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813 Kinugawaonsentaki, Nikko 321-2598 Tochigi Prefecture
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#2 of 165 in Nikko

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Nikko, Asaya is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Asaya makes it easy to enjoy the best of Nikko.

Rooms at Asaya offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk, a coffee shop, and shops. Guests of Asaya are also welcome to enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Nikko, Asaya Hotel is located a short distance from Kurogane Bridge Promenade (0.2 mi) and Tateiwa Observation Deck (1.1 mi).

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the cafes, including Cafe Salon de The Oka, Ashiyu Cafe, and Pantoe, all of which are a short distance from Asaya Hotel.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Kinu Tateiwa Otsuribashi (Suspension bridge) (1.2 mi), Takimi Bridge (0.1 mi), or Kinugawa Onsen Fureai Bridge (0.4 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Asaya Hotel is sure to make your visit to Nikko one worth remembering.

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Free parking
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Table tennis
Foot massage
Hot spring bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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IanPFarrar wrote a review Nov 2019
33 contributions15 helpful votes
I booked a room including dinner and breakfast, both of which were buffet style and contained a great selection. You could eat dinner there for a week and never have the same thing twice, such was the selection. I particularly liked the shabu shabu with personal stove. The room was not large, but adequate. There was a large (free) car park at the hotel. Googlemaps will take you via a short toll road (through a tunnel) to get to the hotel, but this is unnecessary and easily avoided. I only used it the first time as I didn't know any better. The alternative road was just as quick. One strange thing is that the hotel wants you to collect tickets for the restaurant, and be allocated a time slot, separately each day. However, if you ask when you check in they can give you all the tickets in one go, avoiding the need to keep going back to reception. I left a couple of items in my room (slopping packing on my part). I contacted them when I realised I had left a charger behind and they agreed to send to my home country. I later realised I had also left a pair of jeans behind, and they also sent those through by post. Amazing service! I would definitely return for the food and the service (unfortunately I didn't have chance to use the onsen, so that could be another reason to return!)
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from asaya_hotel, 広報担当マネージャー at Asaya
Responded 7 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for visiting and the review. Did you enjoy your stay? Please feel free to contact us if you have any problems during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you.
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Putu Prathiwi P wrote a review Jun 2019
Shimotsuke, Japan204 contributions15 helpful votes
We booked the room with onsen inside, really comfortable. We got our own massage chair in the room. And there’s this beauty machine with spa function for your face. I enjoyed using this. The amenities are cool (including the l’occitane set). The direct view to kinugawa (the river) is so pretty. There’s haagen dazs ice cream at the dinner buffett (yummy). The yukata provided in this room is so pretty too. The bed & the futon are comfortable. The design of the room is super nice. Plus we got 2 tvs in our room. The staffs are so nice. There’s a game center at the lower floor, there’s a billiard pool too, the public onsens are available at lower floor & upper floor. We got the chance to enjoy the matcha (in the VIP lounge) directly made by the staff when we visited. The design of the hallway to their lounge is so cool too. Overall, I’m satisfied. Keep up the good work👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
Charnchai K wrote a review May 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand15 contributions
The hotel is huge with 2 towers. The Japanese style room is spacious and super comfortable. The toilet seat lifts automatically when near and has a night light. The on balcony Onsen pool is v convenient (my mom loves it.) but the public ones are wonderful as well. The hotel comes w/ free parking and allows us to park close to the lobby as my mom uses wheelchair. I highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Get a room with a private onsen
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steviewonder34 wrote a review Apr 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom156 contributions97 helpful votes
Stayed here for 4 days at the end of a Japan tour. If your on your own with no transport, just be aware you are a train, bus or taxi ride from everything . The hotel food, rooms and staff are excellent. Onsens, well the best we have ever used. All in all top notch. The central atrium and organ music are I our opinion great. Some think not. Certainly makes for a most memorable stay .
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Goutam wrote a review Jan 2019
Noida, India37 contributions22 helpful votes
Wonderful experience with beautiful Japanese style room and bathroom fitted with running hot spring bathtub. They are also having two public hot spring pool, one in open area on 13th floor. We had private Japanese dinner and food was amazing..stayed for only one night but it will be remember for long...
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: look for room with hot spring bathtub..
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Tedstravelblogs wrote a review Oct 2018
Vancouver, Canada373 contributions914 helpful votes
The first thing you need to know about this hotel is that it is not in or even near any of Nikko’s celebrity sites but a half hour drive to the north in the Kinugawa onsen district. Kinugawa’s salad days as a hot springs resort are long gone and whilst the Kinugawa River gorge provides a dramatic centrepiece, many of the tawdry developments that crowd its precipitous banks are either derelict or gracelessly heading that way. Amid this architectural atrophy the Asaya Hotel stands like a stately citadel of opulence in exile. To be sure, it’s all a bit last century, starting with the stadium-size porte cochère leading off to a grand operatic atrium complete with pipe organ and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory glass elevators, but cutting past the cruise-liner glitz this is a well maintained, well managed, comfortable and good value hotel. There are a few shortcomings that deprive it of excellence, but if you don’t mind the commute to Nikko you would be hard pressed to better what the tariff buys you here. The good: the front door staff were ever helpful and efficient. Reception was polite and informative with passable English which follows throughout the hotel. Our non-smoking Hachibankan Japanese Style Room with twin beds (#601) was bright, clean, quiet, comfortable and very spacious – indeed the size of a modest suite (57 sq. metres). Everything expected was there and it mostly worked as expected. The décor is a tastefully modern iteration of traditional Japanese furnished with a few Western comforts – like sofas and proper beds. Which beds were refreshingly comforting after a few weeks of futons. The bathroom ensemble was modern, roomy, well laid out and well finished in the best Japanese tradition. The included WiFi worked well on all our devices. Our room/suite opened to a balcony overlooking the river gorge but, for reasons already expounded, soft focus needs to be engaged there so the better views are within. We opted for the breakfast and dinner package both of which are taken in the hotel’s expansive Asaya Garden restaurant. Both are buffet meals which were well serviced and of the finest quality. The not so good: in such a superior bathroom suite it was disappointing that the shower head was tiny and the water pressure anaemic. The disappointing: it’s held to be a traveller’s hotel but there is neither a laundry nor any laundry service offered. When asked, the hotel will steer you to a local laundromat a couple of kilometres away.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
4 Helpful votes
Shirley Bell wrote a review Jul 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom95 contributions104 helpful votes
The hotel has many facilities, an excellent buffet and extremely friendly staff. The rooms were average but perhaps we would have found them better if we had upgraded to a higher category. The area is extremely run down with many closed down hotels and shops further up the valley. We were disappointed that the swimming pool was still not open in the second week of July. The season apparently starts on July 20th. The bar was nice but it didn't open in time for us to have a pre-dinner drink which was surprising. There is a massive organ playing in the lobby which we found a little strange, Overall the situation was good for the sites we wanted to see and the food and staff made this hotel experience.
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Upgrade to a room other than the standard
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3 Helpful votes
Boris S wrote a review May 2017
Yokohama, Japan138 contributions37 helpful votes
The room is small for a westerner but normal for Japanese standards. This is a typical Japanese hot spring hotel. Very impressive inside and the cheapest of the high range in Japan. The price is average or maybe a bit low for this kind of hotel in Japan but the dinner buffet is top. It has a massive choice of quality Japanese food (and non) and has the Atlantic giant crab (only that cost 100 usd in Japan) We had so much to eat that we did not feel hungry until the next dinner that we re-booked....
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Trip type: Travelled
jerrybee2017 wrote a review May 2017
Bangkok63 contributions52 helpful votes
We spent 1 night here with buffet dinner and breakfast plan. Asaya is very big and many facilities for all members of family ; game room, karaoke, spa , massage and Onsen. The Onsens are so nice especially the roof top one because you can see the mountain view from there. The dinner buffet was very nice taste with variety of food. The quality also very good. The breakfast was good too
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled
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geoffrey_matt wrote a review Apr 2017
Hobart, Australia158 contributions180 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights and I highly recommend it. The hotel is positioned on the side of a gorge with bright blue melt water running through it. It's huge and has a small army of people who will take care of you when you arrive. For example there were three women in full kimono bowing when we turned up in our car! We stayed in a room with a private outdoor bath and it was lovely. Big tatami room with a separate lounge area with sofas and a big bedroom. It's a very modern room with the best appliances and fittings but all done in a classical Japanese style. There are sliding doors which look like the paper screens of old, and carved wood panels. It could be kitsch but it really isn't, it's a lovely place to be. There are several public onsen baths which are free to use, as well as 4 which can be hired privately. These are great for couples who want to bathe together as all the public baths are gender segregated. The private baths cost 4000 yen for 50 minutes so not cheap. We had a private outdoor bath which was lovely and had a cold water tap for altering the temperature. The hot water was still the volcanic onsen water so it still has all the theraputic properties. There are restaurants here but most people go for the buffet breakfast and dinner. Buffet doesn't really do this justice as it's absolutely huge! There are so many types of food available it's a lot of fun trying them all. The dessert bar alone was bigger than most buffets I've seen in other places. One word of warning, this is a busy hotel with lots of guests. The buffet is pretty much always busy and if you don't cope well with lots of people it can get annoying. This is a fun place to stay and relax. Pretty much everyone walks around in the hotel supplied yukata dressing gowns. They have sizes for giant foreigners too so we did this as well, it's a nice Japanese experience.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Asaya
Which popular attractions are close to Asaya?
Nearby attractions include Takimi Bridge (0.3 km), Kurogane Bridge Promenade (0.2 km), and Kinugawa Onsen Shrine (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Asaya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Asaya?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Asaya?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Asaya?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Asaya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Salon de The Oka, Oami, and Sobadokoro Yamaguchi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Asaya?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Asaya offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Asaya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Asaya?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tobu Railway Shintakatoku Station Platform and Shed (6.3 km) and Tobu Railway Kosagoe Station Platform (3.9 km).
Does Asaya have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.