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1437-1 Kinugawa Onsen Ohara, Nikko 321-2522 Tochigi Prefecture
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#42 of 165 hotels in Nikko

Welcome to Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa, your Nikko “home away from home.” Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Close to some of Nikko's most popular landmarks, such as Tateiwa Observation Deck (0.2 mi) and Kurogane Bridge Promenade (1.1 mi), Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa is a great destination for tourists.

Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa is a family-friendly onsen hotel offering a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The onsen hotel features 24 hour front desk, shops, and a gift shop. Plus, guests can enjoy a sauna and breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Nikko. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Travellers looking for seafood restaurants can head to Tsukumasa, Tomi Sushi, or Dining Yuuki.

Should time allow, Kinu Tateiwa Otsuribashi (Suspension bridge), Nikko Hanaichimonme, and Kinugawa Onsen Fureai Bridge are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa puts the best of Nikko at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free shuttle or taxi services
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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DxYoung wrote a review Sep 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia19 contributions29 helpful votes
The view was beautiful; baths amazing; food varied and tasty. This was by far our best stay in Japan. Downside: it's kinda in the middle of nowhere and staff don't really speak English very well. I had to make do with my broken survival Japanese. Also, don't bother with the private bath. They're really bad, smelly and have no view... The public baths are great. Be sure to visit Edo Wonderland.
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Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maria Staalnacke wrote a review Jul 2018
Akershus, Norway214 contributions26 helpful votes
I do not know if it was the hot springs, the old carpets or old tatami mats (smoking allowed at the Hotel) or our European noses, but this Hotel stinks! Hotel has plenty facilities, but is worn, like most other Ryokans/hotels in this area. But the smell is Everywhere! On the plus-side, staff was lovely, room spacious and spotlessly clean, one of the receptionists speak fluent English. The rest do their very best! Onsen is good-sized with 4-5 different «pools». We also tried some wonderful Japanese skin and haircare products we stacked up on to bring home from the shop at the Hotel. There is some entertainment , and if you want dinner, this must be booked latest in the morning. We had breakfast which had a lot of choices. If you opt out of dinner, there are several restaurants the reception-staff will suggest and get you a taxi to get you there and back. Across from Hotel is a ramen-shop with yummy soups/ramen. It opens at 19:15. Also a convenience store and pharmacy just next to the Hotel. 7/11 about 5min walk. Lovely view from hotel, and we did enjoy our stay very much once we got used to the smell, and we will always remember all the amazing Japanese people we met. (Not a westerner in sight). The location is close to Edo Wonderland, which is absolutely recommended to visit. We preferred Kinugawa to Nikko despite what I’ve seen other people say. The nature and friendlyness was amazing!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
cclombok wrote a review Nov 2017
Lombok, Indonesia188 contributions62 helpful votes
Pros; location, closed from the river and suspension bridge, beautiful view from the room, spacious room with unique tatami, buffet dinner is outstanding, and all staffs are friendly. They also provide free shuttle to thw station, otherwise, you can take shuttle bus from station with fee. Con; very hard pillow that made us very difficult to fall asleep.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
Krit M wrote a review Sep 2017
Bangkok, Thailand322 contributions38 helpful votes
Great location. Suspension bridge is near and convenient store just next to the hotel. Spacious onsen. Big room for the price with a nice view of Kinugawa river. All you can eat dinner with variety of food and drink.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lexy P wrote a review Sep 2017
Vancouver, Canada132 contributions115 helpful votes
We arrived for a three day weekend get away in Kinugawa/Nikko. The staff upon arrival was very polite and it was great that the front desk staff spoke English. We were a bit early so we could not check in, which was fine as we just went to one of the local sites. Upon check in we realized that this hotel really has no modern amenities. There is only wifi available in the lobby area, which really sucks when you have kids and don't want to watch Japanese TV. The hotel looks clean but once you take a closer look you realize that it is very worn and dated. The lobby furniture is in need of major repair or replacement. Our room is fantastic in terms of size but again everything about it is dated. My husband and I both remarked how the furniture reminded us of our grandparents houses when we were growing up. And again the room is worn out and in need of a good scrub. The carpet and walls are stained, but after 40 yrs of use with no upgrades I guess that's what you get. We haven't tried the buffet yet, but will likely have to as the town is pretty much dying and there are not many restaurants that appear to be open. The Onsen are on point. Can't really recommend this hotel, but if the rest of the accommodations are in town I guess you can't really do much better. I would actually avoid staying overnight and make it a long day trip
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Date of stay: September 2017
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yfylou wrote a review Jul 2017
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia6502 contributions661 helpful votes
First time staying at a ryokan style - a traditional Japanese style room, sleeping on the floor instead on bed. Every room provides 'Yukata' for us to wear to onsen bath, dinner or breakfast. Awesome! Excellent buffet breakfast and dinner. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Elle Wora wrote a review Jun 2017
Bangkok, Thailand61 contributions32 helpful votes
Hotel is very good, there is an onsen in the hotel and very relaxed. Buffet Dinner was good, more variety of food, crab, seafood and more. Room is ryokan style and I really love that I would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
hannah3107 wrote a review Jun 2017
London27 contributions55 helpful votes
The hotel was in a great location - slightly away but quite accessible. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great onsen and opening times are great with good amenities. sadly our bookings did not include meals - not even breakfast. Therefore quite expensive in comparison with European standard.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ALBERTO T wrote a review Mar 2017
Oeiras, Portugal1723 contributions408 helpful votes
A total Japanese experience on Tatami Beds in a very traditional Japanese location. Spring water source to be enjoyed at SPA hotel free of charge and all you can eat all kinds and varieties of Japanese specialties...
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Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled on business
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高志 河 wrote a review Jan 2017
7 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed at the standard room. The room does look luxury. It is Japanese model. They got crab in the restaurant. Maybe all Thai people should come here for the crab. It was good. The hotel has the onsen that can help you all from the stress, tiredness, and so on. The dinner time is sort of early. It starts from 18:00 till 21:00. But might be good to have more free time after dinner.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$82 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa?
Nearby attractions include Kinu Tateiwa Otsuribashi (Suspension bridge) (0.1 km), Tateiwa Observation Deck (0.4 km), and Tateiwa Kinu Hime Shrine (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trattoria Camino, Pantoe, and Ashiyu Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa 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 Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Sunshine Kinugawa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tobu Railway Shintakatoku Station Platform and Shed (4.5 km) and Tobu Railway Kosagoe Station Platform (2.0 km).