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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Yumotokan


3.5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
2-30-7 Noka, Otsu, Shiga-ken, 520-0102

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOgoto Onsen4 min walk
  • Popular LocationLake Biwa Museum15 min drive
  • Popular LocationMizunomori Water Botanical Garden15 min drive

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About this area


Located in Otsu, Yumotokan is in the historical district. Heian Shrine and Nanzenji Temple are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Biwa and Mount Hiei. Kyoto Aquarium and Toei Kyoto Studio Park are also worth visiting. With kayaking and windsurfing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

What's nearby

  • Ogoto Onsen - 4 min walk
  • Lake Biwa Bridge - 7 min drive
  • Mount Hiei - 12 min drive
  • Lake Biwa Museum - 15 min drive
  • Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden - 15 min drive


  • Semimarutei — 1 min walk
  • Ogoto Onsen Biwako Ryokusuitei — 3 min walk
  • Sin-Sin — 5 min walk
  • どんぐり — 11 min walk
  • Shigetaro — 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Ogotoonsen station - 17 min walk
  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 95 min drive

About this property


3.5-star ryokan near Lake Biwa
This smoke-free ryokan features a restaurant, a nightclub, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and free train station pick-up are also provided. Additionally, a sauna, a coffee shop/café, and a spa tub are onsite. All 45 rooms feature thoughtful touches like slippers and children's slippers, along with free WiFi and LCD TVs. Guests will also find refrigerators, safes, and phones.
Yumotokan offers 45 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and slippers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include toilets with an electronic bidet, complimentary toiletries, and children's slippers. This Otsu ryokan provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the ryokan include a spa tub and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Services include massages. Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free roundtrip train station shuttle

Food and drink

  • Japanese breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: JPY 1650 for adults and JPY 1650 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Hot springs
  • Karaoke
  • Nightclub
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Highchair
  • Refrigerator


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Massages
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchairs available on site


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Extra futon mattress (surcharge)


  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels


  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Children's slippers
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 3 PM - 7:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests booked in Half Board rates must check-in by 7 PM to receive dinner. No refunds will be issued for any unused portion of the rate plan.
Guests booked in Room Only rate plans who wish to receive breakfast or dinner during their stay must contact the property 7 days before arrival to pre-book meals (subject to availability; meal service not guaranteed). Meal service cannot be requested after check-in.
This property offers airport shuttle pickup service from Ogoto-onsen Station only, available until 7 PM.
Meals are available by reservation only and cannot be requested after check-in. Guests must contact this property at least 7 days before their expected arrival to make all meal reservations.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A bathing tax, collected at the property, may be charged. The bathing tax applies to properties with hot springs and ranges from JPY 150-500 per person, per night based on local regulations. Please note that further exemptions may apply.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for Japanese breakfast: JPY 1650 for adults and JPY 1650 for children (approximately)
  • Futon bed fee: JPY 1100 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Additional fees may apply to children for items such as extra bedding and meals.
Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation.

We should mention

Reservations are required for private bath/onsen; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

Yumotokan Hotel
Yumotokan Hotel Otsu
Yumotokan Otsu
Yumotokan Inn Otsu
Yumotokan Inn
Yumotokan Otsu
Yumotokan Ryokan
Yumotokan Ryokan Otsu

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 371 out of 541 reviews
5 - Excellent 69%
Rating 4 - Good. 143 out of 541 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 20 out of 541 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 541 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 541 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The open air Onsen is excellent, the hotel shuttle service and hotel staff are also outstanding.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Highly recommended
Free shuttle bus from JR station which takes 5 minutes. Very clean and good condition. The hotspring water is very nice. Highly recommended
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Executive Floor with VIP lounge
With the additional VIP lounge and several special onsens , Yumotoken makes it the most wonderful wonderful hotel around Lake Biwa.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Stay at Otsu
The staff were great in their service, from checking in to checking out. We initially booked a room with an outdoor onsen bath tub but didn’t realized that the shower facilities were also outdoor. Due to winter, our young toddler was unable to shower outdoor and it was inconvenient for us to bring him to the public bath. We expressed our concern and the staff was very helpful and immediately helped us to find an alternative room with an indoor bath tub and shower. We were moved to a higher floor room which was great as it offered a 180 degree view of the lake during the day. Very appreciative of the kind gesture of their staff. Food were great too. We enjoyed the kaiseki dinner, the beef was excellent. Would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone who is coming to Otsu.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent service! Had a wonderful stay. Will come again .
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019