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545 Kinugawa Onsen Taki, Nikko 321-2526 Tochigi Prefecture
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#4 of 165 in Nikko

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

Nearby landmarks such as Kurogane Bridge Promenade (0.1 mi) and Tateiwa Observation Deck (1.0 mi) make Kinugawa Onsen Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Nikko.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the hotel.

Kinugawa Onsen Ryokan Hotel features 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and an on-site restaurant. If you are driving to Kinugawa Onsen Ryokan Hotel, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Chonrima, which is a barbeque restaurant that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you are interested in exploring Nikko, check out one of the history museums, such as Kanaya Hotel History House and Sontoku Ninomiya Memorial.

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

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Free parking
Free internet
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Valet parking
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Vending machine
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Smoking rooms available
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English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
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SandBTokyo wrote a review Feb 2021
Minato, Japan357 contributions129 helpful votes
Great hotel in Kinugawa. The hotel has a long history but seems like newly renovated and well-kept. The place is beautiful and the service and staff are excellent. When you arrive they will take your car, check you in and offer drinks in the lounge. The lounge is open pretty much all day with free drinks. The room was nice, clean and overlooking the river. It was tatami style with futons. We did not have dinner at the hotel but we did have breakfast. The breakfast buffet was very good. The onsen is really great. They alternate the onsen morning to night for men and women, so men had the B1 onsen at night and then the 1st floor onsen in the morning. The 1st floor onsen is best but however both are big, clean and awesome. What a pleasure to soak. The saunas were open as well. The kids like the game room, lots of games to play. Thumbs up and recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2021
ladydreamisreal wrote a review Jan 2020
Ban Du, Thailand53 contributions61 helpful votes
Stayed here last year in Feb 2019. Very nice and relaxed in their onsen. Comfy bedroom, totally missed the place and want to go back. Totally recommend this place for a couple, friends and family. Nice view indeed. Also, we got lucky to free upgrade from the cottage to the suite. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Sleep Quality
3 Helpful votes
drc225 wrote a review Oct 2019
S Wales768 contributions404 helpful votes
Extended family (adult children) stayed two nights in three rooms on a half board package for approx £200 per room per night. The hotel is difficult to get to. It's about a mile (20 mins walk) from kinugawa onsen station or there is a shuttle bus (JPY190) not covered by the pass. The bus is a rickety old thing with no luggage storage and steep narrow steps up. Difficult with luggage. No idea what a taxi costs. The main issue with this hotel is the check-in process for which it loses a star! After checking in you have to wait to be shown to your room. Ours was a 20 mins wait in an overcrowd lobby with bench seating and no offer of coffee or tea etc. The showing you to your room consists of going over everything you were told at reception and a brief explanation of the stuff in your room. Our room guide lady had about three words of English so the explanation was brief although she did manage to get the basics across. Some of the staff spoke excellent English. Rooms (we were on the 4th floor in the main wing) were spacious and very comfortable. Separate toilet shower room, closet. Main room had twin small double beds, a large seating area hot and cold water, tea, coffee, etc. Aircon was all in Japanese so we had to fiddle around. On the evidence we saw the refurbishment mentioned by other reviews is complete. Evening buffet crowded but extensive with a good range of dishes. You have a time limit of 90 mins which is (i) plenty and (ii) doesn't seem policed in any meaningful way. First evening we were dry (soft drinks only which are included in the buffet) and the 2nd evening we had the very good value 'all you can drink' for JPY 1,500 (+ tax). Good range of drinks including perfectly acceptable red and white wine, beer, spirits, etc. Again a 90 min limit. There are two onsens and the one on 1st floor (men in the morning) is far nicer with a wider range of pools etc. Breakfast buffet again had a wide range but limited western fare. The problem with this hotel is location. It takes a while and there are very limited direct trains to get you to the heart of the action in Tobu Nikko. Kinguawa Onsen town itself is a bit decrepit with little if anything to recommend it.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
aaronchen92 wrote a review Sep 2019
Taipei, Taiwan88 contributions5 helpful votes
Our family total 5 people stay in hotel after we visited 江戶村. In this Spring hotel area, you can take shuttle bus to the hotel you booked. It is very convenient for guests. After checked in, every one is very exciting to public 風呂. After that, we really enjoyed the buffet dinner. Overall price is reasonable for 1泊2食!Our family quite loves it! Great!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
beverlyt20152015 wrote a review Jun 2019
Toronto, Canada152 contributions83 helpful votes
So this was a fun place to stay. Our view overlooked the ravine. It was stunning. And you could hear the rush of the water below. We did not venture into the public or private baths but they are available for you to use. The dinner buffet was enormous! There are both Western and Japanese dishes - no shortage. The staff are all really lovely and accommodating. When you arrive at the Hotel you are greeted in the most hospitable and welcoming of ways. It is also a fast cab ride from the train station. Rooms are typical of an onsen.
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Date of stay: May 2019
2 Helpful votes
catchat105 wrote a review Jun 2019
Paramus, New Jersey159 contributions85 helpful votes
We managed to fit our group of five in one room, which was easier on our wallets. As with other ryokan, you are provided yukata, a toothbrush, washcloth, towel, AND a bag to carry your belongings in throughout the hotel. However, the bag is meant for use while in the hotel; if you want one as a keepsake you can purchase it in their gift shop. Anyways, the parking here is valet style, with their parking lot actually being offsite. This place is huge, with more than one building housing guest rooms. It's built next to a river, which makes for some nice scenery if you decide to do an outdoor soak. The meals here are buffet style, but make sure you make it to mealtime, otherwise there's a bit of a rush to get your food and you'll have to sit out in the lobby to eat while they prep for the next meal. There are two main bathing areas, which are separated by gender and rotate on a daily basis. The smaller one made for some decent relaxation, but the larger bathing area was more interesting, with various mineral baths geared towards themes such as "beauty," "health," and "travel." Our room also came with a shower, but we were more interested in the baths, as this is a famous area for traditional Japanese onsen. I loved everything here- the meals, the baths, the setting. While it's more pricey, you do get more to do, and the staff are very friendly.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Don't forget to keep track of meal times; we almost missed breakfast because we were taking...
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KitKat336 wrote a review May 2019
Singapore80 contributions83 helpful votes
Stayed here for 1 night, the staff were helpful and made efforts to ensure my family and I had a good stay. Check in was a breeze and was pleasantly surprise to see my name on the board just outside the lobby as they had this to indicate who are the guests who will be checking into the hotel. This hotel has a public onsen which was great. The room I stayed in had the view of the river and the neighbouring hotels in the area, which made waking up in the morning all the better. The stay came with dinner & breakfast , dinner was good with the variety of Japanese delights, the same for breakfast the next day. Would stay here again if given the opportunity.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Stolen Buick wrote a review Apr 2019
Chicago, Illinois110 contributions78 helpful votes
Wonderful public onsen, nice and large room, awesome staff - felt like a king staying here from the second we arrived until we departed! The breakfast and dinner buffet had a million choices and enough options for vegetarian or vegan. Highly recommend. Only wish we could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: April 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Get river view
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3 Helpful votes
GinaBRU wrote a review Apr 2019
Montgomery, Texas293 contributions136 helpful votes
This hotel is located about a 7 min ride from the Kinugawa onsen train station. No hotel shuttle service, so to get anywhere, it was by taxi, or an expensive town shuttle to the train station. Stayed for 3 days, and enjoyed the onsen, 5 separate pools on the 1 floor (one in the open air, 2 in an enclosed space with huge window, and 2 inside.). Each one had a different purpose, e.g., healing, aromatherapy, etc. The staff was friendly, always smiling, however, they don’t appear to be able to communicate “outside of the box”. The meals were buffet, with the dinner servings like a buffet kaiseki. Lots of variety, in various eye-appealing dishes. Quality of the toro sashimi was exceptional. Dessert options were plentiful, with several flavors of ice cream.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled
lucbabe wrote a review Nov 2018
Singapore, Singapore255 contributions72 helpful votes
We had a lovely 3 nights stay at this hotel. Very crowded with Japanese tourists. Large breakfast and dinner spreads, which remain largely the same throughout the three days that we were there. But we love the food, so it was ok. They even gave us complimentary crayfish on the last night as we stayed for 3 days. Start of the buffet can be quite rowdy as everyone jostles to get to the food, but the dining area was large and spacious so we didn't feel too crowded out. Love the onsen, huge and very clean. They also have free flow of green tea, houjicha vending machine at the onsens. The rooms are also spacious and have a bathtub. Facing the river vines and very peaceful and quiet at night. About a 10-15 min walk to Kinugawa Station, a shuttle with fixed timings is available. Alternatively, take a cab which doesnt cost too much, about 700-800 yen per trip. This area may be inaccessible to those wishing to tour the more touristy sights in Nikko, as you need to make at least 2 transport changes. But to us, we preferred this quiet respite compared to the more touristy Nikko centre. The staff were polite but may not speak English very well. Very helpful staff and we would love to stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kinugawa Onsen Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kinugawa Onsen Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Takimi Bridge (0.4 km), Kurogane Bridge Promenade (0.1 km), and Kinugawa Onsen Shrine (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kinugawa Onsen Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Salon de The Oka, Oami, and Sobadokoro Yamaguchi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Kinugawa Onsen Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kinugawa Onsen Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kinugawa Onsen Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.