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Nikko Tokanso

2335 Sannai, Nikko 321-1432 Tochigi Prefecture
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#31 of 164 hotels in Nikko
Parking: 30
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Coffee shop
Free shuttle or taxi services
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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badgerbob77 wrote a review Dec 2019
Nishinomiya, Japan603 contributions21 helpful votes
I must say that I have read some of the negative reviews about this place and I’m guessing that they are written by people who do not appreciate Japan. I have been coming here for almost 20 years and have never had a bad experience. What I love about this place is that it looks and feels like an old Japanese ryokan, the food is good, and the staff are very helpful and friendly even to English speakers. If you are planning to visit Nikko, you are doing so because you want to experience the traditional and historic points of the area. You wouldn’t be coming here if you want modern accommodations and fast food (American). So, if your here for the old atmosphere and traditional Japanese food and hospitality, this place will not disappoint. Just keep in mind, this place is a ryokan and not a hotel. No private showers in each room. No beds, only futons. No western menu (actually no menu), you get the menu of the day. I also have tattoos and this place is modern in that sense as they allow people in the onsen as long as it’s after 9pm. I love this place!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
OnAir772070 wrote a review Aug 2019
17 contributions2 helpful votes
Our first experience in a ryokan and onsen, we enjoyed it! -Tattoo friendly, you just have to wait after 9pm -Family bath available though I definitely don't recommend it, it is much dated and non welcoming compared to their other beautiful onsen. Please be aware that showers are at the onsen and are shared (not mixed). -Don't go there if you're a vegetarian; if you're not, enjoy a varied and fulfilling diner! -Our place was very nice and we enjoyed the futons -Hosts were very nice, caring and talk enough English to ensure communication -They can keep your luggage for you after check out -They also provide free shuttles to the station if you ask them The building may not be the most recent you can find but we had a great time there.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
catchat105 wrote a review Jun 2019
Paramus, New Jersey162 contributions57 helpful votes
I once stayed at a ryokan that provided a pouch to carry basic items like a toothbrush and washcloth to the common baths; this ryokan provides a toothbrush, washcloth, and towel, but nothing really to carry these items in. The hotel itself is also rather small. While this is a small facility, it is quiet and comfortable, which made for a relaxing stay. Also, because the number of guest rooms is limited, the attention to detail is greater, like having our name written on a signboard outside greeting guests. Dinner and breakfast were served in a communal dining room, with dishes prepared by the friendly staff. If you have dietary preferences, they seem to honor them, as long as you notify the front desk staff when you first check in. We also appreciated the friendly, multilingual robo-concierge that greeted us in the lobby in the morning!
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Just beware that the walls can be thin as this is an older (but charming) building
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Krimima wrote a review Apr 2019
Bonn, Germany75 contributions6 helpful votes
This was a nice experience for our family. The ryokan gives you an authentic feeling of being in Japan. It’s not fancy, but you have all the comforts you need and the personal are very friendly. The room was spacious with a small seating area and a private washroom. We thoroughly relaxed in the indoor-outdoor Onsen, wore our Yakuta to dinner and breakfast, and had fun tasting all the new and unusual types of food. If you want to spend a night in Nikko close to the temples and get the most out of your stay in Japan, I recommend this ryokan.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Maia1970 wrote a review Dec 2018
San Francisco, California5 contributions
There is no shower in the room. The public showers are strange if you have a Western perspective. The food also is served without choice. It is good location but it is expensive for what you get. There is no room service. There is no coffee with breakfast. The Japanese breakfast is incomprehensible if you have a Western perspective.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Definitely ask for private toilet!
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$129 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nikko Tokanso
Which popular attractions are close to Nikko Tokanso?
Nearby attractions include Nikko Tosho-gu (0.2 miles), Yomeimon (Main Gate) (0.3 miles), and Shinkyo Bridge (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nikko Tokanso?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Nikko Tokanso?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Nikko Tokanso?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Nikko Tokanso?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nikko Tokanso?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hongu Cafe, Meiji no Yakata, and Gyoushintei.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nikko Tokanso?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Nikko Tokanso?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Taiyuimbyo Shrine (0.5 miles), Yomeimon (Main Gate) (0.3 miles), and Nikko Futarasan Shrine (0.4 miles).