Ritz Carlton to open in Nikko, Japan


Surrounded by mountainous landscapes, sacred forests and rich traditions, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, owned by Tobu Railway Co., Ltd., is expected to open in 2020 in Nikko, Japan. It will be the Ritz Carlton’s first resort in Japan and it will be set amidst a UNESCO World Heritage site in Japan.

Ritz Carlton in Nikko, Japan

“Today’s luxury traveler is increasingly seeking out unique experiences and the opportunity to become immersed in a destination’s culture. We are delighted to meet this need by opening exceptional properties in exciting new locations such as Nikko,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton. “We will be working to curate a Nikko experience that truly showcases what is special about this destination while bringing to life and honoring its UNESCO heritage.”


Located in the Northern Kanto region of Japan, the famous tourist destination of Nikko lies approximately two hours north of Tokyo. It is an outdoor and cultural tourism destination that features many natural jewels including the Kegon Falls and an array of famous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.

Nikko has long been known as a holy place and was named a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the cultural, religious, and architectural significance of its richly decorated temples. Set amidst the mountains and forests that make up this special site, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko will be located along the east end of Lake Chuzenji, south of Mount Nantai. It will  provide guests with easy access to prominent scenic attractions including Nikko’s National Park and the UNESCO World Heritage designated area.

The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko will offer 94 guestrooms and suites, each designed to provide guests with an extravagant view of either Lake Chuzenji or Mount Nantai. Dining options are expected to include an all-day dining restaurant, a Lobby Lounge and Bar, as well as a Western restaurant. The fitness facilities and signature Ritz-Carlton Spa will offer an opportunity for complete rejuvenation through unique treatment rooms and a private onsen (Japanese hot springs).

Nikko has a long and rich history, making it an attractive destination for domestic travelers and a growing destination for overseas travelers looking to more deeply experience Japan and its culture,” said Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “We are truly excited to be collaborating with Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. to bring yet another unique resort to Japan.”


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