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seta terrace
3 out of 5
2-1-31 Seta, Otsu, Shiga
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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)
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"Amazing apartment with high tech facilities. The private chef that came to prepare an italian dinner that was out of this world."…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/25

seta terrace
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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 NT$2,494 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
4.4/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"Great service and consideration regarding Corona restrictions."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/28

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 NT$1,157 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15
3.9/5Good! (275 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 2020/2/6

APA HOTEL〈BIWAKO SETA-EKIMAE〉
Biwako Ryokusuitei

Biwako Ryokusuitei

3.5 out of 5
6-1-6 Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is NT$5,017 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
4.2/5Excellent! (224 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 2019/12/31

Biwako Ryokusuitei
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.

Staying in an Apartment in Otsu

There are plenty of places to stay in Otsu with 37 accommodation options. Though there aren't many apartments, we can help you locate similar accommodation. When you search on Expedia, you can filter by amenities such as a kitchen— one of the conveniences often found in an apartment. Even filter by similar properties such as condos, holiday homes or cottages.

Take time to enjoy the lakeside and hot springs in this relaxing area. Take time to visit top sights in the region such as Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kiyomizu Temple.

When is the Best Time to Visit Otsu?

Though weather is just one aspect, it can impact your holiday, especially if you're planning for a longer stay. Since apartments often have more rigid cancellation policies, it might be good to familiarise yourself with these weather averages before booking.

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while February and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 16°C and nighttime temperatures average 1°C
  • April-June: 29°C is the daytime average and 7°C is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 33°C and nighttime averages are around 17°C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 25°C during the day and 2°C at night
  • Average rainfall is 1155 inches in a year

Must See in Otsu

Otsu is known for its lakeside and hot springs. Family-friendly attractions include Biwako Otsukan and Otsu City Science Museum, whereas Ogoto Onsen and Kyu Chikurinin Garden are a couple of great spots to enjoy the outdoors. You’ll find favourite places to visit like Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kiyomizu Temple in the larger area.

Otsu is also recognised for its:
  • Temples
  • Cultural attractions
  • Jogging trails

How to Get to Otsu and Around the Area

Fly into Osaka (ITM-Itami), which is located 33.6 mi (54.1 km) from the city centre. You can also search for flights into Kobe (UKB), which is 49.6 mi (79.9 km) away. If you'd like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

Frequently asked questions

What's it like to stay at an apartment in Otsu?
There are plenty of places to stay in Otsu with 69 hotels and other accommodations. Though there aren’t many apartments, we can help you search for similar accommodations. When you search on Expedia, you can use the filters to search for a kitchen— one of the conveniences often found in an apartment. You can even filter by similar property types like vacation homes, condos, or cabins. Take time to enjoy the lakeside and hot springs in this culturally rich area. Biwako Valley Ski Resort and Lake Biwa are top sights to visit.
Are you thinking about an apartment for your stay?
An apartment is often more spacious than a traditional hotel room and includes a kitchen for convenient home-cooked meals. Apartments are ideal for families who want the conveniences of home but also for couples looking for something with a more local feel.
What's a favorite apartment I should consider for a stay in Otsu?
Listed below are some of the top apartments in the area to choose from: Seta terrace: Includes free WiFi and private balconies. Free parking and onsite laundry facilities are on site. IRORI KYOTO STATION HIGASHI-HONGANJI: Located 10.8 mi/17.4 km away in Kyoto. Free WiFi and soaking bathtubs are included. Access to onsite laundry facilities is available on site. RESI STAY Kyoto Fuyacho: Located in Kyoto, 10.3 mi/16.6 km away. Includes free WiFi, separate dining areas, and soaking bathtubs. Access to onsite laundry facilities is available on site. Elitz INN Matsubara: 10.8 mi/17.3 km away in Kyoto. Laundry facilities and free WiFi are included. Kyoto Sanjo Ohashi: It’s located in Kyoto, 9.5 mi/15.3 km from Otsu. Includes free WiFi and soaking bathtubs.
What will the weather be like in Otsu?
Weather is only one factor, but it can really affect your travel plans, especially when you are planning a longer stay in Otsu. The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 78°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 44°F. Average annual precipitation for Otsu is 45 inches.
What should I see and do in Otsu?
Otsu is known for its lakeside and hot springs. Cultural attractions include Biwako Hall and Otsu City Museum of History, whereas Lake Biwa and Ogoto Onsen are a couple of picturesque spots to enjoy the outdoors. You can also visit some other popular places in town, such as Biwako Valley Ski Resort and Biwako Valley.
What's the best way to get to and around Otsu?
Knowing a bit about the transportation options can save you time when you get to your destination. Fly into Itami Airport (ITM), which is located 33.6 mi (54.1 km) away from the city center. Otherwise, look for flights into Kobe Airport (UKB), which is 49.6 mi (79.9 km) away. If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from Ogotoonsen station, Biwako-Hamaotsu Station, or Kamisakaemachi Station.