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Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
8.3 Excellent
4-7-7 Nionohama, Ōtsu, Japan
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1.3 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 3,108 reviews
8.3

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, an executive floor and a free shuttle service.

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 972 reviews
8.6

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

Hotel & Resorts Nagahama
8.2 Excellent
38 Oshima-Cho, Nagahama, Japan
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0.4 mi from city centre, Nagahama, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 35 reviews
8.2

Set by Lake Biwa, Hotel & Resorts Nagahama offers comfortable accommodation and features a sauna, an outdoor pool and a mineral bath. Just a short walk from Nagahama Train Station, the hotel's convenient location makes it an ideal place to stay when in Nagahama.

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 294 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.

Comfort Hotel Hikone
7.8 Good
18-7 Ekihigashi-Cho, Hikone, Japan
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0.1 mi from city centre, Hikone, Japan 
GoodBased on 1,196 reviews
7.8

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.

Hotel Boston Plaza Kusatsu
8.1 Excellent
1-27 Nishioji-Cho, Kusatsu, Japan
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0.5 mi from city centre, Kusatsu, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 1,207 reviews
8.1

Hotel Boston Plaza Kusatsu provides a comfortable setting when in Kusatsu. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Hotel New Omi
7.6 Good
Takaki-Cho 1481, Ōmihachiman, Japan
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0.4 mi from city centre, Ōmihachiman, Japan 
GoodBased on 347 reviews
7.6

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

Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel
7.9 Good
2876, Imahamacho-Jyukkennya, Moriyama, Japan
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4.3 mi from city centre, Moriyama, Japan 
GoodBased on 118 reviews
7.9

Set on Lake Biwa, Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel provides comfortable accommodation and features an express check-in and check-out feature, an indoor pool and a sauna. It also offers a playground, massage services and meeting rooms.

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Cheapest month:December
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Average price in Shiga Prefecture:$116/night
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$59 - $189
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$73 - $132
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Top Rated Shiga Prefecture hotels

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Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
10.0 Excellent
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.

Cheapest hotels in Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Smile Hotel Otsu Seta
7.0 Good
1-3-11, Ogaya, Ōtsu, Japan
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3.5 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 

Smile Hotel Otsu Seta offers a comfortable setting while in Otsu. It also provides massage services, a beauty centre and meeting rooms.

$30
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Calendar Hotel
9.2 Excellent
Kasuga-Cho 1-3, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.3 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 

Calendar Hotel offers a comfortable setting when in Otsu. Guests can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

$30
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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 

Situated just a brief stroll from Seta Station, APA Hotel Biwako Seta-Ekimae offers guests a convenient base while in Otsu. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property.

$32
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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.

$35
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Hotel Sunroute Hikone
7.3 Good
Asahimachi 9-14, Hikone, Japan
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0.1 mi from city centre, Hikone, Japan 

Situated just a short stroll from Hikone Station, the hotel offers guests a convenient base when visiting Hikone. It is conveniently located for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

$38
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Hotel Route-Inn Hikone
7.8 Good
111-3 Higashinonami-Cho, Hikone, Japan
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1.4 mi from city centre, Hikone, Japan 

Situated in Hikone, just a 10-minute walk from Hikoneguchi Station, the hotel offers 3-star accommodation and free wireless internet. It also provides a beauty centre, a 24-hour reception and massage services.

$39
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Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
7.2 Good
2-1-28 Nagara, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.6 mi from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu provides a comfortable setting when in Otsu. It offers free wireless internet in public areas, a 24-hour reception and massages.

$41
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Comfort Inn Yokaichi
7.6 Good
495 Nakoojicho, Higashiomi, Japan
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1.7 mi from city centre, Higashiomi, Japan 

This comfortable hotel in Higashiomi offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and luggage storage. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

$41
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About Shiga Prefecture

Encircling Japan’s largest freshwater lake, Shiga Prefecture sprawls between Kyoto and Nagoya on the island of Honshu. It’s home to the waterfront capital of Ōtsu and the castle town of Hikone, as well as vibrant Nagahama with its cultural museums and springtime cherry blossoms.

Things to do in Shiga Prefecture

Whether you want to explore one of Japan’s best-preserved ancient castles or see a little-known floating torii gate, Shiga Prefecture won’t disappoint.

Explore the Biwako Valley. Famed as a winter ski destination, Biwako Valley lies to the north of Ōtsu and is blanketed with cherry blossoms in spring and colourful leaves in autumn. From Sanroku Station, a ropeway leads to the Biwako Terrace, a 1,100-metre-high observation deck that offers magnificent views across Lake Biwa below.

Tour Hikone Castle. Built in the early 17th century, Hikone Castle is an Edo-period fortification that is listed as a National Treasure. In addition to boasting a well-preserved tenshu, the original inner moat, walls and guardhouses of the castle also remain intact. Be sure to visit the Hikone Castle Museum to explore the partially reconstructed palace buildings and see family treasures from the Ii clan.

Cruise the Hachiman-bori Canal. This man-made canal extends through the heart of Omihachiman and originally connected the town’s castle to Lake Biwa. Jump aboard a boat to admire the whitewashed warehouses and traditional wooden buildings that line its banks, then delve into the town’s folkloric history at the Omihachiman City Museum.

Photograph Lake Biwa’s floating torii gate. On the western edge of Lake Biwa is the Shirahige Shrine, a Shinto landmark with an atmospheric main hall and a torii gate that appears as though it is floating on the water. Coincide your visit with first light to photograph the sun rising behind the silhouetted gate.

Getting around Shiga Prefecture

Kansai International Airport is around two hours’ drive from Shiga Prefecture and has flights to destinations across the globe. The Tokaido Shinkansen stops at the Maibara railway station en route between Kyoto and Nagoya while local trains and buses serve towns and cities throughout the prefecture.

Facts about staying in Shiga Prefecture

  • Where is the best place to stay in Shiga Prefecture?

    When visiting Shiga Prefecture, consider checking out Ōtsu, Hikone, and Takashima as some of the most sought after locations.

  • What are the best hotels in Shiga Prefecture?

    Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel (8.3/10 from 3,108 reviews), Biwako Hotel (8.6/10 from 972 reviews), and Hotel & Resorts Nagahama (8.2/10 from 35 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Shiga Prefecture.