Ogoto Onsen Biwako Ryokusuitei

Japanese inn in Otsu

Updated: March 16, 2024 04:26 PM

Ogoto Onsen Biwako Ryokusuitei is located in Otsu (City in Japan), Japan. It's address is 6 Chome-1-6 Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga 520-0101, Japan.

6 Chome-1-6 Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga 520-0101, Japan

3VPV+XJ Otsu, Shiga, Japan

+81 77-577-2222

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Ogoto Onsen Biwako Ryokusuitei is located at: 6 Chome-1-6 Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga 520-0101, Japan.

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Coordinates: 35.0874861, 135.894064

Ogoto Onsen Biwako Ryokusuitei Reviews

shane buranapong
2024-03-11 03:45:19 GMT

Great hotel own Omzen is very good. Dinner with Shabu is nice.
BF has fish to grilled so will be best to dress in Yutaka and take a bath later in open air onzen.

2024-01-16 10:19:18 GMT

I stayed in a Fuga room with a private shower and roten buro. Our sixth-floor accommodation had an amazing view of Lake Biwako.
The accommodation is very close to Lake Biwako, and the dawn was breathtaking.
I saw that someone is working really hard to maintain this ryokan's excellent presentation and original Japanese culture. I saw lovely ikebana flowers surrounded with lovely poetry.
The onsen is not very large, but it has a very clean and pleasant sauna area next to the roten buro (outdoor bath).

Breakfast and dinner were included in my accommodation package. Everything tasted amazing and was presented in a lovely way. We had oumi gyu (oumi beef) shabu shabu for dinner. The meat was very flavorful and tender.
There is a buffet for breakfast, and I thought the food was fantastic.

Loved their Yuagari (after onsen) section and happy hour.
You are allowed to consume an unlimited amount of Australian Chardonnay (white wine)  and red wine during happy hour. There are more non-alcoholic beverages offered, along with small snacks and ice creams.
In the lobby area, you can also get a nama be-ru (tap beer) for ¥300 yen.

Free water, orange juice, and ice blocks are available at Yuagari, which is located around the corner from the public baths, following onsen.

It's worth exploring the souvenir shop beside the entrance.

Many Chinese, Korean, and European guests were present.

A great extra feature was the free shuttle from JR Ogoto Onsen Station.

Amirah Busairi
2023-10-08 13:32:37 GMT

If I could give more stars, I would. I don't travel much but this is possibly the best hotel experience I've ever had. We booked a room with a private onsen. The view is great. The room could easily fit 6 people! While waiting for our rooms, we were sitting at the waiting area and was served a frozen mango puree. Happy hour was nice too. Full course dinner was perfect and the AYCE breakfast was absolutely delightful too. If we were to be back in the area, we would definitely come back to this hotel.

Sophie Draws
2023-10-03 07:38:06 GMT

Beautiful relaxing private onsen. Once you get to the the station, there is a phone to ring ( English available) and they will send a car to pick you up. Once there, they will check you in and explain how to use the onsen (shared) and in some rooms you can book with a private pool (which we did as we had tattoos). We also booked a private dining experience. We had a view of the lake and the onsen pool was lovely and warm. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the room had so many amenities. Thank you!

Joe C
2023-11-01 08:12:51 GMT

A luxury onsen experience at the Ogoto Onsen Biwako Ryokusuitei. Excellent customer service began at the door with personalized check-in, all staff were super polite and carried out luggages to our room. We opted for the western style bed (my poor back can’t sleep on tatami), and the room was huge with a beautiful view of Lake Biwa, semi outdoor personalized hot tub, perfect for enjoying the view with a glass of wine (or sake for that matter). Only thing I didn’t like was being woken up too early by the sun as there was no black-out curtains in the bedroom, and was fairly hot during the day.
We opted for the premium beef with lobster dinner, which worth every penny, the Omi beef melts in the mouth, and everything was fresh and delicious! Highly recommended if you are tired of crowded cities and want to relax and rejuvenate in this beautiful onsen.

Chelsea Pun (思思賢 Chill My Babe)
2023-11-22 02:02:34 GMT

Experience the ultimate relaxation at Biwako Ryokusuitei, a hot spring hotel nestled by the serene Lake Biwa in Shiga. With spacious Japanese-Western style rooms and private baths, this charming retreat offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city.

Immerse yourself in the healing waters of the multiple hot spring baths, including both indoor and outdoor options. Indulge in the soothing ambiance of the water mirror courtyard, where you can enjoy foot and hand baths while admiring the picturesque lake view. Unwind in the relaxation library, where you can savor non-alcoholic beverages, coffee, and delectable ice cream.

The culinary delights at Biwako Ryokusuitei are a highlight of the stay. Delight in a kaiseki dinner showcasing the renowned Omi beef, known for its tender and flavorful meat. The kaiseki experience offers a carefully curated selection of fresh seafood, lake fish, seasonal vegetables, and local specialties, leaving a lasting impression on your taste buds. Wake up to a sumptuous buffet breakfast featuring a wide range of Japanese and Western dishes, including fresh pufferfish liver, lake fish sashimi, grilled fish, udon noodles, and an array of local snacks.

The attentive service and excellent facilities make Biwako Ryokusuitei an ideal choice for your Shiga getaway. Whether you seek relaxation, rejuvenation, or a memorable culinary experience, this hot spring hotel delivers it all. With its stunning lake views, serene atmosphere, and impeccable hospitality, Biwako Ryokusuitei promises a truly unforgettable stay.

Yeung Holiday
2023-08-02 03:37:29 GMT

It was a great relaxing experience - we enjoyed the hot spring in our room with the spectacular view along the Biwako. The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful to us, the service is very great as our expection. Also the dinner sukiyaki is perfectly delicious, there's a specialist to handle the pot of each table - he cooks really good, we love simmer well-marbled beef, alongside vegetables, tofu, and mushrooms.

The location is not nearby the city, but they do offer a shuttle bus in between the hotel and the station. Thus, it is still convenient to us (we are not leaving during the stay anyway HAHA).

One more little thing - the welcome drink was good too and I also like the decoration they did for halloween, very cute.

Derek Jen
2023-07-11 01:35:34 GMT

We came to Biwako Ryokusuitei as part of our stop in Kyoto. We were welcome by friendly and courteous staff. We came at an off hour so we didn't take the free shuttle. However, the ryokan is a quick tax ride (~600 yen) from the JR station and as we were 2 adults and one child, it's pretty cheap!

We book a private onsen on our balcony with a beautiful view of the water and mountains. The room for 3 or 4 was clean, very spacious and comfy, we slept super well. We got to wear the traditional japanese garments to the buffet breakfast and there was outlets to charge all our tech. We even got to login to Netflix and watch some shows at night.

The food was amazing. Our set dinner meal was full of surprises of beef, seafood and sashimi. Our 10yr old had a kids set menu that came with sushi balls, soup and tempura. After a long and hot day of walking around japan, the dinner meal really felt like a reward. last call dinner is 7:30pm

Our favorite was the buffet breakfast with all kinds of japanese meal, curry and a grill to cook fresh fish. The restaurants come with a full drink bar with coffee, ice coffee, tea, juice and milk.

This is our first experience of a ryokan so i can't compare them to the ones in Hakone or near Mt. Fuji. But I would definitely recommend if you are in the are and want to switch it up. We stayed one night and will spent rest of the time in "downtown" Kyoto.

hsuan wei wang
2023-01-25 04:58:47 GMT

The hotel is old but well maintained. The service staff greeted us kindly upon our arrival and led us to the room. The room was very clean and faced towards the famous Lake Biwako. The in-room hot spring gave you a unique opportunity to enjoy the lakeshore view while taking a pleasant bath. Foods were also signature and representative. The hotel is closed to the ski places by driving. Highly recommended to travelers who will be paying the first visit to the Lake Biwako to ensure a very domestic and cultural experience.

2023-05-22 01:33:21 GMT

Great relaxing experience, with free happy hour drinks. Go for the room option with kaiseki dinner if you can. The service is great, with yukata provided for guests. There is a lounge just outside the onsen, with free ice sticks and drinks. The place is a luttle far from the train station but there is a public phone for you to call their free shuttle bus service.

Jasper Foo
2023-03-02 11:48:49 GMT

Very comfortable ryokan experience.
Staff were friendly and polite (even if you don't understand Japanese, they try their best to explain) service from reception to meal and subsequently checkout was splendid.
Journey over was convenient as well, there's a pickup from the train station which you can request through a free phone at the station itself

Walla Xia
2022-11-24 16:23:27 GMT

Big rooms with advanced electronics, big TVs and Hi Fi and a private onsen as well. You can see the Biwa lake in the early morning. Good services and the high graded Beef in hot pot dinner is great. Breakfast is quite unique with hot oven for BBQ and Swiss Fondue. A very deluxe experience.

Henry Serrano
2022-02-20 03:20:29 GMT

I stayed with family one night and everything was amazing. We had dinner in a private room with superb food, there was also wagyu beef in the mix! The rooms are splendid, they have a tatami math and mine had a lake view and one small Onsen bathtub in the balcony!

Jerry WU
2018-06-06 00:02:02 GMT

It's one of the most special experience we had in Japan. The staff were very warm and friendly. There is van that can pick you up from the JR station.

We had a room with private hot spring and Tatami, at night the staff prepared beds for us which was very comfortable. We also had a traditional Japanese dinner in room, 5 courses which is stunning.

The buffet breakfast is also good, there is BBQ fishes and the rice was good. I would recommend this place if you'd have a traditional Japanese experience.

2023-01-22 14:32:16 GMT

Excellent stay! Great facilities. Lovey food and amazing service. We enjoyed the private onsen in the room, with beautiful view. Highly recommend to those visiting the Lake Biwa area

Joodles Brockhus
2018-02-25 01:08:40 GMT

This was by far the best accommodation experience I have had in Japan.
The staff were very friendly and the concierge gentleman was very approachable and helpful when we asked him how to use the baths and Japanese customs and made us westerners feel very comfortable.
The beds were very soft and rooms were nice.
We didn't have a room with a hot spring but you don't need one as the share bath house was relaxing and we had it all to ourselves. I loved all the washing and make up station.
We found the breakfast confusing but that's only because it's so different to what we have in Australia and the waiters were happy to explain it to us. The coffee was good.
I had a hot oil massage and it was very relaxing.
I would recommend this place to any westerners wanting to try a traditional Japanese experience and encourage you to wear the robes!

Chris Chan
2023-10-17 13:08:27 GMT

Great ryokan just outside of Kyoto. Had an amazing time there and amazing food.

alfred c
2017-10-07 06:03:28 GMT

Superb experience. Great location. Free shuttle service (need to call hotel at train station.) We had a room with direct feed of onsen into a tub that oversees the lake. Great food. Great amenities. Clean. Spacious. Wonderful.

Diane Ben
2023-04-09 06:42:39 GMT

Stunning view. Good services. Delicious Kaiseki dinner. Intimate onsen on the balcony of the typical japanese room.

Cynthia lyy
2020-12-31 14:48:07 GMT

Quiet Lovely Onsen Ryokan in a sleepy town. Great place to escape from the tourist hoards:-

HOSPITALITY: Lovely warm and welcoming staff. Was graciously shown around the facility and to our beautiful room by a nice gentlemanly staff who could be the floor manager. Most of the staff are helpful except for the not so warm front desk guy. There are some English speaking staff here who seems to be assigned to take care of foreign guests like us.

ROOM: We picked the Fuga room (A traditional Japanese-style room equipped with a private open-air hot spring bathroom) on the 6th floor (their highest floor). We paid 65,100yen for the room plus kaiseki dinner and buffet style seafood barbeque breakfast for 2pax.The room has a lovely view of the lake and it was clean and spacious.

FOOD: Their Kaiseki dinner is at the dining area instead of inside your bedroom. The ingredients are fresh and of high quality and carefully presented. And we are impressed by the positive and professional attitude of the waiter assigned to our table. He spoke little English but was very enthusiastic and patient with his introduction of the food served. We also loved that they served buffet style BBQ seafood for breakfast.

LOCATION: The ryokan is right beside the lake. And it's nice to stroll around the lake side with beautiful view. We felt that this ryokan is a nice place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and the noisy hoards of tourist. And I could see that this ryokan mostly has local guests more than tourists. Actually there were lots of senior citizen guest here during our visit.

Overall, we are very satisfied with our stay here. We were shown great hospitality and felt welcomed. Their meals were delicious and of great value. I did experienced an unpleasant incident here at the onsen bath where someone took my towel but apart from that, all is well. I appreciate and enjoyed the buffet seafood barbecue for breakfast. Before I came here, I did wish for our dinner could be served in our room as per usual onsen ryokan practice for kaiseki plans. But after experiencing the kaiseki meal at the dinning area with professional server, I have no more complaints. Therefore to me, Biwako Ryokusuitei is worth your visit and to splurge your money on.

Yes, I am a happy first time guest of Ryokusuitei <3

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Ōtsu is the capital city of Shiga Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2021, the city had an estimated population of 343,991 in 153,458 households and a population density of 740 persons per km². The total area of the city is 464.51 square kilometres. source

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