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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

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.

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 2,454 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 345 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.

Biwako Ryokusuitei
Biwako Ryokusuitei
8.5 Excellent

10.0 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 665 reviews
8.5

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.

Dantokan Kikunoya
Dantokan Kikunoya
8.3 Excellent

10.2 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 118 reviews
8.3

Situated within walking distance of Ogoto-onsen Station, Dantokan Kikunoya offers guests an ideal base while visiting Otsu. It also offers luggage storage, valet parking and massage services.

Tips for booking a Ōtsu hotel

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Ōtsu:$256/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$8/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$129 - $419
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$160 - $365
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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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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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.

$73
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.

$105
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.

$115
Avg. per night
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
8.6 Excellent

2.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

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.

$125
Avg. per night
New Biwako Hotel
New Biwako Hotel
7.8 Good

6.3 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

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.

$140
Avg. per night
Dantokan Kikunoya
Dantokan Kikunoya
8.3 Excellent

10.2 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

Situated within walking distance of Ogoto-onsen Station, Dantokan Kikunoya offers guests an ideal base while visiting Otsu. It also offers luggage storage, valet parking and massage services.

$199
Avg. per night
Biwako Grand Hotel
Biwako Grand Hotel
7.8 Good

10.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

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

$289
Avg. per night
Yumotokan
Yumotokan
8.7 Excellent

10.1 km from city centre, Ōtsu Show on map

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.

$331
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Ōtsu

3 stars

$73 - $331

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

No. 1 most popular

$125
Avg. per night
Biwako Ryokusuitei

No. 2 most popular

Biwako Ryokusuitei
8.5 Excellent
$115
Avg. per night
Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto

Best value

$73
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?

    Ōtsu is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, which has a current rating of 8.6. For other potential stays, consider Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens and Biwako Ryokusuitei, which can also be great places to stay in Ōtsu.

  • How much do hotels in Ōtsu cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Ōtsu have been around $172 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Ōtsu?

    Over the last 3 days, Ōtsu hotels have been found for as cheap as $129/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.