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Nikko Tokanso is a 5-minute drive from JR Nikko Station and Tobu Nikko Station. A shuttle service to these 2 stations is provided. It offers Japanese-style accommodations with an outdoor open-air bath and indoor public bath, free parking and free internet in public areas.
Guest rooms feature tatami (woven straw) flooring with traditional futon bedding. Each room is equipped with a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV.
Massage services are available upon request. A private bath is available, but an advance reservation is required. The lobby has a computer for guests' use.
Guests can enjoy Japanese or Western dishes at the hotel’s dining room. An advance reservation is required.
Tokanso Nikko is a 10-minute walk from Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Toshogu Art Museum. The Nikko Futarasan-Jinja Shrine is a 15-minute walk away.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.
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- Hello are hotel guests allowed to use the Onsen with Tattoos? ThanksIf you have a tattoo, you can use the public bath and open-air bath from 21:00 to 25:00.Answered on 21 March 2020
- What time are the communal baths available?Use of public bath is from 13:00 to 25:00, from 4:00 to 10:00.Answered on 21 March 2020
- What time do I have to arrive for dinner?Dinner starts at 18:00, lasts at 19:30, and closes at 20:30. Breakfast starts at 7am, last starts at 8:30 am and closes at 9:30 am.Answered on 21 March 2020
- What do we need to do to arrange a shuttle to collect us from Tobu-nikko station?There is pick-up from JR Nikko Station and Tobu Nikko Station. Please inform us of your arrival time by the day before.Answered on 21 March 2020
- Is there a private bath and toilet in each ryokan?All rooms have a toilet with washlet function. The rooms do not have a bath. There is a private family bath. It can be used for free.Answered on 21 March 2020
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- Toilet paper
- Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
- Shared toilet
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
- Drying rack for clothing
- Clothes rack
- KaraokeAdditional charge
- Flat-screen TV
- Satellite channels
- Coffee house on site
- FruitAdditional charge
- Wine/ChampagneAdditional charge
- Kids' mealsAdditional charge
- Special diet meals (on request)
- Private check-in/out
- Baggage storage
- 24-hour front desk
- Daily housekeeping
- Suit press
- Fax/PhotocopyingAdditional charge
- Meeting/Banquet facilitiesAdditional charge
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV outside property
- CCTV in common areas
- Smoke alarms
- Security alarm
- Key access
- 24-hour security
- Shuttle service
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Vending machine (snacks)
- Vending machine (drinks)
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Wake-up service
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wake-up service/Alarm clock
- Public Bath
- Open-air bath
- Hot spring bath
- MassageAdditional charge
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Nikko Tokanso accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
To use the hotel's free shuttle, please make a reservation in advance.
To eat breakfast and dinner at the hotel, please make a reservation in advance.
For children's meals a reservation needs to be made at the time of booking.
Please note that restaurants around the area are limited and may close early in the evening. Dining options may be difficult to find after this time.
FAQs about Nikko Tokanso
Room options at Nikko Tokanso include:
Guests staying at Nikko Tokanso can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
Nikko Tokanso is 1.3 miles from the center of Nikko.
Check-in at Nikko Tokanso is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Nikko Tokanso offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Hot spring bath
- Open-air bath
- Public Bath
The prices at Nikko Tokanso may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.