KAI Kawaji
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A Waterwheel and a Natural Resting Spot

KAI KawajiKanto / Tochigi

KAI Kawaji
Ryokan with Four Distinct SeasonsHoshino Resorts KAI Kawaji
Hoshino Resort Kai Kawaji in Tochi Prefecture is a hot spring ryokan located on the edge of the Ojika River valley, approximately two and a half hours north of Tokyo. Passing through the long ridge's main gate, the waterwheel evokes the atmosphere of a bygone mountain village in Japan. It includes a room with a large window where you can enjoy the view of mountains and valleys changing with the seasons, a Kaiseki dish with the taste and wisdom of a Tochi, an open-air bath along the mooring, and an activity where you can experience the ancient wisdom born in this area. Additionally, from the jurisdiction's travel libraries to books on Kawaji's history, culture, nature, and crafts to stories that enhance the travel atmosphere, books you want to read and delectable coffee are prepared, so let's enjoy them freely prior to traveling.
There are seven different room types, and each one has a large window with views of mountains and valleys. A comfortable sofa has been prepared for your enjoyment of the scenery. While rolling around on the sofa and gazing at nature, you will experience a sense of luxury, as if you were taking a forest bath. Additionally, all rooms are equipped with beds and are Hwayang rooms (Japanese + Western). Furthermore, there is a "Yashu Hemp Paper Room" in Kawaji that utilizes "Yashu Hemp Cloth" grown in Kanuma, Tochi Prefecture. Depending on the room, various mountain villages' four-season scenery is depicted.
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    At KAI Kawaji, guests are invited to learn about the creative innovations that the Japanese developed in the past to make life comfortable even in the deepest mountains, such as rotary querns and hibachi braziers.
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    Spacious indoor bath halls and two riverside outdoor baths fed by Kawaji Hot Spring —known for its waters' skin healing effects—provide the perfect location to comfortably enjoy the vibrant surrounding scenery, which changes dramatically through the seasons.
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    Meals are enjoyed in semi-private booths, where guests are served dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients, such as river fish and konjac—a type of yam that is grated and then jellied to create a local delicacy.
  • The address of Hoshino Resorts KAI Alps is [22 Kawaji, Kawaji-onsen, Nikko-shi, Tochigi, Japan].
    It takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes by car from Haneda Airport, and you can use the free shuttle bus from Kawaji-Yumoto Station.
    Hoshino Resorts
    KAI Kawaji
    22 Kawaji, Kawaji-onsen, Nikko-shi, Tochigi,Japan
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      Please be advised that following information is for reference. All the listed information can be subject to the stay’s current status.
      • Things to note
      • Cancellation policy
      Room rate policy

      The room rates vary depending on the seasons. Please select a date through the calendar and check the price.

      Room Occupancy (STD/MAX)
      Japanese-style Room with River View GB2 2/2
      Japanese-style Room with River View WB2 2/2
      Japanese-style Room WK2 2/2
      Japanese-style Room with River View W2 2/2
      Japanese-style Room with River View WB4 4/4
      Japanese-style Room with River View WT5 5/5
      Japanese-style Suite with Outdoor Bath and River View RT6 6/6
      • Reservation is not confirmed real time, and we inform whether reservation is possible in less than 48 business hours.
      • Payment will not be processed immediately upon reservation request, it will be approved when reservation is confirmed.
      • Breakfast and dinner are included.
      • Exceeding the maximum number of occupants is prohibited.


      Age Price Service inclusions
      7 - 11 70% of the adult price Breakfast and dinner included
      4 - 6 50% of the adult price Breakfast and dinner included
      0 - 3 Free Extra bedding and meals are not included
      Cancellation policy

      Please refer to the refund policy below.
      Refund policy may be change depending on the accommodation plan.
      Refunds may not be available for consecutive nights and early bird discounts.

      24 days before check-in No cancellation fee will be charged.
      23 - 6 days before check-in 90% of the total price of the reservation will be chared.
      5 days before check-in or no-show The total price of the reservation will be charged.
      • All cancellations and refunds are based on the date of written notification to the stay.
      • It takes at least 2 business days or more for written notice.
      • If you cancel a confirmed reservation within the penalty period, you will be refunded excluding a 4% fee for tax and transaction expenses.
      • Resale, hand-over, transfer, or exchange of stay vouchers is prohibited.
      Things to note
      • The service contents and information provided by STAYFOLIO may vary depending on the resort circumstances.
      • About 20 local districts in Japan collect hotel accommodation tax for the purpose of promoting tourism. An accommodation tax of up to 1,000 JPY per person and night may be additionally charged upon check-in.
      • A valid government issued photo ID (passport) is required during check-in.
      • Rooms are assigned randomly. It is not possible to designate specific rooms.
      • 5 rooms above will be quoted under group rate and rate will change.
      • Compensation fee will be charged in case of loss or damage to bedding, equipment, facilities etc.
      • Commercial photography and video shooting without prior agreement are not allowed.

      Kaiseki using seasonal ingredients and a Japanese-style breakfast are served in the restaurant. KAI Kawaji also has a wide selection of local sake and wine that go well with your food, so enjoy your meal at your leisure.

      • Onsen
        In the large communal bath located along the stream, you can enjoy an open indoor bath and enjoy listening to the murmur of the stream. There are two open-air baths for men and women.
      • Library
        You can enjoy delicious coffee along with books on local history, culture, nature and crafts.
      • Shop
        You can purchase a variety of souvenirs, including local traditional crafts and sweets.
      • There is a shuttle waiting at Kawaji-Yumoto Station according to the train schedule.
      • 2:52 PM / 4:59 PM (train arrival times).
      • Departures from Kai Kawaji are at 10:10 AM / 11:10 AM, and a reservation is needed at the front desk.