Japanese inn (ryokan)

30 Things to Do in Hakone, the Gorgeous Area of Mountains and Hot Springs

Hakone, which is part of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, is a mountainous town in Kanagawa and a popular spot for those in Tokyo to visit for a day trip. It is well known for its breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji, hot springs, and its ship tours of the famous Lake Ashi. If you’ll be spending time…

30 Charming and Convenient Hotels In Nara for a Great Trip in 2017!

The historic and beautiful city of Nara has a charm which attracts people from all over the world. It is Japan at its finest, and should be a must-see for people who want to fully experience this amazing country! Nara is just a 60-minute train ride from Kyoto and a 45-minute train ride from Osaka,…

30 Comfortable Hotels in Ikebukuro for a Fun and Exciting Trip to Tokyo in 2017

Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo’s most popular entertainment districts. It is home to shopping centres such as Tobu, Seibu, and the incredibly popular Sunshine City complex. There, you’ll find multiple stores selling clothing, electronics, and more. This area also has the famous Sunshine City Aquarium and a cinema. Ikebukuro buzzes with activity in the day…

Top 28 Recommended Hotels in Asakusa For a Great Stay in Tokyo in 2017

Asakusa District in Taito is a hugely popular area of Tokyo known for its traditional restaurants and historic sights. Visitors flock to this area to get a real sense of Japanese history and culture, and can also access other spots easily from this area, including Tokyo Sky Tree. One of the most well-known spots is…

77 Luxury Hotels and Ryokans for a Relaxing Stay in Shizuoka This 2017

Shizuoka (静岡) is a beautiful prefecture in central Japan, boasting warm weather and home to the iconic tallest mountain in the country, Mt. Fuji (富士山). The southern peninsula, Izu (伊豆), is famous for its gorgeous beaches and hot spring resorts. Shizuoka is easily reachable from Tokyo (東京), and is popular among visitors for its breathtaking…

76 Hotels and Inns for Luxury Stay in Kyoto, Japan’s Culture Capital, in 2017!

Kyoto (京都) is often described as the most beautiful city in Japan. It is home to some of the nation’s most precious national treasures, including the Golden Pavilion, the shrine of a thousand torii (鳥居) gates, Nijo Castle (二条城), and streets where Geisha (芸者) in training roam. Anyone interested in Japanese culture must take a…

How Many of These 5 Facts About Japanese Hot Springs Do You Know?

Have you ever experienced bathing in a hot spring or onsen (温泉) in Japan? In the summer of 2016, I took my European husband to an onsen ryokan (温泉旅館), a Japanese-style hotel with hot springs. Apparently, his expectations were hugely betrayed in many ways. He had heard about onsen many times before but imagined something…

Try Japan’s Top Breakfasts at These 3 Hotels and Inns!

Breakfast is generally considered the most important meal of the day as it provides fuel for the day ahead. While traveling in Japan, the hotel or ryokan (旅館; traditional Japanese inn) where you are staying at will most likely provide breakfast for its guests, be it in Japanese-style or Western-style. Usually, the Western-style breakfast is…

Enjoy Japanese Hot Springs at These 3 Inns in the Resort Town of Yufuin

Staying in Japan is never complete without soaking in an “onsen (温泉)” or a Japanese hot spring. For hundreds of years, the Japanese people have enjoyed this activity mainly for socializing and its health benefits. It is considered as one of the great ways to enjoy the Japanese culture in the country. There are so…
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