130 years in business! The traditional long-established ryokan “Kinugawa Onsen Asaya” in Kinugawa Onsen

This time, I would like to introduce “Kinugawa Onsen Asaya” from Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture.

It has been in business for over 100 years, and is a great place to relax after a long day.

The location, charm, rooms, and cuisine are described in this article, so please refer to it.

Location of Asaya

The Kinugawa Onsen Asaya is an extraordinary onsen ryokan that will make you forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life with the glamour and comfort condensed into its 130 years of existence.

Here, you can experience the hospitality that only a ryokan with a long history and a proven track record can offer, including a wide variety of meal types to suit your tastes and an open-air bath where you can surrender yourself to the seasonal atmosphere.

By train, it takes about two hours from Tokyo’s Shinjuku and Ikebukuro stations via the Kinugawa Line.

The hotel has a full range of facilities, including a beauty salon, bedrock bath, karaoke, kids’ room, and game corner, so you can enjoy a relaxing time.

The charm of Asaya

Kinugawa Onsen Asaya
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At Asaya, you can enjoy the famous Kinugawa Onsen, which has been called “the waterfall of burns (Kinugawa) and the river cure of injuries” since ancient times.

As the legend goes, the alkaline simple hot spring water can be expected to heal wounds such as neuralgia, muscle pain, joint pain, and fatigue.

Inside the hotel, there is also an “aerial garden open-air bath,” located at the highest point in Kinugawa Onsen, where you can enjoy a view of the changing seasons and the star-filled sky.

Asaya’s room


8th wing/guest room
Hall 8/Guest Room

Shuhokan / Miyabi
Shuhoukan / Miyabi

The hotel offers two types of guest rooms: the Hachi-bankan, which recreates the atmosphere of a good old Japanese hot spring inn, and the Shuho-kan, which invites you to relax in its gorgeous atmosphere.

In the Hachi-bankan, all rooms are equipped with high quality beds made by Simmons, a company that is particular about quality, and the synergy effect of the charcoal, which is expected to have a healing effect, will allow you to spend an extraordinary time.

All of them also offer room types with baths that offer a view of the Kinugawa River.

Asaya’s cuisine

Asaya's Cuisine

You can indulge your taste buds in a blend of Japanese and Western cuisine that makes the most of local ingredients from all four seasons.

The hotel offers a variety of dining options, including Japanese meals prepared by the Wasaikobo Japanese-style dining room, a buffet with more than 100 varieties of Japanese, Western and Chinese dishes, and a private dining room where you can cherish your private space.

You can enjoy more than 60 types of Japanese and Western food for breakfast, and a salad bar for lunch.

Information and summary of Asaya

Facility Name Asaya Hotel
Address 813 Kinugawa Onsen Taki, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture
Telephone number 0288-77-1111
Approximate budget Approximately 30,800 yen for 2 people (tax included)~
Official website https://www.asaya-hotel.co.jp /

What do you think? In this article, I have introduced Asaya.

It can be said that it is a classical accommodation as it is a long-established onsen ryokan with a long history and track record.

It’s just the right distance from Tokyo for a short trip if you use the Shinkansen.

I hope you will take this opportunity to visit Asaya.