Okunoin Hotel Tokugawa

Nikko, Japan

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  • Award-winning Japanese ryokan
  • Offers both Japanese- and Western-style rooms
  • Option for private hot spring bathing

  • Beautiful garden setting

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Japan has four seasons, similar to the UK and is best visited in spring from March to May and autumn from September to November. December to January can be cold with snow and the summer is hot and humid. The end of March and early April is a particularly good time to visit as this is the cherry blossom season as is October for the autumn colours.

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The Okunoin Hotel Tokugawa is an award-winning Japanese ryokan featuring hot spring bathing, wonderful hospitality, delicious kaiseki dining and a stunning Japanese garden, close to Nikko’s most popular attractions.

The Okunoin Hotel Tokugawa is a high-quality ryokan offering a variety of Japanese-style rooms and suites, as well as more modest Western-style rooms. Tastefully-furnished in Japanese-style, the property is a delightful blend of traditional Japanese design enhanced by modern amenities. Located just a 10-minute drive from JR Nikko Station, the hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from the station, as well as a free shuttle to some of the area’s major attractions including the lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine.
There are shared hot spring baths along with a private bath which can be booked by couples wishing to bathe together. Some rooms also feature private outdoor hot spring baths. The staff are famous for their attentive hospitality, the gardens are a joy to behold and the restaurant serves accomplished multi-course kaiseki dinners. Guests can choose from twin-bedded Western-style rooms or a Japanese-style room or suite with tatami mats, futon beds, low furniture and traditional sliding paper doors. Some rooms include a private outdoor terrace and some a private hot spring bath. The light and airy suites feature an outdoor bath, covered terrace and stylish courtyard garden with pond. Standard amenities include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with yukata robe, TV, safe, fridge, soundproofing, tea and coffee-making facilities and an air purifier. 
The on-site restaurant serves traditional Japanese breakfast, although a Continental Western breakfast can be requested in advance. Dinner is created from fresh local ingredients in the form of beautifully-presented multi-course kaiseki dining served in private booths within the dining room. There are both shared and private hot spring bathing facilities and massage services are available on request.
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Choose a Japanese-style room or suite for the option of private hot spring bathing while enjoying the garden views or opt for a relaxing terrace where you can take in the star-lit night and surrounding scenic beauty.


Children are welcome at the hotel although there are no specific childcare facilities available.


Guests can enjoy shared hot spring bathing or there is an option to book a private bath for couples that would like to bathe together. There is a relaxation lounge to enjoy a post-bathing drink and massage services are available on request.


The hotel is well-located for exploring the surrounding area. Highlights include Toshogu Shrine, the Tokugawa Imperial Villa, the Kanmangafuchi Abyss and the glorious scenery of the Nikko National Park.



  • Ashikaga Flower Park

    Ashikaga Flower Park spans across 9 hectares and are blessed with seasonal flowers across all season. Especially popular is the wisteria tunnels of over 350 wisterias which bloom during the spring.

  • Best of Nikko with Kunigawa Valley

    Discover the scenic treasures of Nikko! Enjoy Kinugawa river boat ride, pass through Suginami cedar avenue, visit the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Kanmangafuchi Abyss, Ryuzu Falls and Senjoga Hara Marshland.

  • Half Day Ancient Nikko Highlights

    Enjoy the religious and cultural highlights of Nikko and visit Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine and the Rinnoji Temple in a 3 hours tour.

  • Kegon Falls & Chuzenji Temple

    Head to Kegon Waterfalls before a leisure exploration of Chuzenji Temple.

  • Nikko Hiking Experience

    Start a three hour hike on Mount Nantai and revel in the marvellous views across Joshinetsu Kogen and Chuzenji-kosan.

  • Scenic Nikko

    Discover the scenic treasures of Nikko! Visit Senjoga Hara Marshland and head to Kegon Waterfalls before a leisure cruise on Lake Chuzenji. Enjoy a simple picnic lunch, then visit the elegant Italian Embassy Villa turned park.

Location & directions

Nikko, Japan

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from JR Nikko Station and the hotel provides a free shuttle service for guests. Tokyo is a 90-minute train ride away.

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