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OtsuJapan

Come to upscale 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.

Top Hotels in Otsu

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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$2,273 per night

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Heian Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and Sanjusangendo Temple. Nijō Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace ...

4.4/5Excellent! (996 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
Biwako Hotel
Biwako Hotel
4 out of 5
2-40 Hama-Machi, Otsu, Shiga-ken
Free Cancellation
The price is NT$3,830 per night

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! (390 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
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

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 Kiyomizu Temple. Sanjusangendo Temple and Kyoto University ...

3.8/5Good! (241 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〉

Popular places to visit in Otsu

Biwako Otsukan
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Biwako Otsukan

Enjoy an outing to Biwako Otsukan during your stay in Otsu. Amble around this culturally rich area's picturesque gardens and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Enryakuji Temple
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Enryakuji Temple

Find out about the history of Otsu with a stop at Enryakuji Temple. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the temples in this culturally rich area.

Omi Shrine
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Omi Shrine

You can find out about the history of Otsu when you stop by Omi Shrine. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the temples in this culturally rich area.

Lake Biwa Canal
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Lake Biwa Canal

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Lake Biwa Canal during your travels in Otsu. Wander the lakeside or discover the hot springs in this relaxing area.

Ishiyamadera Temple
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Ishiyamadera Temple

Find out about the history of Otsu with a stop at Ishiyamadera Temple. Amble around this culturally rich area's picturesque gardens and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Ishiyama-dera
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Ishiyama-dera

You can find out about the history of Otsu with a stop at Ishiyama-dera. Make time for the shops and local tours in this walkable area.

Reviews of Otsu

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

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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