Amazing Onsen Hotel 100m from Shinkyo Bridge
A wonderful stay in June 2014. I wanted a full onsen (hot springs hotel) experience, and my daughter and I had plans to fully explore the temples in Nikko. The location was superb - 100 meters from the red Shinkyo Bridge, and right at the entrance to the temple areas. The carving that gave rise to the saying "hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil" is a 15-minute hike away. The only downside is that there aren't many restaurants in this portion of Nikko, so you have to walk or take a bus or taxi to the main area of town. There is a fine steak house just down the hill from the onset, but be sure to check its hours, since it closes early. My first choice for a stay in Nikko!