As hotels in Nikko are too expensive, Utsunomiya is great place to stay. My Stays is nice hotel, near railway station and numerous restaurants. They have also great parking hall with extremely friendly staff!
Also staff at reception and breakfast room is very friendly and helpful. Room was nice, though bit odd by its pattern (6m extra own hallway to real room).
Breakfast was very good. Only slight problem was rather slow and on/off WiFi, probably due that hallway?
- Free Wifi