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Ryokan

Since it is located near Kyoto and Nara, former capitals of Japan before Tokyo, Arima onsen had long been loved by the Imperial family, nobility and cultured people. From the description in the 8th century, down to the reference in the ‘Pillow Book’ written by ‘Sei Shonagon’ in the 11th century, then ‘Toyotomi Hideyoshi’, the de facto ruler of the day, frequented here in the 16th century to develop...

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Hotel Sekifu, located near Isawa-Onsen Station in Yamanashi prefecture, is the perfect place for an escape for the mind and body. There is nothing like an onsen hotel to relax and recharge. Upon entering the quaint hotel, the vivid colors of the entrance bring energy to visitors. The entire hotel is decorated in a flashy, yet tasteful manner which is sure to entertain and mesmerize guests of all ages. Upon checking in, visitors fill...

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How to Check Into a Traditional Ryokan

How to Check Into a Traditional Ryokan


Posted By on Jun 11, 2014

    Ryokans, traditional hotels found throughout Japan, especially in more historic areas, are a wonderful alternative to modern accommodation. Ryokans often are beautifully decorated with traditional Japanese designs, wooden furniture, and tatami flooring. Many contain peaceful gardens and relaxing hot spring baths. Although the price of a one night stay is often high, it is reasonable considering the meals included and quality of...

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“Ryokan”, in general, offers a sleeping accommodation with dinner and breakfast.  The charges are not indicated per room but per person.  As the guests stay here to enjoy hot spring bathing and good meals, “ryokan” is equipped with large public baths and a variety of small baths for a family.  Some high-end “ryokan” have a private bath for exclusive use, as shown in the first picture, in each...

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Situated in Yamanaka Hot Spring in Kaga, Kayotei offers all relaxation to recover from this civilized world with joy of life and vitality for tomorrow. Air, water, hot spring are not only natural, but all dishes are natural excluding any addictives. Find yourself living in natural environments. Japanese Style Room (41.25sqm: Main Room 12.5 tatami mats room + Adjoining 4.5 tatami mats + Approach 3 tatami mats) Kayotei 4nights 5days...

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Asaba, located in the tranquil hot springs village of Shuzenji on the Izu Peninsula, has been a source of great inspiration since its establishment back in 1489. It’s owners throughout the years have done an exceptional job of preserving tradition by complimenting its historic architecture with simplicity and elegance while also allowing the inn to blend into it’s natural surroundings. Asaba is also well known for its Noh stage that...

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