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Nikko Kanaya Hotel

3.5 of 5 1300, Kami-Hatsuishi-machi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1401, Japan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights. Was recommended by my cousin who insisted I stay here while my family and I were at Nikko. Rooms are spacey enough. The staff are very accommodating. The grounds are lovely. My kids forced us to make multiple strolls to the river! Only criticism I would make is that dinner at the hotel is a relatively... More 

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Melbourne
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If there's such a thing as Japanese art deco this is it. The room was huge, and had a magnificent view over the side garden which lead down to the river. Perfectly positioned right next to the bridge that leads over the river to the Nikko temple complex this hotel is absolutely worth every penny. the hotel is only a... More 

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Bonsall, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
98 hotel reviews
460 helpful votes 460 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I almost cancelled my reservation here because of the poor reviews on Tripadvisor, but I figured it would at least be halfway decent. It was MUCH better than that, thank goodness! The hotel is old, but it looks like they are finally overhauling the whole property. The "second annex", where most of the standard twin rooms are, is closed and... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights over Memorial Day Weekend and very much enjoyed it. Finding it was easy. The location is perfect, right next to the old bridge and temples. The hotel itself has a lot of history, it’s been around for 140 years and has had many famous people that have stayed there such as Einstein,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed at the sister-hotel the Fijiuya just before this, so we were somewhat prepared for the 'old-grandeur' descriptions they seem to be clinging onto, in order to get by. But unfortunately whilst the Fujiya has the gardens and the onsen to prop up its dated and under-modernized reality, this place doesn't. I suspect, unfortunately, that without some serious investment... More 

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Harlech, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have stayed here three times and loved it every time, However I cannot give it 4 stars ie Very Good because it just isn't. It IS certainly better than average BUT...... The positives are that it is a wonderful historic hotel in a fabulous location. The staff are very polite and helpful and deeply professional and the food is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We arrive at this hotel late afternoon without a booking as we'd read about on here, but just weren't sure so thought we'd check it out first, amongst a few others in the area. On arrival we looked at this place first, and after seeing the location being so close to the waterfall and temples we decided then & there... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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362 reviews 362 reviews
34 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Typical old style Japanese hotel with great access to the park and the little strip of shops. Bakery and store are well worth checking out. Spent a night here and moved to the neighbouring hotel as I wanted an Onsen. Friendly polite professional service. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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Chatsworth, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We loved the quaintness & history of the hotel & it could not be located in a more convenient spot for seeing the shrines & temples that Nikko is so famous for & that is why the "very good" rating. We had a corner room & the view was fabulous! Outside of the temples & shrines, it is quite a... More 

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Potomac
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Staying at the Kanaya hotel is like traveling back in time. Built in 1893, this hotel offers rustic charm with top-notch service. The original hotel, called the "Kanaya Samurai House" was established in 1873, is a short walk from the current hotel. This is one of the only resorts that catered to foreigners in the late 1800s. In the lobby,... More 

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Address: 1300, Kami-Hatsuishi-machi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1401, Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tochigi Prefecture > Nikko
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nikko Kanaya Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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