In The Shogun Story, we also bring to you exquisite and luxurious hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, and Nikko Kanaya Hotel, where guests can unwind and find solace from the fatigue of the day.
The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko
The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko – the name alone exudes confidence in luxury, top class service, and simple excellence in hospitality.
With its marvelous panoramic views of Lake Chuzenji and Mount Nantai, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is nestled in the rustic hills that change their magnificent colors through the seasons. Serenity and peace are the touchstones of this luxury establishment, and using both traditional motifs and minimalistic zen-like approaches, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko delivers its treasured guests a stay like no other.
With so much to offer, both at the hotel and in surrounding natural environments, guests are assured that their comfort and curiosity are both served. UNESCO World Heritage temples and shrines, nature experiences like hiking, cycling, fishing, snowshoeing, and more, as well as cultural activities to explore Japan’s ancient traditions, make The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko a perfect destination for anyone wishing to retreat and relax, or to explore and discover.
The suites and rooms are equipped with an engawa-porch, lake or mountain views, and a quiet calming decor that suits the tone of the hotel. Rooms from doubles to king provide glorious lake views. Soaking tubs with separate showers, zen rock garden, and decor that uses the traditional Kanuma-kumiko lattice style of the Nikko region, make your stay calm and relaxed. Change into a yukata robe and take time to luxuriate.
Using local natural ingredients, kaiseki – multi-course meals designed to delight your senses are available for your dining pleasure. Traditional Japanese dining, using the wide array of Tochigi Prefecture flavors in fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish, will provide a delectable dining experience. Western dining is also available, as is in-suite service, and Afternoon Tea in the Lobby Lounge is also provided.
From late afternoon and into the evening, we welcome you to have a drink in The Bar. The very best of Japanese whiskies, and The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko signature cocktails are here for you to experience and enjoy.
The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is ready to provide a luxury service like no other. Welcome to our hotel.
The Nikko Kanaya Hotel
Welcome to the Nikko Kanaya Hotel.
Opening in 1873, the prestigious Nikko Kanaya Hotel is the oldest existing luxury hotel of its kind, in all of Japan. This resort hotel has been registered as a Tangible Cultural Property and is celebrated for its seamless blending of Japanese and Western cultures and styles.
Located in Nikko, this exclusive resort is nearby the UNESCO World Heritage, Toshogu Shrine, and has been considered very much a jewel of hospitality for guests at home and abroad. The Nikko Kanaya Hotel has had the privilege to welcome and host many illustrious visitors over the years. Among them are:
Dr. James Curtis Hepburn (1815 – 1911), one of the first physicians permitted to live and practice medicine in Japan. Founder of the Hepburn School which later became Meiji Gakuin University. Hepburn is the creator of a Japanese-English dictionary which became the standard reference for students of the Japanese language.
Isabella Bird (1831 – 1904), a world-wide explorer and writer. She was the first woman to join the Royal Geographical Society and elected for membership of the Royal Photographic Society.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959), the world-renowned architect known for his unifying approaches between structures and their natural surroundings. Having designed more than 1,000 structures over 70 years, Wright also designed The Imperial Hotel, Jiyu Gakuen School, and the Yodokō Guest House.
Robert Koch (1843 – 1910), the winner of the 1905 Nobel Prize for discovering the tuberculosis bacterium and considered a pioneer in microbiology. Dr. Koch’s work in tuberculosis, anthrax, and cholera deepened scientific understanding of microbiology and how they exist and spread.
Soseki Natsume (1867 – 1916), beloved author not only in Japan, but around the world. Novelist of over twenty novels including, Kokoro, Botchan, and I Am a Cat. Scholar and professor of English literature, his image adorned the Japanese 1,000 yen not from 1984 until 2004.
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), theoretical physicist and one of the most influential scientists in human history. Known for his theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and reshaping our modern understandings of modern physics. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.
Paul Claudel (1868 – 1955), French diplomat, poet, and dramatist.
Charles and Anne Lindbergh, (1902 – 1974: Charles), famous American aviator and first to make the nonstop flight from New York to Paris.
Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) and Anne Sullivan (1866 – 1936), Helen Keller was internationally recognized as an advocate and activist for disability rights, as well as being an internationally sought after lecturer. Keller also helped found the American Civil Liberties Union. She is the author of 12 books. Sullivan, Keller’s life-long teacher, friend, and companion was instrumental in supporting Keller’s work over the years.
Shirley MacLaine (born in 1934), American author and actress, MacLaine has had a career of more than 70 years as a public figure and famous actress. Appearing in over 60 films, and numerous television and theater performances, MacLaine is an American icon. She is also a prolific author of 15 books, writing extensively on spirituality and metaphysics.
Jack Nicklaus, (born in 1940), professional golfer and golf-course designer. One of the most successful golfers in the sport, and widely recognized as an authority in golfing.
Princess Anne (born in 1950), daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and sister to King Charles III.
The Nikko Kanaya Hotel is also a Registered Tangible Cultural Properties, as well as a Heritage of Industrial Modernization. It is the fusion and balance between East and West that gives the Nikko Kanaya Hotel its charm, poise, and ability to connect with visitors from around the world, providing them with an unmistakeable unique and exquisite stay.