I stayed at the Annex Turtle for two nights in November 2009 as part of a 2 week tour of Japan, and it was my favourite place I stayed at! The location is lovely; in a quiet, picturesque corner of Nikko right by the river. The gentle sound of the river at night is really soothing. The rooms are in traditional Japanese style with tatami mat flooring and futons, which I found to be very comfortable.
The staff are very friendly and speak good english. I had the breakfast during my stay which I really liked and thought it was very nicely presented.
The best thing about the Annex Turtle is the onsen!! It's a beautiful large bath with gorgeous views over the river. It's private and you can have 20 minutes per session. Soaking in the hot water with the sliding window open and the cold air on your face is exhilarating, especially after a full day walking and trekking around beautiful Nikko.
If I ever go back to Nikko - and I hope to - I would definitely stay at the Annex Turtle again!
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