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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

As we pulled up to this traditional ryokan a staff member came out and helped us bring in our luggage. Clearly being used to foreign guests they were quick to point out the proper etiquette regarding shoes (and not wearing them beyond the front-porch) - we were given sandals to wear within the ryokan and our shoes were whisked away... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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178 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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Address: 749 Yunishikawa, Nikko 321-2601, Tochigi Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tochigi Prefecture > Nikko > Yunisigawa Onsen
Price Range: $313 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Honke Bankyu 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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Honke Bankyu Ryokan Nikko
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“Even the standard rooms here have character and views. Those with beds and hot tub are more expensive - but worth every penny.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandra358, Jun 21, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the river with private onsen are worth the expense.”
 of 5 bubbles Shane_in_Oz, Jun 3, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a view over the river/stream”
 of 5 bubbles Gfinsen, May 21, 2015 | Read review
“I'm sure all rooms are OKish for the price you're paying and I'm not sure you can book any particular kind. However, if there were to be a next time, I would ask for a quiet room (if that's possible) and one with no view of neighbours buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles YokohamaGeezer, Jan 3, 2015 | Read review
“ask for room on the upper floor so you get unobstructed view across river.”
 of 5 bubbles topkapitan, Nov 8, 2014 | Read review
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