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Honke Bankyu

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749 Yunishikawa, Nikko 321-2601, Tochigi Prefecture
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have enjoyed our stay in this hotel. Very friendly staff and will help you with anything you need. We've only tried the private onsen and it was superb !! You can book it for 45 mins for 1080 JY, and i garentee they are worth it!. We also had dinner in this hotel and it was top notch! It... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
66 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'd had this place on my radar for years and I/we finally got there for New Year's Eve 2014/5. It's expensive and quite a trip - but I'm glad we went. A 2 hour train journey on the fastest train to Kinugawa and a 45 minute bus journey up the hill. We arrived on a snow melting/slushy day and walked... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Not sure what the last reviewer is on about. This place is amazing. Beautiful mountain surrounds, traditional Ryokan with natural hot spring (onsen). We booked a room that had a private onsen attached right beside the river. Warning, the Japanese like their baths hot! Luckily the private onsen also has a cold water hose so you can add water to... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This is old school Japanese ryokan gone wrong. They probably don't even realize why! First, you can't just do a poor cosmetic upgrade of a rotting bubble Era neighbor, describe it as your annexe and charge full ryokan price. It's a rip off, they know and the customers know it. Second, how come meals are still served when it suits... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

some great stuff, some less desirable. But if you want a good traditional ryokan experience, this is it. Not the very best, but good value for money and excellent service throughout. Loved the welcome, the lobby and tatami rooms overlooking the river with the suspended bridge. Did not like the sound transmission from one room to the other. Had to... More 

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Shanghai, China
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53 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our friend drove us there, the scenic drive was beautiful even though it was little too early for the foliage. The Honke Bankyu was still in good condition consider its been there more than 25 generations. There was a creek, a suspension bridge, banquet building and more guest rooms across. Every room had views of creek and mountain. The public... More 

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited Honke Bankyu ryokan on the back of a recommendation from a friend who had spent a year working in Japan. We were a little concerned about the length and complexity of the journey to get there from Tokyo. However, as it turned out, thanks to the efficiency of Japanese public transport, the journey was quite relaxing and stress... More 

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42 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Rooms are made different designs. The room I stayed has a fireplaces , but not used. Very old room has fresh Tatami. Dinner takes beside fireplace in the restrant cabin. baking fish! bamboo shoot and rice cakes. Also sake in the bamboo being hot. OUT side public bath is beside the river, the hot water going the rivers. It has... More 

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Orange County, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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