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Biwako Hotel
Biwako Hotel
8.9 Excellent
2-40 Hama-Machi, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.7 mi from city centre, Ōtsu 
ExcellentBased on 1,314 reviews
8.9

Biwako Hotel provides a comfortable setting when in Otsu. It has a spa and wellness centre, as well as a sauna, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

Biwako Hanakaido
Biwako Hanakaido
8.8 Excellent
1-3 1-Chome, Ogoto, Ōtsu, Japan
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6.3 mi from city centre, Ōtsu 
ExcellentBased on 189 reviews
8.8

Biwako Hanakaido offers 3-star accommodation in Otsu. It also provides a 24-hour reception, meeting rooms and massage services.

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
8.6 Excellent
4-7-7 Nionohama, Ōtsu, Japan
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1.3 mi from city centre, Ōtsu 
ExcellentBased on 2,542 reviews
8.6

Less than 20 minutes' stroll from Ishiba Train Station, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in Otsu. It also offers an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a free shuttle service.

Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto
Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto
7.0 Good
1-1-1, Osaka, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.2 mi from city centre, Ōtsu 
GoodBased on 363 reviews
7.0

Just a minute's walk from Otsu Railway Station, the hotel is an ideal base when in Otsu. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan
Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan
7.9 Good
1-9-28 Ogoto, Ōtsu, Japan
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6.5 mi from city centre, Ōtsu 
GoodBased on 85 reviews
7.9

Yuzanso provides a comfortable setting when in Otsu. This 3-star ryokan offers views of Lake Biwa, as well as an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a sauna.

Hotel Boston Plaza Kusatsu
Hotel Boston Plaza Kusatsu
8.3 Excellent
1-27 Nishioji-Cho, Kusatsu, Japan
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5.5 mi from city centre, Ōtsu 
ExcellentBased on 893 reviews
8.3

Situated just a brief walk from Kusatsu Train Station, the hotel offers guests an ideal base while visiting Kusatsu. Those staying at the property can also enjoy free Wi-Fi during their stay.

Biwako Grand Hotel
Biwako Grand Hotel
7.8 Good
6-5-1 Ogoto; Otsu; Shiga, Ōtsu, Japan
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6.3 mi from city centre, Ōtsu 
GoodBased on 44 reviews
7.8

Biwako Grand Hotel provides comfortable 5-star accommodation in Otsu. It also offers a 24-hour reception, room service and a sauna.

Yunoyado Komorebi
Yunoyado Komorebi
8.2 Excellent
2 Chome-30-1 Noka, Ōtsu, Japan
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6.3 mi from city centre, Ōtsu 
ExcellentBased on 133 reviews
8.2

Komorebi is situated in Otsu and features free wireless internet. It also provides luggage storage, a free shuttle service and meeting rooms.

New Biwako Hotel
New Biwako Hotel
7.8 Good
1-9-18 Tsukinowa Otsu-Shi Shiga, Ōtsu, Japan
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3.9 mi from city centre, Ōtsu 
GoodBased on 3 reviews
7.8

Less than a 20-minute walk from Seta Station, New Biwako Hotel offers guests a convenient base while in Otsu. It also offers a 24-hour reception, a sauna and a beauty centre.

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
8.3 Excellent
2-1-28 Nagara, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.6 mi from city centre, Ōtsu 
ExcellentBased on 4 reviews
8.3

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu is located in Otsu and offers guests free Wi-Fi. It also provides a 24-hour reception, massage services and a beauty centre.

Tips for booking a Ōtsu hotel

Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Ōtsu:$165/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$33/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Sunday
$45 - $424
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$68 - $266
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Top Rated Ōtsu hotels

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Biwako Hotel
Biwako Hotel
8.9 Excellent
2-40 Hama-Machi, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.7 mi from city centre, Ōtsu 

Biwako Hotel provides a comfortable setting when in Otsu. It has a spa and wellness centre, as well as a sauna, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

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

Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens is located in Otsu and offers an indoor pool. It also provides a coffee bar, a sauna and an executive floor.

3
Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
8.3 Excellent
2-1-28 Nagara, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.6 mi from city centre, Ōtsu 

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu is located in Otsu and offers guests free Wi-Fi. It also provides a 24-hour reception, massage services and a beauty centre.

Cheapest hotels in Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture

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Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto
Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto
7.0 Good
1-1-1, Osaka, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Just a minute's walk from Otsu Railway Station, the hotel is an ideal base when in Otsu. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

$48
Avg. per night
Hotel Boston Plaza Kusatsu
Hotel Boston Plaza Kusatsu
8.3 Excellent
1-27 Nishioji-Cho, Kusatsu, Japan
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Situated just a brief walk from Kusatsu Train Station, the hotel offers guests an ideal base while visiting Kusatsu. Those staying at the property can also enjoy free Wi-Fi during their stay.

$50
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Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
8.3 Excellent
2-1-28 Nagara, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu is located in Otsu and offers guests free Wi-Fi. It also provides a 24-hour reception, massage services and a beauty centre.

$67
Avg. per night
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
8.0 Excellent
23-1 Kayanoura, Ōtsu, Japan
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2.5 mi from city centre,  

Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens is located in Otsu and offers an indoor pool. It also provides a coffee bar, a sauna and an executive floor.

$74
Avg. per night
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
8.6 Excellent
4-7-7 Nionohama, Ōtsu, Japan
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1.3 mi from city centre,  

Less than 20 minutes' stroll from Ishiba Train Station, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in Otsu. It also offers an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a free shuttle service.

$90
Avg. per night
New Biwako Hotel
New Biwako Hotel
7.8 Good
1-9-18 Tsukinowa Otsu-Shi Shiga, Ōtsu, Japan
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3.9 mi from city centre,  

Less than a 20-minute walk from Seta Station, New Biwako Hotel offers guests a convenient base while in Otsu. It also offers a 24-hour reception, a sauna and a beauty centre.

$100
Avg. per night
Biwako Hotel
Biwako Hotel
8.9 Excellent
2-40 Hama-Machi, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

Biwako Hotel provides a comfortable setting when in Otsu. It has a spa and wellness centre, as well as a sauna, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

$137
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Dantoukan Kikunoya
Dantoukan Kikunoya
8.3 Excellent
6-1-29 Ogoto, Ōtsu, Japan
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6.4 mi from city centre,  

Situated within walking distance of Ogoto-onsen Station, Dantokan Kikunoya offers guests an ideal base while visiting Otsu. It also offers luggage storage, valet parking and massage services.

$144
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Ōtsu

3 stars

$48 - $344

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu

#1 Most popular

$67
Avg. per night
Biwako Ryokusuitei

#2 Most popular

Biwako Ryokusuitei
8.5 Excellent
$166
Avg. per night
Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto

Best value

$48
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$74 - $137

Biwako Hotel

#1 Most popular

Biwako Hotel
8.9 Excellent
$137
Avg. per night
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens

Best value

$74
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Ōtsu

About Ōtsu

Otsu curves elegantly across Lake Biwa and is home to a wide variety of temples, gardens and shrines. It's located a few kilometres east of Kyoto and is a popular day-trip destination for visitors staying in Kyoto. However, the serene atmosphere and wealth of attractions make Otsu a charming alternative to staying in the more famous Kyoto.

Otsu was the Japanese capital for part of the 7th century and is home to many designated national treasures and World Heritage sites. Situated on Mount Hiei and gazing longingly across Kyoto is the 8th century Enryaku-ji Tendai monastery. Mii-dera in the heart of the city is one of Japan's four largest temples. Various early Buddhist manuscripts fill Ishiyama-dera, an 8th century Shingon temple. Omi Otsu Palace, just about still standing after being built in AD 667, is the other of Otsu's national treasures.

Osaka Itami Airport and Kansai International Airport are the closest to Otsu. JR Kyoto is the closest station on the shinkansen bullet-train network and Otsu is connected to Kyoto by the Tozai subway line and JR Biwako line. The city is long and thin, making it easy to navigate on the Keihan Ishiyama Sakomoto train line, which curves across Otsu.

Otsu literally translates as big port and grew to prominence as a trading centre in the 7th century. When the ruling Emperor Tenji was dethroned, Otsu was briefly renamed as Furutsu, meaning old port.

Ōtsu travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Ōtsu?

    Ōtsu is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Biwako Hotel, which has a current rating of 8.9. For other potential stays, consider Biwako Ryokusuitei and Biwako Hanakaido, which can also be great places to stay in Ōtsu.