Mt. Hiei, the mother mountain
of Japanese Buddhism,
stands over the border
between Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures.
The fresh air of the forest
and the magnificent views of
the sparkling water surface of Lake Biwa bring you to the state of calmness.
L’Hotel de Hiei is the closest place you can retreat to restore your mind and soul.
Wrapped in the blue sky and green forest,
sleep and wake up in the middle
of the World Heritage Site.
Moments of relaxation to clear your mind.
Luxurious time in
a world heritage site.
In 1994, Hieizan, including Enryaku-ji Temple, was registered as a World Heritage Site as a "cultural asset of the ancient city of Kyoto", and the temple has been in charge of the protection of the city since the Heian period. Located in the mountains of Mt. Hiei, “L’Hotel de Hiei” offers a relaxing stay, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and feeling the breath of the World Heritage Site.
Mt. Hiei and the surrounding area.
A popular half-day tour from Hieizan Enryakuji Temple to Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine. We also have a special plan to visit the main shrine (a national treasure) for a special price for our hotel guests only. Why don't you stay in Mt. Hiei and do a little luxury exorcism?
Yamadoko Cafe with a magnificent view of Lake Biwa.
The view from the terrace overlooking Lake Biwa (South Lake) in the forest at an elevation of 650m is exceptional. You can enjoy fermented tea, sweets and aperitifs while relaxing at the counter in the "Yamadoko Cafe", which was inspired by Kyoto's riverbed.
French city-inspired rooms.
There are three types of rooms: standard twin, semi-suite and suite. The French city-like décor will make you feel as if you are visiting a foreign country.
The cuisine packed with
the delicacies of Omi and Kyoto.
Hiei and enjoy a French-inspired course meal with a night view. The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes featuring ingredients from Shiga and Kyoto, including funazushi (a local specialty of Shiga), Omi beef, and ayu fish from Lake Biwa. There is a choice of two menus: sukiyaki and barbecue.
Spa using ultra-soft water "HieNoReisui"
“L’Hotel de Hiei”s original menu offers two types of treatments: the HieNoReisui Treatment and the Herb Oil Treatment, which refreshes you with the blessings of the herb garden. We use the power of nature to help you tune your mind and body.
A precious experience in the mountains of Shiga and Kyoto,
where two cultures and nature.
Located on the World Heritage Site of Mount Hiei, “L’Hotel de Hiei” overlooks the clear sky and Lake Biwa. It is located on the border between Shiga and Kyoto, and has been a key point of cultural exchange since ancient times. Whether you are in the hotel or outside, we will deliver an "experience" that allows you to feel the breath of Mount Hiei.