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1115 Kamihatsuishimachi, Nikko 321-1401 Tochigi Prefecture
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#15 of 165 hotels in Nikko
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We are loccated in the heart of Nikko. 5 minutes from Nikko station by bus or taxi, 10 minutes walk to the world heritage site "The Shrines and temples of Nikko". You will be pleased by Local specialty dinner and garden view Onsen(hot spa). We welcome you with hospitality.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Hot spring bath
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Massage
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shops
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Air purifier
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Electric kettle
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Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese, Nepali, Vietnamese
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Frequenttraveller076 wrote a review Aug 2020
Japan188 contributions185 helpful votes
After 7 years in Japan, I belatedly got around to visiting Nikko, a delightful experience. This hotel is ideally situated for an overnight or multi-night stay connected with the World Heritage Site shrines and also attractions in the surrounding mountains, notably Chuzenji lake and its impressive Kegon Falls. While the structure is modern and rather nondescript at first site, it features a truly beautiful Japanese-style garden, lovingly tended, in which I spent much pleasant time reading, and operates as a ryokan, with shared onsen baths cleverly and attractively designed to open out straight onto verdant nature. The rooms are comfortable, featuring two western-style armchairs and a matching table, as well as more traditional items. The view from my large window of the mountains, against which Nikko backs, was magnificent. Excellent breakfast and dinner daily, mostly Japanese, but Western one morning, endlessly helpful staff speaking excellent English, a very attentive and knowledgeable proprietress all round out one of the most memorable hotel stays I have had to date in the country. Bravo! And warm thanks to the hotel team.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from 髙田 賀奈子, オーナー at Nikko Hoshinoyado
Responded 8 Sep 2020
Dear Mr. Frequenttraveller076, As a member of Nikko Hoshinoyado team, I would like to express our appreciation for taking time writing and leaving us such a wonderful review. We are very happy that you loved your experience, especially when it is among your 7 years of living in Japan. Here in our hotel, our priority is to improve customer experience and satisfaction while staying with us, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. We also happy that you did enjoy sitting at our garden while reading your book on that day. The sunshine of dawn moment that you reading book in the garden made it a wonderful picture in one of our staff member 's memory. So once again, thanks for your experience, your kind words, and your choice of staying with us on that day. We would love to see you again in the future and please take care of yourself. Nikko Hoshinoyado - Van Anh
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Allobroge wrote a review Feb 2020
Gresy-sur-Aix, France7 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a wonderfull stay in Nikko. It was our first experience in Japanese style room with tatami and futon. It was in fact very comfortable, and after having experienced others after, the futons were actually very good. We had one of the larger rooms, with private Japanese style bathroom. Even so, we also enjoyed the hotel common hot tub. Both the diner and breakfast, Japanese style, were very good, the restaurant room having a very nice view on the garden and the mountains. The hotel service was excellent, with a shuttle put available for our arrival and departure by the train station, and our luggage taken care of. Very good advice for discovering the local sites.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Jess Z wrote a review Feb 2020
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The service from the front desk was amazing and incredibly helpful. We were not only shown how to get to Edo Wonderland and the Nikko National Park but they looked after my partner and I by helping us call a free shuttle service and provided us with maps and how to use discounts. The room we booked was the traditional Japanese style and was beautiful and very clean. We got the room with the private bath which was great. The public onsen was also not too far from the main building and very relaxing and not overcrowded at all. We had the breakfast and dinner both which were delicious. We particularly enjoyed our dinner the second night where we grilled our own crab and veggies - was very fun! The dinning area was also beautiful with a garden view. Also kudos to the western style breakfast which was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed. The service at all our meals was very attentive and entertaining. Each meal was explained in detail so that we knew what we were enjoying. Overall would definitely recommend if you are planning to spend a night or several nights in Nikko. It is not only very close to the national park but the hotel offers a free shuttle to the station, has wonderful service from staff, great facilities, and very well thought out kaiseki meals and breakfast (Japanese and western style available). During my stay I also left my phone in the room and when I got back at the end of the day, the cleaning staff had politely placed it on the table! Was very much appreciated.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bandjk56 wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia26 contributions11 helpful votes
We loved our stay here. The gardens and views were beautiful. We had the deluxe room which included a bathroom and separate toilet and the rooms were spacious. There are also gender segregated onsens. Our only regret is that we didn’t book for half board, but reception pointed us in the direction of a local restaurant which was fabulous.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Skye wrote a review Nov 2019
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We had made a last minute booking to stay at Nikko for 2 nights as our original plan was to visit some other outskirt areas but not feasible due to recent typhoon recovery. First night was booked through Expedia, the hotel responded promptly about our complimentary shuttle bus pickup and agreed to put us on waitlist for 2nd night. The hotel shuttle bus pick up was professionally done and the check-in was a breeze with refreshing yuzu welcome drink. It is an rather dated Ryokan hotel with about 30 rooms with lift to every floor. The room for 1st night is Room 308 (non-smoking room), the view of the garden, mountains and bridge in distance were magnificent but the tatami room looks kind of tired and cramped with the layout. The toilet is separated by a wooden sliding door near room entrance which can be quite noisy at night should your partner goes to toilet. No shower room so we can only bath at the onsen area. The onsen only has a small indoor pool and a small tub outdoor (separated by genders). But few times we were there, hardly anyone else was there. Great bath amenities. Hotel has a couple of non-local staff who spoke great English and very friendly service, offering us great hospitality and travel tips. On the day of checkout, they helped us to keep the luggages while we tried to cover more places before heading back to Tokyo. They arranged shuttle bus to the station for us without us asking. Next night we were given Room 208, this room seems much newer than the one we had before and due to different layout seems more spacious too. Though was a smoking room, no smell of cigarettes. Though just opposite the banquet room and public toilet, we did not hear any noise in the room. 2nd night we were too exhausted and cold to get dinner outside before heading back to hotel, the hotel restaurant told us they cannot serve us as all meals have to be pre-booked (not even room service, only beverages can be served), so we ended up getting cup noodles from the vending machine instead. The hotel is very near to 神橋 ( Shinkyo=sacred bridge) and about 15-20mins walk to Toshogu Shrines etc which lights up after 4.30pm during autumn period. Many restaurants and shops along the street but mostly closed very early. There is just a bus stop outside the hotel which we could make use to take free rides with our tobu 4 days rail and bus pass but due to long weekend (Culture Day), the roads were jam packed making us only able to cover one destination a day, spending most time on buses or waiting for them as intervals are very sparsed. Best to travel during off holiday peak. Hotel is on quite a steep slope so do note if you have much luggages or traveling with elderly.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dave J wrote a review Nov 2019
Portland, Oregon49 contributions36 helpful votes
We spent 3 weeks in Japan, with a mix of hotels and ryokans, and Hoshinoyado was the most authentic ryokan we had. It is a small place with a nice onsen. The rooms are done in the traditional style with tatimi mats and futons for sleeping. The rooms don't have a shower, you must use the onsen for washing. Breakfast and dinner were traditional style and very well done. The location is close to the World Heritage site as well as shops in town.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Duckbattle wrote a review Jun 2019
Canberra28 contributions71 helpful votes
Hoshinoyado was an excellent place to stay to take in the sights of Nikko. It is a very short walk from the World Heritage Shrines and Temples, from the street with lots of interesting shops, and from the bus stop, should you wish to go up into the mountains for the day. But it has much more to offer than a great location. We found Hoshinoyado comfortable, quiet and very relaxing. The room was spacious and very clean, with a lovely view of the mountains. The food, served in the dining room with big windows onto the garden, was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the local specialty, yuba, served in a variety of ways. The hot spring baths were a good size, neither too big nor too small, and were well-appointed. Soaking in the bath after a day on our feet, especially in the outdoor bath, was a great treat. The hotel staff were welcoming and very helpful, arranging for our luggage to be forwarded on to our next hotel. They have plenty of local tourist information and there is a hotel shuttlebus to and from the train station at certain times of day. There is also a hotel shop, with many of those little things you might have forgotten to bring.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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CascadiaPNW wrote a review Sep 2018
Bellevue, Washington205 contributions100 helpful votes
A lovely ryokan well-located, near the entry to the World Heritage Site and close to lots of shops and restaurants. After booking, the ryokan contacted me and I sent them arrival information. They greeted us with their van at the train station and made sure we were comfortable throughout our stay. Our room was a lovely Japanese style room, with tatami mats with a low table and chairs during the day which was replaced with futons for sleeping at night. It also had a western table and chairs where we could sit comfortably. The view from our room was lovely - of the hotel’s beautiful garden and the mountains in the distance. We had a room without our own shower, as they were all booked. Our room did have a roomy sink area as well as a toilet in a separate room. To “shower,” we used the communal “onsen,” or spa (hot tub). This was our first experience with this and we are so glad we had this opportunity. The ryokan provided instructions on how to bathe in the onsen. It was not hard to follow the instructions, and we were able to relax in the warm bath waters every day. We booked the full dinner and breakfast (called half-board) for the 3 nights we were there. The dinners were fantastic – traditional Japanese foods. At the first dinner, we were able to make one of the local area traditional foods, yobu, while sitting in our seats. Much of the time, we had little idea what we were eating, but all of it was delicious and beautifully presented- art. If we have the chance to go again, I might book one less breakfast and dinner, as we might want to eat less for one day, as there was so much food. Nevertheless, it was different each meal and always delicious. We slept on futons and the first night we found them too hard, so requested a softer bed. They added an extra futon which helped a lot. The pillows were buckwheat and were quite good – better than my down pillow at home. Not a lot of English was spoken but staff were able to help us find our way to the train station for various adventures (including driving us). If you’re up for an authentic Japanese experience, this is a good choice.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Ngivan wrote a review Jun 2018
Hong Kong, China13 contributions3 helpful votes
Beside good service and foods, package price was a bit pricey, room size was small, no toilet inside onsen area, drinking fountain was outside male and female onsen room, can hear low vehicle sound from outside of the hotel at night.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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yank7 wrote a review Jun 2018
Sydney, Australia37 contributions38 helpful votes
We took a fast train trip from Tokyo and had an excellent night at Nikko Hoshinoyado. Walking into the lovely reception/seating area and looking out onto the manicured garden set the tone. The onsen was very nice, especially the outdoor area. I agree with other comments that the dinner was almost too beautiful to eat, a real experience. Sleeping on the futons was very comfortable - my partner saying that it was like sleeping in a giant marshmallow. The UNESCO sites were fascinating and close to the property. Make sure you get the transport option from the station, the road up to the property is quite steep.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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US$145 - US$240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKantoTochigi PrefectureNikkoKinugawa Onsen / Nikko Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nikko Hoshinoyado
Which popular attractions are close to Nikko Hoshinoyado?
Nearby attractions include Shinkyo Bridge (0.1 km), Rinno-ji Temple (0.4 km), and Shoyoen (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nikko Hoshinoyado?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Nikko Hoshinoyado?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Nikko Hoshinoyado?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Nikko Hoshinoyado?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nikko Hoshinoyado?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar de Nikko Kujira Shokudo, Hippari dako, and Murmur Biiru Stand.
Does Nikko Hoshinoyado have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nikko Hoshinoyado offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Nikko Hoshinoyado 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 Nikko Hoshinoyado?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to Nikko Hoshinoyado?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Taiyuimbyo Shrine (1.1 km), Yomeimon (Main Gate) (0.8 km), and Nikko Futarasan Shrine (1.0 km).