Hostel on the site of a former Japanese onsen (spa). Not 100% veg but when you order in advance, the English-speaking host will make a veggie pizza for dinner and vegan pancakes with fruit or muesli for breakfast. Formerly Zen Hostel. more-less
2254-7 Minami Okorogawa
Nikko, Japan
080-12154018
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First Review by Nancy Cadet
Tricia_gonz
Tricia_gonz
  • vegan
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Pure Hospitality & The Best Vegan Pancakes This Side of the Pacific

5
Posted on 11 / 07 / 2014

With a kind host and a clean, comfortable, and welcoming environment, my trip to Nikko was made all the more merrier at SPACE Riverhouse. Definitely going to try and make it back out there during the summer to swim in the river!

And a note on the vegan thing: I called ahead about my dietary needs/allergies and the host was very gracious about listing ingredients and coming up with alternatives. The blueberry vegan pancakes were better than the ones they serve at Ain Soph in Ginza!

Pros: Shuttle service to and from the station/destinatio, Assistance in planning itinerary/awesome recommend, Great location on the river
Nancy Cadet
Nancy Cadet
  • vegan
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+153

Tranquil setting, great host, wonderful stay

5
Posted on 10 / 20 / 2013

location: on riverside in Nikko . The host will pick up/drop off guests at train /bus station for Nikko UNESCO sites & national park. Has private rooms & bath or dorm beds. Well heated, also has air con.

Food & ambiance: with advance notice, owner Scout will prepare veg-topped pizza, vegan pancakes & provide muesli , soy milk, fruit, yogurt. A lounge, tea kettle and green tea always available for guests. We stayed two wonderful nights, took advantage of host's excellent advice & maps for seeing the area, both town and national park, and one evening brought back vegan meals from Nikko restaurant Asian Garden: dal, curry, salads, nan. Site is perfect for JR pass holders, tourists and hikers. It's not on Main Street of Nikko, so be prepared for pick up/drop off in town, which worked well for us.
Updated from previous review on Sunday October 20, 2013

Pros: Beautiful greenery & river, Friendly English speaking host, Warm, comfortable rooms

 

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Last updated: 2014/11/26

 

Added: 2013/10/19

 

Added by: Nancy Cadet

 

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