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Biwako Hotel
8.6 Excellent
2-40 Hama-Machi, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.7 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 779 reviews
8.6

Biwako Hotel provides 4-star accommodation in Otsu. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
7.5 Good
2-1-28 Nagara, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.6 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
GoodBased on 8 reviews
7.5

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu provides 3-star accommodation in Otsu. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, massage services and a beauty centre.

Biwako Ryokusuitei
8.5 Excellent
6-1-6 Ogoto, Ōtsu, Japan
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6.2 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 297 reviews
8.5

Biwako Ryokusuitei provides 3-star accommodation in Otsu. It boasts views of Lake Biwa and offers a wide range of amenities, including massage services, a free shuttle service and complimentary wireless internet.

Apa Hotel Biwako Seta-Ekimae
7.6 Good
1-16-1 Ogaya, Ōtsu, Japan
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3.5 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
GoodBased on 1,365 reviews
7.6

APA Hotel Biwako Seta-Ekimae provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Otsu. It offers free wireless internet in public areas, a 24-hour reception and massages.

Biwako Hanakaido
8.8 Excellent
1-3 1-Chome, Ogoto, Ōtsu, Japan
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6.3 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 134 reviews
8.8

Located under a 20-minute walk from Ogoto-onsen Station, Biwako Hanakaido offers guests an ideal base when in Otsu. It also provides meeting rooms, massage services and a sauna.

Yumotokan
8.9 Excellent
2-30-7 Noka, Ōtsu, Japan
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6.2 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 274 reviews
8.9

Opened in 1912, Yumotokan is situated in Otsu and offers free Wi-Fi, a Jacuzzi and a sauna. Featuring views of Lake Biwa and Ogoto Onsen Kanko Park, it also provides a wide range of amenities, including a free shuttle service, massage services and meeting rooms.

Smile Hotel Otsu Seta
6.8 Good
1-3-11, Ogaya, Ōtsu, Japan
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3.5 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
GoodBased on 304 reviews
6.8

Located just a short walk from Seta Station, Smile Hotel Otsu Seta offers guests an ideal base when visiting Otsu. It also offers massage services, a beauty centre and meeting rooms.

Comfort Hotel Hikone
7.7 Good
18-7 Ekihigashi-Cho, Hikone, Japan
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0.1 mi from city centre, Hikone, Japan 
GoodBased on 1,151 reviews
7.7

Comfort Hotel Hikone is located in Hikone and features complimentary wireless internet. It also provides bicycle rental, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
23-1 Kayanoura, Ōtsu, Japan
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2.6 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 

This comfortable hotel in Otsu offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a sauna. There is also a fitness centre with a swimming pool.

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Calendar Hotel
8.0 Excellent
Kasuga-Cho 1-3, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.3 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 

This comfortable hotel in Otsu offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as bicycle rental and a 24-hour reception. It also provides a table tennis table, luggage storage and laundry facilities.

$19
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Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama
7.2 Good
9-21 Awazucho, Ōtsu, Japan
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2.4 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 

Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama is located in Otsu and features free Wi-Fi. The hotel is also ideally situated minutes on foot from Ishiyama Train Station.

$39
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Toyoko Inn Maibara eki Shinkansen Nishi guchi
7.5 Good
8, Maibara-Nishi, Maibara, Japan
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0.3 mi from city centre, Maibara, Japan 

This comfortable hotel in Maibara offers free wireless internet, as well as massage services and laundry facilities. It is also a short stroll from Maibara Train Station.

$44
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Hotel New Omi
7.7 Good
Takaki-Cho 1481, Ōmihachiman, Japan
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0.4 mi from city centre, Ōmihachiman, Japan 

Hotel New Omi provides 3-star accommodation in Omihachiman. The hotel is also conveniently located minutes on foot from Omi-Hachiman Station.

$47
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Comfort Inn Omihachiman
7.3 Good
514-1 Takakai-Cho, Ōmihachiman, Japan
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0.5 mi from city centre, Ōmihachiman, Japan 

Comfort Inn Omihachiman is located in Omihachiman and offers free Wi-Fi. The hotel is also ideally situated moments on foot from Omi-Hachiman Station.

$49
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Hotel 21
8.1 Excellent
Wakatake-Cho 7-10, Kusatsu, Japan
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0.4 mi from city centre, Kusatsu, Japan 

This comfortable hotel in Kusatsu offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as massage services and a beauty centre. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

$51
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Vessel Inn Shiga Moriyama Ekimae
8.1 Excellent
Katsube 1-1-17, Moriyama, Japan
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1.3 mi from city centre, Moriyama, Japan 

Vessel Inn Shiga Moriyama Ekimae provides a comfortable setting while in Moriyama. It offers free wireless internet in public areas, a 24/7 reception and massages.

$51
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Hotel Lakeland Hikone
7.0 Good
62-2 Nishiimacho, Hikone, Japan
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2.0 mi from city centre, Hikone, Japan 

Hotel Lakeland Hikone is situated in Hikone and features complimentary wireless internet. It also provides a lift, a safe and luggage storage.

$56
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About Lake Biwa

Located just outside Kyoto, Lake Biwa is a sprawling freshwater lake dating back more than four million years. This impressive natural attraction has a diverse ecosystem, housing more than 1,000 species, including 46 native fish species and more than 500 types of water birds. You can also discover a unique archaeological site at Lake Biwa, the Awazu site, which showcases traditions from the ancient Jomon period.

The shores of Lake Biwa reveal a wealth of notable attractions, including the 17th-century Hikone Castle, which dates back to the Edo period and is one of the most important historical structures in Shiga. On the opposite side of the lake sits Shirahige Shrine, which is dedicated to Sarutahiko Okami.

Don’t forget to venture to Chikubu Island, a small island in the north of Lake Biwa where you can see the circa-420 AD Tsukubusuma Shrine and the Karamon gate, a National Treasure of Japan. Need to relax? Head to Nagahama Taiko Hot Spring, which lets you soak weary muscles while looking out over Lake Biwa.

Getting there

The southern edge of Lake Biwa is about 40 minutes from Kyoto via the Tozai Line to Biwako-Hamaotsu Station. You can use the reliable train system to travel around the entirety of Lake Biwa.

Facts about staying in Lake Biwa

  • Where is the best place to stay in Lake Biwa?

    Users favor staying in areas such as Kyoto, Ōtsu, and Hikone. Consider these locations when searching for your desired stay.

  • What are the best hotels in Lake Biwa?

    Biwako Hotel, rated with a score of 8.6 from 779 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Lake Biwa. Other top stays include J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse, with an average rating of 8.4 from 489 reviewers, and Biwako Ryokusuitei, with a score of 8.5 from 297 reviewers.

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