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 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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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).
I run a remote hostel in Nikko Japan, surrounded by nature on the riverside with a lounge overlooking the river.