If you haven't stayed at a villa, cottage, house, or condo while on vacation, this may be your chance! Kansai has many conveniently-located vacation rentals near Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture and Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture.
Here we will take a look at the kinds of accommodations, rooms, services, and tourist attractions near several beautiful beaches and lakefronts!

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1. BEACH HOUSE WANI: Fantastic views from the shores of Lake Biwa (Shiga Prefecture)

Outside the inn

BEACH HOUSE WANI boasts one of the best locations, right on the shores of Lake Biwa's beach. Situated along the prefectural road, it's a 13-minute walk south of Horai Station on the JR Kosei Line and a 20-minute walk north of Wani Station. From JR Osaka Station, it's about an hour and a half away by train and on foot.
You'll find the BEACH HOUSE WANI vacation stay inside the WANI BASE complex, which also includes a cafe, an inn, a restaurant, stand-up paddleboarding, and BBQ. It can accommodate up to eight people, so feel free to bring your family and friends!

Enjoy a BBQ on the private terrace!

BEACH HOUSE WANI is a two-story building. You will find a dine-in kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom (with bidet, shower, and bathtub), and toilet on the first floor.
On the second floor are two bedrooms and a toilet. There is also an outside bar (limited time only), a private beach, and an outdoor terrace.

Bedroom with a panoramic view of Lake Biwa (upper left), living room (upper right), kitchen (lower left), terrace view from the living room (lower right)

One perk of this place is that you get to enjoy the entire building, all by yourself! Have a meal in your living room, or enjoy a BBQ on your own private terrace!
It's so close to the lake that you can even hear the waves crashing on the shore! Sit and relax on the terrace as you watch the sun rise over Lake Biwa and gaze out over the mountains. Then fall asleep to the sound of the waves in the provided hammock.

A spectacular sunrise over Lake Biwa

The sunrise over Lake Biwa is incredible, and you can watch it rise over the lake from the comfort of your own room.
You may even be able to trace the rising sun's reddish path on Lake Biwa's surface.
Here are some reviews from foreign guests: "All of the rooms were clean, but the kitchen was spotless!" "This place was only a five-minute walk to the lake and had a magnificent view, a hamburger shop, and a BBQ spot. It's the perfect place for a summer vacation!"
Health & Safety Measures
Disinfection, sterilization, and cleaning of facilities – Sanitizer installed – Disinfected after each guest leaves – Ventilation measures in place – Coin trays used – Plastic partitions installed – Staff wear masks, gargle, wash hands regularly, and m…

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