Biwako Hotel

琵琶湖ホテル, 滋賀県大津市浜町2 40
2 40 Hama Machi, Otsu 520-0041 Japan (JPN)
4 Star Lake Hotel
35.00983 135.8673

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Local Attractions

Michigan Cruise – The Michigan is Lake Biwa's most famous cruise boat. Relax and watch the spectacular scenery of Lake Biwa as it goes by. Three tour route from 1 hour to 2 hours, and the port is just a few steps away from the hotel. Biwako Valley – Adventure Spot with Sky Walker, Biwako Terrace, Activities and Attractions. Enjoy various outdoor activities and the Zip Line in summer as well as Kansai's leading ski field boasting nine diverse courses in winter. Approximately 1 hour by car from Biwako Hotel. Mount Hiei Enryaku-ji Temple – World Cultural Heritage and Headquarters of the Tendai Sect of Japanese Buddhism. Easy access by drive way(approximately 40 minutes from the hotel), it is comparatively easy to make it to the top pf the Mountain. You can also experience what it is like to be trained at the temple, including Zen meditation and other activities.
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Property Description

Biwako hotel was originally opened in 1934 as the first resort hotel in the region, then moved to the the southern end of Lake Biwa, Japan's largest inland lake, in 1998. Uniquely designed by César Pelli, the compositional feature of the complex is a series of curves set parallel to the shoreline to maximize views of the lake. Spacious and modern guest rooms are all facing to the water, and each room has a private balcony. It is a perfect place to nest for a getaway vacation, romantic holiday, or even for intensive meetings! Just 10 minutes train ride from JR Kyoto station to JR Otsu station, the hotel is another few minutes away by the hotel shuttle. There are total of 9 restaurants, cafe and bar in the hotel, from casual Italian to traditional Japanese, and Teppanyaki Steak.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 pm
Check Out: 12:00
Floors: 13
Rooms: 171
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Suites: 2
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Space: 20537 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 1000 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 5:00 pm-11:00 pm
Pool Info:
Outdoor pool is open in July and August, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. JPY3,000 for weekdays, JPY4,000 for Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Ownership: Keihan Hotels and Resorts
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
20% of the total contract value from the date of signing the contract to 90 days prior to the arrival date, 50% from 89 days to 60days, 80% from 59 days to 14 days, 100% after 13 days to prior to the arrival date.
Typical Group Deposit: 20% of the total quotation
Total Taxes: 10.00%
City Tax: 150.00 Per Night (Per person)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Jogging path
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Refrigerator
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Wedding Chapel

Airport & Shuttle Information

Kansai International Airport (KIX): 75 minutes by airport express train 'Haruka', 85 minutes by an airport limousine bus to JR Kyoto station, then transfer to a local train Biwako line to Otsu station (two stops, 10 minutes ride). There is a free hotel shuttle from the Otsu station to the hotel. (5 minutes ride) Osaka Itami Airport: 55 minutes by an airport limousine bus to JR Kyoto station, then transfer to a local train Biwako line to Otsu station (two stops, 10 minutes ride). There is a free hotel shuttle from the Otsu station to the hotel. (5 minutes ride)

Local Shuttle Info: Complementary shuttle runs every 15 minutes between Otsu station and the hotel (a short 5 minutes ride)

Breakfast Information

Combination of Western and Japanese Buffet breakfast at 'The Garden Restaurant' from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Menu items includes fresh salad bar, made-to-order omelet station, and variety of local dishes using Shiga prefectures local ingredients. Adult : JPY2,600 Children age 5 - 12: JPY1,300 Children age 4 and under: Free

Parking Info

Covered and outside parking space are free of charge for guests staying the hotel, up to four hours for restaurant guests, and up to 6 hours for the banquet/meeting room guests.

Internet / WiFI

Free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms, lobby, restaurants and banquet/meeting room area

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Biwako Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Biwako Hotel.

Feel free to use the Biwako Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Otsu event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Meters)
Size
(sqm.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
MEETING ROOM 0 x 0 x 0 43 --/-- -- -- -- -- -- --/-- -- -- --
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MEETING ROOM

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
462.8 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
0 x 0 x 0 M.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available

    FAQs about Biwako Hotel

    What time is check in?

    Check in time is 3:00 pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

    What time is check out?

    Check out time is 12:00 based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

    How many rooms does Biwako Hotel have?

    There are 171 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

    Is there any meeting space at Biwako Hotel?

    Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

    What kind of breakfast is at Biwako Hotel?

    Combination of Western and Japanese Buffet breakfast at 'The Garden Restaurant' from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Menu items includes fresh salad bar, made-to-order omelet station, and variety of local dishes using Shiga prefectures local ingredients. Adult : JPY2,600 Children age 5 - 12: JPY1,300 Children age 4 and under: Free

    What parking is available at Biwako Hotel?

    Covered and outside parking space are free of charge for guests staying the hotel, up to four hours for restaurant guests, and up to 6 hours for the banquet/meeting room guests.

    How much does internet cost?

    Free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms, lobby, restaurants and banquet/meeting room area

    Is there a pool at Biwako Hotel?

    Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Outdoor pool is open in July and August, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. JPY3,000 for weekdays, JPY4,000 for Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

    Can I get a group rate at Biwako Hotel?

    Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 32.2%.

    Testimonials:

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    "You helped me with budgeting airfares and with all this help on hotels and air, we ended up choosing to have an off-site meeting and it ended up being cheaper than us hosting it here in NYC!" C.C. - New York City, NY

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