The Kanaya Hotel in Nikko

History, nature, and plenty of charm

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read

This Western classical hotel used to be a popular social hangout for Western executives, Hollywood stars, and politicians in early Meiji (around 1860-1900). People escaped from hot humid Tokyo and enjoyed the cool summer at the Kanaya Hotel. If you stay at the Kanaya Hotel, I recommend that you play the role of “early bird”. The short walk down to the riverbank in the morning is so special. You will never forget the mystic view of the Shinkyo red bridge, and the emerald green river.

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS:  An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here.  日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。