Royal Oak Hotel

23-1 Kayanoura, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-2143, Japan | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Otsu

Mt Hiei, Katsura Imperial Villa & Toji Temple

A travel blog entry by misocutlet


The main destination of the day was Katsura Imperial Villa, but we had plenty of time to visit somewhere else before the tour we had booked for 15:30. For that reason, we were scheduled to visit Mt Hiei, but on our way, we happened to see Omi Jingu Shrine. I had heard of it and known that the shrine is famous for their karuta (traditional Japanese …

Kyoto by the heat

A travel blog entry by henribastien


... charged for the service already so why pay? Normally in countries where there are no tipping (or it is included in the prices) service is totally ******. In Spain you’re sometime lucky if they look at you while they take your order, or they’ll just rush by and throw your plate on the table. In Japan, the service has always been very friendly and courteous. I think it is a big testament of the Japanese culture that doing your work well is important and a source of ...

Top one garden of Japan

A travel blog entry by cj_travels


... high buildings surrounding the station but after a long bus journey we managed to find our Machiya. We were quite lucky to have the entire house for ourselves! There was mega small garden and even smaller bathroom. The area we have stayed was trully historical, near few temples with few Machiyas around -very quiet surreal atmosphere!

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Temple madness

A travel blog entry by stephenandchloe


... settled on an all you can eat Shabu-shabu place. Shabu-shabu is essentially a Japanese hot pot type meal. There was a magic button that made more food appear and twelve trays of meat later we were full. It was easily the best meal i had had in Japan to date. Unfortunately my full belly prevented us from getting back to the train station in time to take the last shinkansen back to Kyoto so we had to slum it in a packed train with the locals. Next up: castles, taro and American ...

Last day kyoto ..let's see more

A travel blog entry by mauza


... who also delight in the tossing of coins at statues for luck.. also a great fund raiser for the temple!!

Lunch was had at a little local teahouse with rice the main dish ,the chicken ,egg and shrimp presented as we had never seen!! That aside the meal was enjoyed and delicious..

Back onto the local bus but off at the "Randen" streetcar.. an electric railroad started in 1910 and is the only one in Kyoto.. it ...


This 5 star hotel is located on 23-1 Kayanoura, Otsu.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsRoyal Oak Hotel Otsu

    Reviewed by misocutlet

    Good Value

    Reviewed Jul 5, 2013
    by (8 reviews) Nagoya , Japan Flag of Japan

    This hotel is both great and reasonable. If you visit Otsu, this hotel is an excellent choice. Highly recommended.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Oak Hotel Otsu

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent