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8.2

Excellent

16 reviews

16 reviews

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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Lake Biwa Bridge 490 m
Ukimido 2.2 km
Biwako Valley 7.3 km
Hiyoshi Taisha 8.7 km
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple 10.3 km
Omi Shrine 12.8 km
Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) 14.6 km
Otsu Service Area 15.6 km
Setano Karahashi 17.4 km
Ishiyamadera Temple 18.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Shogen-ji Temple 480 m
Roadside Station Biwako Ohashi Kome Plaza 490 m
Lake Biwa Bridge 490 m
IZUMIYA 690 m
Kaizo-ji Temple 1.1 km
Sempuku-ji Temple 1.2 km
Hokkai-ji Temple 1.2 km
Dekejima Lighthouse 1.3 km
Katata 1.5 km
Senshuin Temple 1.7 km

View Lodge Biwa

3-24-7 Imakatata, Otsu-shi, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-0241 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Otsu part of Otsu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple. Hot tub and spa are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

Highlights

490 meters to Roadside Station Biwako Ohashi Kome Plaza

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Spa

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Otsu every 10 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.1
Location rating7.6

Rooms available at View Lodge Biwa

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Twin Non Smoking
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds
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Standard Beds Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Economy Beds Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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    Standard Twin - Non-Smoking
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    • Non-smoking
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    Twin Room, Non Smoking, Lake View
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      4 TWIN BEDS SHARED BATHROOM FOR NON-SMOKERS
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        Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom, Non Smoking(4 Twin Futons)
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          Twin with Shared Bathroom
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            4 BEDS SHARED BATHROOM FOR NON-SMOKERS
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at View Lodge Biwa?

              Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

              How do I get to View Lodge Biwa?

              For those who wish to drive their own cars, View Lodge Biwa has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

              What are my dining options at View Lodge Biwa?

              View Lodge Biwa features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

              What is the smoking policy at View Lodge Biwa?

              View Lodge Biwa does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

              What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to View Lodge Biwa?

              Ono Station (Shiga) is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.2 km away from View Lodge Biwa.

              What restaurants are nearby View Lodge Biwa?

              Restaurants including Kintokido, Shokujidokoro Daichan and European-Style Restaurant Bistro Nakano are popular in View Lodge Biwa’s neighborhood which is known as Otsu.

              What popular shopping places are close to View Lodge Biwa?

              Located in the Otsu area, View Lodge Biwa is close to great shopping choices like Road Station Imokonosato, Ogoto Onsen Kanko Park and Yoshibuki Gallery Yuraku.

              What are popular attractions near View Lodge Biwa?

              Guests at View Lodge Biwa can easily visit Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Ishiyamadera Temple and Biwako Valley located in the Otsu area.

              What popular beaches are close to View Lodge Biwa?

              Guests at View Lodge Biwa can easily visit Omimaiko Beach in the Otsu area.

              What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to View Lodge Biwa?

              View Lodge Biwa is located in the Otsu area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Sunainosato, Nango Suisan Center and Biwako Valley Ski Resort.

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              Overall rating:

              8.2

              Excellent
              16 reviews
              Cleanliness
              8.3
              Facilities
              8.5
              Location
              7.6
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              More about View Lodge Biwa

              More about View Lodge Biwa

              View Lodge Biwa

              View Lodge Biwa is a distinct addition to Otsu and a smart choice for travelers. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, get the most out of your trip with a stay at View Lodge Biwa.
              Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at View Lodge Biwa. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the lodge's free parking, right on-site. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? laundromat and laundry service offered at the lodge will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
              For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the lodge to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
              Each guestroom at View Lodge Biwa is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms at View Lodge Biwa are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television, is provided for guests in select rooms. The lodge also offers a refrigerator in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
              Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the lodge provides towels in some select rooms.


              Dining and things to do

              Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
              Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at View Lodge Biwa. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the hot tub and spa. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing ping-pong table at View Lodge Biwa.


              Around the property

              One doesn't need to look far as the lodge enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. Experience local culture through architecture at Biwako Valley located 7.2 km away.


              Reasons to stay here

              Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 94% of the city's accommodation.
              Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 88% of other accommodations in the city.
              This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 89% of competition within the city.

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              Amenities and facilities

              Excellent
              Facilities

              8.5

              Languages spoken
              • English
              • Japanese
              Internet access
              • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
              • Wi-Fi in public areas
              Things to do, ways to relax
              • Hot tub
              • Spa
              • Table tennis
              Cleanliness and safety
              • Cashless payment service
              • Daily disinfection in all rooms
              • Daily disinfection in common areas
              • Face coverings on staff
              • Hand sanitizer
              • Hot water linen and laundry washing
              • Individually-wrapped food options
              • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
              • Protective screens in common areas
              • Temperature check for guests and staff
              Dining, drinking, and snacking
              • Vending machine
              Services and conveniences
              • Daily housekeeping
              • Elevator
              • Laundromat
              • Laundry service
              • Smoke-free property
              • Smoking area
              For the kids
              • Family room
              Access
              • Pets allowed
              Getting around
              • Car park [free of charge]
              • Car park [on-site]
              Sports equipment rental
              • Bicycle rental
              Available in all rooms
              • Air conditioning
              • Free bottled water
              • Heating
              • Non-smoking
              • Towels
              • TV

              Location

              3-24-7 Imakatata, Otsu-shi, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-0241
              Very good
              Location

              7.6

              What's nearby

              Popular landmarks
              • Lake Biwa Bridge
                490 m
              • Ukimido
                2.2 km
              • Biwako Valley
                7.3 km
              • Hiyoshi Taisha
                8.7 km
              • Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
                10.3 km
              • Omi Shrine
                12.8 km
              • Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
                14.6 km
              • Otsu Service Area
                15.6 km
              • Setano Karahashi
                17.4 km
              • Ishiyamadera Temple
                18.9 km
              Nearby landmarks
              • Shogen-ji Temple
                480 m
              • Roadside Station Biwako Ohashi Kome Plaza
                490 m
              • Lake Biwa Bridge
                490 m
              • IZUMIYA
                690 m
              • Kaizo-ji Temple
                1.1 km
              • Sempuku-ji Temple
                1.2 km
              • Hokkai-ji Temple
                1.2 km
              • Dekejima Lighthouse
                1.3 km
              • Katata
                1.5 km
              • Senshuin Temple
                1.7 km
              Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

              Property policies

              Children and extra beds

              Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

              All children are welcome.

              Others
              • Smoking is only allowed in designated areas. Guests smoking elsewhere are responsible for all costs, damages, and liabilities caused by smoking.
              • The property requires guests to climb stairs and may not be suitable for the elderly or those with limited mobility.
              • For Japanese rooms, futon preparation is self-service.
              • Guests are required to provide the following information to the property:
                1) Arrival Time
                2) Your e-mail address
                3) Your mobile phone number using Special Request section upon booking
              • Guests arriving after 09:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival.
              • Extra bed is available upon request for certain room types. Please refer to the individual room descriptions for more information.
              • All special requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
              • Guest who want to leave baggage before check-in time, please contact the property 2 days prior to arrival.
              • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

              Some helpful facts

              Check-in/Check-out
              • Check-in from16:00
              • Check-in until21:00
              • Check-out until10:00
              • Reception open until21:00
              The property
              • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
              • Number of bars/lounges0
              • Number of floors2
              • Number of restaurants1
              • Number of rooms 18
              • Room voltage100
              Parking
              • Daily parking fee0 JPY

              Reviews of View Lodge Biwa from real guests

              Provided by verified guests of Agoda
              8.2
              /
              10
              Excellent
              Cleanliness8.3
              Facilities8.5
              Location7.6
              Room comfort and quality7.5
              Service9.4
              Value for money8.1
              High score for Otsu
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (4)
              8-9 Excellent (2)
              7-8 Very Good (2)
              6-7 Good (4)
              <6 Below Expectation (1)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (2)
              Jun - Aug (2)
              Sep - Nov (6)
              Dec - Feb (3)
              All guests (16)
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              Showing 13 verified guest comments
              5.2
              KK
              Couple
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in November 2018

              Good sea view ”

              Need to go out for toilet every time since no private toilet inside. Warm welcome upon arrival. Better to drive there because free parking and near lake. Acceptable prices with basic needs.

              Reviewed November 15, 2018

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Sven from Netherlands
              Solo traveler
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in September 2017

              Exceptional”

              The staff is very friendly and love to help you with anything. The room had a great view on the lake and was clean.

              Reviewed September 26, 2017

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              John from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

              Exceptional”

              Lodge Biwa is quite a distance out of Kyoto but right on the edge of Japan's biggest lake. A great place to experience traditional guest house living - tatamis and futons in the simple bedrooms, immaculate onsen bathing facilities (separate men's and women's). The staff were brilliant - cheerful and incredibly helpful. We lost a camera and wallet in Kyoto and Chiaki came with us to the police and helped with the forms. We have now recovered both.

              Reviewed April 17, 2017

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              6.7
              Good
              Kok from Malaysia
              Couple
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in December 2015

              Place is clean and comfortable ”

              The owner is very friendly and helpful example helping to check information, sending us to train station and we save some money here.

              Overall is good. Owner is super friend and kind in helping. I'll stay there again if I'm travel to biwako.

              Reviewed December 26, 2015

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              8.0
              Excellent
              Wachira from Thailand
              Couple
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in November 2015

              old style Japanese comfortable stay”

              clean,comfortable & calm

              comfortable in old Japanese style

              Reviewed November 25, 2015

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              8.7
              Excellent
              Jose from Japan
              Couple
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in November 2015

              the staff is very nice and very nice view ”

              staff is kind, nice view , clean

              very good

              Reviewed November 23, 2015

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              9.7
              Exceptional
              Moritz from Germany
              Solo traveler
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

              Weekend at Biwa Lake”

              very friendly hosts, good food and nice location.

              We came to Katata at the Lake Biwa for a quiet country side weekend outside the busy cities. The View Lodge Biwa turned out the perfect choice. It offers a genuine introdiction into Japanese culture. So "Japanese style" rooms really means what it says, be ready to adjust to the difference. Katata, although a reatively small town has a rich history and heritage and so it is defitively worth a visit.

              Reviewed July 12, 2015

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              6.7
              Good
              Natalia from Germany
              Family with teens
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in July 2015

              Enfache Unterkunft am Biwakse”

              Lage, nettes Personal, ruhig

              Gute Lage um die Sehenswürdigkeiten in der Gegend zu erkunden

              Reviewed August 03, 2015

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              6.3
              Good
              naoki from Japan
              Family with young children
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in November 2015

              京都の紅葉時期に利用しました。”

              駐車場、自分で敷く布団、琵琶湖目の前

              京都の紅葉目当てで立地の良いホテル探してたのですが、どこも閑散時期に比べて超割高だったので国民宿舎琵琶湖ビューに宿泊しました。車で向かう際は、道の駅側からは道が狭く手は入っていくのが困難です。川沿いの道を選択しないと混乱します。明るいうちにチェックインされることをお勧めします。ホテル駐車場は広々ですが、水浴場営業時期は日中だけ有料と書かれてありました。お部屋への飲食物の持ち込みも不可と書かれてありました。私達は赤ちゃん連れの家族なので外食しづらいので、お部屋への飲食持ちこみ不可なら次回は利用しないでしょう。

              Reviewed November 28, 2015

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Lerchita from Thailand
              Couple
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

              Good Location”

              พนักงานดูแลดีมาก วิวติดทะเลสาบ ส่วนตัว เงียบสงบ มีโอกาสกลับมาอีกแน่นอนค่ะ

              Reviewed January 26, 2018

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              6.7
              Good
              cheuk from Hong Kong SAR, China
              Family with teens
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in December 2015

              自駕游中途好的休息地”

              日式房間,似温泉酒店,湖景

              湖景,日式房間,可惜房內無廁所。未試過住日式房間可以一試。

              Reviewed January 01, 2016

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              7.3
              Very good
              Fai from Hong Kong SAR, China
              Couple
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in October 2015

              服務體貼!”

              服務體貼!
              Reviewed October 15, 2015

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              8.8
              Excellent
              Mun from South Korea
              Solo traveler
              Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in May 2018

              정말 좋아요”

              주인더 엄청 친절하시면서 좋으시고 설명도 잘해주세요 목욕탕도 Good 지금꺼 일본 오면서 베스트입니다

              Reviewed May 19, 2018

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