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earth hostel ~ the riverhouse Hostel

Minami Okorogawa 2254-7, Nikko, Nikko, Japan

Free full western breakfast included, (served until 10am). Free Pickup service : Call until 2 hours before times listed below to reserve (we only go if there is a reservation for each time listed) 4:30pm JR Nikko station / Tobu Nikko station 6:30pm JR Nikko station / Tobu Nikko station 8:30pm JR Nikko station / Tobu Nikko station - Late arrivals, pickup is Shimogoshiro station on the Tobu Nikko line or Fubasami station on the JR Nikko line. No curfew / No Lockout - enjoy the stars at night, hang out in the open air lounge area on the river, or take midnight strolls. There are no souvenir shops and no city lights nearby. Only stars, trees and mountains and a beautiful river.  Free wifi internet everywhere (from optic fiber connection) including the beach, the open air lounge, common room, private rooms and annex rooms. There is also and iMac in the common room. Read more

94% Overall Rating 28 out of 28 customers would recommend this property based on 28 reviews

Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 92%

Location 94%

Safety 94%

Staff 99%

Value 95%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Meals available
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Important Information

Breakfast, lunch & dinner available for sale onsite or at a nearby restaurant. Vegan & Vegetarian available.

FREE ROUNDTRIP SHUTTLE SERVICE

FREE Pickup SHUTTLE service.
Message 2 to 24 hours before times listed below to reserve .
We only go if there is a reservation for each time listed.

Specify the color of you backpack!
Specify your choice of which train line & train station to meet at!

• 4:30pm specify JR Nikko station OR Tobu Nikko station
• 6:30pm specify JR Nikko station OR Tobu Nikko station
• 9:00pm specify JR Nikko station OR Tobu Nikko station

FREE drop-off Shuttle service from the hostel.
•    5am to 11am drop-off at JR Nikko station, Tobu Nikko station or the Unesco world heritage area.

–    Late arrivals, pickup is Shimogoshiro station on the Tobu Nikko line or Fubasami station on the JR Nikko line.  For later than 9pm arrivals, please arrange a time with us a day in advance.

Check-in anytime from 4:00 pm to 11:30 pm / check-out before 11am, only guests reserved for the next night can stay around after 11 am

• No curfew / No Lockout - enjoy the stars at night, hang out in the open air lounge area on the river, or take midnight strolls. There are no souvenir shops and no city lights nearby. Only stars, trees and mountains and a beautiful river. 

• Free wifi internet everywhere (from optic fiber connection) including the beach, the open air lounge, common room, private rooms and annex rooms. There is also and iMac in the common room.


Mornings after Breakfast:

ABSOLUTELY no snorers allowed unless they're part of a group that reserved the WHOLE room.

Set amongst 250 cherry trees along the river.

You can hire bikes for 500 yen.  

Swimming tubes, snorkels and goggles free to use for swimmin in the river at the hostel.

Check-in anytime from 4:00 pm to 11:30 pm / check-out before 11am, only guests reserved for the next night can stay around after 11 am

2 week cancellation policy, 1st night amount due,

Cash only (Yen) when you check-in

Open mid-March to mid-November 

English-speaking

Within Japan call 080-1215-4018. Outside of Japan +81-80-1215-4018

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 16:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Nikko?

Contact us directly

Free full western breakfast included, (served until 10am). Free Pickup service : Call until 2 hours before times listed below to reserve (we only go if there is a reservation for each time listed) 4:30pm JR Nikko station / Tobu Nikko station 6:30pm JR Nikko station / Tobu Nikko station 8:30pm JR Nikko station / Tobu Nikko station - Late arrivals, pickup is Shimogoshiro station on the Tobu Nikko line or Fubasami station on the JR Nikko line. No curfew / No Lockout - enjoy the stars at night, hang out in the open air lounge area on the river, or take midnight strolls. There are no souvenir shops and no city lights nearby. Only stars, trees and mountains and a beautiful river.  Free wifi internet everywhere (from optic fiber connection) including the beach, the open air lounge, common room, private rooms and annex rooms. There is also and iMac in the common room. Read more

Shared Rooms

Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Private Rooms

Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About earth hostel ~ the riverhouse

Mornings after Breakfast:

Shuttle departs from hostel to :
- catch Tobu bus to Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji, Ryuzu waterfall, Senjogahara, Yutaki, Yunoko, Yumoto Onsen (quick stop at convenient store to buy snacks for hiking is ok) or
- be taken to the Unesco World Heritage temple and shrines or
- checkout from JR Nikko station or Tobu Nikko station

Example Schedules :
Breakfast 5:30am, Shuttle departs 6am to catch 6:52 bus (important bus for peak seasons) / stop at Unesco, JR Nikko or Tobo Nikko stations
Breakfast 6am, Shuttle departs 7am to catch 7:52 bus / go to Unesco, JR Nikko or Tobo Nikko stations
Breakfast 7am, Shuttle departs 8am to catch 8:37 bus / go to Unesco, JR Nikko or Tobo Nikko stations
Breakfast 8am, Shuttle departs 9am to catch 9:37 bus / go to Unesco, JR Nikko or Tobo Nikko stations
Breakfast 9am, Shuttle departs 10am to catch 10:37 bus / go to Unesco, JR Nikko or Tobo Nikko stations
Breakfast 10am, Shuttle departs 11am to catch 11:32 bus / so to Unesco, JR Nikko or Tobo Nikko stations

You can hire bikes for 500 yen.  

Swimming tubes, snorkels and goggles free to use for swimmin in the river at the hostel.

Check-in anytime from 4:00 pm to 11:30 pm / check-out before 11am, only guests reserved for the next night can stay around after 11 am

5 Day cancellation policy

Cash only (Yen) when you check-in

Open mid-March to mid-November 

English-speaking

(name change, was Zen Hostel)

Location Information

Set amongst 250 cherry trees on a riverbed.

Free Pickup service : Call until 2 hours before times listed below to reserve (we only go if there is a reservation for each time listed)

4:30pm JR Nikko station / Tobu Nikko station
6:30pm JR Nikko station / Tobu Nikko station
8:30pm JR Nikko station / Tobu Nikko station
- Late arrivals, pickup is Shimogoshiro station on the Tobu Nikko line or Fubasami station on the JR Nikko line.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 14 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.