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Ryokan Kanaya

4.5 of 5 Onsen Hotel   |   1394-1 Kinugawa Onsen Ohara, Nikko 321-2522, Tochigi Prefecture (Kinugawa Onsen)
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Ranked #8 of 147 Hotels / Ryokan in Nikko
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ipoh
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38 reviews 38 reviews
38 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is long overdue review as we stayed in the Hotel last winter. Kanaya located just beside the Kinugawa river, and within 5 minutes walking distance from the Kinugawa Onsen Train Station. It is a Japanese westernised type of hotel where we have option to stay at Japanese or western style room. We have selected the Western Room as we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have just read the bad reviews and i have to laugh. what i loved about staying at the kanaya hotel in nikko was the complete Japanese experience. I loved being the only American probably in the town. I thought the food was beautifully prepared and delicious. the hot spring area was clean and well kept. The massage in my... More 

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nashville, TN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We booked this hotel for four nights to see Nikko national Park and the UNESCO temples and shrines. It is 40 minutes by train and bus from the shrines and then another 40-50 minutes from Chuzenji Lake. If the hotel was world class nada bargain that would be one thing, but it is not. It's a nice hotel with excellent... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our room contained this book singing the praises of self-described "Dapper" Japanese hotelier John Kanaya and his dedication to modernizing the Japanese hotel experience. Without fail we can say after having spent ten days in Japan, this is the worst hotel in which we have stayed. Our room had two twin beds when we asked for a king-size bed, no... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This hotel is very overpriced - $600 US per night - for what it is. It is one of the most expensive hotels I have ever stayed in and also one of the worst. I emailed to book a spa treatment for both myself and my husband 5 days before our planned trip and was told the spa was female... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Hotel has a beautiful elegant feel about it. The staff were extremely helpful. If there were language difficulties there was always someone at hand to help out and the food was elegantly served. Our room at its private Onsen that made it even more special.

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Tokyo, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

they emphasize that they can offer customers the room with good river view, and there are pictures of sights from a balcony on their web sight. those are very beautiful. and I believed we could stay a room with a very beautiful view. but the room we had to stay is the one with the view of public car parking... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My husband, our five-year old son and I stayed at Ryokan Kanaya for one night in October. The hotel facilities were first class. The lobby was beautiful. We had a western room with two beds. It came with a spacious tatami living room and a futon was laid out for us at night. So each of us had our owned... More 

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Bellaire, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Just got back last night from a FAB 2 days trip staying at this ONSEN resort by the Kinugawa river! 2 to 3 hours train (Limited express) from Tokyo! Less than 5 minutes walk from the train statimodernize resort! This modern Japanese luxury ryokan offers 2 types of room, western bed or tatami room! We had 1 western style room... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

As I was driving into the hotel after heavy rain getting off the ramp from the Nikko express way, I was a bit disappointed by the exterior of the hotel. It looked somewhat old and outdated. Getting closer to the entrance, two people greeted our car with nice smile, and that's when it started raining again. Look at the entrance... More 

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Address: 1394-1 Kinugawa Onsen Ohara, Nikko 321-2522, Tochigi Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tochigi Prefecture > Nikko > Kinugawa Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ryokan Kanaya 4.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Nikko
#3 Onsen Hotel in Nikko
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nikko

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