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Biwako Hanakaido

1-1-3 Ogoto, Otsu 520-0101 Shiga Prefecture
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#3 of 49 hotels in Otsu

Biwako Hanakaido is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Otsu, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Nearby landmarks such as Saikyoji Temple (1.5 mi) and Ritsuin Temple (1.9 mi) make Biwako Hanakaido a great place to stay when visiting Otsu.

Free internet access is offered to guests, and rooms at Biwako Hanakaido offer air conditioning and a refrigerator.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and a gift shop. Guests of Biwako Hanakaido are also welcome to enjoy a sauna and an on-site restaurant. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Otsu's popular cafes such as Cotocotocotton, R Cafe at Marina, and Cafeteria Yui Kinokuniya, all a short distance from Biwako Hanakaido.

If you’re looking for something to do, O'pal (0.8 mi) and Raigo-ji Temple (1.2 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Biwako Hanakaido.

Enjoy your stay in Otsu!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Free shuttle or taxi services
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese
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Anthony W wrote a review Dec 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia14 contributions2 helpful votes
This is our first kaiseki dinner experience in onsen ryokan. We love the food setting and the service. The onsens are also beautiful especially the outdoors with bamboo trees surround, we tried all pools (indoor and outdoor) as well private onsen. The breakfast also good setting. After finish onsen, there is one space that we can overlook small nice garden and enjoy the peaceful with 8'C breeze in december. So relaxing ... We spent 97k yen for 4 adults including the kaiseki dinner (forgot to take shabu pict) and breakfast
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Iris E wrote a review Apr 2019
Helsinki, Finland10 contributions5 helpful votes
In a nutshell: We were pleased about everything and would not have changed a thing. We visited Biwako Hanakaido in the end of March. We were picked up from the train station to the ryokan. The staff were really kind and spoke very good English. We got yukatas (for both men and women) that we were able to wear for the whole stay in the ryokan. The room was great, it was everything we imagined and it had a nice view to the lake. We rent a private onsen so that we could bath together. The onsen was really nice and clean, we were not disappointed. We had a traditional Japanese dinner which was quite an experience! There was an ongoing renovation on the premises. However, we were well informed about the potential inconvenience in advance, and we didn't notice anything eventually. We had the change to discuss several times with Mr. Naito, the general manager. Thanks to him and his staff for the great Japanese experience! We were sad to realize afterwards that we should have spent at least one day more here instead of Tokyo.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
NipponVisit wrote a review Mar 2019
Bangkok, Thailand71 contributions38 helpful votes
Biwako Hanakaido elegantly stands the test of time overlooking Biwa Lake, the great inland water of Japan. Staff hospitality is impressive and beyond excellent. Kiseki dinner is specially prepared yielding an exotic look and tastes.Genuine onsen pool is well reserved with genuine mineral water. Overall, a relaxing moment to cool down a fast-paced lifestyle.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Awright27 wrote a review Sep 2018
22 contributions6 helpful votes
Everything about our stay was great! They pick you up (and drop you off) at the train station and they are so polite and welcoming. We stayed in a western style room and the beds were comfortable, the view was great, and the yukatas were fun to wear! Our dinner and breakfast were both amazing and so fancy. This was our first time at an onsen and it was great. We even rented a private one (about 26 usd for 50 min) so m husband and I could soak today and it was worth it. Overall 5/5, would 100000% percent recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Helmermis wrote a review Aug 2018
Odense, Denmark2 contributions2 helpful votes
Our visit to Biwako Hanakaido in the end of July was the highlight of our 3 week trip to Japan. We had traditional japanese rooms with great views, they were nice and big compared to other rooms in Japan. Biwako Hanakaido gave us Yucatas to wear during our stay, these were really nice and it was fun trying out traditional Japanese clothing. The Onsens were nice and big - we sadly can't compare with other Onsens as we didn't visit other, however we were very satisfied with them. For dinner we had the most amazing hostess/waitress, fluent in english, very knowledgeable of the food and area in general. She came with great ideas to things to see in the area. She was super helpful and the most amazing and kind hostess we've ever experienced. The rest of the employees were also super kind and helpful - they were always ready with a helping hand and they even drove us to and from the train station and local attractions. I can't recommend this experience enough - this is really something you have to do while in Japan. I hope to get back someday soon, as this was my most treasured memory of our Japan trip.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$351 - $538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiShiga PrefectureOtsuOgoto Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Biwako Hanakaido
Which popular attractions are close to Biwako Hanakaido?
Nearby attractions include Ogoto Onsen Kanko Park (0.08 miles), Ogoto Shrine (0.4 miles), and Fukuryo-ji Temple (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Biwako Hanakaido?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Biwako Hanakaido?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Biwako Hanakaido?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Biwako Hanakaido?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ogoto Onsen Biwako Ryokusuitei, Biwako Hanakaido, and Satoyu Mukashi-Banashi Yuzanso.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Biwako Hanakaido?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Biwako Hanakaido have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Biwako Hanakaido offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Biwako Hanakaido offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Biwako Hanakaido?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Biwako Hanakaido?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hosenin (4.0 miles), Oharano Sato (4.0 miles), and Enryaku-ji Yokawachudo (2.5 miles).
Is Biwako Hanakaido accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.