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Otsu
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Lake Biwa Canal featuring a river or creek

Come to relaxing Otsu and enjoy its lake views, temples, and UNESCO site.

Discover the relaxing city of Otsu—lake views, hot springs, and top sights from Biwako Valley Ski Resort to Lake Biwa.

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-7-7 Nionohama, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is ¥9,603 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 25
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple, and Kiyomizu Temple. Kyoto Tower and Nijō Castle are also ...
4.4/5Excellent! (977 reviews)
"Great service and consideration regarding Corona restrictions."

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
APA HOTEL〈BIWAKO SETA-EKIMAE〉
APA HOTEL〈BIWAKO SETA-EKIMAE〉
3 out of 5
1-16-1 Ogaya, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is ¥4,636 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 25
Situated in Otsu, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Lake Biwa and within 12 mi (20 km) of Heian Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto University ...
3.9/5Good! (276 reviews)
APA is always a pleasant hotel to stay at!
"I’ve stayed at another APA hotel in Kyoto. The staff and rooms are always a wonderful accommodation with friendly staff, clean rooms and great amenities. They’re always gonna be a choice of mines."

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

APA HOTEL〈BIWAKO SETA-EKIMAE〉
Biwako Hotel
Biwako Hotel
4 out of 5
2-40 Hama-Machi, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is ¥17,603 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in the heart of Otsu, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Otsu Port, Biwako Flower Fountain, and Lake Biwa Canal. Ishiyamadera Temple and Mount ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (413 reviews)
"Most of the hotel services are suspended. No shuttle bus, no luggage delivery, no pool, most of the restaurants and bar at the hotel are closed... Room and view beautiful but not worth the price when there is zero service. Staff was not terribly helpful."

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

Biwako Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
seta terrace
seta terrace
3 out of 5
2-1-31 Seta, Otsu, Shiga
Situated in Otsu, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Biwa, Ishiyamadera Temple, and Aeon Mall Kusatsu. Biwako Hall and Lake Biwa Canal are ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Amazing apartment
"Amazing apartment with high tech facilities. The private chef that came to prepare an italian dinner that was out of this world."

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

seta terrace
One Building Plan Breakfast and Dinner - Boso Waka Mitsuiji One Building Lending Plan That Feels the History of Mitsuiji With Skin With Morning and Dinner / Otsu Shiga
One Building Plan Breakfast and Dinner - Boso Waka Mitsuiji One Building Lending Plan That Feels the History of Mitsuiji With Skin With Morning and Dinner / Otsu Shiga
Otsu, Shiga (prefecture)
The price is ¥246,400 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 28
Situated in Otsu, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Biwa Canal and Lake Biwa. Biwako Hall and Biwako Otsukan are also within 2 mi (3 km). ...
One Building Plan Breakfast and Dinner - Boso Waka Mitsuiji One Building Lending Plan That Feels the History of Mitsuiji With Skin With Morning and Dinner / Otsu Shiga
A 5-minute Walk From Otsu Station, a Private Private House Convenient for Sightseeing in Kyoto and Osaka
A 5-minute Walk From Otsu Station, a Private Private House Convenient for Sightseeing in Kyoto and Osaka
Otsu, Shiga (prefecture)
Situated in Otsu, this historic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Biwako Hall and Lake Biwa. Lake Biwa Canal and Biwako Otsukan are also within 3 mi (5 ...
A 5-minute Walk From Otsu Station, a Private Private House Convenient for Sightseeing in Kyoto and Osaka
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Jan 22, 2020

The Biwa Lake is beautiful and the experience of taking the sakamoto cable car is unique and convenient for sightseeing.

5/5 - Excellent

YMNY

Nov 6, 2018

Otsu is a quite place. Great for relaxisation.

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