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Nikko Kanaya Hotel

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1300, Kami-Hatsuishi-machi, Nikko 321-1401, Tochigi Prefecture
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here, as a couple, for just one night on our way to Tokyo in May 2015. The staff and management at the hotel were all extremely friendly and helpful. It really made us feel welcome and honestly makes a huge difference to a typical hotel stay! If we ever return to Nikko, we would definitely stay here again.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The hotel looks great and is well preserved. The views from the rooms and the garden are splendid. It is also situated right next to the wonderful shrines and temples as well as the Shinkyo Bridge. Bus stops are also within easy distance for further explorations to the various stunning waterfalls. The food in the restaurant is also great, though... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I feel ambivalent about this hotel. It has an almost Grand Budapest Hotel-like charm, although it has never fallen on hard times, but one does feel like time has nearly passed it by. That said, amenities like the bathroom are quite up to date. The sweet man who gave us the #15 room (where supposedly Albert Einstein once stayed) was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Kanaya sounds established Tis not easy to get that old feeling in the ole days things were rather spare If kanaya was to make it more plush it would defeat the whole purpose and the charm of it all will disappear .. the owners know what they themselves value .. This place reminded me very much my stays ... Sri... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Kanaya Hotel is traditional place. Many famous people had stayed. I felt staffs were excellent. For example before entering the hole, a young staff came to us and kindly ask me the requirement. So it took little time for checking in. In addition the garden is wonderful. Looking up and you will see mountains. Waling down and you will find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had a last minute opportunity to get away and chose the Nikko Kanaya Hotel and are we glad we did. Fantastic staff, great rooms and unbelievable food. We were picked up at the train station and wished off to the hotel. Checkin was relaxed and professional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This hotel is a true oasis in the middle of this contrasting. Friendly staff and nice clean room, good location and. However, it does not go in as the latest hotel in Tokyo with a hard surface for the historic hotel. The Atmosphere of the building of wood grain make me feel the history there are things that are reminiscent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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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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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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