Zen Hostel
Minami Okorogawa 2254, Nikko, Japan

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We are changing our name to SPACE - riverhouse hostel
The Private Annex Riverside room is listed as '3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom' on Hostelworld.
Rooms have Japanese futons, there are no bunk beds in private rooms, only in the one mixed room.

Set on a beautiful riverside. Great for swimming.
Free wifi internet everywhere including the beach on the river, the open air lounge, common room, private rooms and annex rooms. There are also 2 iMacs in the common room.
Included is a full western breakfast.
Bikes for hire for 500 yen for the length of your stay.

Free shuttle from 4pm to 11:30pm from Fubasami station on the JR Nikko line or Shimogoshiro Station (no phone at this station so call before you get on the train)

We can not pick up at Nikko station.

(Private Annex Riverside Rooms) described on our website are listed on Hostelworld.com as (Standard Double Private : Shared Bathroom) to adhere to Hostelworld's naming system.

The private 2, private 3 and shared 4 are in the main building.

Zen Hostel is in a remote location away from the tourist area on a river in what was a Japanese hot-spring inn. There are no souvenir shops and no city lights. Only stars, trees and mountains. You can swim in the river at Zen and short hikes are nearby. Nikko Japan is the 3rd largest city in Japan by land size so enjoy nature for a few days, there is so much to see here.

All rooms are Japanese tatami style (private rooms have locks on doors) with futons

Free wifi internet everywhere (beach, open air lounge, common room, private rooms, annex rooms)) and 2 iMacs in the common room)

Includes a full western breakfast.

Every morning our free shuttle takes guest to UNESCO World Heritage (Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine, Rinnoji Temple, Shinkyo Bridge).

Families with children are best in the annex private rooms for the most privacy. Children (pre-teens) half price, infants no charge.

Snorers have to sleep in the private annex riverside rooms and can not sleep in the mixed room.

check-in anytime from 4:00 pm to 11:30 pm / check-out before 12 noon





Checking-in : Free shuttle from 4pm to 11:30pm from; Fubasami station on the JR Nikko line or Shimogoshiro Station (no phone at this station so call before you get on the train.

We can not pick up at JR/Tobu Nikko station.

In the morning the shuttle is only available to bring guests to the World Heritage area (Toshogu Shrine, Rinnoji Temple, Futarasan Shrine and Shinkyo Bridge).

If you visit the world heritage area before coming to the hostel, there are lockers at JR Nikko or Tobu Nikko stations. Lockers at the stations cost 300 yen for small and 700 yen for large. If the lockers are full, give you backpacks to the JR station attendant for 410 yen per bag.

If you are transferring at Utsunomiya, try to call before you board the JR Nikko line (platform #5). Be careful, not every JR Nikko line train from Utsunomiya goes to JR Nikko. Some end at JR Kanuma station.

A 10yen phone call that lasts 20 seconds is all you need to let us know what train you are on. Within Japan call 080-1215-4018. Outside of Japan +81-80-1215-4018