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Hikone Castle Resort & Spa

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Sawa-cho 1-8, Hikone 522-0075 Shiga Prefecture
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Looking for a place to stay in Hikone? Then look no further than Hikone Castle Resort & Spa, a charming hotel that brings the best of Hikone to your doorstep.

Rooms at Hikone Castle Resort & Spa offer a refrigerator and air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

24 hour front desk, a gift shop, and baggage storage are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. An on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Hikone Castle Resort & Spa, free parking is available.

Close to some of Hikone's most popular landmarks, such as Shiga Prefecture Gokoku Shrine (0.1 mi) and Ruins of Sawayamajo Castle (0.7 mi), Hikone Castle Resort & Spa is a great destination for tourists.

While in Hikone, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Hikone Castle Resort & Spa, including Omi Beef Restaurant (0.4 mi), Pom D'Amour (0.2 mi), and Hinaijidori Hokkoriya (0.4 mi).

Should time allow, Hikone Castle, Yumekyobashi Castel Road, and Genkyuen are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hikone Castle Resort & Spa as you experience everything Hikone has to offer.

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ursula_ruh wrote a review Dec 2019
Herzogenaurach, Germany85 contributions62 helpful votes
I booked two single rooms via Japanican. The photos in the website matched what we found, so we were not surprised about the size of the room. It was really small but quiet and clean and did not face the castle. As far as I know there are no single rooms facing the castle. Our package contained I welcome drink which we could enjoy from first floor lounge facing the lit-up castle. The new and nice onsen also faces the castle. Breakfast was buffet style, no fresh egg dishes, mainly Japanese style food, mainly tasty. Would recommend the hotel as conveniently located to the castle, castle garden and station. Staff friendly, however, only a few speak English.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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manisfeld wrote a review Jul 2019
Northbrook, Illinois320 contributions118 helpful votes
If you have business in Hikone, this hotel in an OK choice, Maybe. Other than one receptionist with poor English, if you do not speak/read Japanese you are on your own. The dining room serves OK food, once you figure out what you want (Google translate is a good help). Rooms are tiny, as is the work area in the room. No English TV channels and no English papers available. As the hotel's full name suggests (Hikone Castle Hotel Spa and Resort) the hotel is geared to Japanese tourists.
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Peter M wrote a review Nov 2018
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We stayed overnight in early November 2018, and really enjoyed it. The room was small-ish (probably average for Japanese standards) but nicely appointed. Our room had panoramic windows but no view of the castle keep, which I guess would be limited to rooms 1 - 4 or 5 on each floor. The onsen set up is very good and the baths have great views of the castle keep. There is a little lounge area which is nice and has free beer which suited me well but my wife not so much. We had the Kaiseki course in the restaurant downstairs. The meal was perfect to my tastes, I would say up there with the 5 best kaiseki meals I've had, and not too much food. Breakfast was really good as well, buffet style. The location is excellent, a short walk to the entrance of the castle grounds, with a few cafes nearby including the absolutely amazingly good Pomme d'Amour which served the best sandwiches we've ever had. We will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the castle.
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Stef1742 wrote a review Feb 2018
Paris, France65 contributions22 helpful votes
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We wanted to get away from the crowds a bit, enjoying a smaller town. As we were travelling off-season, we didn't expect much, but we got really lucky as it snowed quite a bit which transformed the area into a winter wonderland! The hotel provides pickup service from the station, so despite the snow we had a comfortable experience. While it was snowing we enjoyed the Onsen, which is small but enough for a hotel of this size + you have a great view on the castle from the spa! We also had dinner in the hotel with a very friendly cook who prepared dinner right in front of us. We enjoyed our stay a lot and can recommend to go to this hotel!
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Stefano M wrote a review Jun 2017
Penang Island, Malaysia228 contributions139 helpful votes
Very modern but traditionally Japanese. Impeccable rooms, and DO book a castle view room -smack above the moat. Lovely hot baths, with castle view as well. You get a traditional 9 course Japanese dinner, as delicious as it is visually exquisite. Excellent breakfast too. The staff are extremely nice - just don't ask too much about the food if your Japanese is not brilliant...
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Room Tip: ASK for a room with castle view!!!
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allisonln wrote a review Mar 2017
San Francisco, California11 contributions9 helpful votes
My husband and I were traveling in between Kyoto to Tokyo and wanted to find another place in between to spend a couple of days. We saw this hotel and it seemed like it would be the perfect getaway destination. The hotel itself is okay.. our room was small and felt dated, but the common areas of the hotel were nice. The service was good as well. But the hotel felt more like a Holiday Inn Express than a spa resort. As soon as we stepped off the train in Hikone, we both realized that this was not the onsen retreat we were looking for. It was at the end of a crowded street, surrounded by a bunch of businesses, not in the remote area that I feel the other reviews made it seem like. I feel like the impression I got prior to booking this was that it was sort of out of the way, and we would feel experience the more natural side of Japan. This could (and likely is) totally my mistake but I wanted to chime in in case others are looking for that same experience. Bottom line - if you want to go to the castle, this is a great location. If you're just passing through, I would stop somewhere else (Hakone, Odawara, etc).
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Date of stay: March 2017
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SaoShio wrote a review Jan 2017
Otsu, Japan393 contributions212 helpful votes
彦根駅について電話をするとすぐ迎えにきてくれます。彦根城の真ん前で、夜9時までライトアップされる天守閣をみながら大浴場にはいるのはなかなかよかったです。入浴後は生ビールが1杯ですが、いただけます。もちろん部屋にもお風呂はありましたが。朝食はバイキングですが、いろいろ種類があり、地元でとれた果物のジャムなども豊富でした。牛乳もおいしかったです。朝ごはんは7時からです。 スタッフもみんな、よく気をきかせていろいろ手配してくれました。もちろん、チェックアウト後の荷物も預かってくれます。 すぐ近くにキャッスルロードという、お土産屋さんや、近江牛、地鶏を扱うレストランもあり、彦根城だけではなく楽しめるところもあります。 This hotel stands just in front of the Hikone Castel. The staff comes to pick up to the nearest station, Hikone Station, if you call from the station. It takes 5minutes or so from the station to the hotel by car. This hotel has a large bath which you can enjoy seeing the castle while you are taking a bath. You can enjoy the wonderful view from the bath. You can select a lot from many foods for your breakfast. (buffet)(from 7a.m.) Their rooms are clean and all of the staff are nice. There is a place called Castle Road, near the hotel, where you can enjoy shopping and having lunch, or dinner. Of course, you can enjoy visiting Hikone Castle. It takes 1 and half hour by local train from Kyoto to Hikone. If you take the 'Shinkaisoku' (special rapid service), you need about 45 minutes.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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libica wrote a review Jan 2017
Pretoria, South Africa396 contributions153 helpful votes
The Rooms at this Hotel are typically small style Japanese Room. My Room had no view, I suppose the Rooms facing the Castle will have a good view of the Castle. The Onsen was very nice with great views of the Castle. The breakfast in the morning had a great selection of food and was very good, it does fill up, so if you don't want to sit in the annex, come early. The service was very good, formal but friendly. There is a shop attached to the hotel - their ebi senbei are great and they sell the little paper models of the castle.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Kurnalsam wrote a review Sept 2016
San Francisco, California140 contributions82 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights in this wonderful hotel across the moat from Hikone Castle. Our 5th floor castle view room was not huge but the view made up for it - especially in the evening when the castle is lit up. Practically on the castle grounds, it's a short walk to the entrance - recommend doing both the castle and gardens. Breakfast was great, though like any hotel breakfast, got old after 4 days though it did provide good lunch material from the buffet. The public baths look out on the castle as well and were good though not terribly authentic. The staff was very helpful and booked us a boat trip on the lake which was great, especially cooling in what was the hot part of summer. We also splurged on the expensive dinner at the hotel restaurant which was excellent - Nobu beef to die for. I would highly recommend this place for a 2-3 day stopover enroute to or from Kyoto.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Room Tip: Request upper floors with castle view; take a cruise on the lake; Japanese tapas at the nearest...
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r m wrote a review Aug 2016
Madison, Wisconsin152 contributions49 helpful votes
After a few weeks of work and big cities sought a small town respite. The castle is fabulous. try to get a room with a view but you probably won't spend much time there if your western. It's a nice place with a perfect onsen, but not natural. It's a bit classy. Breakfast is fantastic . They give you robes. Quiet. What else!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled
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US$134 - US$245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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JapanKinkiShiga PrefectureHikone
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hikone Castle Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Hikone Castle Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Hikone Castle Museum (0.2 miles), Shiga Prefecture Gokoku Shrine (0.07 miles), and Kaikoku Memorial (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hikone Castle Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hikone Castle Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hikone Castle Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hikone Castle Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hikone Mihorinoya, Club Harie, Hikone Mihorinoya, and Tsurukian.
Does Hikone Castle Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hikone Castle Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Hikone Castle Resort & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Soanji Temple (0.4 miles), Rakuraku Garden (0.4 miles), and Ruins of Sawayamajo Castle (0.9 miles).