About this listing
Shuttle service included. Full breakfast included (served until 10am).
Free full western breakfast included, (served until 10am).
Free Pickup service : Call until 2 hours before times listed below to reserve (we only go if there is a reservation for each time listed)
•4:30pm JR Nikko station / Tobu Nikko station
•6:30pm JR Nikko station / Tobu Nikko station
•8:30pm JR Nikko station / Tobu Nikko station
-Late arrivals, pickup is Shimogoshiro station on the Tobu Nikko line or Fubasami station on the JR Nikko line.
•No curfew / No Lockout - enjoy the stars at night, hang out in the open air lounge area on the river, or take midnight strolls. There are no souvenir shops and no city lights nearby. Only stars, trees and mountains and a beautiful river.
•Free wifi internet everywhere (from optic fiber connection) including the beach, the open air lounge, common room, private rooms and annex rooms. There is also and iMac in the common room.
Set amongst 250 cherry trees along the river.
You can hire bikes for 500 yen.
Swimming tubes, snorkels and goggles free to use for swimming in the river at the hostel.
Check-in anytime from 4:00 pm to 11:30 pm / check-out before 11am, only guests reserved for the next night can stay around after 11 am
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.
Mornings after Breakfast:
Shuttle departs from hostel to :
- catch Tobu bus to Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji, Ryuzu waterfall, Senjogahara, Yutaki, Yunoko, Yumoto Onsen (quick stop at convenient store to buy snacks for hiking is ok) or
- be taken to the Unesco World Heritage temple and shrines or
- checkout from JR Nikko station or Tobu Nikko station
Example Schedules :
Breakfast 5:30am, Shuttle departs 6am to catch 6:52 bus (important bus for peak seasons) / stop at Unesco, JR Nikko or Tobo Nikko stations
Breakfast 6am, Shuttle departs 7am to catch 7:52 bus / go to Unesco, JR Nikko or Tobo Nikko stations
Breakfast 7am, Shuttle departs 8am to catch 8:37 bus / go to Unesco, JR Nikko or Tobo Nikko stations
Breakfast 8am, Shuttle departs 9am to catch 9:37 bus / go to Unesco, JR Nikko or Tobo Nikko stations
Breakfast 9am, Shuttle departs 10am to catch 10:37 bus / go to Unesco, JR Nikko or Tobo Nikko stations
Breakfast 10am, Shuttle departs 11am to catch 11:32 bus / so to Unesco, JR Nikko or Tobo Nikko stations
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 had a wonderful time at Scout's river ryokan ! The room was a perfect fit to both the description and our needs, spacious and clean.
Our stay in Nikko was great as well definitely thanks to our host who not only gave us great pieces of advice but also accompanied us to wherever we needed to go, arranging taxi or transportation for us.
The shared spaces in the house allowed us as well to socialize with other guests in-between swims in the nearby river.
+ Breakfast prepared by Scout was great
The river house is really a great place to stay while traveling in Nikko. You can either visit UNESCO and other famous attractions or just stay in the B&B to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the river house. Besides, Scout worked so hard to make every visitor feel like staying in their own place. He also help the visitors plan the trips, which made our trip even more interesting and amazing. We would like to say a thousand thanks to him!!! And we would definitely recommend friends to stay in his place as well.
We had nothing but fun memories from this place, definitely a one of a kind spot with fun outdoor activities just outside the front door.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Space River House. Scout the owner was a great host who was extremely helpful and knowledgable.
The hostel was wonderful, set above a beautiful river with traditional Japanese rooms and a lovely common lounge room.
The hostel is out of town, about 20 mins by car from Fubasami station or around 40 mins from Nikko station. Scout was so amazingly efficient with pick ups and drop offs it made our stay very convenient.
We would definitely recommend staying at this hostel and hope to see Scout and his tranquil hostel soon.
We had a wonderful stay at this unique and cozy place. It's also a great place for kids and ours already requested to come back in summer️
Scout was very nice. His place was also nice. The room perfectly fit all four of us. Before we've arrived, he provided us the pictures of autumn leaves to and guided us where in Nikko that we should go. And he knows all good spot to see autumn leaves.
And I was impressed with his bathroom that so big, but it seems like that bathroom is being renovation.
Had a great time in Nikko at Scout's. Beautiful place right next to the river with nothing else around. Good communal area for the evenings and lovely breakfast in the morning. Would definitely visit again.
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About the Host, Scout
2 night minimum - 1 night isn't possible.
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I run a remote hostel in Nikko Japan, surrounded by nature on the riverside with a lounge overlooking the river.