You may find us at random places online as our old name Zen Hostel, Nikko Japan.
It's our #1 goal to give information to guests of the beautiful nature of Nikko and to be sure that guests are able to spend as much of their time enjoying it all. Although we are remote, we are highly aware of transportation in the area, bus timetables and busy periods of the year that cause congestion and traffic jams and crowds on trails. Whether it's being at the hostel, swimming here in the river, the mountains, hiking trails, waterfalls or the bit of nature in the lower part of Nikko around the Unesco world heritage site, we will help you explore as much as you feel.
Most importantly to achieving this goal is our free shuttle. Pick up from JR Fubasami on the JR Nikko line or Shimogoshiro on the Tobu line and 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).
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.
Nikko Japan has many hiking trails.
SPACE riverhouse - hostel, Nikko Japan
Price includes a full western breakfast served until 11am and the shuttle service described above.
check-in anytime from 4:00 pm to 11:30 pm / check-out before 12 noon,
Free wifi internet everywhere (from 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.
Short hikes are nearby and a popular mountain trailhead 500m upstream from the hostel. There are no souvenir shops and no city lights. 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 room has 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 your in a group that reserved the whole room.
Children (pre-teens) half price, infants no charge.
only guests reserved for the next night can stay around after 12 noon
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
Open mid-March to mid-November