A great choice for a stay in Otsu, Yumotokan features a nightclub. Guests can enjoy Japanese cuisine at Semimarutei, which serves breakfast and dinner, and the spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. A bar/lounge and a sauna are other highlights, and rooms offer LCD TVs and refrigerators.
Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Biwako Hotel. The seasonal outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at SAI, one of 4 restaurants, which serves Modern European cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Rooms at this upscale hotel offer patios, room service, and free WiFi.
Biwako Ryokusuitei is a great choice for a stay in Otsu. You can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/café, or indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, or reflexology. A bar/lounge and a terrace are offered, and rooms get the details right with spring water baths and down comforters.
A shukubo located within the grounds of Mt. Hiei Enryaku-ji Temple in Otsu City. The temple itself is said to have 1200 years of history and is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shukubo are traditional temple lodgings, and offer guests the opportunity to take a peek into the daily lives of the monks who reside at the temple. Visitors will have the pleasure of experiencing the zen lifestyle first hand, and the food served is traditional shojin ryori vegetarian monk food. The quiet surroundings and peaceful natural setting will allow guests a chance to catch their breath and cleanse their souls in this spiritual environment. *About meals: Only Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is served for both breakfast and dinner, and the menu is the same for multiple night stays. Alcoholic drinks are available. *Since this accomodation is located on Mt. Hiei, there are no other locations where meals can be taken. Also, please take caution as public transportation to the accomodation is limited (bus and funicular), and there is no public transportation to the accomodation after 18:00. *The latest time to check-in is 18:00. After this time, Sakamoto Cable, the funicular line to the accomodation from Kyoto, also stops running, so please plan in advance. *Entrance fee for Enrakuji Temple is separate from the accommodation fee, and is required to enter the temple. Adults: JPY 700, Junior high & Highschool students: JPY 500, Elementary school students: JPY 300. *About laying out of futons: Guests at this accomodation must lay out their own futons.
At the shore of Biwa Lake, KKR Hotel Biwako features a restaurant, a terrace and a hot spring bath with stunning lake views. A free shuttle is available to/from JR Karasaki Station, and free Wi-Fi is provided at the lobby. Biwako KKR Hotel offers Japanese-style rooms with a tatami (woven-straw) floor and traditional futon bedding, as well as Western rooms with carpeting and beds. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a balcony, a seating area and an LCD TV. Guests at the Biwako KKR can unwind in a hot spring bath with lake views, which is separate per gender. The hotel’s facilities also include a garden, a souvenir shop and drinks vending machines. A free shuttle to/from the station is available until 21:00, and free parking is on-site. Restaurant Umikaze overlooks Lake Biwa through floor-to-ceiling windows, and it offers Western-style as well as Japanese-style seating.Ｔraditional kaiseki meals featuring Oumi beef and tempura can be enjoyed for dinner. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from JR Karasaki Train Station, which connects to JR Kyoto Station in 15 minutes. Kansai International Airport is 55.9 miles away.
Situated on the Lake Biwa shore, the Otsu Prince Hotel boasts 38 floors and is home to Oumi Convention Hall, one of the largest convention halls in Japan. Plus, each of the hotel´s 540 guest rooms offers spectacular year-round views of Lake Biwa.
Pros: Beautiful, many amentites, free shuttle, customer service!
To go to the city, you need the hotel bus to go to the train station.
Pros: Very nice staff. Good get away from city and relax area.
Cons: There are additional charge for to use the hotel weights room. Hotel food is expensive. Hotel free bus to the train station ends too early.
Easy to find and near the main roads for getting around Kyoto.
Pros: The staff spoke English well, the rooms were large and comfortable. The Bathroom was very nice and roomy.
When visiting Otsu, Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens is a great choice to consider. Guests can indulge in massages, facials, or body treatments, and ISHIYAMA, one of 6 restaurants, serves lunch and dinner. An indoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms at this upscale hotel offer up nice touches like deep soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads.
When visiting Otsu, Yunoyado Komorebi is a great choice to consider. Guests can enjoy Japanese cuisine at Fuuka, which serves breakfast and dinner, and the spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. There's a garden, and rooms offer refrigerators and free WiFi.
Pros: The proximity to the train station was very nice.
Cons: Walls were very thin, yelling kids next door the first night made it a challenge to sleep. If they wouldn't have left the next day we would have requested another room.
Situated in Otsu, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Ishiyama-dera and within 3 mi (5 km) of Aeon Mall Kusatsu and Shiga Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan. Heian Shrine and Lake Biwa are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated on a lake, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Lake Biwa and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ishiyama-dera and Shiga Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan. Kiyomizu Temple and Heian Shrine are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Only a 5-minute drive from JR Ogoto Onsen Station with the complimentary shuttle, hotel Yuzanso features Japanese-style rooms with a private open-air hot spring bath and spectacular views of Biwako Lake. The hotel also offers massage treatments and a sauna. JR Ogoto Onsen Station offers a direct transit in 20 minutes to Kyoto Station. Air-conditioned rooms feature a living area with a tatami (woven mat) floor, an LCD TV and a minibar. An en suite open-air hot spring bath, yukata robes and complimentary green tea are provided. Guests at Yuzanso can relax in spacious public hot spring baths, both indoors and in the open air. A Japanese breakfast and dinner are served at the dining room. The hotel houses a souvenir shop and drinks vending machines. Yuzanso hotel is a 10-minute drive from the Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and a 30-minute drive from Sanzen-in Temple. The Biwako Valley Ski Resort is a 40-minute drive away.
Pros: Great for a quick trip to Kyoto and lodging on a budget. Bed was comfy, room was clean, staff was friendly, and breakfast provided. pay double compared to Tokyo's Metro fares (3/2015).
Cons: Keyed entry/light-- Key required to be placed in a special lock inside the room to allow usage of light. Secondary light switches were provided, but main light remained on unless key was turned to off position. A little unconvenitonal, but not a big deal.
When visiting Otsu, Smile Hotel Otsu Seta is a great choice to consider. Free perks include WiFi, wired Internet, and buffet breakfast daily between 6:30 AM and 9 AM. Rooms offer flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, and slippers.