Enjoy a purely Japanese-type room with Tatami (woven straw mats), Shoji (translucent paper doors), and Tokonoma (built-in recessed space for artistic display) commonly adopted in Japanese traditional houses.
Enjoy a Décor of the kind of warm wood which Japanese people have highly esteemed in housing since ancient times.
Have a relaxing time by enjoying the murmuring of the Kinugawa River and the singing of the birds outside.
Many ryokans and hotels have lined the banks of the Kinugawa River since, according to legend, onsen (hot springs) were discovered in 1752, and since then Kinugawa enjoys the reputation of being one of the best onsen places in Japan.Our guest rooms offer peaceful views of the Kinugawa Onsen through large windows.
※Futon are offered in each bedroom instead western-style beds.
You can enjoy fine Japanese dishes of our creative and highly skilled chefs who are proficient with the culinary arts using Kinugawa’s local food including shabu-shabu (a Japanese dish featuring thinly sliced pork boiled in hot water) with delicious fresh pork, “Tochigi Yume Pork,” which were raised on farms in Tochigi Prefecture and Charr fish caught in the local river, all the while relaxing in a private Japanese-style dining room with warm lighting (chairs are available upon request).
※Please contact us at least 3 days prior to the date of arrival if you have any dietary requests regarding food allergies. However, we will not able to comply with food requests such as,“Only use ingredients which I like. / Do not use ingredients which I dislike.”or “Prepare pure vegetarian cuisine (no fish and no meat including broth)”or “Completely eliminate flour or soybeans” even if such requirements are made 3 days prior to arrival.
Hakurakusei (Top-quality sake brewed from rice grains milled to 50% of weight or less- this hotel’s treasured sake)Nanae Yae (Top-quality sake brewed from rice grains milled to 50% of weight or less- this hotel’s special brand)Shochu (Japanese distilled spirit) ・ Beer・White wine・Red wine・Whiskey
Sample a healthy traditional Japanese breakfast menu, enjoying views of surrounding nature in the Kinugawa Canyon, whose scenery is widely spread outside the windows.
Kinugawa Onsen, peculiar for its soft and smooth water, discovered in 1752, is a historic hot spring in which only Daimyou (vassal lords) and monks attending the temples in Nikko were allowed to soak during the Edo era.
Have a relaxing time in the communal bathroom and the open-air spa (segregated for ladies and gentlemen each), where you can have a grandstand view of nature of Kinugawa’s seasonal changes, from strong dark green in spring and summer, to blazing red in autumn, to snow white in winter.
You can cool your heated body in the relaxing room after enjoying the onsen, where Kinugawa’s soft and mild spring water can be tasted.
Please check the FAQs to see the precautions for use of onsen (hot spring).
Have a wonderful ONSEN bathing experience by chartering our bath for family-use, couple-use, or even single use for your own!!We are happily providing the chartering system for our guests to enjoy the bath for their private use.Our bath is designed to be barrier-free for physically challenged people.You can fully enjoy the Japanese ONSEN bath without worrying about the presence of others.
To book the chartered bath, it is required to pay booking fee and make a reservation for the bath.
Enjoy taking a round-the-world tour of 102 examples of sophisticatedly crafted 1:25 scale miniature reconstructions of some of the world’s most famous buildings and historic sites.
You cannot miss the 26 meters high miniature of Tokyo Sky Tree, recognized as the world tallest self-standing steel tower with a height of 634 meters (as of July 2014).
The gorge of Ryuo Kyo, made of clumps of massive rocks in the shape of a wriggling dragon with a length of about 3 km, was formed as the flow of the Kinugawa River abraded the volcanic rocks that had been thrown up by underwater volcanic eruptions 22 million years ago. Ryuo Kyo is one of the most popular sightseeing sites for overseas tourists, offering the enjoyment of hiking on a nature trail along the Kinugawa River.See the Google map
The Kinugawa River is known for its extreme canyon scenery which was created by the nature. Enjoy riding a small traditional Japanese-style boat skillfully controlled by the boatmen with the oar, having entertaining thrills of the rapids and admiring the beauty of rock forms, seasonally changing trees, and wild animals of the river.
The reception counter of the Kinugawa river boat tour is about 1 minute’s walk from our ryokan.
Toshogu Shrine, where Ieyasu Tokugawa (1542-1616) who was the first Shogun of the Edo era, is commemorated. It is the most famous shrine of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko designated as a World Heritage Site. Experience the breath-taking beauty of nationally protected treasures and buildings in Toshogu Shrine.See the Google map
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura is a theme park replicating a town of the Edo era which started in the first half of the 17th and ended in the late 19th century.
Enjoy throwing ninja stars, riding a Japanese traditional houseboat, and watching ninja’s cool performance in a whole day.
Kinugawa Confectionery Castle, a confectionery manufacturing and selling facility, offers you a tour of its manufacturing place and an opportunity to actually make sweets in its facility.
At the shopping place, you can also buy Japanese sweets such as Nama-dora (red bean-jam pancake sandwiches) and Manju (round-shaped steamed red bean-jam buns) suitable as a souvenir.