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1573-8 Honcho, Nikko 321-1434 Tochigi Prefecture
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#10 of 50 Speciality lodging in Nikko
Within walking distance of the famed Nikko Toshogu Shrine, FUFU Nikko sits next to Tamozawa Imperial Villa grounds, surrounded in all seasons by the river's gentle susurrus below. All 24 rooms, featuring a unique design, have a private hot spring bath inside. The restaurant offers a borderlessness that underpins the dining concept for Kaiseki and Teppanyaki.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Hot spring bath
Baggage storage
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Highchairs available
Open-air bath
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Japanese
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KI-NRT wrote a review Sep 2021
San Jose, California1242 contributions240 helpful votes
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Nikko is one of the world's most amazing destinations; therefore, we were always bewildered over the dearth of world-class hotels/ryokans in the area. After trying out the brand new Fufu property, Nikko finally has a torch-bearer when it comes to first-rate luxury accommodations. We had previously stayed at Fufu Kawaguchiko less than a year earlier, and while we had a pleasant time there, we weren't blown away - especially given its price point. While Kawaguchiko is equally fresh and modern, it's apparent to us that they took many of the learnings and applied it to their Nikko property. We stayed 2 nights in one of their two Luxury Premium Suites, a stylish and serene room with over 140m² of stretch-out space. It also had both an indoor and outdoor free-flowing Onsen (natural hot springs bath.) The room is a corner unit that faces the forest, which gave us complete privacy even with the lights on and curtains up. The furnishings and decor were luxurious, high quality and tasteful, and were spaced out and arranged in a way that made Kawaguchiko much more constricting in feel (despite the Luxury Premium Suite at Kawaguchiko measuring a similar 136m² in size.) Also, while Kawaguchiko tries to be a bit too "hip" (I think they're really trying to attract Millenials there), Nikko is much more modest and understated in all respects - they made sure that form does not come at the expense of function, and they managed a perfect balance of both aspects. Of course, Kawaguchiko has one advantage that's hard to top - stunning views of Mount Fuji. That said, being 15 minutes walking distance away from Tosho-gu Shrine also makes Fufu Nikko a very compelling proposition. Service is also more intimate, warm and proactive, and the food was superior at Nikko; I'd say it's in the top 10 in terms of the best meals we've had at ryokans (although it doesn't crack the top 5 - there is no shame in that, by the way.. Kaiseki meals at nice ryokans are almost always at least "great." It probably helped that our dinner server on both nights was the charming, enthusiastic and knowledgeable Chie Watanabe - she was an absolute delight and went to great lengths to explain every single ingredient in every single dish (which is substantial!) I'm a stickler for detail when it comes to Kaiseki cuisine, and she definitely did her homework after understanding our expectations. Two things that I'd wish for: 1) Valet parking, and 2) The option (even if it's at extra cost) of having meals served in one's own room. Especially since the rooms are so large and comfortable - why have to leave it at all? Fufu nailed it in Nikko - I think they've figured out a winning formula for a large swath of the luxury demographic. It's small enough (24 rooms.) The architecture blends in nicely to the environment - it's modern yet understated, and the decor is muted in tone but still lavishly adorned. The meals (especially dinner) were exceptional. The room was spacious, comfortable and had two wonderful onsen baths (one indoor and one of the open-air variety) in the room. And while the service is a tad more corporate than tier-1, family-run luxury ryokans, it's far superior to any of the smaller Hoshino Resorts that we have stayed at. P.S. - we also tried one night at Hoshino Resorts Kai Nikko, and it's not even close. Hands-down, it's Fufu by a mile. Even at over twice the cost, it's worth every additional yen over Hoshino.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from 千葉 大祐, オーナー at FUFU Nikko
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for visiting our hotel.I'm glad you were satisfied.We look forward to your next visit with beautiful NIKKO.
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Frequently Asked Questions about FUFU Nikko
Which popular attractions are close to FUFU Nikko?
Nearby attractions include Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park (0.2 km), Kammangafuchi Gorge (0.3 km), and Kanaya Hotel History House (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at FUFU Nikko?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at FUFU Nikko?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at FUFU Nikko?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at FUFU Nikko?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to FUFU Nikko?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cottage Inn Restaurant & Bakery, Takumian, and Fudaraku Hompo Main Store.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at FUFU Nikko?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to FUFU Nikko?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Taiyuimbyo Shrine (0.9 km), Yomeimon (Main Gate) (1.1 km), and Nikko Futarasan Shrine (1.0 km).