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Shuttle service included

The Private Annex Riverside room is listed as '3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom' on Hostelworld.

Rooms have Japanese futons, there are no bunk beds in private rooms, only in the one mixed room.

Set on a beautiful riverside. Great for swimming.

Free wifi internet everywhere including the beach on the river, the open air lounge, common room, private rooms and annex rooms. There are also 2 iMacs in the common room.

Breakfast included when you stay for 2 or more nights

Bikes for hire for 500 yen for the length of your stay.

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)

We can not pick up at Nikko station.

(Private Annex Riverside Rooms) described on our website are listed on Hostelworld.com as (Standard Double Private : Shared Bathroom) to adhere to Hostelworld's naming system.

The private 2, private 3 and shared 4 are in the main building.

SPACE riverhouse is in a remote location away from the tourist area 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 at the hostel and short hikes are nearby. Nikko Japan is the 3rd largest city in Japan by land size so enjoy nature for a few days, there is so much to see here.

All rooms are Japanese tatami style (private rooms have locks on doors) with futons

Free wifi internet everywhere (beach, open air lounge, common room, private rooms, annex rooms)) and 2 iMacs in the common room)

Every morning our free shuttle takes guest to UNESCO World Heritage (Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine, Rinnoji Temple, Shinkyo Bridge).

Families with children are best in the annex private rooms for the most privacy. Children (pre-teens) half price, infants no charge.

Snorers have to sleep in the private annex riverside rooms and can not sleep in the mixed room.

check-in anytime from 4:00 pm to 11:30 pm / check-out before 12 noon

English-speaking

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Common Room

Important Information

check-in anytime from 4:00 pm to 11:30 pm / check-out before 12 noon.
Our phone number is 080-1215-4018.

Snorers are absolutely not allowed in the 8 person mixed room. period.

Available only after 4pm for new check-ins, our free shuttle is available & can pick you up at Fubasami station on the JR Nikko Line or Shimogoshiro Station on the Tobu Nikko Line after 4pm. Both train lines run about one train per hour.

After visiting the UNESCO World Heritage (Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine, Rinnoji Temple and Shinkyo Bridge) or Oku-Nikko (Senjogahara, Yuno Lake, Yunoko, Yumoto, Mt. Nantai, Kegon Falls, Mt. Hangetsu, Yudaki Falls) and when you want to come or return to the hostel, take the train to Fubasami on the JR Nikko Line. Call us before you board the train and we will meet you at the station.

Free wifi internet everywhere (beach, open air lounge, common room, private rooms, annex rooms)) and 2 iMacs in the common room)

There is a tea pot / kettle upstairs in the main building if you bring soups or something. There is also a refrigerator for guest use in the tea corner. Help yourself to green tea and black tea anytime.

Bikes for hire for 500 yen for the length of your stay.

4:00 - 11pm check-in / 12 pm check-out

Cash only.

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The person in charge was amazing! He provided valuable information about hotspots, and discount deals. He picked us up at the station and took us to a store nearby. Breakfast was included in the prize and it was trully delicious!!!!!! Must visit again!

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We stayed at Zen hostel for 3 nights during August,
and the place was amazing!
The place has a very autentic feel about it, combined with the
monuntains and forest surrounding the place it is perfect as
Refugee from the pulsating life of Tokyo !

We had our doubts concerning the location before we went
beacuse it seemed a bit far from the World heritage site and Nikko, but
they were all put to shame by Scout and his shuttlebus, because of his flexibility with getting us to locations in Nikko and fetching us when done exploring.

Good luck with everything Scout

- Nico and Mathias, Denmark

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Beautiful place along a stunning river with an excellent American host serving a good western style breakfast. We have spent three great days here and have had a very good time indeed. It is an excellent place to stay for those who want to explore the magnificent Nikko World Heritage Area, but also for those who like hiking a lot. Thanks to the free shuttle service offered by the hostel it was very easy to get around. In the Obu-Nikko area there are several beautiful and well indicated hikes, some of them also described in the Lonely Planet Hiking in Japan. In summer there are frequent buses from Nikko that take you straight to the hiking trails. For the less adventurous, the area around the hostel is very pretty as well. Zen hostel is a comfortabel place to stay and it has some unique facilities that we really enjoyed, such as a shower room overlooking the river and high speed wifi connections. And the river itself of course; really nice for swimming or just cooling down. Highly recommended.

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If you are seeking holidays far from the lights and sounds of the city, Zen provides this first class opportunity. Located next to the river and surrounded by trees, Zen hostel sets a great environment for relaxing. The service is great, the hostel owners are trying their best to make everyone happy from daylight until late at night, thank you Zen hostel!!!

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We enjoyed our stay at the Zen Hostel. Nikko was great and their place was perched above a beautiful river surrounded by trees. We ate well, slept well, and escaped the Tokyo summer!!!
Also, special thanks to Scout for accomodating 7 people with little notice.

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Hotel Amenities

  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk

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