Japanese inn (ryokan)

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…

Heading to Yamagata? Here Are 4 Must-Try Activities in the Area!

A place known for its agricultural products, hot springs, rural flair, and natural beauty is Yamagata (山形). It is a large prefecture along the coast of the Sea of Japan in the Tohoku (東北) region. Historically speaking, the aboriginal Ezo (蝦夷) people are greatly rooted in this place. There are also several major attractions that…

A Ryokan in the Middle of a Big City? Relax at This Upscale Inn in Tokyo

Travel and tourism has long been a leading industry providing people the chance to enhance globalization. One of these which brought about major changes among people in the revolutionary scale is Hoshino Resorts Inc (星野リゾート). It increased people’s opportunity to experience the richness of the Japanese culture through building friendships and local relationships. To extend…

5 of the Historically Enchanting Inns You Can Stay at in Kyoto

Besides for being dubbed as the best city in the world, Kyoto (京都) remains awash with remnants of its past glory. It is a place stunningly rich in heritage sites, exquisite cuisines, and a little sprinkling of modernity. As a place often visited by people, it also boasts historically enchanting inns which have been accommodating…

Visiting Kumamoto? Stay at This Lovely Japanese Hot Spring Hotel!

Ever feel like you want to stay somewhere with the luxury of a big, fancy hotel but with the quiet, understated charm of a ryokan? There are countless onsen hotels in Amakusa, with Shimoda boasting dozens to choose from. We stayed at the Amakusa Shimoda Onsen Garasha – a small Japanese style hotel with Western-influenced…

Soak in the Beauty of Nature and Japanese Tradition at a Luxurious Sanctuary Ryokan

At the tip of Noto Peninsula is the Yoshigaura Onsen (葭ヶ浦温泉) which was first established in 1579. Also, there is only one isolated ryokan (Japanese inn) nearby called, “Lamp No Yado” which was built around 1790 and has always been popular among guests looking for a luxurious onsen that’s secluded with has a great view.…

Feel Warmly Welcomed at this Friendly Onsen Ryokan in Hokkaido

Ryokan Dai-ichi Takimotokan is nestled in the secluded valley of Noboribetsu-Onsen in Hokkaido. It has over 150 years of history and has been long loved by locals due to its warm and family-friendly hospitality. It is located in a natural vista where the onsen waters flow from the active volcanoes in the area. It is…

Enjoy 140 Years of Historical Beauty and Succulent French Cuisine by the Riverside in Kyoto!

Funatsuru’s history stretches back into the 1800’s where its journey of specializing in fresh seafood all began. The name originates from ‘funa’ (a type of freshwater fish) and part of the founder’s name, Tsuruzaburo Tanaka. Funatsuru then expanded into a large Japanese inn and restaurant in 1922 which greatly influenced the restaurant culture of Kyoto,…