Nikokan may look like a modern building from the outside, but its interior let you immerge in the tradition of a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn), with a background of local crafts and culture. Here local crafts and skills are given pride of place. Not only in resorts shops but also in its living areas. Pottery on display when entering, wonderful lacquered wood artefacts in the the restaurant, or in the cafe lounge…
There is soft lighting, diffused through shōji, dividing partitions made of wood and translucent paper that create an incredible atmosphere. Behind these separating panels stand two large windows with stunning views over Lake Chuzenji and the surrounding mountains.
Semi-private dining booths and cedar-lined baths are among the comforts guests can expect at this palatial establishment, which offers easy access to historic and natural sights, like the Tosho-gu temple in Nikko and Kegon Falls.