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Popular landmarks
Shinkyo Bridge 180 m
Taro-sugi 190 m
Mitsuyama Youkan 270 m
Utakata Kimono Rental & Photo Studio 300 m
Kosugi Hōan Museum of Art, Nikkō 300 m
Aburagen 350 m
Rin-no-ji Treasure House "Shoyoen" 360 m
Rin-no-ji Treasure House Treasure hall 370 m
Rinno-ji Temple 410 m
Kongozakura Cherry Tree 420 m
Nearby landmarks
Shinkyo Bridge 180 m
Rinno-ji Temple 410 m
Nikkō Tōshō-gū 750 m
Nikko Futarasan Shrine 940 m
Taiyuimbyo Shrine 1.06 km
Kegon Falls 9.21 km
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura 9.38 km
Tobu World Square 11.27 km
Ryuzu Waterfall 13.6 km
Yudaki Falls 16.35 km
Nikko Kanaya Hotel

"It is a major tourist attraction so be prepared for fellow travelers."

John - October 12, 2017
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Nikko Kanaya Hotel

1300, Kami-Hatsuishi-machi,, Nikko, Nikko, Japan, 321-1401 - See map
Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Shinkyo Bridge
Within 180 m of property
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Currency exchange

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

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Value for money8.1
Distance to city center0.1 km
Location rating8.9

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Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.7
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Nikko Kanaya Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Nikko Kanaya Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Nikko Kanaya Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the resort. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Nikko with private transportation, the resort can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Nikko Kanaya Hotel?

Nikko Kanaya Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff truly understand and offer impeccable service."

    Lee

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    March 8, 2020

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "We chose an upgraded room and were pleased."

    Lee

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    March 8, 2020

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Breakfast was very good."

    Lee

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    March 8, 2020

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Overall rating:
8.4
Excellent
472 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
The historic value of this hotel is significant.
Lee from Canada
Couple
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More about Nikko Kanaya Hotel

Built in 1873 by the Kanaya family, this Western/Japanese architecturally fused hotel offers stunning mountain views and luxurious rooms. Having hosted many celebrities and historic figures including an Emperor, guests have often referred to the Kanaya hotel in Tochigi as the best resort in Japan. From the library’s large windows, views of the gardens and hills to the exquisite on-site French and Japanese restaurants, the hotel oozes style and culture. The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms have been beautifully renovated with contemporary comforts. Our secure online booking form makes reserving your room at Nikko Kanaya Hotel simple - just fill in your desired dates and click.

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Housekeeping
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What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Staff 

"Staff speaks good english."

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American

Restaurants on site

Restaurant
Menu:Buffet

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8.4
Excellent
From 472 reviews
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8.5Cleanliness
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Cleanliness8.3
Facilities7.7
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service9.0
Value for money8.1
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8.8
Excellent
Yelena from Australia
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

A fading beauty in the best Nikko location”

We have really enjoyed our 2 nights stay here but this hotel may not be for everyone. If you like to stay in historical places this place is for you. It is a bit faded. Pros: Scheduled hotel shuttle bus from / to the station (even of you miss it the local bus stops near the hotel); Nice friendly staff; Lovely historical feel of the common areas; great views. LOCATION - very close to the main attractions - you can't get closer. Nice breakfast - go for the Japanese breakfast rather than Western (worth the extra payment); Large room with great view (we stayed in superior double); Access at discount price to the onsen at the other Kanaya hotel located on the lake - catch their shuttle there - 30-40 min very scenic drive. The onsen was great and not crowded. You can also catch a public bus there. We had dinner at the steak house right outside the hotel - it was excellent. Make sure to try the local Nikko mushroom. Note - Nikko is dead after 8pm and all restaurants are closed. Try Bar de Nikko for a meal one night - 5 min walk from the hotel, run by one men - excellent food and friendly. Cons: it is expensive; bathrooms are dated and toiletries are basic for the hotel of this ranking (packets of shampoo that are impossible to open with wet hands); no onsen on premises (but see above). When booking select the room with a view. A friend travelling with us chose "room allocated on arrival" that wasn't that much cheaper - and ended up looking at the roof with air-conditioning. Restaurants at the hotel are very expensive. No non-smoking rooms (not uncommon for Japan). Having said all that we would stay here again.

Reviewed April 30, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Lorenzo from Japan
Couple
Standard Twin Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in June 2020

Nikkō Stay”

Enjoy my stay at the legendary Kanaya Hotel. I was very interested in the history of the hotel and the staff explained quite a bit. Had only breakfast was just right for a light breakfast. And reasonable. Did not have dinner in the hotel as we wanted sushi and local food. Rooms were fairly spacious but a little old. But can’t complain it’s been there fo over 100 years. The only thing I was disappointed was not hot spring (ofuro) and the Beautiful bar Was closed. May because of Covid19. Before leaving it was raining so I asked the staff for any umbrellas, they were kind enough to give us 2. Will come back when they are Fully open! Great location and staff!

Reviewed June 24, 2020
9.2
Exceptional
Carol from Australia
Couple
Standard Twin Room (Type B, Main Building)
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Service and history of a bygone age”

Step back in time at the Nikko Kanaya. All staff in black and white uniforms deliver impeccable service reminiscent of a bygone era. It’s near all the amazing world heritage temples and shrines. Great experience and I wish we could have stayed longer.

Reviewed August 01, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Caroline from United States
Couple
Superior Twin Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Historical experience in a great location! ”

While some parts of the hotel are a little dated and could use some care, it was still a place I would recommend for the experience. Staying in one of the oldest hotels in Japan, you can learn about all of the famous people who have stayed there and get a sense of what Nikko was like in its prime. The location is great - right before the famous bridge, so only about a 15 minute walk to the entrance of the Toshogu Shrine. The service was impeccable and the hotel offers a free shuttle from the train station - although it does not run continuously so check the time schedule on the website. The room was a little dated in terms of decor, but the large windows overlooking gorgeous forests made up for it. We booked with breakfast and it was worth it - again, great service and continental cuisine. The Japanese breakfast costs an extra 600 yen even if you book breakfast. We also went to the Whisky Bar which was empty for the most part but still a great setting.

Reviewed September 09, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
John from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

My wife and I had spent our honeymoon night at this lovely and historic hotel -- the first Western style hotel in Japan. At 81 we wished to repeat the magnificent evening we had spent 58 years ago. Al”

Besides the pleasure of the hotel itself, its location provides great access to the shrines of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the famous Kegon Falls. Do be prepared to walk and that is walk uphill and downhill. It is a major tourist attraction so be prepared for fellow travelers. Many of the stairs around the shrines do not have railings, so a walking stick for the folks over 80 is not a bad idea. Nikko offers so much history and getting there only takes two hours by train. Compare with Kyoto, it can be done in two days and would be more reasonable.

Reviewed October 12, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Lok from Hong Kong
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

great hotel with history ”

not as old or worn old as commented by other reviewers. it is the oldest hotel in Japan with western style. very historic. staff speaks good english. the building is old but the room facilities are redecorated or refitted. Worth the money

Reviewed July 25, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Lee from Canada
Couple
Superior Twin Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

A Special Treat to Us”

The historic value of this hotel is significant. Its location is second to none. We chose an upgraded room and were pleased. The staff truly understand and offer impeccable service. Breakfast was very good. However, it is quite expensive, and we were there in the off season. We chose not to eat dinner at the hotel due to its cost. There is a Great Steakhouse 50 meters away so no problem. Yes we recommend the steakhouse and we are from Alberta.

Reviewed March 08, 2020
8.4
Excellent
Imelda from Japan
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Nice Historic Hotel”

Nice friendly staff, dated hotel rooms. Location was great, close to almost all the main sights in Nikko.

Reviewed October 27, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Lee from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

great”

Within walking distance to shrines. Be sure you get a good room, some are better than others. We stayed in room 18 in the original building, and it was great, large, sitting area, modern. The hotel itself is old, but very atmospheric. We had the meal plan, and the breakfast and dinner were excellent!!!! Service was wonderful, woman at the front wrote out in English all the directions to the shrines. Highly recommended.

Reviewed June 27, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Lillian from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Exceptional”

The hotel is an historic one in a very good location to the temples and shrines and close to a bus stop if you are planning on visiting Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji by bus. The staff is excellent--the waiter in the dining room was very helpful in accommodating my husband's dietary restrictions.

Reviewed April 23, 2017
6.0
Naphat from Thailand
Group
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

the hotel is too old”

the hotel is quite old meaning that the carpets are very dusty. the toilet is quite up to date. The room does not smell and it is quite large. Nevertheless, it still use old steam heater instead of a more modern one. The breakfast is quite plain. It is possible to access the hotel by shuttle bus from JR Nikko or Tobu Nikko and get off at stop 7.

Reviewed January 25, 2017
8.3
Excellent
Shung from Singapore
Group
Stayed 1 night in November 2013

Luxurious stay in a historic setting!”

Room, location, history

Great, unfortunately there was no in-hotel onsen or in-room wifi.

Reviewed November 12, 2013
7.6
Very good
Ray from Japan
Couple
Superior Twin Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2020

Great location ”

The hotel is in a great location and the staff are very kind. The Wi-Fi was not very good. I tried to stream videos and make Skype calls and the internet was very very slow.

Reviewed November 05, 2020
8.4
Excellent
Peeraroj from Thailand
Couple
Special Offer - Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Excellent”

The Hotel is very Old, however it is acceptable clean.

Reviewed May 03, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Rolans from Switzerland
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Oldest western style hotel of Japan .”

Okd style beautiful rooms. Spacious. Exellent Omelette and Toast with marmelade. Bar with wide choice of whiskey.

After some hectic days in Japanese Cities most relaxing. Just walk to the temples in minutes. Comfortable bus to the Kegon waterfall. Notice that the Emperor Villa is closed on Tuesdays. Reception was very welcoming.

Reviewed January 07, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Poon from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Standard Twin Room (Type A)
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Classic hotel”

Staying over there will bring you to the atomsphere of the Meiji Period. Everything is quite classic. I like it very much.

Reviewed February 06, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Krittamet from Thailand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Good Hotel ! Good vacation !”

When i have a free time, i will come back again.

Reviewed January 15, 2018
7.7
Very good
Karin from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

Good quality at very high price”

Location, historical atmosphere, location

Historical atmosphere, pleasant Very nice staff (one exception, a rather snobbish receptionist) Clearly arranged breakfast Rather expensive

Reviewed July 15, 2013
4.8
Michael from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

The ultimate time warp”

The hotel was disappointing on almost every count. It needs to be totally renovated. Staff were very pleasant.

Reviewed July 18, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Ruth from United States
Family with teens
Deluxe Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Lovely Hotel in a fabulous location.”

Worth a visit.

Reviewed August 10, 2016
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