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1. Hotel Shikisaibooking.combooking.combooking.com
After all is said and done, the biggest appeal of Hotel Shikisai is its bathhouse. Particularly popular among women is the rainbow sulphur spring where you can enjoy the changing seasons and the “Bihada no Yu” (water for beautiful skin). Also while gazing at the nearby Lake Chuzenji and surrounded by Mt. Nantai, you can’t miss out on having your fill of the seafood, mountain foods and local specialties. During autumn, it’s recommended that you enjoy the tranquil season at the lounge bar.
HP: www.hotel-shikisai.co.jp/ (Japanese)
Address: 2485 Chugushi, Nikko-shi, Tochigi (Google Map)
2. Kinugawaonsen Ryokan Asaya Hotel
With a beautiful atrium, Asaya Hotel is a veteran hotel established 130 years ago providing excellent service with the motto “bright smiles, polite greetings and kind-heartedness.” Also all the rooms have hot springs and based on your needs, you can choose between 2 types of rooms (Japanese-style or Western-style) as well as ones with open-air baths included etc. Isn’t it nice to receive that kind of customer service? Above all, their buffet style meals with up to 60 different menu options are sure to make you happy. The contents are also quite luxurious, giving this premium hotel an endless lineup of repeat customers.
HP: www.asaya-hotel.co.jp/ (Japanese)
Address: 813 Kinugawaonsentaki, Nikkō-shi, Tochigi (Google Map)
3. Livemax Resort Kinugawatravel.rakuten.co.jptravel.rakuten.co.jp/travel.rakuten.co.jp/
From the guest rooms you can enjoy the sound of the clear running water of the Kinu River. This is an inn where all the rooms have an open air bath that contains water that is sourced from a hot spring (gensen kakenagashi). You can enjoy taking a bath whenever you like and with such a reasonable price point despite the impeccable location, there are many repeat customers. Recommended for anyone wanting to leisurely pass the time amidst gently flowing water.
HP: www.livemax-resort.com/tochigi/kinugawa/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 2, Kinugawa Onsen Ohara, Nikko-shi, Tochigi-ken (Google Map)
4. Yunishigawa Hana To Hana Ryokan Ibarakitravel.rakuten.co.jtravel.rakuten.co.jp/travel.rakuten.co.jp/
The mistress of this ryokan recommends the “bihada no yu” (beautiful skin) hot spring which boasts of having the best quality water and environment for healing both your body and mind. Additionally, another one of its attractions is that you can enjoy a rich variety of up to 10 different kinds of baths. Guests can choose from among 9 rooms and spend your time enjoying the view of abundant nature and seasonal beauty of the Yunishi River.
HP: www.yunishigawa.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 601 Yunishigawa Onsen, Nikko-shi, Tochigi (Google Map)
5. Onsen Ryokan Yamakibooking.combooking.combooking.com
In between Itamuro Onsen, which has over 800 years of history and is well known for its medicinal hot springs, and Nasu-Shiobara onsen is Onsen Ryokan Yamaki. Their theme is Japanese-style hospitality and it is very popular as a new style of stylish designer onsen. Inside the building there is a small waterfall and you can feel the charm of old Japanese culture with details like the old-fashioned louver doors and more. The onsen isn’t the only attraction but also the ryokan itself which gives you the feeling of being in an art museum.
HP: yamaki-onsen.com/ (Japanese/English)
Address: 844 Itamuro, Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi (Google Map)
6. Hotel Hana Antravel.rakuten.co.jptravel.rakuten.co.jptravel.rakuten.co.jp
One of the appeals of Hotel Hana An, which is located at the entrance to Lake Chuzenji, is their fashionable cafe-style restaurant which serves chic milk tea and is sure to make trendy guests happy. There is also the lake view from the guest rooms and two types of hot springs that you can enjoy. You can pass the time peacefully while enjoying their elegant, healthy meals which center around vegetables.
HP: www.hana-an.jp/ (Japanese)
Address: 2480 Chugushi, Nikko-shi, Tochigi (Google Map)
7. Okunoin Hotel Tokugawabooking.combooking.combooking.com
When you enter the building, a rickshaw and a tiered Hina doll stand greets you and you can feel the “Japanese-style hospitality” at this elegant ryokan-style hotel. Additionally, they go beyond regular service by offering facilities like audio equipment and massage chairs in each guest room as well as open-air baths and more to further soothe away the tiredness from your travels. Even the meals are served in your room so it’s recommended for anyone who wants to make full use of their private time in their room.
HP: www.hotel-tokugawa.com/ (Japanese)
Address: 2204 Nikko, Nikko-shi, Tochigi (Google Map)
8. Hotel Eurocitytravel.rakuten.co.jptravel.rakuten.co.jptravel.rakuten.co.jp
Not far from Nikko Station, this hotel’s stylish European-style exterior catches your eye. Each guest room has an open air bath on the room terrace and you can enjoy the 100% natural hot spring water to your heart’s content. The meals are buffet style with items like all-you-can-eat crab. Getting the chance to enjoy such luxurious items has made this buffet quite popular. Naturally it’s great for taking the family along but it’s also highly recommended for couples.
HP: www.eurocity.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 1550 Tokorono, Nikko-shi, Tochigi (Google Map)