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OtsuJapan

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.

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
Free Cancellation
The price is NT$2,286 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

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! (962 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
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
4 out of 5
23-1 Kayanoura, Otsu, Shiga-ken

Located in the heart of Otsu, this spa hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Heian Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and Sanjusangendo Temple. Gion Corner and Higashi Honganji ...

4.3/5Excellent! (342 reviews)

"Disappointing for not having the room with a lake view"…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/31

Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
APA HOTEL〈BIWAKO SETA-EKIMAE〉
APA HOTEL〈BIWAKO SETA-EKIMAE〉
3 out of 5
1-16-1 Ogaya, Otsu, Shiga-ken
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,383 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

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! (252 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〉

Vacation Rentals in Otsu

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 2019/11/25

seta terrace
HG Cozy Hotel No.46 Otsu
HG Cozy Hotel No.46 Otsu
3 out of 5
4-9-6-2 Chuou, Otsu, Shiga

Situated in Otsu, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Biwako Hall and Lake Biwa. Lake Biwa Canal and Biwako Otsukan are also within 3 mi (5 km). ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
1/4宿泊しました。

"リフォームが綺麗にされており、トイレ、風呂、部屋もすごく綺麗でした。 唯一の難点を挙げるとすれば、近所に駐車場が無いのと、年始は前の道路が渋滞する位でしょうか。 駐車場は徒歩で数分でありました。あと、サイトの地図が住所と違うところが表示されており、困惑しました。"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/7

HG Cozy Hotel No.46 Otsu
Biwako House
Biwako House
2.5 out of 5
6-3-32, Shimosakamoto, Otsu, Shiga

Situated in Otsu, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Biwa and within 6 mi (10 km) of Biwako Otsukan and Lake Biwa Canal. Lake Biwa Bridge and Biwako ...

3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
Good authentic ancient Japan ambience

"We had a great stay at the house! Obaa-san was very nice and humble, she was very helpful to help us call the taxis to pick us up. The house is located 10-15 minutes walk from Hiezansakamoto station and the best part is, it is just a few steps away from Lake Biwa! You could see sunrise if the weather ..."…"

Reviewed on 2017/8/7

Biwako House

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.

Biwako Hall
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Biwako Hall

You can make plans for a show at Biwako Hall on your trip to Otsu. Amble around this culturally rich area's picturesque gardens and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

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 culturally rich 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.

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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