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Hotel Atlantis Otsu - Adults Only
Hotel Atlantis Otsu - Adults Only
7.3 Good

4.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

GoodBased on 90 reviews
7.3

Hotel Atlantis Otsu offers a comfortable setting while in Otsu.

Hotel Biwako Cerisaie
Hotel Biwako Cerisaie
8.1 Excellent

11.2 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 38 reviews
8.1

HOTEL Biwako Cerisaie is located in Otsu and features complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel is also ideally situated moments on foot from Ogoto-onsen Station.

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
8.6 Excellent

2.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,450 reviews
8.6

Less than 20 minutes' stroll from Ishiba Train Station, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in Otsu. It also offers an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a free shuttle service.

Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto
Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto
7.0 Good

0.4 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

GoodBased on 343 reviews
7.0

Just a minute's walk from Otsu Railway Station, the hotel is an ideal base when in Otsu. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan
Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan
7.9 Good

10.5 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

GoodBased on 85 reviews
7.9

Yuzanso provides a comfortable setting when in Otsu. This 3-star ryokan offers views of Lake Biwa, as well as an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a sauna.

Biwako Grand Hotel
Biwako Grand Hotel
7.8 Good

10.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

GoodBased on 43 reviews
7.8

Biwako Grand Hotel is situated in Otsu and features free wireless internet. It also provides room service, a sauna and a 24-hour reception.

New Biwako Hotel
New Biwako Hotel
7.8 Good

6.3 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

GoodBased on 3 reviews
7.8

Less than a 20-minute walk from Seta Station, New Biwako Hotel offers guests a convenient base while in Otsu. It also offers a 24-hour reception, a sauna and a beauty centre.

Hotel Koo Ootsuhyakucho
Hotel Koo Ootsuhyakucho
9.1 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 59 reviews
9.1

Less than 20 minutes' walk from Otsu Railway Station, the hotel provides guests with an ideal base when visiting Otsu. It also offers free Wi-Fi.

Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
8.0 Excellent

4.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 249 reviews
8.0

Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens is located in Otsu and offers an indoor pool. It also provides a coffee bar, a sauna and an executive floor.

Yumotokan
Yumotokan
8.7 Excellent

10.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 105 reviews
8.7

Yumotokan is set in Otsu and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, including Ogoto Onsen. Featuring views of Lake Biwa and Ogoto Onsen Kanko Park, it also offers a variety of facilities, such as a free shuttle service, a sauna and free Wi-Fi.

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Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Ōtsu:$234/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$43/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$118 - $387
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$174 - $337
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Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
8.0 Excellent

4.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens is located in Otsu and offers an indoor pool. It also provides a coffee bar, a sauna and an executive floor.

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Ishiyama Guesthouse
Ishiyama Guesthouse
7.0 Good

4.0 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

Situated just a short stroll from Ishiyama Train Station, Ishiyama Ichinobo provides guests with a convenient base while in Otsu. It also provides luggage storage.

$45
Avg. per night
Shiga Biwa Lake Shanshui House
Shiga Biwa Lake Shanshui House
8.2 Excellent

4.1 km from city centre, Takashima Show on map

Shiga Biwa Lake Shanshui House is located in Takashima and features complimentary wireless internet. The guest house is also ideally situated within a five-minute walk of Omi-Nakasho Station.

$54
Avg. per night
Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto
Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto
7.0 Good

0.4 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

Just a minute's walk from Otsu Railway Station, the hotel is an ideal base when in Otsu. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

$66
Avg. per night
Hotel Atlantis Otsu - Adults Only
Hotel Atlantis Otsu - Adults Only
7.3 Good

4.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

Hotel Atlantis Otsu offers a comfortable setting while in Otsu.

$85
Avg. per night
Inase Otsu Machiya Bed & Breakfast
Inase Otsu Machiya Bed & Breakfast
9.5 Excellent

1.4 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

Situated within walking distance of Otsu Railway Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to discover Otsu and its surrounds. Those staying at the property can also make use of free wireless internet.

$85
Avg. per night
Hotel Lotus Otsu - Adult Only
Hotel Lotus Otsu - Adult Only
8.1 Excellent

4.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

Hotel Lotus Ohtsu is located in Otsu and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers a lift and a 24-hour reception.

$85
Avg. per night
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
8.0 Excellent

4.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens is located in Otsu and offers an indoor pool. It also provides a coffee bar, a sauna and an executive floor.

$97
Avg. per night
Biwako Ryokusuitei
Biwako Ryokusuitei
8.5 Excellent

10.0 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

Biwako Ryokusuitei provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Otsu. Boasting views of Lake Biwa, it also offers a wide range of amenities, including meeting rooms, a free shuttle service and massage services.

$106
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Ōtsu

2 stars or below

$45 - $85

Inase Otsu Machiya Bed & Breakfast

No. 1 most popular

$85
Avg. per night
Shiga Biwa Lake Shanshui House

No. 2 most popular

$54
Avg. per night
Ishiyama Guesthouse

Best value

$45
Avg. per night
3 stars

$66 - $305

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

No. 1 most popular

$115
Avg. per night
Dantokan Kikunoya

No. 2 most popular

Dantokan Kikunoya
8.3 Excellent
$185
Avg. per night
Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto

Best value

$66
Avg. per night

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About Ōtsu

Otsu curves elegantly across Lake Biwa and is home to a wide variety of temples, gardens and shrines. It's located a few kilometres east of Kyoto and is a popular day-trip destination for visitors staying in Kyoto. However, the serene atmosphere and wealth of attractions make Otsu a charming alternative to staying in the more famous Kyoto.

Otsu was the Japanese capital for part of the 7th century and is home to many designated national treasures and World Heritage sites. Situated on Mount Hiei and gazing longingly across Kyoto is the 8th century Enryaku-ji Tendai monastery. Mii-dera in the heart of the city is one of Japan's four largest temples. Various early Buddhist manuscripts fill Ishiyama-dera, an 8th century Shingon temple. Omi Otsu Palace, just about still standing after being built in AD 667, is the other of Otsu's national treasures.

Osaka Itami Airport and Kansai International Airport are the closest to Otsu. JR Kyoto is the closest station on the shinkansen bullet-train network and Otsu is connected to Kyoto by the Tozai subway line and JR Biwako line. The city is long and thin, making it easy to navigate on the Keihan Ishiyama Sakomoto train line, which curves across Otsu.

Otsu literally translates as big port and grew to prominence as a trading centre in the 7th century. When the ruling Emperor Tenji was dethroned, Otsu was briefly renamed as Furutsu, meaning old port.

Ōtsu travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Ōtsu?

    Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, rated with a score of 8.6 from 2,450 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Ōtsu. Other top stays include Dantokan Kikunoya, with an average rating of 8.3 from 117 reviewers, and Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens, with a score of 8.0 from 249 reviewers.