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Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-7-7 Nionohama, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is AU$146 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
9.49 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (969 reviews)
"Great service and consideration regarding Corona restrictions."

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
APA HOTEL〈BIWAKO SETA-EKIMAE〉
3 out of 5
1-16-1 Ogaya, Otsu, Shiga-ken
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$62 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
11.33 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (298 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 6 Feb. 2020

APA HOTEL〈BIWAKO SETA-EKIMAE〉
Hotel Lotus Otsu  - Adult only
3 out of 5
7-1-15, Otsu, Shiga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$105 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
10.34 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (64 reviews)
"Staff was very rude"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2019

Hotel Lotus Otsu - Adult only
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Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto
3 out of 5
1-1-1, Osaka, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is AU$65 per night from 25 Sep. to 25 Sep.
10.34 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (67 reviews)
Simple, clean great staff
"The room was the usual size for business hotels. The bed was maybe a double but definitely not a single. I slept soundly and I was very comfortable. I have food allergies and the staff made a special plate for me from the buffet to make sure I found what I could eat. The buffet looked really good, ..."

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2021

Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto
Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
3 out of 5
2-1-28 Nagara, Otsu, Shiga
The price is AU$96 per night from 25 Sep. to 25 Sep.
9.92 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (186 reviews)
"Good place to stay"

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2021

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
Biwako Ryokusuitei
3.5 out of 5
6-1-6 Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga-ken
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$312 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
1.72 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (230 reviews)
"Other than the toilet design being a bit dated, everything else was great. Kudos to staff's attention to details even though most of them were not conversant in English."

Reviewed on 31 Dec. 2019

Biwako Ryokusuitei
Yumotokan
3.5 out of 5
2-30-7 Noka, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is AU$382 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
1.84 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (535 reviews)
"The open air Onsen is excellent, the hotel shuttle service and hotel staff are also outstanding."

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2020

Yumotokan
Biwako Hotel
4 out of 5
2-40 Hama-Machi, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is AU$208 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
9.54 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (431 reviews)
Lake view room
"Liked the amazing lake view. It´s been a wonderful experience. I highly recomend to choose a lake view room!"

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

Biwako Hotel
The Gran Resort Ohmimaiko
3 out of 5
1454, Minamikomatsu,, Otsu, Shiga
The price is AU$164 per night from 13 Oct. to 13 Oct.
17.14 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
"スタッフの方が対応も良く、 駐車場も、ジェットスキーつないでも駐車出来るスペースもありました"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2021

The Gran Resort Ohmimaiko
Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan
3.5 out of 5
1-9-28 Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is AU$360 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
1.89 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (220 reviews)
"The spring water is not satisfying, Seems like it is not a pure one ."

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2020

Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan
J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse - Hostel
1 out of 5
931-1 Kitahira, Otsu, Shiga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$87 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
16.02 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
"They have free drinks(tea, coffee...), clean shiny kitchen facilities, free Netflix or YouTube on big screen and lake view balcony..etc...I loved them all! It was nice and chill during my stay."

Reviewed on 20 Dec. 2020

J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse - Hostel
Biwako Hanakaido
3.5 out of 5
1-3 1-Chome, Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga-ken
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$492 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
1.83 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (127 reviews)
"It is a beautiful resort, with an aged but quaint look and feel. There is a private spa which can be booked so your group of friends can share a bath. Food is very exquisite, and traditional Japanese ryokan style."

Reviewed on 4 Apr. 2019

Biwako Hanakaido
Hotel Luna Otsu
2.5 out of 5
7-1-20, Ogaya, Otsu, Shiga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$105 per night from 21 Oct. to 21 Oct.
10.33 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
"朝食無料、ウェルカムドリンクありなどサービスいっぱいのホテルでした。"

Reviewed on 27 Aug. 2021

Hotel Luna Otsu
Smile Hotel Otsu Seta
3 out of 5
1-3-11, Ogaya, Otsu, Shiga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$57 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
11.33 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (35 reviews)
"This hotel is not on the usual tourist trail. We always have a rental car so tend to venture off the beaten track. Staff were super friendly. Not much English but that’s just Japan and part of the adventure. Breakfast was typical Japanese hotel breakfast. Don’t ever go to Japan and expect an American ..."

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2019

Smile Hotel Otsu Seta
Yunoyado Komorebi
3.5 out of 5
2 Chome-30-1 Noka, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is AU$221 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
1.76 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (49 reviews)
Meh
"overall experience was ok. It was a cool experience and only that. The room looked cool but it was dusty. The bathroom smelled like pee was soaked into the wooden floors. The a/c was a bit musty. There was no beef that was promised on the website. The Japanese dinner and breakfast consisted of fish ..."

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2019

Yunoyado Komorebi
Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama
3 out of 5
9-21 Awazucho, Otsu, Shiga-ken
The price is AU$86 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
12.13 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (73 reviews)
Nice and comfortable hotel really close to Kyoto
"Finding an hotel in Kyoto in the Sakura season is challenging, besides expensive. The Reiah Hotel at Otsu turned out a great option, is not just nice and comfortable, it also has a good price and is only a block away from the JR Station, it takes like 20 mins to get to the Kyoto Station."

Reviewed on 15 Apr. 2018

Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama
Hotel Atlantis Otsu - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
7-3270-6 Biwako, Otsu, Shiga
The price is AU$105 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
10.35 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (11 reviews)
"よかた"

Reviewed on 22 May 2021

Hotel Atlantis Otsu - Adults Only
Hotel Biwako Cerisaie
3 out of 5
2-6-1, Ogotokita, Otsu, Shiga
The price is AU$169 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
1.97 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (11 reviews)
"Hotel close/walking distance to train station but you have to take steep stairs to get to the hotel. If you have heavy suitcases this may be an issue for you. It is a very small hotel in a residential area."

Reviewed on 9 Apr. 2018

Hotel Biwako Cerisaie
Biwako Mastunoura Bettei
3 out of 5
711-1 Arakawa, Otsu, Shiga
13.4 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
愛犬との旅行
"お料理 サービス全て良かったです。 是非リピします。 満足度100点"

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2020

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Biwako Mastunoura Bettei
Hotel Koo OotsuHyakucho
3 out of 5
1-2-6, Chuo, Otsu, Shiga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$329 per night from 13 Oct. to 13 Oct.
9.93 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"私の問い合わせやお願いなどに対して、スタッフの方にとても親切に丁寧に対応していただきました。 みなさん良い笑顔で対応していただいて気持ちが良かったです。 施設の清潔さや雰囲気、モノのセンスの良さなど、すべてが素晴らしく、本当に快適に過ごさせていただきました。 最高でした(#^^#) ぜひ、また伺いたいと思います。 ありがとうございました。"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Hotel Koo OotsuHyakucho
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Visiting Otsu

Visitors to Otsu are sure to enjoy the lakeside and hot springs. Tourists can also enjoy all the city has to offer including its temples. Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kiyomizu Temple, and Nijo Castle are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 1384 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Kyoto
  • The closest major airport is in Osaka (ITM-Itami) 54.1 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Kobe (UKB) 79.9 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Otsu

Cultural venues in the city include Kozokunosato Museum, Biwako Hall, and Otsu City Museum of History. The city is notable for landmarks like Izu Shrine, Hiyoshi Taisha, and Kanda Shrine. The lakeside and hot springs highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Lake Biwa, Ojigaoka Park, and Lake Biwa Canal.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 32 hotels and other lodging options available to pick from in Otsu. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Biwako Hanakaido - This 3.5-star hotel features 2 restaurants, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff.
  • Yumotokan - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this ryokan. This 3.5-star ryokan features a restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan - With a stay at this 3.5-star ryokan, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and room size.

Popular places to visit outside the city include Kyoto Imperial Palace, located 9.6 mi (15.4 from the heart of the city, and Kiyomizu Temple, which is 9.7 mi (15.6 away.

Getting Around Otsu

If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Ogoto onsen station, Seta station, or Omimaiko station. Otsu may not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Otsu

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 61°F during the day and 34°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 85°F, while the average at night is 45°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 92°F with nighttime averages of 62°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 77°F and nighttime averages of 36°F
  • About 45.47 inches of rain falls on Otsu each year
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 89°F, whereas February and January are often coldest, averaging 35°F

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