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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked rooms with private onsen and really enjoyed our one night out here. The dinner was actually the best I had all trip, fresh live lobster and Kobe beef Shabu to go along with traditional kaiseki meal. The hotel is pretty big, when you walk in it looks like a traditional Japanese onsen hotel, the rooms were tatami, but they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you’re visiting Japan, you really ought to take the opportunity to go to an onsen, and Biwako Ryokusuitei is a great option. I’ve been to literally dozens of onsen places all over Japan, and Biwako Ryokusuitei is one of my favorites. In addition to the onsen experience itself, what I like most is the great views of the lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a lakeview room with private onsen in the balcony. The room is spacious, equivalent to an one bedroom apartment. Excellent Japanese style interior. The separate gender public onsen is also well worth a visit. The hotel offers pick up and drop off from a nearby train station. We were given a tour of the facilities by Toshi Kando... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

We stay for one night. My wife and my son really enjoyed the hotel and location (Different to the city). Excellent service. Great Japanese style breakfast. Only thing is we need to check out at 10am. Otherwise, I would highly recommend the hotel to others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Ogotoonsen is a place just 20mins by JR from JR Kyoto station. So if you want to enjoy a quite place with private onsen with good price (not expensive as Hokkaido), here is really good choice. Room is spacious with a very nice Biwako lake view. If good weather, you can enjoy a nice sunrise view from your own room.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

From Kyoto Station, using Biwako line( JR ), after six stations , will reach Ogotoonsen Station. In the station, on your right, you will see the Biwako Ryokusutei counter, show them your booking, they will arrange transport to send you to the hotel. We booked a corner unit at fifth floor, the view is perfect. Facing a big lake and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The hotel is definitely not welcoming to foreigners- Service is chilly, no language is spoken other than Japanese by any of the staff, internet connection does not work and no one seems to understand why you need it. Breakfast is ridiculous, even for Japanese clients- lots of fish, some soup, jam and stale bread , one cereal and a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had a really good time in the hotel. The view was absolutely amazing and the hot spring was good. The room was huge -- like 10 times larger than the room we had in Osaka and with a private 'hot spring' in the balcony. The dinner was good but breakfast was a nice surprise -- BBQ fish in the... More 

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Nara, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great hotel, clean and big rooms with a private outdoor bath! The food was great and the quality was high. The staff were extremely friendly and catered all our needs. We were traveling with our 6 month old daughter, and they arranged nappies, wet wipes and even a cot for our daughter to lie down during the course of our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I spent two nights with my wife in this ryokan. The room was not cheap at all (we booked during holidays season), but was very - very! - impressive. Not only was it huge, we had a balcony with a private rotenburo (Japanese hot bath) and view on the lake. The room itself was a typical Japanese one (with tatamis)... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Biwako Ryokusuitei offers Japanese-style/Western rooms with Lake Biwako views, a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Public indoor/outdoor hot-spring baths are available for all guests, and some rooms come with a private balcony with an open-air bath. A free shuttle is available from JR Ogoto Onsen Train Station, which is a 5-minute drive away and a 15-minute train ride to Kyoto Station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Biwako Ryokusuitei

Address: Otsu, Otsu 520-0101, Shiga Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Otsu > Ogoto Onsen
Price Range: $175 - $589 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Biwako Ryokusuitei 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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