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Absolute authentic Ryoku. Everything about this place is stunning and awe-inspiring. The care and consideration of detail from the robes they give you to wear to dinner to the specialty dishes. I will never forget this experience.
We booked a room at this onsen because the one (Biwako Hanakaido) we originally booked we thought had a private hot spring bath attached to our room, did not. Biwako Ryokusuitei did have this feature, which was very important to us.
Upon arrival we were...More
I was choosing between Lake Biwa and wakayama for onsen hotel but in the end opted for the former (much shorter commute from Kyoto) and hence booked Biwako Ryo.
It’s a typical Japanese onsen hotel with great service and 2 meals included. It’s actually very...More
nice hotel. food is also nice. only thing is if u don't drive, location a little inconvenient. will advice those without transport not to stay here. otherwise we enjoy the place. there's two wing. we booked room in both wings. the ones in the old...More
A Onsen/Spa hotel on the shores of Japan's largest lake, Lake Biwa and easily accessible from Osaka and Kyoto. The hotel seems to cater to family groups and is well maintained though the decor in areas is certainly dated (such as the hallways).
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The hotel has a free shuttle that will take you to the nearest train station, which is Ogotoonsen Station, maybe 5 minutes away. From that station, you can take the JR Kosei Line train to Kyoto Station (center of Kyoto... More
The hotel has a free shuttle that will take you to the nearest train station, which is Ogotoonsen Station, maybe 5 minutes away. From that station, you can take the JR Kosei Line train to Kyoto Station (center of Kyoto). From there, you can transfer train lines to Kyoto metro/subway or to JR San-In line to get to Arashiyama. You can also take a local bus from Kyoto Station to Arashiyama. I found it much faster and easier to take the trains, rather than a bus.To get around Kyoto from the main station, both subway and bus are good options. If you are in a hurry to see many tourist attractions in a single day, it is best to get a taxi, though this can be expensive. You can use Google Maps to plan the best route for you.