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Stay at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel

Located not too far from central Nikko sits Kinugawa Onsen, a popular hot spring resort town for those looking for a relaxing and refreshing getaway. Sitting along the Kinugawa River the hot springs in Kinugawa Onsen are particularly special as they’re said to contain minerals that will boost and enhance your skin health and quality.

  • Stay at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel

    Stay at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel

    If you do plan on visiting the area be sure to book yourself a few nights at the Kinugawa Onsen Hotel, one of the best and most welcoming accommodation options in the area. With both traditional Japanese and Western style rooms, and dining for both Western and Japanese tastes, there’s something for every type of traveller here at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel.

    Stay at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel

    Stay at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel

    The hotel features two large public baths and both indoor and outdoor facilities, with five types of baths available in each of the two public baths. The first bathing facility is the Keikoku-Yu, constructed mainly from exposed wood, its atmosphere is warm and inviting. The second style is the Stone Bath: Yuri which is a health focused room which also hosts five different types of baths, each with different properties. Men and women are able to access the bath and with access times rotating so it’s best to check the schedule before you pop in.

    Stay at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel

    Stay at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel

    Thanks to its central location and informed staff the hotel is the perfect place to set up base for anyone eager to check out the surrounding sights including the famous Toshogu shrine. Dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the shrine holds Ieyasu's remains and is recognized as one of the power spots of the northern Kanto area. Nearby also sits the famous Rinno-ji temple, Nikko’s oldest standing place of worship and home to a huge collection of volumes of recorded history that trace area’s story over the past 1,200 years.

    Stay at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel

    Stay at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel

    If you’re feeling more adventurous ask the staff about the Kinugawa River Cruise tours. Here visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of the local ravine as skillful oarsmen steer the boat through the rapids. This opportunity runs during the warmer months from the middle of April until mid November. If you want to try steering yourself, try the NAOC Canyoneering. NAOC was the first company in Tochigi to introduce rafting and canyoneering as an exciting new way to explore the area. Beyond just battling the rapids, NAOC provides a variety of other outdoor activities, including canyoning, trekking, skiing, and snowboarding. To know more about what’s on offer in the area, speak to Kinugawa Onsen Hotel’s friendly and informed local staff.

    Stay at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel

    Stay at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel

    There are a number of ways to get to the hotel depending on your preferred mode of transport. If you’re coming by private car there is parking onsite for guests. If public transport is more your style you can take the Tobu Dial Bus which travels on a circuit connecting Kinugawa Onsen station to various ryokans and hotels throughout the area. Given that town bylaws prohibit the hotel from providing free shuttle services, this is your best option. Bus departure times correspond to the arrival times of limited express trains, but if you have any questions the staff at Kinugawa Onsen Station will be able to guide you in the right direction. Fares for the bus cost 190 yen for adults and 100 yen for children. Finally if you decide to nab a taxi, the trip to the hotel will take an easy seven minutes.

    鬼怒川温泉 ホテル
    Address
    545 Kinugawa Onsen Taki Nikko Tochigi
    Phone
    0288-77-0300
    Kinugawaonsen
    Address
    Tochigi Nikko Kinugawaonsen Taki 郢晢スサ Fujiwara 郢晢スサ Ohara
    Phone
    0288221525
    Rinnoji Homotsuden
    Address
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2300 within Ring Oji temple
    Phone
    0288540531
    NAOC Rafting
    Address
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kinugawaonsentaki 871-2
    Phone
    0288701181
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