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Biwako Hanakaido
Biwako Hanakaido
8.9 Excellent
1-3 1-Chome, Ogoto, Ōtsu, Japan
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10.2 km from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 193 reviews
8.9

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

Smile Hotel Otsu Seta
Smile Hotel Otsu Seta
7.1 Good
1-3-11, Ogaya, Ōtsu, Japan
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5.6 km from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
GoodBased on 117 reviews
7.1

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

Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama
Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama
7.4 Good
9-21 Awazucho, Ōtsu, Japan
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3.9 km from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
GoodBased on 228 reviews
7.4

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.

Kitabiwako Hotel Grazie
Kitabiwako Hotel Grazie
8.1 Excellent
4-17 Minato, Nagahama, Japan
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0.7 km from city centre, Nagahama, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 295 reviews
8.1

Located a short walk from Nagahama Train Station, Kitabiwako Hotel Grazie is a convenient base while in Nagahama. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Hikone Castle Resort & Spa
Hikone Castle Resort & Spa
9.1 Excellent
1-8 Sawa-Cho, Hikone, Japan
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0.6 km from city centre, Hikone, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 87 reviews
9.1

Hikone Castle Resort & Spa is set in Hikone and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, including Genkyuen Garden. It is ideally located for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

New Biwako Hotel
New Biwako Hotel
7.8 Good
1-9-18 Tsukinowa Otsu-Shi Shiga, Ōtsu, Japan
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6.3 km from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
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.

Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel
Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel
8.2 Excellent
2876, Imahamacho-Jyukkennya, Moriyama, Japan
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7.0 km from city centre, Moriyama, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 153 reviews
8.2

Set on Lake Biwa, Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel provides comfortable accommodation and features an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
8.3 Excellent
2-1-28 Nagara, Ōtsu, Japan
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1.0 km from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
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.

Hotel & Resorts Nagahama
Hotel & Resorts Nagahama
6.9 Good
38 Oshima-Cho, Nagahama, Japan
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0.6 km from city centre, Nagahama, Japan 
GoodBased on 123 reviews
6.9

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.

Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
8.0 Excellent
23-1 Kayanoura, Ōtsu, Japan
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4.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 249 reviews
8.0

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.

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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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4.1 km 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.

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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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1.0 km 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.

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Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama
Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama
7.4 Good
9-21 Awazucho, Ōtsu, Japan
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3.9 km from city centre, Ōtsu 

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.

Cheapest hotels in Lake Biwa, Shiga Prefecture

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Calendar Hotel
Calendar Hotel
8.1 Excellent
Kasuga-Cho 1-3, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.4 km from city centre,  

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

₱1,519
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Smile Hotel Otsu Seta
Smile Hotel Otsu Seta
7.1 Good
1-3-11, Ogaya, Ōtsu, Japan
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5.6 km from city centre,  

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

₱1,671
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Comfort Hotel Hikone
Comfort Hotel Hikone
8.0 Excellent
18-7 Ekihigashi-Cho, Hikone, Japan
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0.2 km from city centre,  

Comfort Hotel Hikone is located in Hikone and features complimentary wireless internet. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

₱2,025
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Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto
Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto
6.9 Good
1-1-1, Osaka, Ōtsu, Japan
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0.4 km 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.

₱2,177
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Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama
Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama
7.4 Good
9-21 Awazucho, Ōtsu, Japan
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3.9 km from city centre,  

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.

₱2,278
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Hotel Sunroute Hikone
Hotel Sunroute Hikone
7.6 Good
Asahimachi 9-14, Hikone, Japan
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0.1 km from city centre,  

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.

₱2,430
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Hotel Boston Plaza Kusatsu
Hotel Boston Plaza Kusatsu
8.3 Excellent
1-27 Nishioji-Cho, Kusatsu, Japan
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0.9 km 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.

₱2,481
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Hotel Blue Lake Ohtsu
Hotel Blue Lake Ohtsu
7.2 Good
1-4-12 Hamaotsu, Otsu-Shi, Shiga Prefecture, Ōtsu, Japan
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1.2 km from city centre,  

Within a 20-minute stroll from Otsu Railway Station, the hotel provides guests with a convenient base while visiting Otsu. It also provides massage services, a beauty centre and a lake.

₱2,684
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Hotel prices in Lake Biwa

3 stars

₱1,671 - ₱17,418

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu

#1 Most popular

₱3,190
Avg. per night
Biwako Ryokusuitei

#2 Most popular

Biwako Ryokusuitei
8.6 Excellent
₱9,873
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Smile Hotel Otsu Seta

Best value

₱1,671
Avg. per night
4 stars +

₱3,747 - ₱7,240

Biwako Hotel

#1 Most popular

Biwako Hotel
8.9 Excellent
₱7,240
Avg. per night
Kitabiwako Hotel Grazie

#2 Most popular

₱3,797
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Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens

Best value

₱3,747
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Lake Biwa

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.

Lake Biwa travel FAQs

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

    You can find several places worth visiting in Lake Biwa. Ōtsu, Hikone, and Kusatsu are some of the most popular amongst our users.

  • What are the best hotels in Lake Biwa?

    Biwako Hotel, rated with a score of 8.9 from 1,336 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Lake Biwa. Other top stays include J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse - Hostel, with an average rating of 8.7 from 409 reviewers, and Biwako Ryokusuitei, with a score of 8.6 from 616 reviewers.