1-1-3 Ogoto, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture 520-0101, JAPAN

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Lake Biwa is the largest lake in Japan, and is said to be the oldest lake in the country. It was formed about 4 to 6 million years ago and is said to be the third oldest ancient lake in the world. Its area is 670.33 k㎡, one sixth of the total area of Shiga Prefecture.....

Private & Open-air Bath Reports
Private & Open-air Bath Reports

The inn's private open-air bath "Bi~doro-no-Yu" is a stone bath with a frame made of Japanese cypress. It is a half-open-air structure with a large window, so you can enjoy bathing no matter what the weather is like.....

Facilities & Hot Spring Reports
Facilities & Hot Spring Reports

Upon entering the inn, one is struck by the luxurious atmosphere, yet there is a nostalgic and elegant atmosphere. Hearing that it was inspired by the "Rokumeikan" of the Meiji era (1868-1912), it made a great deal of sense.....

Guest Room Reports
Guest Room Reports

"Biwako Hanakaido" has a total of 43 guest rooms. It is a small-scale inn among the many large ryokans in the Ogoto Onsen area. That is why many of the guest rooms are appreciated by individual guests.....

Cuisine Reports
Cuisine Reports

At this inn, there are no in-room meals, and both dinner and breakfast are served in the restaurant. Hot dishes are served hot, cold dishes are served cold, and dishes are served freshly prepared.....

Extra Reports
Extra Reports

One of the reasons why this inn is favored by women is its superb esthetic treatment. The relaxation spa "SPA ALEX HANAKAIDO" provides "Healing" that soothes both body and mind through all-hand massage according to guests requests and physical conditions.....

Keywords for this ryokan
Modern Taisho Romantic-themed interior
All rooms have a view of Lake Biwa and a relaxed atmosphere
Barrier-free private half-open-air bath
Exquisite Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine
Esthetics in a viewpoint overlooking Lake Biwa

BIWAKO HANAKAIDO Basic Information

Accommodation Information

Check-In 2:00 p.m.
Check-Out 11:00 a.m.
Card usage Allowed
Room Views Lake Biwa and Otsu City
In-room Meal No
Dinner Kyoto-style kaiseki
Breakfast Japanese-style set menu

Room Rates ※Rates are for 1 person when 2 people stay in 1 room (tax included)

Official website's online reservation benefits The most economical rates are available for reservations through official website.
①500 yen gift coupon for use in the inn!
②Newsletter sends out information on special offers
③A discount coupon for stay (up to 10000 yen worth) that can be used for the next time! per group
④One pair of guests will be selected by drawing every month to win a【Free pair of overnight stay tickets】! ※Only for overnight staying
Special Packages Omi Beef package, Maternity package, Baby Travel Safety package, etc. Check the Official Website for details★
Special room with hot spring open-air bath From 60,500 yen
Capacity 2-4 persons 96 ㎡ Only one room “500 Banchi"
Japanese/Western style room with hot spring open-air bath From 39,600 yen
Capacity 2-6 persons 63 ㎡ Only 2 rooms “501 Banchi” and “502 Banchi"
Twin Western-style room with hot spring open-air bath From 35,200 yen
Capacity 2 persons ※Nakagawa Wooden Crafts Concept Room
41 ㎡ Only one room “503 Banchi"
Japanese/Western style room with open-air bath From 33,000 yen
Capacity 2-5 persons 52 ㎡ Only 2 rooms "407 Banchi" and "408 Banchi"
Japanese/Western style room From 29,700 yen
Capacity 2-5 persons 52-61 ㎡ Total 7 rooms
Japanese-style room 10 tatami mats From 26,400 yen
Capacity 2-4 persons 41 ㎡ Total 15 rooms
Western-style twin room From 25,300 yen
Capacity 2-3 persons 36-41 ㎡ Total 10 rooms
Universal twin room From 25,300 yen
Capacity 2 persons 36 ㎡ Only one room "210 Banchi"
Japanese-style room 8 tatami mats From 25,300 yen
Capacity 2-3 persons 36 ㎡ Total 4 rooms

Facility Information

Establishment / Reconstruction Established: 1940 / Reconstructed: 2001 / Remodeled: 2009
Number of Rooms All 43 rooms
Number of People Accommodated 195 persons
Private bath Only one "Bi~doro-no-Yu"
Bath information Public baths for men and women with open-air bath and sauna
Parking Area 46 cars
Pets Not allowed
Barrier Free Not all supported (One Western-style twin room is available for universal use) Multi-purpose restroom on 1st floor
Esthetics / Massages Esthetics available (at 6th floor esthetic room)
Massages available (in front of the entrance of the 2nd floor public bath)
Internet Enabled
DVD DVD not available
TV Channels NHK: 2 stations, Private Broadcasting: 5 stations, NHKBS: 2
Facilities Banquet hall, Cafe, Tea room, Shop, Soba shop
Refrigerator System There is an empty refrigerator at your disposal (no freezer)
Refrigerator drinks: None (one bottle of mineral water per person is served)
Vending Machine Available
Sales shop Available (Souvenirs, Ice cream, Miscellaneous goods, etc.)

Private bath Information

Charge 50 minutes per session 2,500 yen (tax not included)
Usage hours 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. the next morning
Reservation method At check-in

Day Trip Hot Spring Information

Charges Adults 2,000 yen Children (under elementary school age)1,000 yen (tax not included)
※Additional bath tax 50 yen
Usage hours 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays)
Meals included plan
※By reservation only
From 6,600 yen (tax included)
Meal details Kaiseki
Available on Everyday
Reception hours 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Public baths until 6:00 p.m.)
Others Towels and amenities available

Private Day Trip Hot Spring Information

Usage hours

Bath Facility Information

Private bath In room: Stone bath (open-air bath)
Public bath (limited hours): Hinoki cypress bath (half-open-air)
View of the private bath In room: Lake Biwa, City view
Public bath (limited hours): Garden
Others baths Large public baths for men and women with open-air baths available
(Usage hours: 11:00 a.m. -1:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. the next day)

Other Service / Rental Information

Wheelchair Accessible guest rooms / Stairway and passageway handrails / Free rental wheelchair
Child Children's slippers / Children's yukata / Children's tableware / Hot water for powdered milk
Foreign Languages English / Korean / Mandarin Chinese

Extra Information

Recommended Souvenirs "Nori-mame", "Umino-Hana" (inn's original sake)
Nearby Convenience Store 5 minutes by foot
Cellular Antennas ◎docomo ◎au ◎softbank


Yukata Bath towels
Towels Soap
Body wash Shampoo
Conditioner Rinse in shampoo
Shower cap Toothbrush
Hair dryer Brush
Comb Razor blade
Cotton bud Toilet with washer

BIWAKO HANAKAIDO Hot spring Information

Spring quality Alkaline Simple Hot Springs (Hypotonic, Neutral, Low temperature Springs)
Hydrogen ion pH9.04
Total dissolved substances (excluding gases) 0.32g/kg
Temperature of the source 27.0℃
Gushing of the source Three sources pumped by a submersible pumping system are mixed and used
Output rate 168㎥ / per day
Add water / Circulation Filtration No added water, Circulation for sterilization
Water heating Yes
Sterilization of bath Yes
Replacement of hot water in bathtub Guest room bath: once a day
Other baths: once every 7 days
Bath Additive No using
Indications by Spring Quality (Revised on July 1, 2014) Autonomic instability, Insomnia, Depression
General Indications for Bathing (Revised on July 1, 2014) Chronic pain or stiffness of muscles or joints (chronic phase of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, bruises, sprains, etc.), muscle stiffness in motor paralysis, excessive sensitivity to cold, peripheral nerve disorder, decline of gastrointestinal function (slow digestion, intestinal gas formation, etc.), mild high blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance (diabetes), mild hypercholesterolemia, mild asthma or emphysema, hemorrhoid pain, autonomic instability, various symptoms from stress (sleep disorders, depression, etc.),convalescence stage of illness, recovery from fatigue, promotion of health.
Color of water Clear and colorless
For drinking Cannot
Indications for drinking
Smell / Taste Tasteless and odorless

BIWAKO HANAKAIDO Access & Nearby Information


By Train JR Kosei Line Ogoto Onsen Station (5 minutes by shuttle bus or taxi)
JR Kosei Line Hieizan Sakamoto Station (10 minutes by shuttle bus or taxi)
Shuttle bus Yes (From JR Ogoto Onsen Station or JR Hieizan Sakamoto Station)
By Car 20 minutes from the Kyoto-Higashi IC of the Meishin Expressway (5 minutes from the Ohgi-Yukoto IC of the Kosai Road via the Nishi-Otsu Bypass)

Nearby Information

Nearby Sightseeing Spots Mt. Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Miidera Temple, Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Ukimido, Omi Jingu Shrine, Ishiyamadera Temple, Lake Biwa Museum, Sagawa Art Museum, Saikyo-ji Temple, Former Chikurinin Temple
Recreation (tourist farms, parks, etc.) Blume Hill, Garden Museum Hiei, Otsu City Ogoto Onsen Tourist Park
Staff messages Message from Mr. Nobuhiko Yoshikawa, Deputy Manager, Planning Section, Accommodation Department

The pride of “Biwako Hanakaido” is the nostalgic atmosphere of the inn, the cuisine made with local ingredients, and the hot springs of Ogoto with its long history, but the guests are the main actors. Our staff members play a supporting role, and are always there with a smile to make you feel like the hero of your trip, and to bring your trip to a "happy ending.

Publication and Information Updated

Publication Date March 2020
Information Updated April 2024

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