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4.3 / 5Excellent
94 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mount Hiei
    32 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kyoto Institute of Technology
    40 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kyoto International Conference Centre
    42 min drive

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02 7743 8472
  • Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath

    Room Amenities

    • Partial lake view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 5 Twin Futons
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  • Pet-Friendly Family Room

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 5 Twin Futons
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  • Modern Japanese-Style Room

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 5 Twin Futons
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  • Traditional Room

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Futons
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  • Low Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • Partial lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath (Ohmi Beef Plan)

    Room Amenities

    • Partial lake view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 5 Twin Futons
    More details
  • Modern Japanese-Style Room (Ohmi Beef Plan)

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 5 Twin Futons
    More details

About this area


Located in Otsu, Dantoukan Kikunoya is on a lake. Biwako Valley Ski Resort and Yabasekihan Island Park are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, or consider a night out at Shozan Resort Kyoto. Our guests appreciate the ryokan's quiet location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mount Hiei - 32 min drive
  • Philosopher's Walk - 34 min drive
  • Kyoto Institute of Technology - 40 min drive
  • Kyoto International Conference Centre - 42 min drive
  • Kifune Shrine - 45 min drive

Getting around

  • Ogoto onsen station - 1 min walk
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 104 min drive


  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine.

About this property

Dantoukan Kikunoya

Lakefront Otsu ryokan in Ogoto, walk to Lake Biwa
This ryokan features a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and free newspapers. Free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking, and free train station pick-up are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, gift shops/newsstands, and a front-desk safe are onsite. All 21 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Dantoukan Kikunoya offers 21 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. This Otsu ryokan provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 6:00 AM to midnight.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Free valet parking
Free RV/bus/truck parking
Extended parking
Limited parking spaces
Free roundtrip train station shuttle

Food and drink

Breakfast available for a fee
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
Room service available

Things to do

Hot springs

Family friendly



Free newspapers in lobby
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand
Water dispenser

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Meeting rooms


Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
Public bath open from 6:00 AM - midnight
Separate men/women areas in public bath
Yukata (Japanese robe)


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Air conditioning


Electronic bidet
Hair dryer


Flat-screen TV

Food and drink



Individually furnished



Check-in between 3:30 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
  • Guests requiring dinner at the hotel must arrive before 7:30 PM. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

Diners Club
JCB International
American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 150 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the train station. Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for private bath/onsen. Reservations can be made by contacting the ryokan prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Property is also known as

  • Dantoukan Kikunoya
  • Dantoukan Kikunoya Hotel
  • Dantoukan Kikunoya Hotel Otsu
  • Dantoukan Kikunoya Otsu
  • Dantoukan Kikunoya Inn Otsu
  • Dantoukan Kikunoya Inn
  • Dantoukan Kikunoya Otsu
  • Dantoukan Kikunoya Ryokan
  • Dantoukan Kikunoya Ryokan Otsu


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


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,

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Rooms were traditional and clean. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Not many other facilities other than the baths; but the baths were great.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service

Fun, trasitional experience

My boyfriend and I very much so enjoyed our stay at this ryokan. There was an initial amount of confusion with the language - only one employee spoke English, and the other employees seemed VERY stressed about the language barrier. For instance, I had gotten an email implying that we were getting dinner as part of our stay (which was not the case), which caused some confusion when we arrived. Additionally, we had to call the inn to get picked up at the train station, which was difficult as I only had an American phone. I also didn't realize that the inclusion of an on-site onsen meant we wouldn't have a shower *in* the room, which was an interesting surprise. That said, we loved our stay. Certainly not the most comfortable experience, sleeping on the tatami mats, but "comfort" isn't why we wanted to try staying at a Japanese traditional inn. The inn was also a bit run down - definitely in need of a renovation. However, it was a very unique experience and I'm glad we did it. The onsen was so lovely and relaxing - I don't think I've ever felt SO relaxed and chill. Additionally, the dinner (which we ended up scheduling anyway) and the breakfast (included) were incredible. We had such a cool experience with the traditional shabu shabu in a private restaurant, and the breakfast was full of foods I had never had in my life. Overall, the inn was a very worthwhile experience.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

4/5 Good

Relaxing traditional bathhouse hotel out of Kyoto

Welcoming and friendly staff with great English. Traditional style style with futon on tatami. Very relaxing view of the lake nearby and yukata to relax in. Loved the traditional breakfast and bathhouse.

Pros: Traditional setup; very spacious; traditional bathhouse; and relaxing lounge.

Cons: Showing it's age. Some of the sliding doors had to be massaged to stay in place.

Location: Not much nearby which is nice to get away from it all. The hotel shuttle bus makes it convenient to get to the station and out and about.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2018

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2017

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