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Yunishigawaonsen Ageha

727 Yunishigawa, Nikko 321-2601 Tochigi Prefecture
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#3 of 163 hotels in Nikko
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River View
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Free parking
Free internet
Hot bath
Free breakfast
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Gift shop
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Bar / lounge
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Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Hot spring bath
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Air conditioning
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Eugene wrote a review Nov 2018
Melbourne, Australia704 contributions67 helpful votes
The location of this traditional ryokan might be a bit too secluded and inconvenient for those using public transport but if driving then this place offers a reasonable and interesting stay. The interior decorations of the ryokan might take some time getting used to but aside from that, we had a good night's stay that included dinner and breakfast. Both meals are served with a buffet style but the food are mainly catered for Asians and Japanese so don't expect to find eggs & bacon here. They have private onsens which you can rent for a fee but I found the public ones to be good enough, especially if you can snag a spot in the outdoor tub facing the flowing river. The rooms were tastefully decorated and they will help set up your futons while you are away for dinner so don't get a shock when you come back to find your room neatly tidied up. The only real area for improvement would be their communication in English. Most of the staff apart from the front desk speak little to no English so if you need some help around the ryokan, you may find it hard to get your message across.
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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Travelling H wrote a review Jan 2018
Bournemouth, United Kingdom52 contributions56 helpful votes
Fun place, bus from Yonishigawa Onsen station drops you right outside. Not worth rushing up early tho they literally will not let you in until 3.00pm on the dot. The whole place is stuffed with great artifacts and looks fantastic. Room was spacious with toilet and small basic shower room. Nice view over the river from the room. Could do with a couple of full sized chairs to relax on the enclosed balcony tho. They have 6 or 7 private baths along the river which are great and open all night, so you can have a midnight or pre breakfast soak. To get the key to the private rooms you have to pay 2000 yen. They do fill up, so get down early. Dinner is buffet style, Japanese food everything was ok, soup was good as were the vegetables and rice, but for the price you pay it is very good. Breakfast is again buffet style Japanese breakfast. All in all a good value onsen.
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Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room with western bathroom, so you have a shower and toilet in the room.
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Wt19999 wrote a review Aug 2017
Costa Mesa, California11 contributions11 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights in July at this historical Japanese Inn with nearly 300 years of existence. We selected this place for its reputed great onsen and traditional decorations. We had some reservation about the comfort level relative to western style hotels. Since July is the low season, we booked through Rakuten at a very reasonable rate. We figured there would not be much downside to the adventure. We were not disappointed! The hardest part of the journey was getting there. Most visitors arrived in their cars. We traded off and decided to utilize the Japanese transportation system. We used the Nikko Marugoto pass offered by Tobu. We left Tokyo at about 10 am in the morning. After 4 train transfers and a bus ride rumbling about 20 km into the mountain, we got there a little after 2 pm. The transfers were synchronized within minutes. The check in started at 3 pm. The old gentleman at the counter was friendly and efficient. He offered us the private onsen option at 2160 yens. We thought it was the daily rate for unlimited use of private onsen rooms, but turned out to be for the entire stay, what a bargain! We had a riverside view tatami room with futon beds. The room is spacious and air conditioned, a must in humid July. The decoration is appropriately traditional Japanese and kind of throwback to a time in the past. The room comes with a small wash basin but no toilet or bath. A clean modern facility is shared by a few rooms on this wing. It is a little inconvenient but not unexpected in Ryoken type hotels. The draw of this place is the natural hot spring. We washed up in the common facility before heading to the private onsens. There are 6 private rooms of various sizes and decors. All are open to the riverside and semi secluded. We used 3 or 4 roooms and liked the fartherest onsen room the best which has a cascading fall feature. The water temperature is hot but not scalding like some. It was comfortable to soaking while enjoying the serenity. At night, there were flood lights illuminating the trees with a purple hue which also provided some privacy against the dim light of the onsen rooms. Breakfast and dinner were included in the room rate. Both are buffet style and fairly authentic local Japanese dishes. The menu items were practically the same for the 3 nights we were there. However, there were enough varieties that we were not fatigued from it. the taste of some dishes can be exotic but we're fine by us, especially comparing to the traditional raw egg over hot rice fare. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the Japanese hospitality and experience offered by this hotel. If you plan to use this hotel as a jumping point to visit Nikko areas, the last bus leaving the station is 5:10 pm, so plan and check accordingly.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Riverside view
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riona529 wrote a review Mar 2017
Japan102 contributions27 helpful votes
Rakuten was offering a good deal for this establishment on a Friday for an overnight stay. we were 2 adults, plus our 9-year-old daughter, and it only cost us ¥17000, which is a steal for a stay at a ryokan, (onsen) that included a buffet dinner and breakfast. We had such low expectations of the place, but instead, it turned out to be steal. The place was a favorite for the locals and for foreign guests as well, due to the wonderful artifacts displayed in the hotel, plus the beautiful views and lovely private hot baths. Heike No Sho has been featured in a few Japanese TV shows (check out Youtube), Rooms are spacious, onsen is available 24 hours, and it would not cost as much if you come during weekdays. Weekend prices are higher, and the buffet is simple authentic regular Japanese food (please don't expect sushi and sashimi, though). Private Room Baths cost ¥2000 to use, no reservation needed, and they have different styles, which was a joy to use for the entire family. They gave us a voucher to use next time we come back, and we definitely will.
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Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There are no in-room toilets, a bit inconvenient in really cold weather.
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Anthony_Chow wrote a review Feb 2017
Hong Kong, China643 contributions163 helpful votes
The ryokan is a historical building with lots of traditional Japanese style decoration. There is a outdoor onsen with river view as well as some private one which can be rented. Dinner and breakfast are buffet style and unexpectedly great. The hotel also has free transportation to the area of snow festival. Overall it is a great stay.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USD 102 - USD 368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKantoTochigi PrefectureNikkoKinugawa Onsen / Yunisigawa Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yunishigawaonsen Ageha
Which popular attractions are close to Yunishigawaonsen Ageha?
Nearby attractions include Heike no Sato (0.6 km), Takafusa Shrine (0.5 km), and Yudonosan Shrine (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yunishigawaonsen Ageha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Yunishigawaonsen Ageha?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Yunishigawaonsen Ageha?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Yunishigawaonsen Ageha?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yunishigawaonsen Ageha?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aizu-Yatofu, Heike Soba Shioya, and Yakiniku Yamamichi.
Are there any historical sites close to Yunishigawaonsen Ageha?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yunohana Theater (12.7 km) and Futaarayama Shrine (12.7 km).
Does Yunishigawaonsen Ageha have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.