Kanaya Hotel Kinugawa

If you have a chance to visit Nikko, I would highly recommend staying at Kanaya Hotel Kinugawa.  This is one of the small luxury modern ryokans in Japan.  There are 41 rooms only.  It seems like you never see that many guests.  Everything, such as hospitality, service, decorations, ambiance, and food is impeccable.  It would…

The Key Highland Nasu

The Key Highland Nasu is located in a beautiful highland called Nasu Kogen in Gifu prefecture, not Nikko.  Access to the property would be easy from Tokyo.  It takes just 120min.  The hot spring resort in rich nature would be perfect for weekend trips.  If you are looking for small family-friendly-hotels, I would highly recommend…

Kinugawa Onsen Hotel

This is not a luxury hotel, but cozy.  If you are looking for typical onsen ryokans in Kinugawa, I really think you should stay at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel.  Perhaps, if you bring small children, I would highly recommend it.  This is a family-friendly hotel.  *One child (age 0) per adult will be free of charge…

Tsuganoki

What kind of onsen ryokan is Tsuganoki? If you are looking for small onsen ryokans with private baths in Kinugawa Onsen, you should stay here.  There are 17 rooms only.  Each room has a private bath.  This is not hot spring, though.  You can relax in the bath while viewing a peaceful forest.  The ambiance…

Okunoin Hotel Tokugawa

If you are looking for small modern ryokans in Nikko, I really think you should stay at Okunoin Hotel Tokugawa.  Perhaps, if you are looking for rooms with outdoor private baths, I would highly recommend it.  Overall, the ryokan wouldn’t be sophisticated, but very cozy, relaxed, and friendly.  On top of that, the property has…

Honke Bankyu Hot Spring Ryokan

If you are looking for a unique traditional ryokan adventure, I would highly recommend Honke Bankyu Hot Spring Ryokan.  This is like a countryside SAMURAI residence.   We were so excited to explore the property.   Perhaps, if you are keen on Japanese history, architecture, interior, and decorations, etc., you should stay here.  This wouldn’t be luxury,…

Nanaeyae Ryokan

This is my cup of tea. Nanaeyae is not luxury, but very cozy, relaxed, and tranquil.  If you are looking for small hot spring ryokans in Kinugawa Onsen, I would highly recommend it.  There are 35 rooms only.  Perhaps if you are looking for rooms with private outdoor hot springs, you should stay here.  You…