Swimming area at the hostel

Swimming area at the hostel

The hostel is directly on Black River. It is just a quick staircase to the beach. We have many swimming tubes, snorkels and goggles for guests to borrow.

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Hostel on the river, Nikko Japan

Hostel on the river, Nikko Japan

SPACE riverhouse - hostel, Nikko Japan

Opened July 3, 2010

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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 or Tobu Nikko station

    •    6:30pm JR Nikko station or Tobu Nikko station

    •    8:30pm JR Nikko station or 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.

 

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     

 

6 Rooms (28 person max capacity) :

1-2 Person Private in main building with futon, tatami & door lock

2-4 Person Private in main building with futon, tatami & door lock

3-4 Person Private Annex Riverside train car with futon, tatami & door lock 

3-4 Person Private Annex Riverside train car with futon, tatami & door lock  

8 Person Mixed / Shared / Dorm in the main building, bunk beds, tatami and lockers available in the main building.  ABSOLUTELY no snorers allowed unless they're part of a group that reserved the WHOLE room.

6 Person Mixed / Shared / Dorm Annex building  (Train Car) with bunk beds, and lockers available in the main building.  ABSOLUTELY no snorers allowed unless they're part of a group that reserved the WHOLE 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 swimmin 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

5 Day cancellation policy

Cash only (Yen) when you check-in

Open mid-March to mid-November 

English-speaking

(name change, was Zen Hostel)

great guests in the common room
great guests in the common room

 

One side of the showers in the previous onsen hotspring area at the hostel.