Welcome to the Biwako Grand Hotel,
a hot spring resort overlooking Lake Biwa,
the largest lake in Japan

Our hot spring resort hotel is only a 20-minute train ride away from Kyoto.
At a location overlooking Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan,
our guests can enjoy traditional Japanese culture
and hospitality, with open-air hot springs, Japanese dining,
and Japanese-style rooms featuring kimonos and tatami floors.


What do you know
about Japan’s largest lake?

The lake that stretches out fronting the façade of our hotel is Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan by area and volume.
This is the most famous lake in Japan and is as well-known as Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.


It takes only a 20-minute train
ride to arrive at our hotel
from Kyoto JR station.

This is a hot spring resort ideal for sightseeing in Kyoto.
After taking in Kyoto’s sightseeing highlights such as Kiyomizudera Temple, Gion, and the Maiko (apprentice Geisha), it takes only 20 minutes for guests to arrive at our hot spring resort from Kyoto JR station.


Our guest rooms are equipped
with open-air hot springs
overlooking Lake Biwa.

Rooms with private open-air spa baths allow guests to enjoy hot spring bathing with a splendid view of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan.

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Natural hot springs
Open-air spa

Guests at our hotel can enjoy bathing in two public spa areas: a large bath and outdoor bathing area overlooking Lake Biwa and a spa with a view of a Japanese garden.

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Savor traditional Japanese cuisine,
including sashimi and tempura

The essence of Japanese cuisinelies inenjoying the tastes of the seasons.
Relax in your room and enjoy the finest “Washoku” cuisine with sashimi and tempura and a host of other delicious tastes.

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Rest yourself
on a futon laid out on the tatami
matting in Japanese style

In your traditional Japanese room overlooking the garden, change into a relaxing yukata robe and rest in the futon bedding.

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Biwako Grand Hotel

Sightseeing Guide

The hotel is conveniently located as a hub for sightseeing.


Sightseeing Spots such as

Kiyomizudera Temple, Gion,
and Yasaka Shrine

50 minutes by train

Kiyomizudera Temple, Gion,
and Yasaka Shrine are
the very essence of Kyoto.

Kinkakuji Temple

65 minutes by train

This glittering gold temple is
renowned all over the world.

Fushima-Inari Taisha Shrine

45 minutes by train

This is a popular sightseeing spot,
with numerous torii gates
creating a splendid atmosphere.


55 minutes by train

This masterwork has a total
of 1,000 Senju Kannon statues.

Arashiyama Monkey Park

80 minutes by train

This hill overlooks central
Kyoto and is a popular spot
for watching wild Japanese monkeys.


Sightseeing Information

Lake Biwa

Lake Biwa is Japan’s largest lake as measured by area and volume.
Sightseers can enjoy views of the lake from both the shore and touring boats.

Hieizan Enryakuji Temple

This head temple of the Tendai sect is registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
It is also known as the “mother of Japanese Buddhism.”