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Located between the mountains and the shore of Japanís largest lake, Lake Biwa, the Biwako Hotel boasts a bold exterior design with gentle curves, designed by Cťsar Pelli. This modern resort hotel welcomes guests as a hotel representing Japan, based on a tradition of high quality hospitality fostered over many decades as a guesthouse serving royalty.

The lobby, themed in marble with subdued colors, features an atrium with an open feeling. In this space, a different impression is created from that of the dramatic exterior, allowing visitors to feel excitement and enjoy a comfortable sense of freedom. In the morning, the hotel is brightly lit with sunlight and from light reflecting off Lake Biwa. At night, a gentle light embraces you, invoking an image of the fantastic lake.
Welcome to the Biwako Hotel. We hope you enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Biwa to your heartís content.

Biwako Hotel
2-40 Hamamachi, Otsu City, Shiga 520-0041, Japan

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Phone: +81-77-524-7111 Email:
Approx. 10 min. from Shinkansen Kyoto Station to JR Otsu Station.
Approx. 5 min. from JR Otsu Station to the hotel by shuttle bus (or a 10-min. walk).