Luxury Resorts in Nikko to Open Before Summer


This spring, two luxury hotels are set to open, bringing new accommodation options to Nikko. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, from the world-famous Ritz-Carlton group, set to open in May. In addition to international standards of service, the hotel will be the first Ritz-Carlton to feature a hot spring, providing guests with luxurious relaxation time.

On May 22, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko will open on the banks of Lake Chuzenji, at the heart of Oku-Nikko. The hotel is designed as luxury residence that blends in with the natural surroundings. The new high-end resort will have a unique flair while incorporating ancient Japanese traditions of craftsmanship, reflecting the culture and natural beauty of Oku-Nikko, which has been a popular place to cool off in summer for more than a century.

In addition, the hotel will be the first-ever Ritz Carlton to include hot spring bathing. The communal bath, including an outdoor bath, will be supplied by local hot springs that benefit your skin. With views of Mt. Nantai, Nikko’s most prominent peak, and the Kegon Falls within walking distance, guests are sure to have a truly memorable stay, including wonderful experiences of the delicate natural beauty, culture and history of the area.

After passing through the front lobby, guests can enter the hotel’s three different luxury areas.

The Lobby Lounge, which is well lit with natural light, is designed with warm wooden features and a nod to the history of Nikko. The Library includes large tables made from walnut trees and sofas, providing a relaxing space for reading at any time of day. The Bar offers whiskeys carefully selected from Japan and further afield as well as original cocktails.

The lounge and surrounding area include a collection of around 20 precious artworks that have stood the test of time, with the Japanese spirit of these pieces complementing the view of the changing seasons from the hotel’s windows.

All 94 guest rooms at the hotel are larger than 57m2 in size. Each room also has not only a private balcony but also an additional area designed to resemble a traditional Japanese engawa (sunroom), making a relaxing space in which guests can truly appreciate their expansive natural surroundings.

The room interiors feature a sophisticated, coordinated color scheme, and capture the essence of Japan’s history and culture with details inspired by the local Tochigi Prefecture craft of Kanuma Kumiko.

Suites, which include the nine ‘Lake Chuzenji View Suites’ and the ten ‘The Ritz-Carlton Suites’, which are 277m2 in size, are perfect for the ultimate Nikko vacation encapsulating nature, history and refined surroundings.