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Biwako Hanakaido
Biwako Hanakaido
8.8 Excellent
1-3 1-Chome, Ogoto, Ōtsu, Japan
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10.2 km from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
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.

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 89 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
7.3 Good
9-21 Awazucho, Ōtsu, Japan
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3.9 km from city centre, Ōtsu, Japan 
GoodBased on 199 reviews
7.3

Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama is located in Otsu and features free Wi-Fi. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Kitabiwako Hotel Grazie
Kitabiwako Hotel Grazie
8.1 Excellent
4-17 Minato-cho, Nagahama-shi, Shiga, Nagahama, Japan
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0.7 km from city centre, Nagahama, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 290 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
8.3 Excellent
2876, Imahamacho-Jyukkennya, Moriyama, Japan
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7.0 km from city centre, Moriyama, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 168 reviews
8.3

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
7.0 Good
38 Oshima-Cho, Nagahama, Japan
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0.6 km from city centre, Nagahama, Japan 
GoodBased on 126 reviews
7.0

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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Biwako Hotel
Biwako Hotel
8.9 Excellent
2-40 Hama-Machi, Ōtsu, Japan
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1.1 km 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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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
7.3 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. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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.

S$ 40
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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.

S$ 51
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Apa Hotel Biwako Seta-Ekimae
Apa Hotel Biwako Seta-Ekimae
7.5 Good
1-16-1 Ogaya, Ōtsu, Japan
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5.6 km from city centre,  

Situated just a brief stroll from Seta Station, APA Hotel Biwako Seta-Ekimae offers guests a convenient base while in Otsu. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

S$ 55
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Comfort Hotel Hikone
Comfort Hotel Hikone
8.1 Excellent
18-7 Ekihigashi-Cho, Hikone, Japan
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0.2 km from city centre,  

Comfort Hotel Hikone offers comfortable 3-star accommodation in Hikone. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

S$ 55
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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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0.4 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.

S$ 58
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Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama
Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama
7.3 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. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

S$ 63
Avg. per night
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 provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

S$ 65
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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.

S$ 66
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Hotel prices in Lake Biwa

2 stars or below

S$ 40 - S$ 90

Toyoko Inn Maibara-eki Shinkansen Nishi-guchi
S$ 90
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Calendar Hotel

Best value

Calendar Hotel
8.1 Excellent
S$ 40
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3 stars

S$ 51 - S$ 381

Yunoyado Komorebi

No. 1 most popular

Yunoyado Komorebi
8.2 Excellent
S$ 221
Avg. per night
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

No. 2 most popular

S$ 113
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Smile Hotel Otsu Seta

Best value

S$ 51
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

S$ 100 - S$ 186

Biwako Hotel

No. 1 most popular

Biwako Hotel
8.9 Excellent
S$ 171
Avg. per night
Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel

No. 2 most popular

S$ 186
Avg. per night
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens

Best value

S$ 100
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?

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

  • What are the best hotels in Lake Biwa?

    1,327 reviews rated Biwako Hotel with an average score of 8.9/10. It may also be worth looking into the Yunoyado Komorebi, which received a rating of 8.2/10 from 133 reviews. Calendar Hotel could also be a good option, with a score of 8.1/10 from 534 reviews.