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Located on the shores of Lake Biwa, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel offers rooms with lake views, 7 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Lake cruises are available in front of the hotel. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Otsu Train Station, which is a 9-minute train ride from JR Kyoto Train Station.

Rooms at Prince Hotel Lake Biwa feature high ceilings and large picture windows. Each room includes satellite TV channels and a seating area with sofa.

The hotel provides a Welcome Counter at JR Kyoto Train Station where guests can leave their luggage while they explore Kyoto. A convenience store and a business center are available.

Shimizu Japanese Restaurant serves sushi with breathtaking lake views. Other dining options include French cuisine, while another restaurant features Japanese, Western and Chinese buffet-style cuisines using local organic ingredients. A poolside barbecue is available during summer. A sky lounge and coffee shop are also offered.

A free shuttle bus to and from Otsu Train Station is provided. Lake Biwa Flower Fountain is a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 11, 2011

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast Info

Buffet

Parking available at the hotel


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Max adults: 4. Max children: 2
Japanese-Style Superior Room Renovated
  • 2 twin beds and
  • 2 sofa beds
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Superior Twin Room Renovated
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Deluxe Twin Room Renovated 21-30F
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Deluxe Twin Room 21-30F with Pool Access
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  • Is the restaurant buffet opened for dinner

    It's open.Thank you.


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    Asked about: Superior Twin Room Renovated - Late Check In 17:00 - Check Out 10:00 • Answered on July 20, 2021
  • Is the pool open even if Shiga ken is under SOE?

    Thank you for your inquiry. The pool will be open, but it is subject to change depending on the situation.


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    Asked about: Superior Twin Room Renovated • Answered on August 18, 2021
  • Is the pool working ? Thanks

    Thank you for booking. The pool is open. Thank you.


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    Answered on July 4, 2021
  • Will the pool be open during September time?

    Thank you for your inquiry. The pool will be open until September 5th. The pool is open from 8:00 to 17:00. Best regards, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel Reservation Yoshihisa Sato


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    Answered on September 3, 2021
  • Hi! can I book and pay on the day of stay? I don't want to prepay by credit card Thank you!

    Thank you for your inquiry. You can pay at the hotel using your credit card. Best regards, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel Reservation


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    Asked about: Deluxe Double Room Renovated 32F • Answered on October 2, 2021
  • Hello, Is alcohol served during the day before 8pm?

    Thank you for your inquiry. Alcohol will not be served after 8 pm. Best regards, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel Reserve Yoshihisa Sato


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    Answered on August 19, 2021
  • do you have an indoor pool?

    Thanks for your questions. Our hotel does not have an indoor pool. Best regards, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel Reservation


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    Answered on October 17, 2021
  • Is there an indoor swimming poo?

    Thanks for your questions. Our hotel does not have an indoor pool. Best regards, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel Reservation


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    Answered on October 17, 2021
  • Hi, can we check in earlier than 5pm? Because how do we enjoy the pool if it’s gonna be late night when we get ready

    You can do it for 1,000 yen one hour.The pool is until 5pm.


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    Answered on July 26, 2021
  • When do you turn on the air conditioning?

    It is on when you enter the room There is a button near the bed for adjustment, so please use that.


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    Answered on March 30, 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Biwako Hall
    0.7 miles
  • Mii-dera Temple
    2.1 miles
  • Ōmi-jingū Shrine
    2.8 miles
  • Ishiyama-dera Temple
    3.2 miles
  • Tachiki Kannon Temple
    3.8 miles
  • Bishamon-do Temple
    4 miles
Top attractions
  • Mount Hiei
    5.1 miles
  • Enryaku-ji Temple
    5.3 miles
  • Eikan-do Zenrin-ji Temple
    5.3 miles
  • Daigo-ji Temple
    5.4 miles
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    5.9 miles
  • Shoren-in Temple
    6 miles
  • Shugakuin Imperial Villa
    6.1 miles
  • Rurikoin
    6.1 miles
  • Heian Shrine
    6.1 miles
  • Imperial Palace
    7.3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain びわ湖バレイ
    21.3 miles
  • Lake 琵琶湖
    0 miles
Public transit
  • Train Ōtsu Station
    1.4 miles
  • Train Shinomiya Station
    3.8 miles
  • Train Yamashina Station
    4.2 miles
  • Train Kusatsu Station
    4.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Itami Airport
    29.7 miles
  • Kobe Airport
    45.6 miles
  • Chubu Centrair International Airport
    53.3 miles
How to get to Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel from Kansai International Airport
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6 Restaurants On Site

    Lake View Dining "Biona"

    Food: Chinese, Japanese, European

    Shimizu Japanese Restaurant

    Food: Japanese, Sushi

    Beaux Sejours French Restaurant

    Food: French

    Riho Chinese Restaurant

    Food: Chinese

    Lobby Lounge Port NIO

    Open for: High tea

    Sky Lounge Top of Otsu

    Open for: Cocktail hour

Amenities of Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5
Activities
  • Cycling Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs JPY 500 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Visual aids (Braille)
  • Wheelchair accessible
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoor Additional charge
  • Seasonal
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Shallow end
Pool 2 – outdoor Additional charge
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Shallow end
Spa
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Massage Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
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Sustainability initiatives

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House rules
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Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.