Abandoned hotel worries worsen in Nikko

Several dangerously dilapidated and abandoned hotels in Nikko’s Kinugawa onsen district have the city concerned. 

The city has identified 16 abandoned hotels and ryokans in need of action. Three hotels have fallen into a dangerous level of disrepair, with the owners nowhere to be found. The 8 and 10-story concrete buildings are located on cliffside land between Kinugawa River and the national highway and have been closed for 10 ~ 20 years.

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First resort condominium to be developed in Kinugawa, Nikko, in 20 years

Kinugawa River Side Residence 1

The Kinugawa River Side Residence will be the first condominium to be built in Nikko’s Kinugawa onsen resort area in almost 20 years.

It hasn’t been a smooth journey for this particular development. The original developer – Zephyr – had completed construction up to the 3rd floor before filing for bankruptcy in July 2008. The bare concrete structure sat empty for the next five years until Yokohama-based developer Daiwa Jisho Group purchased the building and land and resumed construction in May 2013. 

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