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August 25, 2017

KAI Nikko

See the Sights of Nikko on the Free Shuttle Bus Service

Hoshino Resorts is now operating a free shuttle bus, the “Nikko KAI Bus”, for guests of  its KAI Nikko, KAI Kinugawa, and KAI Kawaji trio of hot spring ryokans. It stops at the Tobu Nikko Station; a convenient central location for Nikko’s World Heritage sites. The bus also stops at the famous Akechidaira Observation Area and Kegon Falls, giving our guests a convenient option to access local sights instead of remaining at the hot spring ryokan.



■The Nikko KAI Bus’s 3 big features

  1. Courtesy transport from Tobu Nikko Station to lodging + pre-and-post-stay sightseeing access
    The Nikko KAI Bus stops at each of the three hot spring ryokans and Tobu Nikko Station. The station is a convenient central location where you can see the shrines and temples of Nikko (World Heritage sites), starting with the Tosho-gu shrine.
  2. Leave your bags behind and see the sights of Okunikko
    The main route, leaving from KAI Kawaji and KAI Kinugawa for KAI Nikko makes stops at Akechidaira and Kegon Falls. There, you’ll discover picturesque scenery that demonstrates the beauty of Oku-Nikko. Normally, you’d need to transfer to and from trains and buses to get from KAI Kawaji or KAI Kinugawa to get to Oku-Nikko, but by taking the Nikko KAI Bus, you’ve got easy access to all the popular sightseeing spots. We even allow guests to leave their luggage on the bus during sightseeing stops. You can’t get more convenient than that!
  3. Free for KAI resort guests
    The “Nikko KAI Bus” is free for all KAI guests to ride. We recommend spending your first night at KAI Kawaji and your second at KAI Nikko to maximize your opportunities to see the local sights.

■Available Date

In service from June 3, 2017 – September 15, 2017
*Service will not be available between Aug/26/2017 and Aug/27/2017.
*Not in service on days the resorts are closed


Free for guests of KAI Nikko, KAI Kinugawa, and KAI Kawaji
*Non-guests cannot make a reservation.


Advance reservations required. Please contact the KAI Reservations Center.
Reservations must be made by 8:00 pm at least four days in advance.
If you are interested, please call our reservation center at +81-50-3786-1144.

■Operating Schedule

<Leaving from KAI Kawaji for KAI Nikko>
10:00 AM: Depart Hoshino Resorts KAI Kawaji
10:25 AM: Stop at Hoshino Resorts KAI Kinugawa
11:05 AM: Stop at Tobu Nikko Station
11:45 AM: Stop at Akechidaira, open sightseeing (40 min)
00:25 PM: Depart Akechidaira
00:35 PM: Stop at Kegon Falls, open sightseeing (60 min)
01:35 PM: Depart Kegon Falls
01:40 PM: Arrive at Hoshino Resorts KAI Nikko

<Leaving from KAI Nikko for KAI Kawaji>
01:55 PM: Depart Hoshino Resorts KAI Nikko
02:40 PM: Stop at Tobu Nikko Station
03:20 PM: Stop at Hoshino Resorts KAI Kinugawa
03:40 PM: Stop at Hoshino Resorts KAI Kawaji


*Schedule subject to change depending on weather and/or road conditions.
*You can eat and drink on the bus, but please do not bother other passengers.
*Smoking is not allowed on the bus.
*The bus will leave on time.

■Room Reservations

KAI Nikko:
KAI Kinugawa:
KAI Kawaji:


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