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GUEST HOUSE AN ; Otsu Back Packers House
Otsu Shiga prefecture is,
The beautiful scenery in this region, including Lake
Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, and Mt.Hiei, one of
the holiest mountains in the country, make Otsu an ideal
place to base yourself when visiting the Kansai region.
The area is also known for a number of historical figures
including Murasaki Shikibu, author of "A Tale of
Genji" the feudal lords Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi
Toyotomi who strove to unify Japan, and the poet Matsuo
Guesthouse AN (Back Packers House), located in Otsu and open
since November 2010, looks forward to
welcoming you to this region with its unparalleled scenic
beauty and cultural heritage.
Otsu is very convenient to get to by the JR Express train
"Haruka" from Kansai Airport, the "Shinkansen"
*Click on the photos
below, and you can see the details of hearty hospitality unique
to our guesthouse.
or bullet train stopping at Kyoto station or a network of
local rail lines from Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe.
||Free use of
Free use of bathtub with shower
Free use of airconditioner
Free use of an individual locker
|Free use of
Free use of internet
Free use of two car parking spaces
via website, and you can rent a bicycle for free.
Both rooms are Japanese-style: "tatami" (straw mat
about 6 feet by 3) room with sleeping
mats called "Futon".
Japanese-style Twin Room ( 2 people use) JPY3,150
Japanese-style Triple Room ( 3 people use) JPY2,900
The above rates are per person, per night, and include a linen
fee and 5% tax and service charges.
the cancellation policy of Guesthouse AN (Back Packers House)
Transfer at JR Zeze Sta. or JR Ishiyama Sta.to Keihan Railway
and get off at Nakanosho Sta..
5-minute walk from the station.
12-minute, bound for JR Kyoto Sta. from JR Zeze Sta.
90-minute, bound for JR Kansai Airport Sta. from JR Ishiyama
Sta. (Only early morning, Express train
"Haruka" arrives at and departs from the Station)
Please reserve on the reservation page Guesthouse
AN (Back Packers House) website.
You can confirm room availability and immediately reserve.
(We do not accept reservations
by e-mail & by telephone.)
When making a reservation, we will ask for a non-refundable
deposit equal to 10% of the room
The remaining payment is due upon arrival at our house (by
Credit Card or by Cash）.
We accept reservations four months
Children under age seven are not accepted.
10-minute on foot to the lake shore of Lake Biwa .
Along Keihan "Ishizaka"(Ishiyamadera-Sakamoto) line,
nationally famous Temples and Shrines.
(We say "temple"into"dera"or"tera"or
"ji"in Japanese), Mii"dera",
Enryaku"ji": the head temple of the Tendai sect,
(We say "mount"into "zan"or "san"or"yama"
in Jap.), Saikyo"ji",
(We say "shrine" into jingu in Jap.), and so on.
15-minute on foot to the local supermarket, 24-hour convenience
store, and a reasonably priced family
restaurant, Fast-Food restauraunt, etc.
And then, Pharmacy, General Hospital, Public Bath having some
kinds of facilities : a sauna,
jacuzzi, and so on .