Yunishigawa onsen, Nikko Ryokan | Honke Bankyu    

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Welcome to HonkeBankyu

  HonkeBankyu is surrounded by beautiful nature, so you can relax and feel connected with the rivers and the mountains. Located about 3 hours away from Tokyo, this Ryokan was established in 1666 as a healing hot spring inn at Yunishigawa riverside in Nikko.
  Cross the "Kazura Suspension Bridge" and slip into Japan’s ancient past. Awaiting you on the other side is a sumptuous feast in a hidden restaurant inspired by the Heiki Samurai hiding place in the olden days. We offer “irori" which is an open hearth grill cuisine and “kaiseki”, a traditional Japanese course comprised of different dishes.       

  At Honke Bankyu ryokan, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. The hotel has a riverside hot spring spa and private open-air baths designed for healing and relaxation. Facilities include Wi-Fi in public areas, a lounge, and car park. Every guest room has a view of the river, has an LCD screen TV, air conditioning and purifier, heating, washlet toilet, and Japanese yukata (light kimono) for each guest.      
  Having existed for over 350 years the hotel has a nostalgic atmosphere that transcends space and time. Honke Bankyu Hotel is a smart choice for travelers to Tochigi who want to have a relaxing stay in a hotel that is a historical attraction in itself.
Access map to Yunishigawa

Access infomation to our hotel

  Please be advised that Honke-Bankyu does not have a hotel transport service.
  There is snowfall between mid-November and late March, so we advise equipping cars with studded tires or chains when visiting during those months. Parking is free of charge.
  We would like to inform you that the schedule of public transportation, Tobu Railway and Nikko Dial Bus.Please check the infomation about access on the access page in this site. ( Please click here )

Private Open-Air Hot Spring Bath

Choose accommodation packages
by type of room & dinner

Our lodging packages are inclusive of breakfast and dinner per night. All dinners include an irori hearth charcoal grill and a kaiseki multi-course. (all service fees included)

Our Popular Main building guest room with open hearth kaiseki multi-course dinner.

Main building room with bath & toilet and upgrade dinner to Including stone-grilled Japanese beef

Suite room with private open air bath in main building and high-grade dinner served in a private room

Suite room with private semi-open air bath in main building and high-grade dinner served in a private room


Wireless LAN connectivity available in the main building

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HonkeBankyu's Instagram in Nikko Yunishigawa

Rated as a 5-star hotel for 14 consecutive years by the Kankokeizai News Paper co., a leading tourism and economy newspaper in Japan

Our amenities include face towels, bath towels, toothbrushes, hair brushes, hair dryer, Japanese yukata(light kimono), washlet (bidet) toilet, sink, plasma television, air purifier, humidifier, refrigerator, safety box, electric kettle, and tea set.

"Kouzen-Jumi-Tougarashi” is a healthy and delicious 10-spice seasoning which is HonkeBankyu’s original spice blend and famous souvenir. This fragrant seasoning with medicinal properties to soothe the body and mind is made from a well-guarded recipe developed in Honke Bankyu — a hotel with 350 years of history.
A sprinkle is all it takes with this versatile seasoning to create delectable dishes. Our blend surpasses the standard 7-spice variety and is highly praised by top chefs. This spice blend is a perfect souvenir that represents Japan and Tochigi Prefecture that you can bring back with you and will make an excellent gift to give away to family friends.

Cancellation fee will be charged as follows.
On the day: 100% of the accommodation fee
2 days before: 50% of the accommodation fee
3 days before: 30% of the accommodation fee

Yunishigawa Onsen Dining and Souvenir Shop Information
Yunishigawa resort area is rich in nature and delicious food. During lunchtime, you will enjoy an outstanding meal of the area's popular handmade soba noodles (buckwheat) made using traditional methods. The soba noodles complement tempura dishes of edible wild mushrooms or seasonal vegetables from the mountains. There are coffee shops with Delicious sandwich.

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