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Just a 15-minute walk from the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Nikko Hoshino Yado features natural hot-spring baths with Japanese garden views, traditional kaiseki (multi-course) cuisine and Japanese-style rooms with tatami floors. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Nikko Hoshino Yado Ryokan is a 5-minute walk from Shinkyo Bridge and a 30-minute drive from Kegon Waterfall. JR Nikko Train Station is about 2 km away, and a free shuttle bus to the hotel is offered. Rooms include traditional Japanese-style futon bedding and overlook Nikko Mountain and the hotel’s beautiful Japanese garden. Facilities include a refrigerator, electric kettle and flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Guests at Ryokan Nikko Hoshino Yado can relax and unwind with a massage or by soaking in the hotel’s cypress wood hot-spring baths. Guests can also experience wearing traditional kimono and have their picture taken; contact the property directly for more information. The hotel’s restaurant serves traditional kaiseki (multi-course) meals with fresh local ingredients.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast info

Asian, American

Free private parking available on-site

Open-air bath, ​Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath

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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Nikko
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Pu
    United States United States
    The hotel location is 5 minutes walk from 神桥. From there all the main heritage sites can be reached by walking. The Kaiseki meal is delicious and the service is excellent.
  • Chun
    Canada Canada
    Breakfast and dinner are excellent Staff is very friendly and very helpful. Excellent customer service.
  • Zollerová
    Austria Austria
    The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The room was huge and clean. Onsen was nice.

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • yoimurasaki
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner

Facilities of Nikko Hoshino Yado
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Hot spring bath
  • Room service
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Shuttle service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
  • Room service
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Massage chair
  • Public Bath
  • Open-air bath
  • Hot spring bath
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules

Nikko Hoshino Yado takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 18:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 08:00 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

A free shuttle bus runs between the hotel and Nikko Train Station from 14:00 to 18:00. No reservation is needed to use the shuttle; guests can simply call the hotel upon arrival at Nikko Train Station, and the shuttle should arrive in less than 10 minutes.

Please note that restaurants around the area are limited and may close early in the evenings. Dining options may be difficult to find after this time.

If guests with a room-only or a breakfast-inclusive rate wish to eat dinner and/or breakfast at the property, they need to make a reservation at least 1 day in advance. A meal request at time of check-in may not be accommodated.

Children rates aged 6-11 years old will be charged separately upon arrival, guests can contact the property for more information.

Guests arriving after check-in hours must inform the property in advance. If the property is not informed, the booking may be cancelled. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

Please be informed that smoking is not permitted in guestrooms.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Nikko Hoshino Yado in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.

Guests must check in by 19:00:00 to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

FAQs about Nikko Hoshino Yado

  • Nikko Hoshino Yado has 1 restaurant:

    • yoimurasaki

  • Guests staying at Nikko Hoshino Yado can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Asian
    • American

  • Room options at Nikko Hoshino Yado include:

    • Quadruple
    • Twin
    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin/Double

  • Check-in at Nikko Hoshino Yado is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Nikko Hoshino Yado is 1.1 miles from the centre of Nikko. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Nikko Hoshino Yado offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Walking tours
    • Public Bath
    • Hot spring bath
    • Massage chair
    • Open-air bath

  • The prices at Nikko Hoshino Yado may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.