Hotel Natural Garden Nikko is a luxurious tourist hotel in a quiet rural setting with great on-site facilities. This hotel has its own hot spring spa with indoor and outdoor baths, a fine French restaurant, and a garden which is illuminated at night.
Though the hotel is a little distant from the main Nikko sightseeing attractions, it is very convenient for Nikko Botanical Gardens, the Kanmangafuchi Abyss, and Tamozawa Imperial Villa. A bus service runs directly to and from the hotel and serves the main tourist areas and the JR and Tobu railway stations.
This hotel has standard rooms with double, twin, and triple beds, as well as deluxe twin rooms, and a suite. All guest rooms are air conditioned and carpeted and supplied with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a refrigerator, an electric kettle with tea making facilities, and a safe for your valuables.
All rooms come with a private bathroom with a bathtub, shower and toilet. Complimentary amenities include pajamas, a hair dryer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, tooth brushes, shaving razors, cleansing lotions, a full set of towels and a bath mat.
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Breakfast & Dining
This hotel has its own on-site restaurant called Garden Court which serves French cuisine and features outdoor terrace seating and garden views. Breakfast is served here between 7.00 and 8.30 and consists of healthy items such as soup and salad as well as typical Western style breakfast items such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, toast, and coffee. Dinner is served between 18.00 and 21.00. You can expect to spend upwards of 1,100 yen for breakfast or 3,500 yen or more for dinner.
Other Services & Facilities
Check-in time is from 15.00 and check-out time is by 10.00. Staff are friendly and will be happy to recommend hiking courses that you can take in the area around the hotel.
In the hotel lobby you can find free coffee, a billiards table, a cozy fireplace, and a comics corner. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby area but not in the guest rooms.
This hotel features its own natural hot spring baths with both indoor and outdoor bathing facilities. The lightly alkaline waters are said to be good for joint and muscle pain, neuralgia, and fatigue. There are separate bathing facilities for men and women. The indoor baths are available to enter all day and the outdoor baths open from 15.00 to 22.00.
The hotel also has a drinks vending machine and a self-service laundry area with coin-operated machines.
In-room massages can be arranged for a fee.
Hotel Natural Garden Nikko is a 10 minute taxi ride or a 15 minute bus ride from Nikko’s station area. Here is a map of the location.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.