Reasons to experience the inn when coming to Japan

Instead of modern motels and hotels, ryokan offers new experiences with traditional housing styles and outdoor pools.

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Ryokan or inn is a form of inn dating back to the 8th century. One of the oldest ryokan is the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, which came into operation in 705. This type of inn developed in the Edo period and is the residence of the celebrities when traveling.

Enjoy the traditional atmosphere

The inns were built long ago so have traditional Japanese architecture, including many single rooms with wooden partitions. In the room, the floor is made of tatami mats, futons and wooden furniture. Room amenities are simple and elegant layout.
Reasons to experience the inn when coming to Japan
The inns with Japanese traditional house style. Photo: Envato.
The ryokan is designed with traditional garden houses. From the room overlooking, green space and tranquility will help visitors relax after a long day.

Thoughtful service

The inns are guaranteed Omotenashi criteria, meaning dedicated customer service. Unlike the professional reception at the hotel, the boss or the owner at the ryokan will directly welcome guests with traditional Kimono costumes.

In addition, when staying at the Ryokan, you will be served free 2 traditional Japanese meals. Chefs at the ryokan are mostly experienced in making traditional dishes.

Experience the outdoor hot tub

The highlight that you cannot ignore when choosing a ryokan is a hot spring. Some inns also have outdoor baths (rotenburo). Here, visitors can sip a cup of hot tea, admire the outdoors and relax after a long day exploring.
Reasons to experience the inn when coming to Japan
A hot bath helps increase blood circulation. Photo: Kashiwaya.

The famous inns in Japan

Tawaraya is a long-standing traditional inn in Kyoto dating back to the Edo period. Currently, the inns are still maintained according to the old architecture, from the frame to the layout. Another plus point is the hostel located in the city center and near the Higashiyama District shopping shops. Ryokan Tawaraya will be a suitable choice for travelers who like nostalgia.

Located in Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kayotei serves premium rooms with private hot tubs. Here, visitors can enjoy a cup of tea and enjoy the view from the lush forests.

Coming to Japan in the fall, visitors can visit Ibaraki's Hitachi Seaside park, pick fruits at Yamanashi garden and stroll around Fuji Mount to watch the falling yellow leaves.

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