min via JR train (guests will need to transfer at Omi-Shiotsu Station).
From Makino Station: There is a free shuttle bus running the station and the hotel all year long (prior notice required).

[Sightseeing]
Chikubu Island: 20 min by boat from pier in front of hotel.
Hikone Castle: 60 min by car.
Metasequoia Namiki (Makino Pic-land): 10 min by car.
Kaizu-Osaki Peninsula: 7 min by car, about 20 min on foot.
A walk along the old road is highly recommended! If the weather is good, take a stroll or use a rental bicycle!
*Rental bicycle: One 2 hr use, JPY 300 (includes tax).

[Skiing]
By car: 20 min to Hakodateyama Ski Resort; 15 min to Kunizakaikogen Snow Park.
During the winter ski season, there is a shuttle bus running between the hotel and the two ski resorts (reservation required).
Departs hotel at 9:00 & 10:00; departs ski resorts at 16:00 & 17:00.
[Ski Season]
- Hakodateyama Ski Resort: Dec. 10 - Mar. 26 (tentative)
- Kunizakaikogen Snow Park: Dec. 23 - Mar. 12 (tentative)
*Dates may change without notice.
Hotel Route-Inn Hikone
The hotel is located near the Hikone IC Exit, and offers free parking and free shuttle services from/to Hikone Station and Minami-Hikone Station (reservation required). Please relax and refresh in the hotel's artificial radium hot springs.
How to get there?
From Hikone Station (JR Tokaido Main Line) West Exit: About 8 min by taxi.
Hotel Blue Lake Hotel
With convenient access from Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe, enjoy Lake Biwa Hana Funsui (flower-like colorful fountain) and lake cruises on the sightseeing ships, from the nearby Otsu Port.
How to get there?
From JR Kyoto Station: Take the train 2 stops to Otsu Station (approx. 9 min).
From Otsu Station (JR Tokaido Main Line) North Exit: 8 min on foot or 2 min by taxi.
By car: 5 min from Meishin Expressway Otsu IC.
Hotel Route Inn Kouka Minakuchi
Opened in March 2018, this hotel is located along Route 1, making it a great base for business and leisure. Start the day with a free buffet breakfast, and enjoy a relaxing soak in the large communal bath.
How to get there?
From Minakuchi Station (Omi Railway Main Line): about 25 min on foot or 5 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at the Gamo Smart IC and take Prefectural Route 13 for about 12 min (5 km), then take Prefectural Route 164 for another 13 min (8 km).
Green Hotel Yes Omihachiman
The small hotel welcomes guests with warm hospitality and provides a convenient base for business and sightseeing, offering complimentary breakfast, hot spring bath and fine restaurant. Pick-up/drop-off service available from/to Omihachiman Station.
32 minutes by train (Special Rapid Service) to Kyoto.
How to get there?
From Omi-Hachiman Station (JR Tokaido Line): 8 minutes on foot. By Car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at the Ryuo IC and continue along Route 477 (approx. 20 min.).
32 minutes by train (Special Rapid Service) to Kyoto.
Smile Hotel Otsuseta
This hotel is 18 minutes from Kyoto Station by local train and a 1-minute walk from JR Seta Station. All rooms are equipped with LAN, which can be used free of charge, as well as washlets.
How to get there?
From Seta Station (JR Biwako Line): 1 minute on foot.
By car: Take the Meishin Expressway and exit at the Seta-higashi/Seta-nishi IC. The hotel is about 2 km from the expressway exit towards JR Seta Station.
Hotel Yes Nagahama Ekimaekan
Located in front of JR Nagahama Station and a minute's walk from the popular Kurokabe Square, this hotel makes a prime base for either sightseeing or business. Guests can relax and unwind in the clean guestrooms.
How to get there?
From Nagahama Station (JR Hokuriku Line) East Exit: About 2 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Hokuriku Expressway at Nagahama IC and continue for about 15 minutes.
Hotel Sunroute Hikone
This is the closest hotel to JR Hikone Station, which is just 1 minute on foot away, making this location ideal for sightseeing and business trips. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
All Sunroute hotels in Japan offer reassuring high quality service and pleasing guestrooms.
Computers with Internet access are available to use for free in the lobby, and rental bicycles useful for sightseeing are also free. A coin laundry is also available for hotel guests.
Free coffee upon arrival is also available.
Enjoy the hotel restaurant "Hanagami" which serves Japanese food, and check out the cigar bar "Thistle," which has a bartender in the evening.
For breakfast, enjoy a Japanese set meal at Hanagami.
The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Hikone Castle and a 5-minute drive from Lake Biwa.
How to get there?
From Hikone Station (JR Biwako Line): 1 min on foot.
Hotel Route-Inn Nagahama Inter
Located next to the Nagahama IC Exit, the hotel offers good access for business and sightseeing. Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast and relax in the public baths with artificial hot spring water.
How to get there?
From Nagahama Station (JR Hokuriku Main Line) East Exit: About 15 min by taxi.
APA Hotel Biwako Seta-Ekimae (Grand Opening: Oct. 3, 2019)
This hotel is not only convenient for business, but also offers plenty of leisure activities in the nearby areas, including various outdoor activities by Lake Biwa, exploring Mount Hiei and Koto-sanzan, a tour on the waterways in an old Japanese-style boat, and visiting Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden, which is famous for its water lilies.
How to get there?
From JR Kyoto Station: Take the JR Biwako Line bound for Maibara and get off at Seta Station (about 18 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: About 4 km (about 10 min) from Meishin Expressway Kusatsu-Tanakami IC. Landmark: JR Seta Station.
Eigenji Onsen Happuno-yu
This inn sits amongst superb natural surroundings in Eigenji Onsen, in front of Eigen-ji Temple (of the Rinzai school of Buddhism). Enjoy a day's relaxation of the soul.
How to get there?
From Omi-Hachiman Station (JR Biwako Line): About 40 minutes by free shuttle bus.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Yokaichi IC.
Hamakogetsu
Newly opened in May 2016! This ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) with restaurant and hot springs, is located close to Nagahama Castle and Lake Biwa. Situated close to Nagahama Station, the high-speed ferry port for Chikubu Island, and the main sightseeing spots and urban areas.
How to get there?
From Nagahama Station (JR Hokuriku Line), West Exit: About 10 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Hokuriku Expressway at Nagahama IC and continue along Koshu Road for about 10 min. Head towards Lake Biwa and Nagahama Castle History Museum.
Hikone Biwako Hotel
Relax at this hotel that fully equips a large communal bath, a jaccuzi and a sauna.
How to get there?
From Hikone Station West Exit (JR Tokaido Biwako Line): 20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: 10 minutes (3 km) after exiting the Meishin Expressway at Hikone IC.
L'Hotel du Lac
This hotel is situated in a vast, 130,000 square-meter plot of lush, green land. Guests can marvel at the superb view overlooking Lake Biwa. The spacious design with a simple, modern touch allows guests to unwind and enjoy a luxurious lodging experience.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Hokuriku Expressway at Kinomoto IC and continue along Route 8 for about 10 min (5 km), then Route 303 for about 8 min (4 km). Turn left at the Ouraguchi intersection and proceed for 2 km, then turn right at the Oura intersection for another 3 km.
Shirahamaso
Located in the center of Omi Shirahama, one of the top 100 beaches in Japan, guests can utilize this hotel for sightseeing, meetings or training and can enjoy the tastes of the season, leisure, radium springs and more while surrounded by picturesque scenery.
How to get there?
From Omi-Takashima Station (JR Kosei Line): 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Kyoto-higashi IC and continue on Route 161 for about 50 minutes.
Comfort Inn Omihachiman
Offering easy transportation access, this hotel is just about 2 minutes on foot from the north exit of Omihachiman Station on the JR and Ohmi Railway lines.
How to get there?
From Omihachiman Station (JR, Ohmi Railway lines) North Exit: about 2 min on foot heading southwest.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Ryuo IC and continue along National Routes 477 and 8 and Prefectural Routes 326 and 48. Landmark: Omihachiman Station bicycle parking lot.
Forest Villa Yumesuzu
This villa is located close to Metasequoia Namiki, a popular sightseeing spot where a row of dawn redwood trees stand gracefully along the road. Guests can look forward to a clean and comfortable accommodation.
How to get there?
From Makino Station (JR Kosei Line): about 5 min by taxi at around JPY 1,500. Last train at around 22:50.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Kyoto Higashi IC and continue along Route 161 heading towards the Makino Kogen area.
Kitabiwako Hotel Grazie
This resort hotel, standing by Lake Biwa near Nagahama Castle, has an atmosphere reminiscent of the northern Italian town of Verona. By taking a step out of the hotel, guests will see a stunning view of the vast lake. The boarding pier for Chikubu Island is right in front of the hotel, and the popular Kurokabe Square is also nearby.
How to get there?
From Nagahama Station (JR Hokuriku Line): About 10 min on foot; about 5 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Hokuriku Expressway at Nagahama IC and continue along Prefectural Route 39 for about 4 km (about 15 min). Head towards Nagahama-ko Port sightseeing boat boarding area.
Sugatani Onsen
Sugatani Onsen (hot spring) inn is a lone mountain village inn with a reddish-brown hydrogen carbonate spring and large shared bath and open-air bath. The inn offers kaiseki (traditional multi-course cuisine) and nabe (food cooked in a pot at the table), using delicacies of the seasons.
How to get there?
From Maibara Station (JR Tokaido Shinkansen): Take a JR Hokuriku Line train bound for Tsuruga and get off at Kawake Station (about 20 minutes). About 60 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Hokuriku Expressway at Nagahama IC and continue along Route 365 for about 15 minutes (8 km).
Royal Oak Hotel Spa And Gardens
The light, water and greenery-filled space will make you more energized tomorrow.
How to get there?
From Ishiyama Station (JR Biwako Line), North Exit: Pick-up service available.
By car: 8 min from Meishin Expressway Seta-nishi IC / Seta-higashi IC.
Hotel Boston Plaza Kusatsu Biwako
This hotel is located right in front of Kusatsu St. West Exit (JR Biwako Line), in Kusatsu-shi, Shiga Prefecture. Only 20 minutes to JR Kyoto St. and 50 minutes to JR Osaka St..
The overall design of the hotel is reminiscent of North America in the 18th century, with elegant furniture and paintings decorating the lobby. The surrounding area is known as 'Boston Square', and guests can feel as if they've come to a small town in Northeast America.

-Wi-Fi available in all guest rooms
-Check-in from 15:00
-Check-out until 11:00
-Breakfast: Japanese/Western cuisine buffet (6:45 - 9:30)
Please pay JPY 1,800 (tax incl.) directly at the hotel on the day.
-Parking lot for 200 vehicles (reservation not required)
JPY 500 (tax incl.)
-Early check-in: From 10:00 (JPY 5,000), from 12:00 (JPY 1,500)
Reservation required in advance
*Late check-out: Until 15:00 (JPY 2,000), until 17:00 (JPY 4,500)
Reservation required in advance
How to get there?
From Kusatsu Station (JR Biwako Line), West Exit: About 1 min on foot.
Green Hotel Yes Nagayama Minatokan
A 5-minute walk from JR Nagahama Station's Biwa-ko (Lake Biwa) Exit. Relax in large manmade hot springs. This 5-star hotel has guest rooms with open-air baths as well. Convenient for sightseeing in the black wall area (Kurokabe) and Kohoku.
How to get there?
Nagahama Station (JR Hokuriku Main Line) West Gate Exit: 5 minutes on foot.
APA Hotel Hikone-Minami
Rebranded and reopened as APA Hotel Hikone-Minami on March 1, 2015. This hotel offers free Internet access, welcome coffee service, and video on demand.
How to get there?
From Minami Hikone Station (JR Biwako Line): about 5 min by taxi.
From Hikone Station (JR Biwako Line): about 10 min by taxi. Alternatively, take the bus bound for Mitsuya and get off at Matsuda Danchi Kita bus stop (10min). From there it takes 1 min on foot.
By car: about 12 min from Hikone IC. Exit the Meishin Expressway at Hikone IC and continue along National Route 8 towards Kyoto. Turn right at the Takamiya intersection and turn right at the intersection with Prefectural Route 2. The hotel is about 200 meters ahead on the left.
Onoe Onsen Ryokan Beniayu
Located right in front of Lake Biwako, Ryokan Beniayu offers Japanese-style accommodations with a private open-air hot-spring bath and a massage chair. Guests can also enjoy the public indoor/outdoor hot-spring baths and relax with a massage. A free shuttle is available from JR Takatsuki Train Station, which is a 15-minute drive away. Guests who wish to use the shuttle must make a reservation upon booking.

The air-conditioned rooms feature Yukata robes, tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. Each includes a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle. Comes with an en suite bathroom and guests can borrow an iPad at the front desk.

Guests can purchase gifts at the souvenir shop and enjoy singing at the karaoke room. Luggage storage is available and free wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) is provided at the lobby area and in all guestrooms.

A traditional multi-course meal is served for dinner. A Japanese set menu is served for breakfast at the dining room.

Beniayu Ryokan is a 30-minute drive from Nagahama Castle Historic Museum and a 25-minute drive from Shakudo-ji Temple. Hikone Castle is a 50-minute drive away.

The large communal baths are available 6:00 - 9:30 and 14:00 - 12:00 (midnight).
For guests who booked a no-meal plan but would like breakfast, please notify the hotel to reserve at a day in advance.
How to get there?
From Takatsuki Station (JR Hokuriku Main Line), West Exit: About 10 min by taxi.

Free shuttle service
JR Takatsuki Station == Hotel
**Prior shuttle reservation required.
Departure from station to hotel: 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30
Departure from hotel to station: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00

Discover the neighborhoods of Shiga Prefecture