Sugatani Onsen

Sugatani Onsen


At the base of Mount Odani, renowned for its significance during the Sengoku Warring States period, lies a serene hot spring retreat exuding soothing steam that calms the soul.

Situated in a secluded village, this acclaimed hot spring was frequented by notable figures from the Sengoku era, including Azai Nagamasa, his wife Oichi, and their samurai retainers, for therapeutic baths. Enriched with gallnut hydrogencarbonate iron spring, it offers remedial benefits for conditions like anemia, sensitivity to cold, gastrointestinal problems, neuralgia, and fatigue recovery. This hot spring magnetizes visitors seeking medicinal treatments, especially from neighboring metropolises like Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, and even Tokyo, establishing itself as a focal point of tourism in northern Lake Biwa. Their culinary offerings showcase a kaiseki course, an array of dishes that captivate the eyes and delight the palate with seasonal flavors.

Experience the essence of each season fused with local specialties for an unforgettable dining adventure. Choose between traditional Japanese-style rooms or Western-Japanese hybrid rooms equipped with semi-open-air baths and beds to suit diverse preferences. Additionally, the facility provides four barrier-free rooms (combining Japanese and Western styles) designed for wheelchair accessibility, complete with handrails in bathrooms and toilets. All rooms ensure easy mobility, providing barrier-free access from the lobby to the second floor without any steps.

Room Price

Rooms range from 19,800 yen per person (incl. dinner & breakfast) + 150 yen bathing tax


All major credit cards accepted as well as cash.


Free wifi, body soap, shampoo & conditioner, toothbrushes, razors, hair dryer, bath & face towels, yukata robes, slippers, Japanese tea, TV, refrigerator, electric kettle.


20 rooms / 121 people

Check In & Out

Check-in: From 3:00 pm
Check-out: By 10:00 am


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36 Sugatani-cho, Nagahama, Shiga 526-0277

Access / Parking

Parking: 50 vehicles

10 mins ride from Kawake Station (pick-up service available) / 5 mins drive from Odanijo SIC on Hokuriku Expressway.