May 13, 2018
Enjoy the Sights of Nikko with Our Free Shuttle Bus Service
Hoshino Resorts is now operating a free shuttle bus, the “Nikko KAI Bus”, for guests who stays at our KAI brand property in Tochigi prefecture, KAI Nikko, KAI Kinugawa, or KAI Kawaji. This bus makes a stop at the Tobu Nikko Station; a convenient central location for Nikko’s World Heritage sites. Also, at the famous Akechidaira Observation Area and Kegon Falls, to give a convenient option to access the local sights to our guests instead of just letting them stay at the hot spring ryokan.
■The “Nikko KAI Bus” 3 big features
- All free for KAI guest
The “Nikko KAI Bus” is free for all KAI guests. We recommend spending your first night at KAI Kawaji and your second at KAI Nikko to maximize your opportunities to see the local sights.
- Leave your bags behind and enjoy the sights of Okunikko
During the main route, leaving KAI Kawaji / KAI Kinugawa to KAI Nikko, the bus will make stops at Akechidaira and Kegon Falls. There, guests will get to discover picturesque scenery that demonstrates the beauty of Okunikko. Normally, it is necessary to transfer trains and buses to go to Okunikko from KAI Kawaji or KAI Kinugawa, but our “Nikko KAI Bus” can solve the problem and will offer the easy access to all the popular sightseeing spots. We even allow guests to leave their luggage on the bus during sightseeing stops. Nothing can be more convenient than this!
- Courtesy transport from Tobu Nikko Station to lodging & pre-and-post-stay sightseeing access
The “Nikko KAI Bus” stops at each of the three KAI hot spring ryokans and Tobu Nikko Station. The station is a great central location to go see the shrines and temples of Nikko (World Heritage sites), starting with the Toshogu Shrine.
In service from May 7, 2018 – July 31, 2018
*Service will not be available on July 14, 2018 and July 15, 2018.
*Not in service on days the resorts are closed
Free for guests staying KAI Nikko, KAI Kinugawa, or KAI Kawaji
*Non-guests cannot make a reservation.
Advance reservation is required. Please contact the Hoshino Resorts Reservation Center.
Reservation must be made by 7:00 pm at least four days in advance.
Hoshino Resorts Reservation Center: +81-50-3786-1144.
<Leaving from KAI Kawaji to 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)
12:25 PM: Depart Akechidaira
12:35 PM: Stop at Kegon Falls, open sightseeing (60 min)
1:35 PM: Depart Kegon Falls
1:40 PM: Arrive at Hoshino Resorts KAI Nikko
<Leaving from KAI Nikko to KAI Kawaji>
1:55 PM: Depart Hoshino Resorts KAI Nikko
2:40 PM: Stop at Tobu Nikko Station
3:20 PM: Stop at Hoshino Resorts KAI Kinugawa
3:40 PM: Arrive at Hoshino Resorts KAI Kawaji
■Bus stop at Tobu Nikko Station
*Schedule subject to change depending on weather and/or road conditions.
*Allowed to eat and drink on the bus, but we kindly ask not to bother other passengers.
*Smoking is prohibited on the bus.
*The bus will leave on time so be sure to come back on time.
KAI Nikko: https://booking.hoshinoresort.com/#/EN/hotels/0000000118
KAI Kinugawa: https://booking.hoshinoresort.com/#/EN/hotels/0000000121
KAI Kawaji: https://booking.hoshinoresort.com/#/EN/hotels/0000000119
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