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Stay Nikko Guesthouse - Nikkō - Building
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9.5 Excellent (590 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Nikko, Stay Nikko Guesthouse – Hostel is within a 5-minute drive of Shinkyo and Kosugi Hoan Memorial Nikko Art Museum. Featured amenities include multilingual staff and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is near the train station, within 10 mins walk.
Cons: The property owners are very kind and helpful to answer any question that you may have. Warm atmosphere with wooden furnitures and attention to details of the facilities to make you feel at home.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We were very well greeted, friendly and kind people, great recommandations for things to do in the area. Small attentions, cute decoration everywhere. We would have stayed longer... Thanks :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The fantastic tips and notes on the maps provided by the hosts with all the same care they put into every item in the home. They even drove us to the cafe before we headed to the station to help with our bags. The view onto the river is fabulous, the location so central and all round perfect Overall Quiet and calm is encouraged with respect to fellow “housemates” so it’s great for early nights in
Cons: none to report, It was all superb! We would have loved to have stayed longer :))
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice host who was friendly and helpful. Also sent us to the airport after checkout. Villa was by the river and was very nice and clean. Will definitely come back again!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The loft villa was awesome and hospitality of the hosts was legendary. Stay Nikko rocks and Nikko is a primo destination
Cons: Nought
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent stay in Nikko. Cozy, new and super-clean spot! And Ken-san (the owner) and his wife went above and beyond for welcoming us and for making us feel at home (Ken even drove us to the train station!!) Thank you so very much for everything, Domo Arigato Gozaimashita!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Attention to every detail was the key to this place! We loved it!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was excellent! Host was super helpful and nice and the place was very cute. The room had a view of the river and we fell asleep to the sound of trickling water. Was sublime!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful hospitality! We felt at home there. Our hosts even prepared a personnalized map of things to see in Nikko, where to eat (including at one time restaurants closed), where to shop, ... The house was very well decorated, our bedroom very comfortable, and the bathroom/toilet area clean. We especially enjoyed the "lounge/living room" with its garden view. We would definitely recommend staying at Stay Nikko Guesthouse!
Cons: Nothing
Akari No Yado Villa Revage - Nikkō - Building
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9.1 Excellent (828 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Akari No Yado Villa Revage in Nikko, you'll be on the boardwalk, within a 5-minute drive of Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park and Shinkyo. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel. Clean spacious rooms with comfortable beds. The staff were fantastic, very friendly and very helpful, the owner(I assume) even drove us back to Nikko station after our checkout, really went above and beyond. The breakfast each morning was great, really set us up for a day of hiking. The private onsens were a perfect way to recover after seeing the sights of Nikko. Highly recommend staying here.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The manager was amazing, very welcoming and even drove us to the station to drop off our bags into the coin lockers and also to the shrines!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The hosts are really great. We were picked up at the train station. Since it was already early afternoon, they took the luggage to the hotel and dropped us at the first sightseeing spot. The hotel is well equipped, with nice private hot springs and a delicious breakfast. We would check in here again next time :-)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast is Substantial. The bath is private.
Cons: The location is one stop beyound the world heritage pass area
8.8 Excellent
Pros: - The staff was very nice ! - The onsen were really great - The breakfast was very good
Cons: - The location was a bit far from the center, but we knew it when we booked the hotel :) - Pictures are very representative of th3 rooms and hotel but the bathroom was a bit more old style than expected... anyways there are the onsen were you can bath so lots of options!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable beds, rich breakfast and external baths, very helpful and caring owners
Cons: Distance from Nikko center
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff very helpful with suggestion with walking route. Drove us to restaurant one evening and to train station on our departure. Loved the breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were very helpful, attentive and made us feel at home. Breakfast was amazing.?the major sites were in easy walking distance and there were lovely extras. Thoroughly recommend this place
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff were so helpful. We arrived late on a Friday night by taxi and one of the staff members drove us down to Lawsons to buy something for dinner. They also helped us change the time of pick up for our rental car. We also enjoyed the private onsen and being able to sit in the lounge area at night for drinks and nibbles. There was a communal fridge and free coffee and tea making facilities. A full breakfast in the morning is available for ¥1500. Limited parking is available for rental cars. Best to park not too late in the afternoon. The bus stops are between 300 to 400 m up or down the road. There is a little trolley car cafe almost next door and a Japanese supermarket about 200 m up the hill.
Cons: The bed mattresses were hard, but so are many all over Japan. The pillows were particularly strange by Australian standards. A foam square with hard rounded edges. Maybe okay if you sleep on your back but not if you’re a side sleeper.
Kinugawa Kanaya Hotel - Nikkō - Building
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9.1 Excellent (354 reviews)
$1,056+
Overview Reviews
Located in Nikko, Kinugawa Kanaya Hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kinugawa Hot Springs Fureai Bridge and Kinu Tateiwa Otsuribashi. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and an elevator. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food, the view, the concept, the activities proposed (late night relaxation time under the trees, the rooms, the terrasse, etc
8.8 Excellent
Pros: In room onsen. Very specious comfortable room. Friendly staff at dinner and breakfast.
Cons: Staff at check in did not speak English.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service. Absolutely wonderful rooms and on-sen. Breakfast and Dinner were splendid.
Cons: Need more English speaking staff.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Stylish , proper and clean.
Cons: Too formal , each meal need everyone is present before entering to the dining place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property was beautiful, clean and modern.
6.3 Good
Pros: Staff very welcoming
Cons: Does not cater for non Japanese speakers
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A really special place. Even though the price was really steep for us, but it was a great experience and enjoyable stay. Worth all the money. Really nice Onsen, great meals and amazing desserts. Staff are so polite and helpful. The only place in Japan we know that always say 'yes' to every requests.
Cons: We would stay longer if it was more affordable.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Especially the onsen. The view was beautiful, the food, delicious and the staff exactly what you hope for, very eager to help in any way.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It is very close to the TOBU station and bus station to all the visiting point
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service. Fast reply by email.
Cons: None
Okunoin Hotel Tokugawa - Nikkō - Building
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9.0 Excellent (821 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Okunoin Hotel Tokugawa in Nikko, you'll be in the historical district, just steps from Mt. Hangetsuyama and Ryuzu Waterfall (Ryuzu no taki). Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Where do I start? It was incredible from the moment we stepped out of the taxi – met by a sea of smiling faces and warm welcomes, ushered inside and served a drink while our bags were taken to our room. The room was beautiful (Ginryu - twin with private outdoor bath) – and that outdoor bath was amazing! Each night we were served a different traditional meal in our own private dining area (the food was delicious!). The hotel is tucked away in a beautifully quiet area, away from the main street, so using their complimentary shuttle bus to get around is recommended. The majority of the staff do not speak/understand English very well, but they tried their best to communicate, which we greatly appreciated as our Japanese proficiency is not good at all. Overall superb service, food and accommodation. I would definitely stay here again!
Cons: Absolutely nothing!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing welcome and attention to detail. The balcony hot tub was a great experience, and both dinner and breakfast were brilliant. We were both picked up from and returned to Nikko station by the shuttle service.
Cons: It's complaining at a very high level, but when comparing some of the fittings with what we had in our newly opened city hotel in Tokyo, you could see the age a bit. On the other hand, everything is perfectly functional and in my opinion, the slight datedness of certain things adds to the charm of the place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The overall layout is very good
Cons: Too much Food
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful staff and property. We left something valuable behind and the staff promptly emailed us and offered to send it to us! Excellent service and professional service. We hope to be back soon!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic service and food. We had a lovely room with private bath, had a very relaxing stay. The courtesy bus from the station and temples was a bonus, it worked very well! Overall the hotel was very private - we barely saw the other guests which was nice!
Cons: We chose a Japanese-style room, and I probably would not do that again. I am not built for futons, and not having a bed to collapse in on arrival was hard! But this is not on the hotel at all - we should have just chosen western style.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Food is really amazing, the kaiseki dinner (course meal) and breakfast. View of the garden and onsen is also amazing! Staff are really really hospitable! Would go back again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was good, staffs are friendly and nice. Very comfortable and clean place. They also prepared gift for our anniversary.
8.3 Excellent
Cons: Breakfast and dinner were included, japanese style. Looked very much vegetarian, and we had to cook stuff by ourselves. May seem interesting, but as my wife says, if I must cook my food myself, I better stay home :-(.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Room was big and comfortable, service was good, response to queries and requests was very prompt, onsen was beautiful, breakfast and dinner was good as well.
Cons: Just a bit far from the station, but they did have shuttle pickups in the day which was great, just not the night time.
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Seijaku to Magokoro no Yado Nanaeyae in Nikko, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Kinugawa Onsen and Tobu World Square. This ryokan is 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from Edo Wonderland and 14.6 mi (23.5 km) from Hunter Mountain Shiobara. Dining Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. Business, Other Amenities Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing service - you really see what Japanese standards of service means (tea ceremony in the room when you arrive, owner coming to greet each guest at dinner...). Excellent food in a private dinner room, very good breakfast, all typically japanese. The locally produced sake is the best we ever had. Rooms are large, comfortable, with a flair of « tradition » but at the same time equipped with latest standards (excellent wifi for example). Private onsen available. Small gifts at departure. The city as such is nothing exceptional but this ryokan is worth the trip in itself (rooms with river view to be preferred)
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Proximity to the train station, nice outdoor onsen
Cons: Futon padding could have been thicker.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great room and quality onsen - small, but more than enough for a nice, relaxing break. The owners were simply beyond "nice" - they actually noticed my birthday was just a few days ago, and offered me a small sake during dinner and gave a small gift when I checked out. The room was excellent - nice river view, very large and cozy. The staff members actually laid out the blankets when we left for dinner, and packed it back for us when we were enjoying a morning onsen (quite a nice view of a river flowing underneath). This was our party's first visit to a Ryokan-and I have to say, it exceeded every bit of our expectation. Definitely looking forward for a second visit.
Cons: Beer was a bit pricey.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Staff and hospitality and service
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The service in the ryokan was excellent! The staff was very helpful and friendly and the place is convenient to walk to from Kinugawaonsen train station. It is a good place to relax and rejuvenate yourself from strenuous walking and hiking.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Clean, staffs are concerned to the custoners
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staffs are very friendly and provide a 'butler service' in a tradition Japanese way. We are surprised that staffs came out to welcome us when we still 20 metres away from the hotel. We stayed in the begining of February which probably is not the peak season so the whole staying feels very private and enjoyable. We even have our own dining room. I informed the hotel this is my husband's first trip to Japan to celebrate his birthday. We got a special staff bring in entertainment and souvenir as a gift after our dinner to celebrate, which is very nice of the hotel. The dinner is about 12 course set menu, very lovely! Overall, the experience is great and we would love to come back here again.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nearly everything: views, authenticity, food, location.
Cons: Futon and pillows take some getting used to
9.2 Excellent
Cons: Hotel's name only show in Japanease language so it's difficult for foreigner to find the hotel.
7.9 Good
Pros: Friendly staff, delicious food, good price
Cons: The only thing I don’t understand is that staff insisted coming up to tidy up at 8 am
Hotel Hana-An - Nikkō - Pool
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8.9 Excellent (862 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Hana-an in Nikko, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Lake Chūzenji and Tochigi Prefectural Nikko Natural Science Museum. This hotel is 18.6 mi (29.9 km) from Edo Wonderland and 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Kegon Falls. Business, Other Amenities Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Private bath in the room terrasse had a wonderful view, bath downstairs and massage chairs just were the perfect combination to relax. The hotel is a bit getting old but it only give it a soul. The facilities are in perfect shape, perfectly clean. Room was very confortable and we received a warm welcome. Diner and breakfast both were delicious. It was hard not to ask to stay for another day.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was well appointed, the room was clean a bright with a view of the lake. The bath was very relaxing and the food was incredible.
Cons: Nothing to say here.
7.5 Good
Pros: Dinner very good
Cons: Breakfast too simple
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I don't know where to start, it was so great! The lovely, helpful smily staff, the heart warming way they received up when we came, and during the meals, and the magnificient meals, the tremendous view of Chuzenji lake, the marvelous outdoor onsen in the room. A jewel!
Cons: I can't think on anything I did not like!
Asaya Hotel - Nikkō - Bedroom
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8.8 Excellent (3,025 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Asaya Hotel in Nikko, you'll be a 5-minute walk from Kinugawa Onsen and a 4-minute drive from Tobu World Square. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a library, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Service was great, facilities was plentiful and catered for all ages, onsen was one of the biggest I've seen in Japan, buffet breakfast and dinner had a super wide spread and variety, plus the food quality and taste was great as well. Will definitely recommend to people who want to stay around this area.
Cons: Perhaps just that this onsen hotel was a bit more mass and commercialised style, thus the scale of the hotel and the facilities were huge with a large number of rooms, which will prob not suit the traveller who is looking for a more traditional and 'authentic' onsen experience I would say, but depends on the traveller.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The entire experience was perfect! All the amenities provided additional comfort! The food was very good but I wish some items were replaced quicker. But we ate at the second serving so I guess it was harder for the hotel staff.
Cons: The distance of the indoor public baths.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: very hard to get to without a car. took all day from Tokyo You sleep on the floor, no beds price includes dinner which is amazing and breakfast which is also good beautifull setting private great spa room faces river worth the time and effort for true Japanese experience
Cons: a bed option is not available staff speaks no english
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the Japanese bedroom and the nice and smiling staff
7.1 Good
Pros: hot spring
Cons: obsolete room facilities, the air purifier does not work
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was awesome, especially the bath on the balcony, the food is also pretty good and the choices at the buffet :-)
Cons: Nothing to mention
7.9 Good
Pros: Very clean, great service and friendly staff. Buffet dinner and breakfast was great. Private onsen is really good
Cons: It’s very far from nearest station and not many trains. Also no internet, at least no instruction given.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was better when we could imagine! Exellent breakfast and dinner include everything you could want. Onsen on the roof with the view on the mountain. Liked every minute in this hotel
Cons: Nothing
Nikko Hoshinoyado - Nikkō - Restaurant
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8.8 Excellent (588 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Nikko Hoshinoyado in Nikko, you'll be in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Shinkyo and Rinno-ji Temple. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was perfect. Great Kaiseki dinner. Great breakfast. Great garden. Great room, traditional Japanese. This is a real Ryokan. I will never forgot all you did for us in our honeymoon. Thank you very much!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very close to the famous shrines, situated in a beautiful setting. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The information given is correct and reliable. We enjoyed fabulous food and accommodation.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: The view and location.
Cons: Onsen was smelly and bit tired and old. Rooms were very 90s and pretty worn down. The whole ryokan wasn’t cosy or beautiful, generally a very disappointing experience. Dinner was OK, but not a spectacular experience either. It is a commercial ryokan, not romantic at all, located in front of a car park on a main road.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Extremely nice and friendly staff. They really went out of their way to help us regarding shuttle service, baggage, maps, telling when cleaning was done, etc. Public bath was wonderful. Room was spacious. Yukatas were nice.
Cons: Room itself waa a little dated, ex. stains and damages on the wall.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location near Toshogu Shrine. Spectacular view from our room. Superb cuisine and attentive service in English. On the pricey side, but worth it for a splurge.
Cons: Everything was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pretty much everything: - The food was delicious (both breakfast and dinner) and I have enjoyed having some information about what it was and how to eat it. - The room was spacious, clean and I liked the view from the window. It also had everything I needed (Yukata, tea, mobile to use for free, etc.) - The location was great and easy to go from the station. There is an shuttle bus that the accomodation will organise for you if you let them know. Alternatively, there is a bus that takes less than 10mins to go there or you can walk 25mins. I liked being next to Shinkyo Bridge and to most temples/shrines. The bus stop to go to Kegon Falls was also 2mins away. - The onsen was big with two baths, one inside (you can open the windows as well) and one outside which was wonderful, especially at night (I even spotted some deers). - The staff spoke very good English which was definitely helpful. There were also very nice and friendly.
Cons: Nothing
7.5 Good
Pros: We really recommend Hoshino yado. The staff have been extraordinarily friendly and helpful to make our honeymoon stay extra special. The Kaiseki dinner and also the breakfast were beautifully presented and very tasty: if you want to try this experience, this is the place. The translations of the dishes and how to eat the traditional Japanese way were also much appreciated. The Yukata was great to wear in the hotel and the beautiful gardens, and the onsen was just what we needed after a long day. Also the futon and bedroom were extremely comfortable and gave us a great nights rest! Highly recommended!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: A real japanese ryokan experience (there were several japanese hosts). Perfect staff, very nice traditional room, large and clean. Nice onsen with garden view. Very goog dinner (kaiseki) and breakfast, better than others tried in Japan. Nice position close to the main touristic sites.
Cons: High price, but I suppose one couldn't expect to spend less for this.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Thank you for such an amazing stay. I really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere Hoshino Yado created through the surrounding gardens, calming music and helpful staff.
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff very friendly and helpful. Food and service excellent, but you must like Japanese cooking (which we do)! Beautiful front garden.
Cons: Didn't have a chance to test the onsen, our own fault arriving too late.
Honke Bankyu - Nikkō - Building
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8.7 Excellent (609 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Honke Bankyu in Nikko, you'll be 17.3 mi (27.9 km) from Kinugawa Onsen and 19.4 mi (31.2 km) from Tobu World Square. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great meals and Onsen! The rooms are well-designed and very comfortable! Except the transport is not so convienient, everything is perfect.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Kaiseki dinner was amazing. Peaceful resort.
Cons: Communication was a bit difficult in English. Coming from Tokyo it was a bit far.
4.2 Okay
Cons: Unfortunately not worth the value for money. We’ve paid nearly USD 500,00 for one night expecting a high end experience at a traditional ryokan. However we found a worn out place , in urgent need of renovation. We couldn’t properly sleep as could hear people talking from the rooms next to ours. Bathroom utilities very old , and in need of a deep cleaning, same with private Onsen utilities. Onsen kit was a plastic bag , plus a very old body towel. Dinner Kaiseki style was ok . Breakfast was totally Japanese , not even coffee was served . Staff was friendly but very few could speak English. We’ve been to ryokans for this price range before and we’ve always had an exceptional experience, unfortunately we can’t say the same about Honke Bakyu .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was excellent! It looked like we were in a dream
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A fabulous experience!! Everything was beyond expectations. An awesome touch was going over the bridge to a wonderful dinner in a private room. Private onsen after dinner also a must to finish off an amazing evening.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: irori dinner was phenomenal; onsen above average; breakfast buffet was adequate
Cons: location is so-so for hitting the sites around Nikko; this is a destination stay
5.8 Okay
Pros: The private hot spring was very spacious and has a nice view of the river
Cons: The room we are put in had large number of bed bugs appearing from the crack in the wall and from underneath the tatami mat (we did not realize that these are bed bugs at first so we did not ask for the room to be changed). When we woke up in the morning there are several blood spots on the bed sheet. Few days after staying at the hotel we develop strong allergic reaction most likely caused by bites from these bugs.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great meals and Onsen! The rooms are well-designed and very comfortable! Except the transport is not so convienient, everything is perfect.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great meals and Onsen! The rooms are well-designed and very comfortable! Except the transport is not so convienient, everything is perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: An outstanding experience. The dinners were extraordinary and the staff exceptionally friendly
Cons: Nothing
Turtle Inn Nikko - Nikkō - Building
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8.7 Excellent (420 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Turtle Inn Nikko in Nikko, you'll be just steps from Mt. Hangetsuyama and Ryuzu Waterfall (Ryuzu no taki). Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a vending machine.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is really near the main temples. They gave us kimonos while we were there and the japanese baths were amazing. The staff is really nice. Highly recommend this place to stay.
Cons: Is not near the city center, but is not a negative point, the hotel is near the main attractions of the city, which are not in the city center. The only thing I think they could offer is the breakfast, as we already played near €90 for sleeping.
6.0 Good
Pros: Reasonable location, friendly staff.
Cons: Very small room, no view from window (frosted glass), very small bathroom cubicle with shower operated from basin, aircon just about able to cope in Sept/Oct - might not be up to it in summer - ordered taxi night before and it arrived 10 mins early and by the time we got in to it there was already a bill of 900 yen.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was excellent! Especially the staff were kind and helpful. They speak english. We felt great here. Onsen was good too. The rooms were cozy. You can bring your own food and use microwave and fridge. Free water and green tea. They are able to call taxi for you or make a breakfast.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location! Within easy walking distance of Toshogu Shrine. Lots of good options to eat in the area. There are two onsen on site at the hotel.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This was our favourite hotel in Japan (3 weeks travelling). It features a beautiful onsen, you get a yukata, free green tea and a simple yet good western-style breakfast. The temples are only 10 minutes away on foot, so it's the perfect location by the river. The staff were very friendly. We got a map from them. Also the most incredible meal from all our trip in Japan was taken 5 min away at Bell (shojin ryori, beware that it takes 45 min to prepare, more than worth it). We regret not staying for 2 or 3 nights in Nikko.
Cons: Our fault: we arrived after 7 pm in Nikko and there are no buses at this time! It is around 30-40 min walk from the station, uphill. Consider if you have luggage like us.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: very clean and very polite staff (: very comfortable beds!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in Turtle Inn Nikko for 3days/2nights. It was awesome! We would totally stay here again. The owners were very friendly, they even gave us a map with details of things to do near the inn. The room was very cozy. It has everything we needed and more (like yukata, power strip, etc). The inn was in a quiet & pretty neighborhood. I loved the sound of the river just behind the inn. It's also walking distance to the famous complex of shrines & temples. There's a Lawson walking distance to it too, plus some good restaurants, so food was not a problem. The onsen was a nice bonus.
Cons: Nothing in particular. Everything was great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host was extremely friendly, great to have the hot baths, good sized room. They also have a dog who is lovely.
Cons: Showers finish at 9:30am which is fine unless you are not an early riser. They were however very lovely and allowed us to shower when we got up a little late
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location next to the river! Short walk and bus rides to dinning and outdoors.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Sleeping on the floor and hot spring bath
Cons: N/a
Hoshino Resorts Kai Kinugawa - Nikkō
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8.7 Excellent (411 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Hoshino Resorts KAI Kinugawa in Nikko, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Kinugawa Onsen and Tobu World Square. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
Kinugawa Onsen Sanraku - Nikkō - Building
12
8.7 Excellent (389 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Kinugawa Onsen Sanraku in Nikko, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Kinugawa Onsen and Tobu World Square. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
Hoshino Resorts Kai Kawaji - Nikkō
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8.6 Excellent (472 reviews)
Overview
Located in Nikko, Hoshino Resorts KAI Kawaji is within a 15-minute drive of Kinugawa Onsen and Tobu World Square. Featured amenities include a library, an elevator, and a vending machine. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
Nikko Teddy Bear House - Nikkō - Bedroom
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8.6 Excellent (429 reviews)
Overview
Located in Nikko, Nikko Teddy Bear House is within a 5-minute drive of Kirifuri Waterfall and Shinkyo. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and microwave in a common area. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
Hoshino Resorts Kai Nikko - Nikkō
15
8.6 Excellent (339 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Hoshino Resorts KAI Nikko in Nikko, you'll be a 1-minute walk from Lake Chūzenji and 7 minutes by foot from Tochigi Prefectural Nikko Natural Science Museum. Free self parking is available onsite.
Japan Nikko Pension L'escale - Nikkō - Building
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8.6 Excellent (126 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Nikko, Japan Nikko Pension L'escale is a 4-minute drive from Toshogu and 6 minutes from Takinoo Shrine. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff were superb, very helpful. I was given a lift to the station early in the morning, and had hot water, tea and snacks in the room waiting each day. It's quite a cosy place, and some lovely views when walking in to Nikko down the hill. Thank you!
Cons: The walk from the station is uphill and about 25-30 minutes. This wasn't a negative for me as I'm used to hiking, just a note :)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It is the cozy place which provides necessary facilities you would need when traveling. Though it's a bit far from the train station, the owner offer transfer services. Home cooked breakfast and dinner are offered at reasonable prices. I'll definitely repeat my stay if I happen to go to Nikko sgain.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner was a really nice and helpful man who spoke very good English. It was nice to get out into the surrounding countryside away from the tourist hustle and bustle in the town. There is a waterfall about an extra 2km northeast from the pension. Room was nice and quiet with a private bathroom. The owner really went out his way and gave me some free watermelon upon my arrival and a paper fan as a parting gift to ward off the summer heat.
Cons: If you decide to walk to the pension from the center of town, you'd better do it before dark since you'll be on a semi country road. I probably should have emailed the owner for a free ride, but I only had a small backpack for luggage. I brought food too but if you don't, the pension can provide you with a meal. Its important that you reserve them in advance since the pension is small and independent. I don't really write reviews for booking that much but the owner treated me really well here so I'd like to personally wish him the best of luck. Wish I stayed 2 nights instead of 1 (I missed lake Chuzenji so you might want to consider it for a longer stay).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautifully located slightly outside of the center of Nikki, perfect as starting point for hiking and to chill and enjoy the nature
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff hospitality and kindness.
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: Owner is delightful and helpful. Breakfast was a reasonable additional charge but was very good and well worth it. Clean and tidy but the facility is on the older side. That added some degree of charm but also signs of age. For example the carpet in our room was old, worn and stained. Still a comfortable place to shower, sleep and have a tasty breakfast before exploring Nikko.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet, Private, Surrounded by nature. Free hot water and green tea. Free parking space.
Cons: Nothing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were so warm and helpful in every way possible. Kazu-san is an amazing cook - the best breakfasts (by far!) in 7.5 months of my travel. He provided helpful maps, ideas of things to do, recommendations on logistics, and even gave me a couple of rides into town. It's a comfortable, homey place just outside of town. So beautiful waking up to birds chirping, walking over the bridge to admire the river/waterfalls. I loved every bit of this place -- especially Kazu-san and his sweet mother -- Best Hosts!
7.5 Good
Pros: The owner spoke English well and made an effort to be helpful and friendly. He took notice of the small things like changing my breakfast slightly every morning, having hot tea ready for me and putting cookies in my room on the last day. He also drove me to the station in the mornings and offered to pick me up between 4:00 ~ 5:00 in the afternoons.
Cons: It was difficult to get to and no public transport after 4:30 so you were forced to use taxis or hike 2kms up hill. You could have good meals there but the times were extremely limited, breakfast at 8:00, dinner at 6:00, this lack of flexibility made it harder to relax as I always had to be aware of the time and in a place you don't know, judging how long it will take you to return to your hotel can be difficult especially with such limited public transport ! It also made it difficult if you wanted to get out early to explore the further areas and miss the bus queues.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The great hospitality provided by the family
Nikko Senhime Monogatari - Nikkō - Building
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8.5 Excellent (717 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Nikko Senhime Monogatari in Nikko, you'll be just steps from Mt. Hangetsuyama and Ryuzu Waterfall (Ryuzu no taki). Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved our stay in a traditional Japanese room. Airy and comfortable, with a view of the river and mountains. Breakfast was great (both Western and Japanese), and we had a kaiseki meal that was fun and delicious. Staff was welcoming and helpful. Location is good -- we could walk into town and to the historic sites. Can definitely recommend!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: A nice hotel ryokan with outdoors onsen and big and comfy room. Excelente dinner and breakfast
Cons: Pillows could be better
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The service is excellent. We arrived on a rainy day. The staff help us dry the shoes by the shoe dryer immediately. Very kindly service.
Cons: We ordered Japanese style and Western style breakfast in the morning. It is a little strange the Western breakfast was placed inside the Japanese tableware.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The Onsen was great! They had 3 outdoor onsens, and one of them is a Jacuzzi. There were also a lot of great toiletries in the Onsen that we could use to pamper ourselves. We ended up buying some of the products from their gift shop which also provide tax free shopping. We could also relax on the massage chairs after the onsen bath. Walking distance to the temples and shrines so we were able to leave the car at the hotel and not have to pay parking fees if we were to drive closer to the temples/shrines. The meals were tasty and filling, we especially like the fresh yuba which was so creamy. The hotel also sold entrance tickets to the 3 main temples/shrines, which is useful to avoid queues during peak periods. Very friendly and helpful staff. I like that they have a special area for us to sit down and enjoy some tea and sweets while checking in instead of standing at the front desk. For ladies, we get a choice of yukata as well.
Cons: Not much.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was incredibly welcoming and friendly and we enjoyed being able to eat our meals in our room since we have a baby. The onsen was also beautiful and clean. The location can't be beat either! So close to many of the main sites.
Cons: The room was a little bit dangerous for a mobile baby as there were lots of breakable items within reach! That is typical of a ryokan though so I didn't mind too much!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very delicious dinner and breakfast. Nice view from the room and convenient location.
Cons: Room is bit hot in the night. Although we shut down the air conditions but still feel pretty hot when sleeping.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: After admiring at the gorgeous shrines and temples, and the kanmangafuchi abyss, I was greeted in the ryokan with hot matcha and sweets, and a really friendly manager. What can be more comforting in a wintery afternoon. Yes, soaking in onsen while admiring the mountains and rivers, and the sumptuous dinner. The staff is amazing and the location is superb.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was fantastic! All of them were simply wonderful! Spacious room with a great view. A classical hotel with an onsen - very good quality. Close to the World Heritage sites.
Cons: It's a bit older, but it didn't disturb much.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We stayed 3 night at Senhime Monogatari october/November 2018, and It was a wonderful experience. You can’t judge the hotel/ryokan by normal western preunderstanding. The hotel has it’s own norm, own speed, own way of doing things and own philosophy. We got a fantastic and positive lesson of practiced omotenashi, the special Japanese service philosophy. We chose a Japanese styled room, with private bathtub, a kind of outside room with a view to volcano mountains, mountain river and yellow/red leafs on trees. The Japanese styled room was equipped with tatami mats, traditional Japanese low chairs and table. We got kimonos, and different kimono overlayers to chose from, Japanese wooden clippers and simple indoor filt shoes. The bed was made for us every evening during our diner downstairs. And removed during the breakfast. We slept on mats on the floor, it was a little uncomfortable for us and we adjusted with an extra mat. The breakfast and dinner is a whole story for it’s self, and giving a massive value to the stay. This is Japanese food at it’s best. The hotel has a Shuttlebus service to Tobu station, and within 100 meters there is bus stop no. 8 to the lakes and falls. Notice that the bus on busy days will be packed at stop no.8
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice staff, excellent food and great views
Annex Turtle Hotori-An - Nikkō - Building
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8.5 Excellent (448 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Annex Turtle HOTORI-AN in Nikko, you'll be just steps from Mt. Hangetsuyama and Ryuzu Waterfall (Ryuzu no taki). The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly welcome, small but Nice and neat Japanese style rooms, lovely onsen, lovely kimono’s to borrow during your stay and a super nice breakfast. Bonus: the temples are within walking distance and the statues with red scarfs and a small cemetery are just around the corner, so perfect for an early morning disc
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly, welcoming and helpful staff, walking distance to bus station (10min). Right by beautiful forest. The hot bath is great and for single use. Would definitely stay there again.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Room was nice and comfortable. Stuff is nice and helpfull.
Cons: Aircon need to be cleaned, coz it smells like something died inside when u enter the room.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The private hot spring bath was very relaxing and secluded with a beautiful view of the river.
Cons: The futon was hard for me to sleep on and the property is a little out of the way.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Everything else is great, especially the open air private Onsen where couples can utilise it together unlike most which have gender restrictions and not tattoo friendly. Just remember to use it for 30mins max as other guest would like to enjoy the Onsen facility too.
Cons: Location is a bit far away from the action, but perfect if self driving.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location near river and Abyss, lovely staff, pleasant simple Japanese style room. Great for those that enjoy nature and relaxed surroundings.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We booked this trip last minute for 5 ladies from the train on the way to Nikko. It was pouring with rain on our arrival & I think we were the only guests but couldn’t have been given a warmer welcome. We had a triple & twin Japanese style room & the beds were really comfy & already made up for our arrival but still left plenty of room to sit & relax. We opted to take the western style breakfast which was an extra ¥1000 but was delicious & definitely worth it.
Cons: Nothing we had a perfect stay
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It has a private onsen, which can be used if vacant (suggested max time of 30 minutes). The tatami floor is nice. The location is good, with a lot of green and the river right next to it. Many tourist attractions are close by.
Cons: It has quite thin walls, it was quite noisy between the other guests (clsoing doors and such), the river and the cicadas. The room was very bright in the morning, as it lacks curtains (paper windows to darken only).
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The price was right and it is in a quiet neighborhood close to the heritage sites. The private sauna was a nice surprise.
Cons: The door of the sauna slams shut, which we could hear throughout the night – it’s probably a simple fix on the hotels part...
8.3 Excellent
Pros: I have been here several times over the last 20 years. Friendly service and close to all the sights. The tatami rooms are great as is the onsen.
Cons: Everything was good - no problems whatsoever.
Iwaiyado Jyuan - Nikkō - Building
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8.5 Excellent (137 reviews)
Overview
Located in Nikko, Iwaiyado Jyuan is within a 15-minute drive of Kinugawa Onsen and Tobu World Square. Free self parking is available onsite.
Nikko Tokino Yuu - Nikkō - Building
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8.4 Excellent (406 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Nikko Tokino Yuu in Nikko, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Shinkyo and Rinno-ji Temple. Featured amenities include an elevator, a water dispenser, and a vending machine. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: helpful and friendly staff. clean room. even if it was a smoking room, we requested deodorizing and it was fine. good location -- that was the main reason we chose it.
Cons: breakfast -- would have preferred a japanese breakfast. we understand it's not a luxury hotel, so even onigiri would've been ok. would be nice the hotel didn't have any smoking rooms, but realize that seems to be impossible in japan.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast offered was very good, (despite the booking having no breakfast listed). They do supply one and it was very good and included in price of room. The staff were fantastic. They were very kind and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They helped myself and my group with many things whilst we were there. The bath was wonderful and the rooms clean, neat and tidy. The location was perfect. I would definitely both recommend this ryokan and would stay here again.
Cons: Nothing really.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very good location next to the world heritage. Nice staff and nice room.
Cons: Breakfast was good but not exceptional. A bit expensive for what it was.
5.4 Okay
Pros: + Good hot springs + "Helpful" stuff. They try to do their best even when they do not speak english fluently
Cons: - Very poor breakfast - Not futon service (making the bed). I have been to more ryokans where this is included - Disappointed with luggage service after check-out. You have to pay for It (500¥) and only until 12.00pm. - Old room in japanese style ones with noisy refrigerator
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very close to the bridge and to the most important temple of Nikko, this is a nice hotel where to stay. Staff is very polite and brakfast is continental. We had a 4 people room, slept on the futon and appreciated everything! Well recommended!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We appreciate a lot the public bath and the experience in the room was very interesting, because it is a traditional japanese room. We also appreciate that the staff gave us a gift for our honey moon.
Cons: The staff is absolutely not flexible about the timing of picking-up the bags after check-out (13:00 o'clock). Because the main reason we led to Nikko has been the world heritage site, due to such a hotel policy we have had only few hours to visit the site, so we couldn't finish the visit as well.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: person-to-person quality
Cons: I always stay in this hotel very good people are very friendly. Muy bueno para los turistas que visitan japon very good for tourists
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Typical Japan furniture in room. Tasty breakfast.
Cons: Far away from train station, but you can use city bus.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly, helpful staff and amazing location! Can’t get better. The place was spotlessly clean. Bus stop right out front and walking distance to the bridge and Shrines. Nice Onsen too. Would stay here again next time we visit.
Cons: Nothing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Everyone at the hotel was very accommodating. It felt like a truly traditional Japanese hotel, including the public bath, which I've never done before, and the to tatami mats and bed in the room.
Cons: The breakfast was not particularly good. I would have preferred something like soba noodles. But it seemed like a mixture of something to appeal to westerners.