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R&Run Kyoto serviced apartment & suites
3 out of 5
Nakagyoku Daikokucho 72-1, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$2,984 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Nishiki Market and Gion Shirakawa Area. Nijō Castle and Kiyomizu Temple are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)
Great Option for Families

"Room was fantastic. Separate bedrooms gave everyone plenty of space and there was room for everyone (6 people) in the living room/kitchen area. Everything was very clean and the furniture comfortable. We were also able to easily walk to restaurants and shops nearby. Would definitely stay here ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/29

R&Run Kyoto serviced apartment & suites
RESI STAY Andon
3 out of 5
173-6 Sanjoaburanokojicho, Sanjo Aburanokojicho, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$1,373 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Shijo Omiya, Kawaramachi, and Nishiki Market. Nijō Castle and Pontocho are also ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"清潔な点はよかった.火災時に避難経路が安全なのか不安に感じたので,窓から逃げることを考えましたが,窓が全開にできませんでした.改善してもらいたいと思いました."…"

Reviewed on 2020/4/2

RESI STAY Andon
Yeah Room Gion Shijo
3 out of 5
335 Inari-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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Located in Central Kyoto, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Pontocho and Kawaramachi. Nishiki Market and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (26 reviews)

"Good. Satisfied with everything. But picking up the keys was difficult. Need guidance"…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/9

Yeah Room Gion Shijo
OYO Hotel MUSUBI KYOTO Karasuma Nanajo
3 out of 5
315 Uchikoshi-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$872 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Higashi Honganji Temple and Kyoto Tower. Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (113 reviews)
Kyoto stay

"Very spacious and staffs are very friendly and helpful. location also convenience, easy and short walk to the Kyoto Station."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/9

OYO Hotel MUSUBI KYOTO Karasuma Nanajo
OYO Hotel Stay Inn Kyoto Gojo
2 out of 5
Kamichofukuji-cho 229-1, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,245 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Shijo Omiya and Kawaramachi. Nishiki Market and Kyoto Aquarium are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (10 reviews)
Great place, budget price.

"A very spacious place to stay for a budget pricing. Three independent space includes: entrance + kitchen, wash let + bath room, and a large room with 2 large bed, closet, sofa and table. The only down side would be the checkin time. Please contact the staff first if you need a late checkin. ( not ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/4

OYO Hotel Stay Inn Kyoto Gojo
Mimaru Kyoto Kawaramachi Gojo
3.5 out of 5
Hiraicho, 17-1, Kyoto, Kyoto
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This family-friendly Kyoto apartment building is located near the boardwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Higashi Honganji Temple, Nishiki Market, and Kawaramachi. ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"This hotel was so helpful. Vary good for families. Many different rental items(free) for the children and adults. Location was ideal. All in all best hotel I stayed at in Japan."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/26

Mimaru Kyoto Kawaramachi Gojo
Stay SAKURA Kyoto Gyoen East
3 out of 5
211-16, Kamiikesu-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$1,556 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto University and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (81 reviews)
Very good

"Overall very good!"…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/7

Stay SAKURA Kyoto Gyoen East
Elitz INN Shijo Karasuma
2.5 out of 5
59 Tsukihoko-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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Located in Central Kyoto, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Shijo Omiya, Nishiki Market, and Kawaramachi. Nijō Castle and Pontocho are also ...

3.9/5Very Good! (25 reviews)
Works

"The washer and dryer couldn’t have come at a better time."…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/2

Elitz INN Shijo Karasuma
Elitz INN Matsubara
2.5 out of 5
14-1/14-2 Matsubara-dori Nishinotoin, Higashiiru Yabushitacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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Located in Central Kyoto, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Shijo Omiya, Nishiki Market, and Kawaramachi. Kyoto Tower and Pontocho are also ...

Elitz INN Matsubara
RESI STAY Kumico Amaterrace
3 out of 5
566-4, Kazahayacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$1,012 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Nijō Castle, Kyoto Tower, and Gion Corner. Sanjusangendo Temple and Kyoto Imperial ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (263 reviews)

"All good. The gentleman who took us to the hotel by shuttle bus from the reservation office was so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/23

RESI STAY Kumico Amaterrace
IRORI KYOTO STATION HIGASHI-HONGANJI
3 out of 5
33, Nijuuninkoucho, Higashinotointouri-Shomen, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$1,008 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Higashi Honganji Temple and Kyoto Tower. Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (201 reviews)
Just right!

"Our stay was really fantastic. The location in Kyoto was very convenient, and the room comfortable. We stayed in a room with four bed bunks and found them totally comfortable and nice little nooks for relaxing. The front desk staff were kind and helpful. I would absolutely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/4

IRORI KYOTO STATION HIGASHI-HONGANJI
Kyoto Four Sisters Residence
3.5 out of 5
387 Bishamon-cho, (Nishinotoin-dori, Takeyamachi-sagaru), Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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Located in Central Kyoto, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Nijō Castle and Shijo Omiya. Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nishiki Market are also ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (282 reviews)
Highly recommended.

"We had a wonderful time staying here. Love the quiet local neighborhood with restaurants and 24hr supermarket nearby. The place is very clean and design thoroughly. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend for a big group or family to stay."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/25

Kyoto Four Sisters Residence
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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$1,245 per night
3.8/5Good! (235 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 Hotel
Biwako Hotel
4 out of 5
2-40 Hama-Machi, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is NT$3,399 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (383 reviews)

"Absolutely best breakfast of my life! The range of choice was insane! It was my first Japanese breakfast :)"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/26

Biwako Hotel
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$2,264 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,416 reviews)
Romantic stay in Biwako Lake

"Coze & romantic stay. Car pick up service offers the guests a convenient way to the station."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/13

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
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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 58 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 relaxing 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, a balcony, and a flat-screen TV. Free parking and self-service laundry are on site. RESI STAY Andon: Located 10.5 mi/16.9 km away in Kyoto. Free WiFi and a flat-screen TV are included. RESI STAY NISHIKI: Located in Kyoto, 10.1 mi/16.3 km away. Includes free WiFi, a dining area, and a soaking tub. A free area shuttle and self-service laundry are on site. R&Run Kyoto serviced apartment & suites: Located 10 mi/16.1 km away in Kyoto. Free WiFi, a washer/dryer, and a living room are included. Free parking and a café are on site. MIMARU KYOTO STATION: Located in Kyoto, 11.1 mi/17.9 km from Otsu. Includes free WiFi, a soaking tub, and a flat-screen TV. Access to self-service laundry is available on site.
What's the weather like in Otsu?
Though weather is just one consideration, it can impact your vacation, especially when planning a longer stay. 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 rainfall 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 Science Museum, whereas Lake Biwa and Ojigaoka Park are a couple of picturesque spots to enjoy the outdoors. Biwako Valley Ski Resort and Kyoto Imperial Palace are other popular places to visit in the area.
What's the best way to get to and around Otsu?
Fly into Osaka (ITM-Itami), which is located 33.6 mi (54.1 km) from the heart of the city. Otherwise, look for flights into Kobe (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.