Nikko Kanaya Hotel

Nikko [Tochigi Prefecture]


Nikko Kanaya Hotel, the oldest western-style hotel in Japan, was established in 1873. Back then, many foreign diplomats and intellectuals based in Tokyo visited this resort hotel to escape the heat of summer. Dr. Albert Einstein and Helen Keller also lodged in this hotel when they came to Japan. You can feel the history of the hotel from the stately building which is a mixture of Japanese and Western architecture.

There are 71 rooms in 4 wings. You can choose either a room with a classical Japanese-Western mixuture decor or a modernly remodeled interior.

Accommodation Type Western hotel (4wings)
Access Approx. 2 hrs. from Tokyo
Price Range* From 20,000yen or above/person incl. tax and service charge
Environment On a hill overlooking Nikko Toshogu and mountains
Room 71
Private Bath Rooms with bath 68, chartered bath 1
* Per person per night for double occupancy, weekdays on regular seasons. Dinner and breakfast are included. Prices differ across seasonality and room types. Please check when booking.

Basic Information


  • The historical building is a registered national tangible cultural property.
  • A classical taste interior with antique furniture


  • Breakfast, Lunch, French course dinner can be taken at the Dining room (100 seats)
  • Japanese restaurant "Yashio" (26 seats), and lounge "Maple Leaf" (80 seats) are also available
  • Also enjoy the Bar "Dacite"


  • Internet Connection [lobby, each room with the use of equipment lent at the front desk]
  • Check in 15:00
  • Check out 11:00
  • English use OK

Room type and prices


Twin with Shower 20,196 21,924
Standard B 22,032 23,760
Standard A 26,136 27,864
Deluxe 32,076 34,452
Corner Twin 38,016 40,392

(unit = yen)

* Saturdays, Night before public holidays, Friday holidays

  • The rates are for per person, per night including dinner and breakfast.
  • Service charge, consumption tax (8%) are included.
  • Child using a bed is charged.
  • Prices for peak seasons (e.g. New Year days, Golden week, etc) will differ from the above chart. Please check with us.

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By train (from Tokyo)

  1. Asakusa Station - [Tobu Nikko line: 1hr 50min] - Tobu Nikko Station - [Taxi: 5min]
  2. Tokyo Station - [JR Tohoku Shinkansen: 50min] - JR Utsunomiya Station - [JR Nikko line: 45min] - JR Nikko Station - [Taxi 5min]

By car (from Tokyo)

  • Urawa IC - [Tohoku Highway: 98km] - Utsunomiya IC -[Nikko Utsunomiya Highway: 25km] - Get off at Nikko IC - [Local road: 10min]

Recommended activities

  • Visiting the World heritage (Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Rinnoji Temple, and Futarasan Shrine)
  • Chuzenji Lake
  • Kegon Fall
  • Kirifuri Highland
  • Tamosawa Park to Commemorate the Former Imperial Villa

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