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

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(name change, was Zen Hostel)

This hostel is great for friends traveling together and solo travellers.

 It's like the vacation home you're parents used to take you to, but without the parents.  We like it to be fun here.  

Full western breakfast or Japanese breakfast included (served until 11am).  

Price includes a shuttle service; pick up from JR Fubasami on the JR Nikko line or Shimogoshiro on the Tobu line anytime after 4pm.

Morning rides to the Unesco temple and shrines area or the bus stand for rides to the hiking and nature spots (Senjogahara / Nantai Mountain / Lake Chuzenji / Yumoto Onsen).

Nikko Japan has many hiking trails.

check-in anytime from 4:00 pm to 11:30 pm / check-out before 11am

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.

Short hikes are nearby and a popular mountain trailhead 500m upstream from the hostel.  

There are no souvenir shops and no city lights nearby. Only stars, trees and mountains. 

There is no curfew, so you can enjoy the stars at night, hang out together in the open air lounge area on the side of the main building on the river, or take midnight strolls.

You can hire bikes for 500 yen for the length of your stay.  You can borrow swimming tubes, snorkels and goggles to swim in the river at the hostel.

All rooms are Japanese tatami style (private rooms have locks on doors) with futon, except the 8 person mixed and 6 person mixed rooms have beds.

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.

Snorers must sleep in the private annex riverside rooms and are absolutely not allowed in the mixed room in the main building unless you're part of a group that reserved the whole room.

only guests reserved for the next night can stay around after 11 am

Phone call & email reservations accepted ONLY with credit cards, 48 hour cancellation policy

Please bring & pay in cash (Yen) when you check-in, credit card and paypal payments add 4% bank fee, bitcoin 18sgPNGhDr2HvzdmR1WuyMCtaFwqGSjLvM 

We have tours, or you will need the All-Nikko Pass purchased in Asakusa, the Nikko Free Pass or get to-or-from the area with the Narita / Haneda Airports direct buses. 

Open mid-March to mid-November 


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