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Livemax Resort Kinugawa Onsen

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#89 of 158 hotels in Nikko
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Sauna
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Smoking rooms available
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Stayed at this modern looking ryokan, situated not so far away from Nikko national park. We had a Japanese colleague travelling together with us, so we did not encounter any difficulty in check-in. For ryokan stay, I expected to find a more traditional tatami room with futon mattress but not. The only nice feature is that each room is provided with a private open air bath tub (with onsen water) at the balcony, should you choose not to use the public onsen. The buffet dinner was relatively simple, and nothing really memorable. For me, it was an OK overnight stay, but I would not choose to stay there for a longer period.
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Stayed for 2 nights. Great experience. Spent some time checking in since we didn't know any Japanese and there weren't any English speaking front desk staff when we arrived in the afternoon. But, I must say the front desk did their best to still help out as much as possible to work around the language issue. And then VoiceTrans app helped a little too. Locale is awesome... View onto a gushing river and the sound of water running was great in the mornings. 7-8 min walk to the nearest train station. Note that this is an unstaffed station (except the guard, who was very helpful dspute the language gap). Dusk happens really early. Nearest dinner is just next to the train station. Great food and reasonably priced. Though didn't find any convenience stores nearby. Dusk is very early at this time of the year. Enjoyable experience overall!!
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Stayed here for 3 days while visiting the Nikko area and had a great experience. The highlight of this place was the private little outdoor onsen on the balcony. Even in the cold November air it was amazing to use. There is also a public onsen which was a bit dirty compared to others I had seen but acceptable. The beds and room were huge compared to typical Japanese hotels and you are able to combine the 2 beds together if you so choose. The trains down to the main hub of Nikko and back up to where Livemax is leave only once an hour so make sure to pay attention to the times and plan accordingly! It is about a 7 or 8 minute walk from the station to Livemax. All in all a great hotel and definitely would stay again.
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Staying here was peaceful and relaxing. The room was clean, spacious and there was a private onsen on the balcony. There is also a smaller restroom with shower in the room. For a fee there is a rental bicycle available for a stroll around the area. An excercise and game room are on the 2nd floor and a jacuzzi and bbq area is located on the roof. The dinner was buffet style and there was a small but good assortment of items from sashimi, miso soup, curry, ice cream and mochi to name a few.
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I stayed at this hotel for a night in September 2014 with my friend from overseas. I was very very impressed with its great cost performance. I booked a dinner and breakfast plan and it was overall 15300yen (for a room, two comfortable beds). Our room was modern/Japanese style room(larger than most of 4-star hotels in Tokyo) and it was facing a parking lot and the river. In the morning, we got to see a family of monkeys coming from the riverside so it was a nice surprise. All rooms have an awesome open-air bathtub/shower at the balcony in addition to a bathroom inside of the room which of course you can use whenever you want to. You can get natural hot spring water in the bathtub by turning on a faucet above it (they also have cold water to adjust the temperature). They have not only in-room bathtub, but also have a public bath on the first floor where you can experience several types of bath (sauna as well in men's bath room) but you have to be naked for this one... They have karaoke rooms(you have to pay extra fee but I remember it was not expensive, like 500yen/hour?) , mini gaming arcade, mini-gym, ping pong table etc. I could imagine it'd be even more fun if we stayed with more friends/family. What I most liked about this hotel is its rooftop. I heard they actually just renovated the rooftop this summer. On the way to go to the rooftop looks a bit old, but the rooftop itself is amazing. There are two jacuzzis(speaker attached!) , one large size pool, one cold water bath, one hot water bath, a big screen TV, BBQ equipments(not sure if you have to pay extra though) and some chilling space. I think you can even bring a DVD by yourself and play on the screen. We went there at night after we had a dinner and no one was there so it was very nice we got to relax well after a long day in Nikko. :) They also have a full-day rental bike service for 1000yen/person. Since Tobu world square and Nikko Edomura is in biking distance, I highly recommend that you use it. As for staffs, they're very friendly and helpful, but it might be better to remember some basic Japanese phrases just in case they don't speak English. (I'm Japanese so I couldn't figure that out..) The only downside of the hotel is that they don't really have guide signs in English and that there's no restaurants or convenience stores open nearby during night. But that's not just this hotel, but also the same for other hotels in Nikko /Kinugawa areas. You should expect all stores close by 5 or 6pm in the area. That's also why I was so glad we chose a dinner and breakfast plan. I definitely recommend to stay at this hotel if you're looking for a reasonable yet decent hotel near Nikko or Kinugawa.
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PRICE RANGE
$135 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKantoTochigi PrefectureNikkoKinugawa Onsen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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