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Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, Otsu

3.5-star3.5 stars
4-7-7 NionohamaOtsuShiga-ken520-8520Japan

3.5-star hotel in Otsu with 6 restaurants, outdoor pool
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Great room
Rather comfortable
Great location
Wellness Area
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
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Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, Otsu

from $79
  • Twin Room (Sky Floor: 21F-30F)
  • Double Room (Sky Floor: 31F, 32F, 35F)
  • Run of House (5:00PM IN, 10:00AM OUT) - Smoking Preferences Not Guaranteed
  • Suite, 2 Twin Beds (Sky Floor: 21F-30F)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Sky Floor: 31-32F, 35F)
  • Twin Room (EIZAN Floor: 33F)
  • Double Room (EIZAN Floor: 34F)
  • Renewal Lake Floor Twin Room (4 Guests)
  • Renewal Japanese Modern Room (4 Guests)
  • Renewal Suite, 2 Twin Beds (Sky Floor), Non Smoking
  • Renewal Double Room (EIZAN Floor), Non Smoking
  • Renewal Twin Room (EIZAN Floor), Non Smoking
  • Renewal Double Room (Sky Floor), Non Smoking
  • Renewal Twin Room (Sky Floor), Non Smoking
  • Renewal Suite Twin Room(EIZAN Floor)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 530 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 38 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *


  • Free area shuttle
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 6 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Bicycle rentals on site
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 9
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 1989
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Shimizu - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Lake View Dining Biona - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Beaux Sejours French Rest - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine. Open daily.

Riho Chinese Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine. Open daily.

Châtelaine Lobby Lounge - Onsite lobby lounge. Open daily.

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, Otsu’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Otsu
  • Prince Hotel Otsu
  • Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel
  • Otsu Hotel
  • Otsu Prince
  • Lake Biwa Prince Hotel
  • Lake Biwa Otsu Prince
  • Prince Otsu
  • Prince Otsu Hotel
  • Lake Biwa Prince
  • Otsu Prince Hotel


Use of the outdoor seasonal pool incurs a surcharge of JPY 1,000 per adult and JPY 500 per child. Deck chair use is JPY 1,000 per table. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
For the comfort of guests using the public bathing areas and other public facilities, this property does not permit guests with tattoos to use the facilities. For more details, please contact the property using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self parking costs JPY 500 per day with in/out privileges

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2500 for adults and JPY 900 for children (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for JPY 3564.0 per day

Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, Otsu


  • Lake Biwa - 2 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 9.3 mi / 14.9 km
  • Heian Shrine - 8.5 mi / 13.7 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Daigoji Temple - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • Murin-an - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • Shoren-in Temple - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 53 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 96 min drive
  • Seta station - 16 min walk
  • Minami-Kusatsu Station - 17 min drive
  • Kyoto Shinomiya Station - 17 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking
  • Free area shuttle

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 601 reviews

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, Otsu
Hotel by the Lake. Excellent view
Andrew, us1 night family trip
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, Otsu
Very Good8.0
out of town
the hotel is situated totally out of Kyoto area. JR Otsu train would be your stop and its pricey train ride coming from Kyoto,osaka or from nara. they should extend the free shuttle service from otsu station to at least tourist, you want to maximize your time to see the tourists spots at night like the Fushimi Inari which you can explore at night but had to rush before 2100 d/t the shuttle service ends at 2115 (2100 during weekends) THE POOL HAS A FEE EVEN FOR GUEST! THE SKY LOUNGE HAS A COVER CHARGE EVEN FOR GUEST! the hotel is clean and the rooms are spacious enough for 4 of us.
Cherryl Jane, us3 night family trip
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, Otsu
I has never stay n any hotel that charge $10 for use the pool, $5 for pool chairs and pool closed at 5pm . My family arrived late, my kid a s hungry, hotel restaurant close at 8:30pm, the bar is open but do not allow kid to come and eat. Ask for room service, staff said NO ! The Floor hallway and room carpet is stained and dirty...
Jim, us2 night family trip
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, Otsu
Overall our stay was wonderful
Maria, us3 night family trip
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, Otsu
Hotel looks decent. But the bed wasn't smelling good. They have a constant shuttle service to Otsu train station. Hotel looks into the lake. It is beautiful. We stayed in this hotel to explore Kyoto. For that purpose it didn't work very well since it is too far from Kyoto.
riza, us2 night family trip

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