Hotel Shikisai, Nikko, Tochigi
Hotel Shikisai, rather ryokan, is located in the Nikko National Park, and
situated at the lake's shores and by
the surrounding mountains. It is so beautiful in mid to late October, when the autumn colors reach their
peak, standing in the areas of the colorful natural scenery. All 36 guest
rooms are smoke-free. However,
a smoking area provided in the corridor of grouped tatami room, mainly
used for a dining has no partition,
and a harmful sidestream might be spread over the public space, including
shop andreception hall.
A private terrace faced to a forest down to the Lake Chuzenjiko
(L) A twin bedroom with a bath, from which a guest can see the scenery
outside. (R) Japanese tatami-style bedroom
(L) A public onsen-bath (R) An open-air hot-spring bath
(L) A dinning room which serves a course Japanese meal. (R) A breakfast
A course Japanese dinner, including Matsutake mushroom soup, sashimi
A course Japanese dinner, including Shabu-shabu of a meat, soba and a small
The above dinner is Kaiseki, which is the culinary highlight at a ryokan,
embodying beautifully presented dishes
that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that makes up the multi-course
Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures,
colors, and flavors of featured
seasonal ingredients and local specialties.
A reception lobby, with self-served coffee-maker and a battery charger
(L) A smoking area closed the hotel entrance
(M) A cigarette bending machine and a smoking place, set in the corridor
of the tatami room for group-tour guests.
(R) A smoking place outside of a public bath
(L) A smoking room with a door and the machine that inhales a side-smoke
(R) The hotel provides a free short shuttle bus tour around Lake Chuzenjiko,
Nikko Toshougu Shrine and Tobu Railway
Nikko, Toshogu Shrine, Lake Cuzenjiko, Mt. Hangetu, , Nikko National Park
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A summary of non-smoking-room rate studied in local hotels of Japan
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The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
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