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Honke Bankyu

749 Yunishikawa, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-2601, Japan (Yunisigawa Onsen)
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Ranked #13 of 97 Nikko B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Irvine, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This hotel is located in a small little town and totally worth the train & bus ride from Tokyo. The town is beautiful and the ride itself is very scenic. The ryokan was an experience - traditional room, traditional food and great service. Our room had a private onsen with a view of the mountains, the stream and a bridge.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This hotel is by itself a good enough reason to come to Nikko. The experience of rural and traditional japan is impactful and last with you for a long time. It has been more than a month ago, and the only pictures I care to show my friends are from Honke Bankyu. The dinner was the tip of the experience.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is our first time visiting an onsen/ryokan in Japan. We did a 2 night trip from Shinjuku to Honke Bankyu. We took the JR Spacia Kinugawa train direct to Kinugawa Onsen and then took the bus to Honke Bankyu. When you get off at Kinugawa Onsen, you can buy a ticket at the station for 1,700 per person. The... More

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This Ryokan is great for tourists, who wants to experience a traditional Ryokan, with traditiol local dinner partly cooked on open fire. Just the driving to the Ryokan is amazing and beautiful. It is located next to a nice stream and surrounded by mountains. Lovely place!!! Japan-HotSpots.com

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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

After considering lot of things, our choice for onsen experience made for this old Japanese Ryokan as they have scenic mountain view private bath. I was worried about the travel from Tokyo though as it involve 2 combinations of train plus a bus riding, but it was not as difficult as i thought, somehow we managed to get there and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

This place is special. Besides the fact that it's been run by the same family for 25 generations, the building and rooms are charming, to an extent you see in very few ryokans. The bridge to the dinner building is fun, and the bath, right beside the river is quite nice. The only thing keeping this review from being 5... More

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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Located high up in the mountains, this place is worth the travel if you want to have an authentic hot spring onsen experience. It's about 45 mins from Nikko using a combination of trains and buses, but the bus will deposit you right in front of the ryokan. The setting was so very lovely and serene, as the ryokan sits... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

What a find! Great place, very authentic. The onsen was amazing, the food even more! Walking on a vine bridge to the dining room is an experience! Highly recommended. The city around is nice and there is a small Shinto shrine on the hill above the city.

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Dallas, TX
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70 reviews 70 reviews
66 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I was in awe with the atmosphere and the view, especially the “ice sculpture” (formed by water splashing onto the trees along the shore and froze.) I felt like I was in a fairyland. The service was outstanding. The staff members spoke very limited English but they made sure I knew the basics and did not do anything to embarrass... More

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Melbourne
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I stayed here in March 2009 at the beginning of a three week trip, and then again at the end of the trip as we enjoyed it so much. I notice there seem to be quite a few negative reviews for this place from japanese guests - I would be very interested to know if they stayed the night in... More

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Also Known As:
Honke Bankyu Hotel Nikko
Honke Bankyu Hotel
Honke Bankyu Ryokan Nikko
Honke Bankyu Ryokan
Address: 749 Yunishikawa, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-2601, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tochigi Prefecture > Nikko > Yunisigawa Onsen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #13 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Nikko
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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