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We took a fast train trip from Tokyo and had an excellent night at Nikko Hoshinoyado. Walking into the lovely reception/seating area and looking out onto the manicured garden set the tone. The onsen was very nice, especially the outdoor area. I agree with other...More
The Kaiseki dinner was amazing, each dish too beautiful to eat. It was my first experience in a communal Japanese bath, but they provided instructions in English so we felt quite comfortable that we were using the baths appropriately. The futons were quite comfortable, so...More
We spent one night in Hoshinoyado for our first time visit to Nikko. We had a very nice Ryokan expereince - onsen, Kaiseki dinner and Japanese breakfast, futon beds and sleeping on the tatami, a nice Japanese garden which is illuminated during dinner time, affordable...More
Arguably THE closest ryokan to the UNESCO sites; go down the hill and across the street. Parking lot was about six cars in front of the hotel. Hotel staff was friendly. Room had a bit of wear but was clean. I booked thinking that they...More
A wonderful place to stay while exploring the world heritage sites of Nikko. Sensational food (dinner and breakfast), a lovely welcome from the friendly staff and a spacious onsen with a garden view were the highlights of our stay. The ryokan is located right next...More
Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, Dinner was served in the main restaurant. However, one night when we were very tired they were kind enough to send our dessert up after we went to the room. I think that was just an exception.
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"Book through their Japanese website if you know the language; I saved about $50 doing it this way"