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Yumoto Itaya

2530 Yumoto, Nikko 321-1662, Tochigi Prefecture
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Ranked #20 of 148 Hotels / Ryokan in Nikko
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family truly loved our stay at this ryokan. Where to begin? With its small cluster of hotels, Yumoto Onsen is 90 minutes from the JR Nikko train station at the terminus of the Tobu bus line that shuttles regularly through the wooded mountain areas surrounding Nikko. The Yumoto Onsen area is somewhat less convenient than places closer to Nikko... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is my first time staying in a ryokan - so I do not have much basis for comparison. But the experience at Yumoto Itaya had been more than wonderful. Location-wise, it was great especially when I was looking to live in an area in a less touristy part of Nikko (so central Nikko was out). It is only a... More 

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Staying here is one of my best experience. The staff is friendly and helpful. The location is perfect (right next to a beautiful lake). The room is fairly clean and comfortable.Most importantly, outdoor onsen there are just amazing. I would like to visit there next time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

It's my first time to stay at a ryokan so I have no way to compare it but we were thoroughly pampered. The staff are extremely polite and gracious (even more so than at normal Japanese hotels) and you get the feeling that the room and meals were all prepared especially for your arrival. They let you choose from 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

As a ryokan as a place to sleep, there is nothing much to say about this hotel - except that no internet, while seeming to be an annoyance at first, actually helps the feeling of relaxation that the isolation of Yumoto engenders. The minibar is well-stocked with beers and ciders, there is a permanently bubbling pot of water for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Went Nikko during winter, when I arrived at the bus station of Yumoto, I was surprise to see Yumoto Itaya van for picking us up as the ryokan is only 3 to 5 minutes walk from the bus station. During check-in, the front desk staff, who can speck simple English explain patiently the ryokan’s amenities and confirm when I want... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I stayed there for one night during winter. A very traditional experience considering the wonderful gastronomy of the place and the very convenient outdoor onsen. The staff was very helpful. Wi-fi worked perfectly. Be aware that a traditional ryokan has restricted times for dinner and breakfast. It's not a resort in a common sense. Smoking is permitted indoors, so be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

I stayed at the Yumoto Itaya alone for 1 night in April. I walked there from Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls which took about 4 hours in the snow and freezing temperatures. The many waterfalls and beautiful mountain views on the way made the trek more than worthwhile. On arrival, I was very nervous as I had never travelled in... More 

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