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8 Best Ryokans With Onsen Near Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan

8 Best Ryokans With Onsen Near Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan
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Kusatsu, Shiga is definitely one of the most laid back and serene places you can visit in Japan. In fact, all that’s missing is a nice, long bath in an onsen (hot spring bath).

But while Kusatsu has hotel options for many kinds of travelers, there are no ryokans with onsen found in this area. Luckily, its neighboring city, Otsu, has many ryokans with onsen for you to choose from, so you can get that authentic Japanese experience many travelers search for. Check out these top 8 ryokans with onsen for your next trip!

1. Biwako Ryokusuitei (from 180 USD (20,299 JPY))

This 4-star ryokan knows a thing or two about pampering its guests. While there are Japanese-style rooms for you, there are Western style rooms as well complete with gorgeous views of Lake Biwako. You can also choose if you’d like to dip your toes in an indoor hot spring bath or an outdoor one. A free shuttle would also be waiting for you at JR Ogoto Onsen Train Station, and if you’re tired from traveling, you can request for a massage at the front desk.

Breakfasts here are Japanese style and dinners are traditional multi-course meals. Talk about pampering done right!

Biwako Ryokusuitei

Address: 520-0101 Shiga, Otsu, Ogoto 6-1-6, Japan (see map)

Price: from 180 USD (20,299 JPY)

Star Rating: 4 Stars

Travelers Review: Very good 8.5 (from 490 reviews)

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2. Dantokan Kikunoya (from 145 USD (16,352 JPY))

Maybe you want something authentic, but a little more bang-for-your-buck. In that case, Dantokan Kikunoya might be just for you. This Japanese-style inn is reminiscent of traditional Japanese hospitality, and you will almost feel like you’re staying in a real home. It is decorated with modern interiors, a short drive from JR Ogoto Onsen Station, and has free pick-up services as well. Its air conditioned rooms are equipped with TV’s, free toiletries, and a private bathroom. Guests can also call dibs on a private open-air bath session complete with a scenic view.

Dantokan Kikunoya

Address: 520-0101 Shiga, Otsu, Ogoto 6-1-29, Japan (see map)

Price: from 145 USD (16,352 JPY)

Star Rating: 3 Stars

Travelers Review: Very good 8.2 (from 98 reviews)

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3. Yumotokan (from 320 USD (36,088 JPY))

Yumotokan features indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, with outdoor hot springs complemented by gorgeous views of Lake Biwa. That’s not all though – you can experience bathing in rooftop outdoor baths that give you a breathtaking view of Ogoto Town and its nearby mountains.

Yumotokan’s air conditioned rooms are Japanese-style, and you can also avail their free shuttle services from JR Ogoto Onsen Station. Rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom, where the bathtubs are made of cypress wood.

Yumotokan

Address: 520-0102 Shiga, Otsu, Noka 2-30-7, Japan (see map)

Price: from 320 USD (36,088 JPY)

Star Rating: 4 Stars

Travelers Review: Very good 8.5 (from 161 reviews)

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4. Biwako Grand Hotel (from 343 USD (38,693 JPY))

If you’re arriving late into the night, Biwako Grand Hotel can accommodate you. They have a 24-hour front desk with luggage storage too, so you can roam around while waiting for check-in time. Biwako Grand Hotel has an on-site sauna and hot springs bath, but if you’re in the mood for something more upbeat, they also have a game room. The hotel has a restaurant on the property and breakfast is served every day for guests of the hotel.

You can also avail their free shuttle services from Ogoto Onsen Station upon request.

iwako Grand Hotel

Address: 520-0101 Shiga, Otsu, Ogoto 6-5-1, Japan (see map)

Price: from 343 USD (38,693 JPY)

Star Rating: 3 Stars

Travelers Review: Good 7.7 (from 25 reviews)

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5. Biwako Hanakaido (from 420 USD (47,380 JPY))

Looking for royal treatment? Biwako Hanakaido would be for you. This ryokan boasts outdoor and indoor hot-spring baths, three delectable dining options and rooms with balconies complemented by breathtaking scenery. Biwako Hanakaido also comes with a garden, karaoke, and on-site sauna, and each guest can enjoy soundproof, air conditioned rooms for maximum pampering. Guests can also choose if they’d prefer a Japanese-style or Western-style room, but rest assured that all of them are just as relaxing, have a flat-screen TV, and a personal bathroom.

You can also enjoy Japanese multi-course meals here, or choose to lounge around with a few cocktails at Hanakomachi. You can also get your noodle fix at Ramupu, another on-site restaurant. BIwako Hanakaido is also near some key landmarks like the Omni Jingu Shrine and Saikyo-ji Temple, just in case you’re in the mood to explore.

Biwako Hanakaido

Address: 520-0101 Shiga, Otsu, Ogoto 1-3-1, Japan (see map)

Price: from 420 USD (47,380 JPY)

Star Rating: 4 Stars

Travelers Review: Superb 9.1 (from 104 reviews)

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6. Yusanzo (from 277 USD (30,822.30 JPY))

Yusanzo offers a bit more privacy. Each guest is treated to an air conditioned room fitted with a private open-air hot spring bath they can enjoy while also enjoying spectacular views of Lake Biwako and sipping complementary green tea. Guests can also avail Yusanzo’s on-site massage services and sauna, and a shuttle ride from JR Ogoto Onsen Station is already packaged with your stay.

Each room is fitted with a living area with a woven mat floor, TV, and minibar. If you’d prefer a public hot spring bath, Yusanzo has those options too and you can chose between their indoor and open-air baths.

Yusanzo

Address: 520-0101 Shiga, Otsu, Ogoto-cho Miharashidai, Japan (see map)

Price: from 277 USD (30,822.30 JPY)

Star Rating: 4 Stars

Travelers Review: Good 7.9 (from 60 reviews)

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7. Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato (from 100 USD (11,281 JPY))

If homey is what you’re looking for, this is the place to be. Oharo no Sato is a minshuku – a Japanese-style private home – that serves popular miso-based hot pot dishes and offers guests hot spring baths with complementary scenic views of Japan’s countryside. Guests can also enjoy a free shuttle service and Wi-Fi at this property, as well as free toiletries.

Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato

Address: 601-1248 Kyoto, Kyoto, Sakyo-ku Oharakusao 41, Japan (see map)

Price: from 100 USD (11,281 JPY)

Star Rating: 3 Stars

Travelers Review: Very good 8.1 (from 514 reviews)

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8. Komorebi (from 175 USD (19,741 JPY))

Komorebi is perfect for travelers who want accessibility – it’s only a 5-minute drive from here to JR Ogoto Onsen Train Station, and a 10-minute drive to Sakamoto Station. But if you don’t want to rent a car, a free shuttle service is available for both stations upon request. Here, you can lounge around in Japanese yukata robes, dip your toes in the public hot-spring baths, or sing your heart out with their on-site karaoke.

Komorebi

Address: 520-0102 Shiga, Otsu, Noka 2-30-1, Japan (see map)

Price: from 175 USD (19,741 JPY)

Star Rating: 3 Stars

Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.8 (from 29 reviews)

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Kusatsu and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Kusatsu

Unwind with onsens near Kusatsu

After a long day of touring Kusatsu, these 8 best ryokans with onsen are sure to help you unwind. Whether it’s through their beautiful hot spring baths, game rooms, and karaoke facilities, massage services or even through their delectable food options, you’re guaranteed a relaxing and serene stay.

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