About This Listing
Shuttle service included. Full breakfast included (served until 10am).
These annex rooms were converted from Japanese train cars.
Checking-in : Free shuttle from 4pm to 11:30pm
¥500 charge each to use a bike (there are 4 bikes)
an area surrounded by nature on the riverside with a lounge overlooking the river.
Free wifi internet everywhere (optic fiber connection) including the beach, the open air lounge, common room, private rooms and annex rooms. There are also iMacs in the common room.
Full western breakfast included.
in an amazing remote location 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 (KuroKawa 黒川) at the hostel and short hikes are nearby.
In the morning, we take guests to the Unesco World heritage area. Guests can come back whenever they like (at different times from each other) and be picked up at either of the two stations I mentioned above.
All rooms are Japanese tatami style with futons. All private rooms have locks on doors.
Western Breakfast is included. Free internet in the common room. Bikes for hire for 500 yen for the length of your stay.
Although, we are not walking distance to any train station or world heritage Nikko, we have a free roundtrip shuttle to Fubasami station on the JR Nikko line and Shimogoshiro station on the Tobu Nikko line and a Free morning shuttle to the UNESCO World Heritage (Toshogu Shrine / Futarasan Shrine, Rinnoji Temple & Shinkyo Bridge).
Rooms : All rooms include breakfast & roundtrip transportation to and from Fubasami on the JR Nikko Line and Shimogoshiro on the Tobu Nikko Line and morning shuttle to UNESCO World Heritage (Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine, Rinnoji Temple and Shinkyo Bridge).
Check-in time is between 4pm and 11:30pm.
Check-out before 11am.
Staying for biking, swimming, hiking after check-out is half the price of a night's stay.
You have access to the river for swimming and the riverside open air lounge. There is no curfew.
Interaction with Guests
If you're planning to do other major hikes in the area or go to the Unesco world heritage area, I have lots of information and will help with questions when ever you need. If you're planning a big day out, it is best to chat together, at least about the options and choices in Nikko, the night before instead of during breakfast.
Beautiful, remote location set on the river.
There are places to eat nearby and a nice hiking trail 600m upstream at one of the cafes. The roads are good for leisurely bike rides. We have 4 bikes to rent. There are minor shrines within distance and an amazing waterfall about an hour away on bike.
We're not in the tourist part of Nikko and only accessible via car or our free shuttle from the 2 closest train stations to the hostel;
Fubasami station on the JR Nikko line or Shimogoshiro Station (no phone at this station so call before you get on the train.
Call before you board the train so that we can meet you at the pickup station. We can’t pick up at JR or Tobu Nikko.
no curfew in the lounge area / pavilion riverside.
the common room only has lights out when anyone in the 3 rooms upstairs goes to sleep.
We loved to stay in the Private Annex Riverside. Quiet, clean and cosy private space. In the hostel is a nice common room to share hiking experiences with the other guests. Scout makes every day a special breakfast. It is giving you energy for the whole hiking day. After that Scout will bring you to the (bus)station for the hiking trails or the Unesco Heritage. Sometimes he even makes pizza. It's a good idea to stay a few days in this natural park area in combination with a visit on Tokyo. Absolutely zen circumstances. José
Space house is an old onsen that has been converted into a hostel. We stayed in one of the train cars which was very comfortable with the most beautiful outlook. Scout goes out of his way to please his guests and provides an unique experience.
Great place to stay if you're looking for a good hike. Scouts place is very Japanese in the interior, which was why we settled for this hostel. Pictures accurate and it's as beautiful as it looks. It's a bit far away from everything, but Scout drives around, so I don't think you'll find that problematic .Since there's not many restaurants or convenience stores around, so you have to be in advance for the first day/night there. Scout was very helpful and provided us as well as he could with both information and necessaries. To make it short, good.
Scout must be one of the best host we have encounted through airbnb. Rooms was fantastic. Scout picked us up and driped us where we wanted to go..fantastic views of the stream..highly highly recommend scout to everybody...family or not travelers.
Wow! What a place! Scout's accommodation is unique and inviting. We loved every minute of it and wished we could have stayed longer. It's far enough away from Nikko to feel the peace and quiet of the mountains without lots of tourists around, and close enough to see all the amazing sites. The train annex was a wonderful space to be in next to the river. Scout was a fantastic host and provided all that we needed and more. Breakfast was yummy and he accommodated our dietary requirements without any hassle. A beautiful place to be and we look forward to coming back again some time.
Beautiful location! Scout was a great host, communicated well, had a lot of local knowledge and helped cordinate itinetaries for the following day including breakfast and shuttle times to bus and train stations. Scout was very conscientious, always ready and waiting at the station at pick up time, and clearly takes pride in his place.
Scout was a legend, and he manages the whole place by himself which is a huge undertaking. How he manages to do it all so well I'll never know!
He will make you and awesome breakfast each day, drive you around, so all the other things a hostile owner needs to do, and yet he's still got energy to passionately guide you on what to do and what to see. He loves Nikko and will make sure you do when you leave as well.
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About the Host, Scout
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check-in anytime from 4pm to 11:30pm, New York style pizza for 1,400 yen (I need to know the day before so that I can get fresh veggies). 1 pizza is usually enough for 1 person.
I run a remote hostel in Nikko Japan, surrounded by nature on the riverside with a lounge overlooking the river.