We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A great time in a beautiful setting”
Review of Beniayu

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Beniayu
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels / Ryokan in Nagahama
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We stayed for one night at Beniayu in August 2012. It's a beautiful location on the northern end of Lake Biwa, and quite easy to get to: you get off the shinkansen at Maibara and take a 20 minute local train ride to Takatsuki Station, where the ryokan staff will pick you up in a van to drive you the few minutes to the inn, and take you back to the station in the morning after you check out. This made it very easy for us to spend a night at this ryokan while we were transitioning from Osaka to Tokyo during our trip.
While the building is not "old," it's very nice inside and the rooms are large. Each room has an onsen (hot spring)-fed bath with a view over the lake. The service was great, and the food (we had the kaiseki B meal) was absolutely terrific; we were served a nine-course meal delivered with an English-language menu describing each course in detail, and each course was delicious. Dinner was served in our room, and breakfast the next morning (also delicious) was in a common room. Not all staff spoke English, but there was at least one English speaker present on staff at all times.
While all ryokan that serve kaiseki meals of this quality are expensive, Beniayu was actually economical compared to other ryokan that we considered. We would go there again very happily and definitely recommend this ryokan.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Paul H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
beniayu, 広報担当マネージャー at Beniayu, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

First of all, thank you very much for your visiting Japan.
How was your stay and trip here in Japan? It was the end of rainy season here.

We were very happy to welcome you at our Ryokan and to hear your comment
on the tripadvisor. We really be relieved to hear your comment with good memories.
We are not familiar with foreigne tourist to welcome, but we try to do our best for
your stay comfortable. If you have a chance to visit our place again, please feel
free to contact or e-mail to us for your requests.

In our area, we have many Buddha statue and beautiful nature spot.
We hope you are interested in to such places.

Once again, thank you very much for your staying and visiting our place.
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon.

Kyohei YAMAMOTO, Chief receptionist of Ryokan BENIAYU

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (53)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

5 - 11 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Google Translation

  • Stayed: January 2018, traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank はちべえ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
1  Thank ばさま
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: November 2017, traveled with family
Thank 443oyabun
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 5, 2017
Google Translation

Room Tip: 3階建ての旅館ですが、なるべく高層階のほうが眺めがよいと思います。
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled with family
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank 一期一会2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 16, 2017
Google Translation

Room Tip: 個室露店風呂付きの部屋
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank 紫電改のタカ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 3, 2017
Google Translation

  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Yocchin1953
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Nagahama
6.7 mi away
Kitabiwako Hotel Grazie
Kitabiwako Hotel Grazie
#3 of 26 in Nagahama
98 reviews
4.7 mi away
L'Hotel du Lac
L'Hotel du Lac
#4 of 26 in Nagahama
33 reviews
6.7 mi away
Green Hotel Yes Nagahama Minatokan
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7 mi away
Hotel Route Inn Nagahama Inter
12.7 mi away
Hikone Castle Resort & Spa
7.2 mi away
Okubiwako Makino Grand Park Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Beniayu? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Beniayu

Address: 312 Kohokucho Onoe, Nagahama 529-0364, Shiga Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Nagahama
Amenities:
Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels / Ryokan in Nagahama
Price Range: $283 - $583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Beniayu 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Agoda, Ctrip TA, JAPANiCAN, Hotwire, Priceline and Cancelon so you can book your Beniayu reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing