Hikone City in Shiga Prefecture boasts historical buildings such as Hikone Castle and Oumi Jingu (shrine), as well as nature such as Lake Biwa, Japan's largest lake. At Hikone Castle, a national treasure, you can meet the local character Hikonyan, and if you climb the castle tower, you can also enjoy a superb view over Lake Biwa.

You can enjoy shopping in a retro-style castle town, take a houseboat and take a leisurely look at Hikone Castle. There are many ways to enjoy Hikone.

Here are some recommended hotels for sightseeing in Hikone.

Comfort Hotel Hikone

2 Recommended Hotels for your Trip to Hikone

Located in front of Hikone Station, Comfort Hotel Hikone offers simple and functional non-smoking rooms.

Twin Standard Rooms are spacious and relaxing, perfect for families and friends traveling together. A wide variety of breakfast including bread and pilaf, daily soup, fruits and yogurt is provided free of charge.

There are sightseeing spots such as Yumekyobashi Castle Road and Yonbancho Square around Hikone Castle, which can be reached in about 30 minutes on foot, so be sure to visit.

Lake Biwa, which you can see from Hikone Castle, is also a spectacular view.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Comfort Hotel Hikone
  • Street Address: 18-7 Ekihigashicho Hikone-shi, Shiga 522-0010
  • Access: Hikone Station (East Exit) ... 1 minute walk
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Language: English, AI translator available
  • Credit cards: Available

Sunroute Hotel Hikone

2 Recommended Hotels for your Trip to Hikone
2 Recommended Hotels for your Trip to Hikone

If you stay at Hotel Sunroute Hikone, choose the Hikonyan room. Hikonyan of Hikone which is said to be the birthplace of Yurukyara (Japanese mascot characters), is popular not only in Japan but also overseas.

2 Recommended Hotels for your Trip to Hikone

In the Hikonyan room, you will be greeted by goods from the popular character, as well as a variety of goods that you can take home.

2 Recommended Hotels for your Trip to Hikone

Hotel Sunroute Hikone has other unique rooms, such as the Ishida Mitsunari Room, which is sure to be enjoyed by those who like Japanese history. Hikone Castle and the Castle Street of the castle town can also be reached by foot, so why not make it a base for sightseeing?

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Sunroute Hotel Hikone
  • Street Address: 9-14 Asahi-machi, Hikone City, Shiga 522-0073 
  • Access: Hikone Station (West Exit) ... 1 minute walk
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Language: English
  • Credit cards: Available

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