Clean and friendly place, close to the train station (1 min walk) and food outlets (5-10 mins depending on what you are looking for) just down the road. Hikone castle was about a 10-15 min walk away. They had bicycles that we could borrow for no cost - allowed us to travel further around the town and see a little more. Room was very clean although small but that is not unusual for Japan. Didn't bother us too much as we only needed a place to shower and sleep and were outdoors the rest of the time. Loved the complimentary breakfast - nice range of food to chose from.
Traveller from Gold Coast, Australia
This family-friendly Hikone hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hikone Castle and Genkyu-en Garden. Taga Shrine is 4 mi (6.5 km) away.More
Few mins walk from the station. Exterior is not flash and consistent with most business/budget hotels, the room is smallish, has limited luggage storage space though neat and functional.
Found a wonderful restaurant on the main street (heading from the station to the castle on the right side called Uomaru). Menu is Japanese only though a couple of staff speak basic English (I just asked for their recommendations). The bbq beef and assorted sashimi excellent.
Traveller from Sydney
Located in the heart of Hikone, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hikone Castle and Genkyu-en Garden. Taga Shrine is 4.6 mi …More
Clearly more used to Japanese guests, this hotel does some things well and others less so. We stayed for one night to use the onsen (Japanese baths) and see the Otsu firework festival. The building is clean and well-maintained although the decor is dated. a few staff spoke English, most did not. When we checked-in we were taken through procedures by our traditionally dressed host who showed us our room and prepared tea. The room has a low table in the middle which was moved when we were out to make room for the bedding (futons). The baths were very clean and well stocked with product and the family enjoyed the onsen experience. We had booked a set traditional dinner and breakfast. Unfortunately none of the servers spoke any English, the at-table grills/stew flames took forever to cook anything and we never managed to get a glass of water. Tofu for breakfast was not to our taste but that is not the hotel's fault.
Situated on the Strip, this ryokan is within 12 mi (20 km) of Biwako Hall, Heian Shrine, and Mount Hiei. Enryakuji Temple and …More
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