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Minshuku Narusawa Lodge Reviews

1462-22, Tokorono, Nikko, Japan

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180 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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This Minshhuku is 15 mins walk from the station. This means that it is in a peaceful area and we had the sound of the river outside our window. The owner is very welcoming. He will drive his guests to a local onsen, in the forest, each evening. That was a wonderful experience. The restaurant he recommended was not such a success but we really enjoyed our stay there and wholeheartedly recommend it. You will have a flavour of real Japanese living. Our room was large and comfortable. Great choice!


Yuji-san was our best host in Japan. He's very knowledgeable about the area, offered to take us to the local Hot Springs in his van, and sat and talked with us until late. The next day he drove us the short distance to the train station. I can't wait to go back.


Serviceminded. Gave us a rikde to resuarant and picked upp from station. Jujji speakes good english.

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Everything except the location was excellent. It feels like home staying there.


Easily walkable from the station. Close to the nature trails to the temple area. My friend was thrilled at the monkies which climbed the telegraph poles and trooped across the bridge in the morning. Would go again.

  • 24th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The manager was very kind. Will surely stay again in future.

  • 19th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


We stayed 3 nights at Narusawa Lodge and it feels like home. Yuji is very attentive and he clean our rooms daily. When there's big group of people checking in, he make sure we are in aafe hands and everything are in order. The location of this lodge is good. A short walk is always welcome. Yuji gave us a ride to the station when we checked out. We were very grateful with this nice gesture, especially with luggages in tow. We hope to come again soon.

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