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Hotel Shikisai

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2485 Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
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Ranked #3 of 148 Hotels / Ryokan in Nikko
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was early March, and the Chuzenji Lake area was still snow bound. Yet hotel staff at Shikisai gave us warm welcome the moment we stepped into the front door. Our twin size tatami room was quite spacious with a beautiful view of the mountain slope and the lake not far beyond. The manager spoke very good English and gave... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon in Japan and had a very relaxing and wonderful experience. We wanted a traditional experience and that is what we got. At first we had no clue of what we should do. Will we wear our Yakuta at dinner or should we wear our regular clothes, how do we eat the food,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This hotel's staff were so hospitable and helpful--we arrived early so one of the staff graciously drove us to a great noodle shop for lunch, then picked us up and took us to Kegon Falls. The onsen was amazing--three pools; one indoors with view, the other two outdoors. Sitting in the outdoor onsen with the snow falling on my face... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

From our arrival to our departure, everything was smooth going and bliss. The 4 of us had a great time enjoying Nikko and the facilities in the Ryokan. Both the dinner and breakfast was so special and awesome, just so oishii!! Service was with a smile and wholeheartedly executed. Even the bus driver, it was his last day at work... More 

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Arizona, USA
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221 reviews 221 reviews
152 hotel reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We arrived in Nikko by train at the JR station, put our bags into lockers and went to see the UNESCO World Heritage temples. We finished up about 1:45, took the tourist shuttle bus back to the station to collect our bags, and the hotel shuttle bus picked us up at 2:30, as we had reserved via e-mail. On the... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We loved this ryokan. The place is quite simple but the service is amazing. Having missed the free shuttle, we took the bus from nikko station and called to let them know we were on our way. Once we stepped off the chuzenji onsen stop, the staff was waiting with a car to take us to the hotel. Although I... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When I first reached the place, I was a little disappointed. I didn't expect it to look like a regular hotel. However, I was pleasantly surprised! The room was beautiful with all the little details. My room was quite big and could easily hold 4-5 persons although there were only 2 of us. The dinner and breakfast were exquisite. Although... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a lovely two days at the hotel Shikisai. We chose a room with private bath. The room was spacious and very clean. The food was beautifully presented and excellent. The service was perfect. There are many lovely walks near where you can unwind and appreciate the beauty of the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The staff is very attentive... They confirmed my reservation for a room with a Pte onsen...but later found they had made a mistake. They gave me a room w a jacuzzi instead n a 10000yen discount! The free bus tour helps... Pick up fr the Nikko jr station at the appointed 230pm and drove us to hotel. Next day...930am tour... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After comparing the various ryokans and hotels in the Greater Nikko area which was overwhelming as we didn't have sense of the lay of the land, we decided based on pictures, reviews and price to go for Shikisai Hotel. My wife & I don't know if other places are better but we certainly were very pleased with our choice. We... More 

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