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Honke Bankyu

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Friendly staff with some English. Very comfortable double futons. The price included a special dinner across the bridge and Japanese Breakfast. We paid extra for private hot spar right on the river. This is a special place full of its 350 year old history. The bus from Unishigawa Onsen station leaves every 30 minutes and costs 880 yen one way.... More 

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I traveled to this ryokan in October 2015. It was a beautiful time of year to take part in the geothermal water spas (onsen). Both dinner and breakfast are included. Dinner was spectacular and easily lands in my top 3 meals I've ever had.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

My partner and I spent one night here for my birthday as a treat in one of the 'special rooms'. This meant we had our own private onsen overlooking the river. Getting to the Ryokan was a bit of a mission - a few hours north of Tokyo via train and bus (though all of it was picturesque and worth... More 

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Impressive ryokan, private outdoor onsen in room with view of the lake, great service and staff made us feel welcomed despite language barrier. Extremely awesome dinner in private dining room. Food kept streaming in, absolutely enjoyed our stay. Check in early to enjoy the tea session. Wish we had a longer stay!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We stay in ryokans for two reasons, namely the onsen and the kaiseki meal. Onsen-wise, Honke Bankyu Ryokan (Yunishigawa Onsen) in Tochigi Prefecture falls short of the likes of the ryokans like Sumeikan Kurokaya (Okuhida Onsen), Houshi (Awazu Onsen), and Tsurunoyu (Nyuto Onsen),  and to Yumori Tanakaya (Shiobara Ooami Onsen) in the same Prefecture. The indoor onsen is rather modest... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

When I booked this stay with two friends, I was expecting a pleasant onsen experience and a quaint inn. I was blown away by the extent of the design of our entire stay, which I learned is typical of a traditional Japanese riokan. The Honke Banyu building is just gorgeous, with it's large wooden beams and wide planked floors. Upon... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

This amazing, historic property is definitely off the beaten path and a good hour plus from Nikko city. However, if you are willing to get away from the larger cities, you will not be disappointed. We arrived late on a Friday after missing a tight train connection and I had emailed the ryokan to let them know we'd be arriving... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This old house is truly wonderful. The rooms are beautiful, the hotel situated by the river and the sense of calm is truly fascinating. It is worth the trip from Nikko. The food was great and the staff very helpful!

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had been to many traditional Ryokan, this one is by far the best I had experience (my sample rate is small though) . Tucked in a small onsen area on a mountain with a 45mins drive from main Kounigawa Onsen, this is a traditional ryokan with more than 300 years of history made of wood. Upon arrival, I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I've just returned from my fourth stay at the glorious Honke Bankyu. It was my first time back in 9 years and I wondered if it could possibly be as great as I'd remembered. But, to my delight, it was even better. The pristine setting on a beautiful mountain stream, the exquisite food and spectacular hot springs baths, the amazing... More 

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Additional Information about Honke Bankyu

Address: 749 Yunishikawa, Nikko 321-2601, Tochigi Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tochigi Prefecture > Nikko > Yunisigawa Onsen
Price Range: $321 - $454 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Honke Bankyu 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Honke Bankyu Hotel Nikko
Honke Bankyu Ryokan Nikko
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Nikko
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