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4.2 of 5 guest rating
Room type Options Nightly price Book
Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath
538 square feet
5 Twin Futons
Room sleeps 5 guests
(up to 4 children)
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Other room types
Deluxe Twin Room, Hot Tub, Lake View
344 square feet
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Japanese-Style Room
366 square feet
5 Twin Futons
Room sleeps 5 guests
(up to 4 children)
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Western Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath
538 square feet
5 Twin Futons
Room sleeps 5 guests
(up to 4 children)
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Standard Twin Room, Non Smoking, Partial Lake View
237 square feet
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Get an overview of this hotel
3.5-star spa ryokan, walk to Ogoto Onsen

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
24-hour front desk

With a stay at Biwako Ryokusuitei in Otsu, you'll be 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Hiyoshi Taisha and 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from Enryakuji Temple. This spa ryokan is 11.9 mi (19.2 km) from Biwako Valley Ski Resort and 12.6 mi (20.2 km) from Kiyomizu Temple.

Make yourself at home in one of the 70 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Pamper yourself with onsite massages and facials. This ryokan also features complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.

Enjoy a meal at the restaurant or snacks in the ryokan's coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM for a fee.

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Renovations & Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining options at the ryokan include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This hot springs ryokan also offers spa services, a terrace, and gift shops/newsstands. Complimentary self parking is available on site. Guests can use the outdoor pool at a partner property.

Biwako Ryokusuitei has designated areas for smoking.

  • Free area shuttle
  • Spa services on site
  • Terrace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Elevator
  • Karaoke
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Designated smoking areas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting rooms
  • Total number of rooms - 70
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Free self parking
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired Internet
  • Garden
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

Biwako Ryokusuitei offers 70 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature down comforters. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, slippers, bidets, and complimentary toiletries. This Otsu ryokan provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bidet
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Shower only
  • Satellite TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired Internet
  • Down comforter
  • Towels provided
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Bed sheets available - no
  • Window screens
  • Child-size slippers
  • Paper towels
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bed sheets not available

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM.

Biwako Ryokusuitei has a restaurant on site.

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, Thai massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology. Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas. The ryokan bathing area is open 24 hours.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Thai massage
  • Reflexology
  • Indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen)
  • Facial treatments
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen)
  • Massages
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM

Minimum check-in age is: 20

Check-out

Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

UnionPay

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Temperature checks are available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Protective clothing is not available to guests

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association

Staffed front desk

Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is not available

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Individually-wrapped food options are not available

Debit cards

No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: JPY 2200 for adults and JPY 2200 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

  • Biwako Ryokusuitei
  • Biwako Ryokusuitei Inn
  • Biwako Ryokusuitei Inn Otsu
  • Biwako Ryokusuitei Otsu
  • Biwako Ryokusuitei Otsu
  • Biwako Ryokusuitei Ryokan
  • Biwako Ryokusuitei Ryokan Otsu

We should mention

Reservations are required for private bath/onsen. Reservations can be made by contacting the ryokan prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

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