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Ritz-Carlton to expand Japanese footprint with Nikko hotel

Next summer, Tobu Railway plans to offer historic steam train rides in the Nikko area.

UTSUNOMIYA, Japan -- Ritz-Carlton Hotel plans to open a property in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, as early as 2019, as part of a push to expand operations in Japan.

The U.S. luxury-hotel operator will work with Japan's Tobu Railway, which owns roughly 20,000 sq. meters of land by Lake Chuzenji.

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