Set on the banks of Japan's largest Lake Biwa, L'Hotel du Lac is a peaceful sanctuary in which to unwind and relax with its stunning lake and mountain views. The striking modern villa is also located near Ho-koen Park, most famous for its cherry blossoms and named as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom spots. Guests who are in for more sakura magic can go on to visit to Kaizu-Osaki where the cherry blossom tunnel extends for 4 km along the lakeside. Guest during the Cherry Blossom season until 24 April 2016 can book a package to include a private cruise on Lake Biwa with a glass of champagne and canapes – sounds perfect!
Taking in the beauty of seven kilometres of sakura blooms on both sides when you drive from Maibara, the nearest Shinkansen station to the hotel.