Biwako Hanakaido, Lake Biwa

Biwako Hanakaido is a traditional Japanese inn located in Kyoto Lake Biwa Onsen in Shiga prefecture. It features a garden, a sauna, indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, three dining options, and rooms overlooking Lake Biwa.

There are 43 guest rooms varying in interiors--Japanese-style rooms come with tatami mat flooring and futon beds, while Western rooms will have beds and a sofa set. All the guest rooms are sound-proofed and equipped with an air-conditioner, a flat screen television, a refrigerator, and a private bathroom. One night’s stay can range from 35,000 to 60,000 JPY.
There are many dining options available for the guests, each one utilizing mountain delicacies and seasonal ingredients, as well as local produce sourced from Lake Biwa. They also serve “Omi Beef”, which has quality marbling and is raised mainly in Shiga prefecture. Seasonal Kyoto-kaiseki is also served along with a variety of bespoke food.

Biwako Hanakaido also has multiple hot spring baths, ranging from indoor to outdoor and private and communal. Each type has their own charm, with the outdoor baths mostly featuring a view of Lake Biwa. Private baths can be reserved in advance. The inn also offers a spa for added relaxation. Other facilities include a souvenir shop, and a cafe.

Biwako Hanakaido can be accessed by taking the JR Line from Kyoto Station to Ogoto-onsen Station. The inn offers a free shuttle bus service to and from JR Ogotoonsen Station or JR Hieizan Sakamoto Station.

The establishment is operating normally with safety measures in place and limited acceptance to prevent the spread of infection.


Does this place have a private onsen for couples and families? Is this venue tatoo friendly?

(1) Rooms with open-air hot spring baths available

(2) Rooms with hot-water open-air spa available

(3) Rental hot spring baths for private use (outside guest rooms): 1 bath

Spring quality/qualities

Simple hot spring

Tourist spots nearby

Lake Biwa, Mount Hieizan Enryakuji Temple, Miidera Temple, Kyoto

Number of rooms

43 rooms


Rooms with open-air baths Available

Onsen Area Biwako

Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen? Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)? Yes

Is there a communal shared public bath? Yes

Are there additional rental options? With open-air tubs 1 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0 Hours 11:30 am-1:00 am, 6:00 am-10:00 am Price 2750 yen / 50 minutes How to book Reserve upon check-in

In or near Kyoto

Price range (yen) 35,000 - 60,000

The price includes one dinner and one breakfast