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Nikko Inn
Ranked #8 of 27 Speciality lodging in Nikko
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We recently stayed at Nikko Inn in January. The place is nice & owner is a very helpful. Kitchen comes complete with all the cutlery, pots & pans, including salt, pepper, cooking oil & mirin.

But I feel that the place is not so convenient as the station just in front of the ryokan is not included in the JR Pass & we have a pay few hundred yen one way to Nikko.

Also the place is very quiet & remote in the local village which is nice, but in the night, restaurants are closed or too far to walk in the cold & dark.

We ended up back in the ryokan on the first night to cook our own dinner with some of the minimum essentials that the ryokan has stock like pasta, sardine.

Room Tip: Any of the rooms are fine as they are located just behind each other.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

When we arrived at the station, we were a little doubtful- dropped in the middle of nowhere, we wondered what we had got ourselves into. But, oh, were we wrong! We were led by the suarve hipster manager of the inn, to our cute ryokan on the other side of the tracks. We were amazed to see a traditional Japanese room, with paper screens and tatami mats- with airplay and wifi to keep us in the modern age! We were provided with an array of kitchen equipment which allowed us to make a delicious home cooked meal in the evening (with some umeshu on tap!). The room was clean, comfortable, and beautiful. The service was polite, helpful and very organised. All in all, we will never forget our time at the Nikko inn!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Sireewongrukmit
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stayed at Sakura cottage for one night simply because it was the only night available. And thank god we weren't staying there another night. I could understand what they are trying to achieve by turning some old Japanese huts into cottages. They are calling it "rustic" and "non-commercialized", but I would say it's just run down and unkept. Fridge compressor woke us up every hour, train signal cut our conversation every 15 minutes - it was far from "serenity". "Wifi in the room" was one of the reasons we chose this inn besides all the features with quiet country side atmosphere that were advertised. Wifi only worked for 3 minutes after a staff came to reboot the system from another cottage. There is no house phone, I gave up going back to the office which is located 3 minutes walk across the railroad to report the problem again. Compensation to non-working wifi? Well, we were given two bottles of water for free after pointing it out. Staff was nice and pleasant, my rating would have been one star without.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Papaya500
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

We were so happy to arrive at Nikko Inn, Akira picked us up from the train station in his car, he is absolutely lovely and bent over backwards to assist us with absolutely everything he could!

Nikko itself is around 20 mins by train, but that isn't a problem at all as the train station is literally on Nikko Inns doorstep. Nikko is only small, so I don't recommend staying longer than three nights unless you want to get away from it all.

On our first night, Akira lent us a BBQ and set it up for us on the step outside the house, he came to check on us throughout the night to ensure everything was ok. Our cooking had a little bit to be desired, but a fantastic experience never the less!

The house itself is brilliant, traditional, super clean and has EVERYTHING you could ever wish for, including an iPAd with movies on it.

Brilliant stay all round, I was very sad to leave Nikko Inn.

Thanks Akira for a brilliant stay :)

Room Tip: All the houses have there own little quirks, Akira is an Architect so he knows what he is doing!
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kellyeleanor123
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

You can buy 5 stars luxury hotel, but you can't buy the experience from Nikko Inn!

It's more than a hotel, but an experience~! I get to see the other side of Japan, a side that most of tourist will miss. It's easy to get there, and I really wish I can stay more than one night!

The Sakura Style Room I stayed was pure Authentic Japanese! If you want to experience why "TaTaMi" is being used everywhere in Japan, here is your chance!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Eddie W
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Unfortunately, we stayed only night at Nikko Inn (Momo house). Great Japanese style rooms with stylish interior. iPad is provided to listen to music and watch video over AirPlay. Akira, the owner, speaks English well and is very helpful and friendly.
If possible, I would advise to stay more than one night to fully enjoy the awesome Nikko Area. But It gets REALLY hot in the summer time and rooms are not equiped with air con.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sabine B
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

My two teenage sons and I stayed two nights here. The rustic, traditional cottage is exactly what we were looking for - like a little slice of life from a Studio Ghibli movie.The cottage we stayed in has two rooms, with a small kitchen, a bathroom with a western toilet, and a deep tub for soaking. The kitchen has a hot plate, a sink, and a small fridge. Utensils and dishes are provided. Akira, our host, also gave us an iPad to use during our stay, and wifi is also available. The rooms have tatami mat floors, with traditional futon beds. It is conveniently located near the Shimogoshiro train station, and the slower pace of the small town is a nice change from Tokyo. We enjoyed walking around town, taking in the sights of rural Japan -- the rice fields, small shops, friendly people and amazing Nikko cedar avenue. A day trip to Nikko was quick and easy, and the rainy day kept the crowds down. Akira's hospitality was a stellar example of friendly Japan. To experience the simple, functional, and beautiful design of traditional Japanese architecture in that way was truly unique. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Bren M
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Additional Information about Nikko Inn

Address: 333 Koshiro, Nikko 321-1107, Tochigi Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tochigi Prefecture > Nikko
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 27 Speciality lodging in Nikko
Price Range: £66 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nikko Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NIKKO INN is traditional Japanese style accommodation located in a farm village. The buildings were designed by NIKKO DESIGN Ltd. Here you may find many small things to be very interesting things you might have overlooked in your daily life. While Japanese people love to import western culture, their own culture is magnificent and has always had a great influence on westerners. Nikko Inn would like to help Japanese people rediscover Japan and foreigners experience Japanese culture. Therefore, we want to provide many services to our guests with the keyword of "Hello, Japan". ... more   less 
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