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Nikko Minshuku Narusawa Lodge

1462-22 Tokorono, Nikko 321-1421, Tochigi Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I enjoyed my stay in this lodge. Rooms were clean and spacious. Beds were comfortable. Yuji san the owner provided free tea,water, and condiments and use of utensils in the common area. Although its a bit far from the town center, yuji san can fetch you from the train station. Bike rental is also available.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I almost rated the Narusawa as very good, but first read a few of the negative reviews and can understand where they came from, though nothing of that order happened in my presence. The owner can both be very helpful and at other times a bit wrapped up in his own thoughts and/or desire for privacy. I've seen too many... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Everything was great, until our group of seven people were driven home by the manager from the Onsen 5 minutes away. At first he started driving as one of the girls of the group was standing with one leg outside the car and one inside. She could've hurt herself really badly and the car started yelling which was followed by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I was in Nikko for two nights. The owner, Yuji, was very polite and had me set up quickly. The room was Japanese style and very basic. A table, a mattress with bed covers, and an outlet with which to charge my tech. Yuji drove me and other customers to the onsen nearby which was also inexpensive (500 yen for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Located 15 minutes’ walk from JR Rail station. Situated on a hill in the middle of nature. Owner is very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Good size rooms with A/C and lots of storage. Well-equipped communal living space.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed in Narusawa for 2 nights. It was a great place to stay even if it is located a bit outside Nikko center.Yuji the owner is very kind and helpful. In addition he has excellent english (which helps a lot to communicate when you do not have a word of japanese). Rooms are spacious, and clean. The price per... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The nice, helpful guy who runs this lodge appears to be a little strapped for cash. This is very basic accomodation out of town and really only accessable by strong legged youth. The view from the best rooms in this crumbling family home is a storage or dump site for industrial equipment. Even the lower price asked is excessive compared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is a little way out of town but is peaceful (lovely sound of the river) and unique. The place is traditionally Japanese and great fun. The owner, Yuji, is so welcoming and helpful. He takes guests to a little onsen (hot springs) in the forest each evening. What a great experience! Best to bring food for breakfast but there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We stayed at Narusawa Lodge for 3 nights and we throughly enjoyed it. Yuji-san is always around making sure all this guest are comfortable. There's beverages such as coffee, tea and water which is always available. Our rooms are always made and clean daily. Its basic but we have everything we wanted. On the washrooms and toilets cleanliness, it can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Having spent a few nights in hostel dorms I decided to treat myself to my own room for a night in Nikko. The room was excellent value for a single traveller at 4200 yen, not much more than a dorm bed. The guesthouse is simple, clean and comfortable and the owner Yugi was very helpful and friendly. It was very... More 

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