Garden Hotel Yamato features Japanese-style and Western rooms, 2 restaurants and free-use internet PCs at the lobby, a 15-minute walk from JR Hikone Station. It has a 24-hour reception, and features a free-use spa bath, a launderette and free parking. Western rooms offer beds, while Japanese-style rooms come with traditional futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor. All rooms are fitted with an LCD TV, a fridge and an en suite bathroom. Toiletries, yukata robes and complimentary green tea are provided. The Garden Hotel Yamato houses a seafood restaurant and a yakiniku barbecue restaurant. A Japanese daily breakfast is available at one of the restaurants. Yamato Garden Hotel is a 20-minute walk from Hikone Castle, and a 10-minute drive from the Hikone Country Club. Hikone Port a 10-minute drive away offers boat trips over Lake Biwa.