We are located in a wonderful remote area in Nikko in Nikko National Park on KuroKawa (黒川). There are no souvenir shops and no city lights. Only stars, trees and mountains. We are not walking distance to any train station or downtown Nikko. The only sound is the beautiful clean Kuro Kawa (Black River) and morning birds. You can swim in the river at the hostel and short hikes are nearby.
Breakfast is included. Free internet in the common room.
Free once-a-day morning shuttle to Toshugu Shrine via the most beautiful roads. After visiting the world heritage sites or Oku-Nikko and when you want to return to the hostel, take the train to Fubasami on the JR Nikko Line or Shimogoshiro on the Tobu Nikko Line. Call us before you board the train and we will meet you at the station.
Closest Train Stations…
Fubasami Station on the JR Nikko Line, we are 10 minutes via our free shuttle.
Shimogoshiro Station on the Tobu Nikko Line, we are 10 minutes via our free shuttle.
Check the English train schedule, http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/norikae/
and we will meet you at Shimogoshiro or Fubasami to pick you up and bring you to Zen Hostel.
Let us know what time you will arrive at the station or call us from the coin telephone at the Fubasami or Shimogoshiro train station.
Our shuttle is free. No restrictions to how few people or how few bags.
¥4,000 per person per night in a 4 person dorm room including breakfast & roundtrip transportation to and from Fubasami on the JR Nikko Line and Shimogoshiro on the Tobu Nikko Line.
Minimum 2 Person (Tatami) private annex riverside rooms ¥5,000 per person per night. (¥3,000 per person per night for up to 2 more people in the private room) including breakfast & roundtrip transportation to and from Fubasami on the JR Nikko Line and Shimogoshiro on the Tobu Nikko Line.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Meals Available
- Outdoor Terrace
- Swimming Pool
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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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
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