Perfect hotel if you want a quieter retreat after a busy day in Kyoto. Hotel is in Otsu, with a free shuttle running every 30 mins to and from Otsu station. From there you can get the train 2 stops to Kyoto station. We loved it and the view is superb and makes up for any extra travelling you do to get there.
Traveller from UK
On the southern shore of Lake Biwa, this contemporary 530-room hotel adjoins the Convention Hall Ohmi. The property is 1 km …More
My friend and I were hesitant to stay here, because it was off from the central Kyoto. BUT, coming here was a great choice we made. This is the ideal Ryokan. It is clean, has very peaceful and calm environment, and we had their in-room kaiseki dinner at a reasonable price. Totally worth it. We booked a room with a private bath, and that really made our stay there memorable. The room provided choices of Japanese robe, yukata to wear, along with ladies setting up our futons for us. On top of the great service and special experiences, they provided us the hotel shuttle to take us to the train station the check out morning. I would totally recommend this place:) Oh, and colorful delicious seasonal ingredients breakfast included was a cherry on top!
Traveller from US
Situated on a lake, this ryokan is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kanda Shrine, Lake Biwa, and Aeon Mall Kusatsu. Biwako Valley Ski …More
Pricey hotel but service is excellent and personalized. We had a halal breakfast and dinner set, food was wonderful. Private onsen was great but had expected it to be a bit bigger, too small to fit two adults comfortably, we had to go one at a time
Situated on a lake, this ryokan is 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from Kanda Shrine and within 12 mi (20 km) of Lake Biwa and Mount Hiei …More
Beautiful location, and excellent facilities with sweeping view of Lake Biwa.
Restaurants in the hotel had 'package' all-inclusive dinner options or buffets, which was contrary to our habits. The breakfast buffet was very complete and a good choice.
Traveller from California
Situated in Otsu, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Lake Biwa and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ishiyama-dera and Daigoji Temple …More
I came to this hotel with low expectations and was blown away by how beautiful and clean it was. I came in late, but the staff were quite helpful. Parking was easy and convenient too. Breakfast was amazing. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. I'll be staying here again.
Traveller from Brisbane, Australia
Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Aeon Mall Kusatsu and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ishiyama-dera and …More
A popular beach destination northeast of Kyoto, Otsu is the capitol city of the Shiga Prefecture and sits on the shores of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Out in the harbor, enormous fountains spray high into the sky. Visitors enjoy hiking to the Enryaku-ji monastery on the summit of Mt. Hei, the birthplace of Japanese Buddhism and site of a battle between a shogun and warrior monks.