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J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse - Hostel
1 out of 5
931-1 Kitahira, Otsu, Shiga
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The price is CA $68 per night
16.02 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (24 reviews)

"Staffs are friendly and helpful. But the location is not convenient."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 6, 2018

J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse - Hostel
Biwako Hanakaido
3.5 out of 5
1-3 1-Chome, Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga-ken
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The price is CA $423 per night
1.83 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (111 reviews)

"It is a beautiful resort, with an aged but quaint look and feel. There is a private spa which can be booked so your group of friends can share a bath. Food is very exquisite, and traditional Japanese ryokan style."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 4, 2019

Biwako Hanakaido
Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
3 out of 5
2-1-28 Nagara, Otsu, Shiga
The price is CA $75 per night
9.92 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (146 reviews)

"Nice clean hotel for a short stay. Close to train station and lake front. Could use a remodel soon."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 14, 2019

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
Hotel Koo OotsuHyakucho
3 out of 5
1-2-6, Chuo, Otsu, Shiga
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The price is CA $294 per night
9.93 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"綺麗にリノベーションした民家。素泊まりで、大津を楽しむには大変良かったです。 チェックアウトの手続きが無くストレスフリーでした。鍵も暗証番号なので無くす心配もなく、コーヒーが飲める共有スペースもあり、ゲストハウスの良さとホテルの自由さが兼ね備わっています。タオルが良いものだったのも嬉しい。"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 17, 2019

Hotel Koo OotsuHyakucho
Dantoukan Kikunoya
3.5 out of 5
6-1-29 Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is CA $198 per night
1.64 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (100 reviews)
relaxing

"great place to relax and enjoy the onsen. good and helpful staff. far from train station however they do provide shuttle service, you just need to call the hotel to arrange for it. not much around the area for shopping though,"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 19, 2018

Dantoukan Kikunoya
Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan
3.5 out of 5
1-9-28 Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is CA $185 per night
1.89 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (216 reviews)

"Very spacious and comfortable ryokan to stay. A lot of Japanese local food was served during dinner. We had very pleasant interaction with the two attendants that served our dinner. One lovely elder lady who tried to speak English to us and a younger lady that accompanies her; kept us entertained ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 21, 2019

Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan
Biwako Ryokusuitei
3.5 out of 5
6-1-6 Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga-ken
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The price is CA $398 per night
1.72 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (217 reviews)

"Other than the toilet design being a bit dated, everything else was great. Kudos to staff's attention to details even though most of them were not conversant in English."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 31, 2019

Biwako Ryokusuitei
Yumotokan
3.5 out of 5
2-30-7 Noka, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is CA $341 per night
1.84 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (519 reviews)

"The open air Onsen is excellent, the hotel shuttle service and hotel staff are also outstanding."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2020

Yumotokan
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
4 out of 5
23-1 Kayanoura, Otsu, Shiga-ken
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11 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (337 reviews)

"Disappointing for not having the room with a lake view"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 31, 2019

Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
Hotel Lotus Otsu  - Adult only
3 out of 5
7-1-15, Otsu, Shiga
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The price is CA $84 per night
10.34 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (29 reviews)

"Staff was very rude"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 21, 2019

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Otsu Hotel Guide

When you're ready to plan your Kinki escape, you can rest assured because there is an extensive selection of comfortable room options in Otsu. You'll find no less than 20 short- and long-stay options within a 0.1-kilometre (0.06-mile) radius of downtown Otsu on Expedia's informative and up-to-date accommodation database.

Otsu's city center is a short stroll from hotels including Biwako Ryokusuitei and Biwako Grand Hotel.

Are you hoping to book cheap and cheerful accommodations? You should check out the Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama, Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto and Guesthouse AN.

You could also check out the Hiiragiya Ryokan or the Ryokan Yoshida-sanso. The Hiiragiya Ryokan is 16 kilometres (10 miles) from the main part of Otsu. The Ryokan Yoshida-sanso, is positioned 14 kilometres (8 miles) away. Two other places to stay worth looking into include the Ishibekoji Ryugin and the Traditional Kyoto Inn serving Kyoto cuisine IZUYASU.

After you have spent some time in Otsu, ensure you allow time to investigate Kinki's other attractions. Kinki offers beaches, lakes and mountains, and common Kinki sights include ruins and castles. In this region of Japan visitors might also enjoy mountain biking, hiking and cycling.

Osaka is 55 kilometres (35 miles) to the southwest of Otsu and is home to the Osaka Science Museum and Osaka Castle. The The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka and InterContinental Osaka are a few of the Expedia-recommended hotel and apartment alternatives in Osaka. 60 kilometres (38 miles) to the southwest of Otsu, you may also choose to stay at South Osaka, which is home to the Swissotel Nankai Osaka and Fraser Residence Nankai Osaka. The Museum of Natural History and Dainenbutsu-ji Temple are a couple of the most popular attractions to experience when visiting South Osaka.

Just because you're traveling in Kinki, doesn't mean you can't enjoy your love of all things sport. You will find Nagoya Dome 95 kilometres (59 miles) to the east of Otsu. Those wanting to stay close to the stadium can select from the Nagoya Creston Hotel or the Nagoya Tokyu Hotel.

Kobe Airport is a nearby airport, and can be found 80 kilometres (50 miles) away from Otsu. Conveniently located hotel options are Kobe Portopia Hotel and Hotel Pearl City Kobe.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Otsu?
Biwako Hotel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers 4 restaurants and 2 bars. It is located a short 1-minute walk from Lake Biwa. Reviews from our site also recommend Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens and Yumotokan as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Otsu, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review top deals in Otsu.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in Otsu?
Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other good options to stay with the kids include Dantoukan Kikunoya and Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens. Attractions like Biwako Otsukan and Otsu City Science Museum are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Otsu?
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and deep soaking bathtubs.
What are some accommodations with pools in Otsu?
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring a children’s pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and 6 restaurants. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens and Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan.
What is the best spa hotel in Otsu?
Yumotokan is a top spa hotel featuring a nightclub, a restaurant, and a bar. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the spa tub and sauna. Other popular spa hotels in Otsu include Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel and Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto.
How is it to stay in Otsu?
Visitors to Otsu are sure to enjoy the lakeside setting and hot springs. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its temples. Top sights in the city include Biwako Valley Ski Resort and Lake Biwa. In Otsu, there are 58 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What is there to see in Otsu?
Cultural venues include Biwako Hall, Otsu City Science Museum, and Otsu City Museum of History. Notable landmarks like Enryakuji Temple, Biwako Valley, and Hiyoshi Taisha might be worth a visit. The lakeside and hot springs highlight the natural beauty with places to visit including Lake Biwa, Ojigaoka Park, and Lake Biwa Canal.

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