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Nikko Tokanso

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2335 Sannai, Nikko 321-1432, Tochigi Prefecture
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Ranked #14 of 148 Hotels / Ryokan in Nikko
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Supposably i'm staying for 3days 2night, due to the environment as well as the hospitality I had add another night (and I glad that I did). Accomadation: I choose this hotel cause the price and I would like to experience the typical Japanese way, such as; the hotel is a Ryokan accomodation (traditional Japanese guesthouse) and sleep on a futon... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a very nice experience overall. The price, for the beautiful dinner and breakfast included, is very reasonable. The location is perfect if you want to explore the Nikko Park area, which includes all the shrines. Its literally steps away from the Toshogun. The management provides pick up service from the train station, even at a time you specified.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I had a wonderful stay at this ryokan in Nikko. Nikko itself is charming, not crowded in November, and the Tokanso is in a great location inside the heritage site. To get to the Tokanso from the train station, take the World Heritage bus. The tourist information at the Tobu station can mark it on the local map for you.... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The staff at this ryokan were so friendly and helpful. They also spoke basic English. They provide pickup from the station which was fantastic. The day before i got to Tokyo I got an English speaking bar tender to help we confirm the pickup as their English wasn't great over the phone. It was a very cold snowy day but... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I spent 2 nights at this ryokan in Nikko. It was a great contrast from the hectic pace of Tokyo, and I wanted to enjoy a traditional ryokan as I had loved staying in ryokans in Kyoto and Miyajima in the past, but there are few 'true' ryokans in Tokyo. There are several ryokans in Nikko, but Tokanso is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

+ Very friendly personnel. Great to experience the Japanse culture, which is clearly explained. Good shuttle service from and to the station. - The 'futon' was quite thin, we found it hard to have a really good sleep on it. visited 14 april 2013

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58 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Staff doesn't speak English very well, but are really trying to and are really helpful. Location is very good, you can wall to all the temples and shrines. We had the breakfast and the diner, which are both traditional Japanese cuisine and are delicious. Dinner wasn't included but it's worth to make a reservation; we really really liked it!! Location... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Perfect position for walking to the main shrines area. Original ryokan style and atmosphere. Rich Japanese style breakfast (no alternative). The structure needs some renovation, only the tatamis and the comfortable public bath are new. Transport from and to the station available, the walk is quite long and boring (straight to the bridge and the climb the stairs as a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I only stayed for one night and I found this hotel merely adequate. The location is fantastic for visiting the local shrines and the building and rooms have a lot of character. The main thing lacking is a bit more English language and interest from some of the staff members. Compared to other places I’ve stayed at in Japan, many... More 

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Armidale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I stopped in Nikko for two nights to break my journey flying from London to Sydney. Catching the train from Haneda Airport to Nikko on arrival, and from Nikko to Narita for my onward journey was easy (the website www.hyperdia.com clearly explains the routes and where to change trains). Nikko, and nearby Lake Chuzenji, is one of the most beautiful... More 

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