Japanese inn (ryokan)

Looking For an Outstanding Ryokan in Hokkaido? Stay at The Best of 2016!

Are you looking for a special place to stay in Hokkaido not too far from Sapporo, with not only the most comfortable rooms but also the best food and drinks? Boutique ryokan ‘Otaru Ryotei Kuramure’ is one of the best small hotels in Japan, in fact, it is so popular that it has been awarded…

Treat yourself with a Relaxing Countryside Getaway to Rejuvenate in Hyogo!

Self-care is important in many ways and is a great way to help people recover from the stresses and the fatigue from being overworked. It is all about caring for the body and mind in a relaxing way to increase productivity and happiness. So, if you’re feeling stressed, why not take some time out from…

3 Remarkable Reasons to Book an Unforgettable Excursion to Noto Peninsula!

Noto Peninsula is well-known for its coastal scenery and rural atmosphere and projects north into the Sea of Japan from the coast of the Ishikawa Prefecture. However, getting around the area has known to be quite inconvenient which is why rental cars have been greatly recommended. These can usually be rented in any of the…

Guesthouse Naramachi: Step Back in Time at This Traditional Inn in Nara

Going on holiday in Japan is an experience quite different compared to travelling in other countries, mainly because of the wide variety of places in which you can spend the night. Aside from normal hotels (ranging from budget B&B style to top chains like the Hotel Nikko or ANA Crowne Plaza), you can also choose…

Chill Out at These 3 Hot Spring Hotels in Akita

In the deep mountains of the Tazawa Kogen plateau in Akita Prefecture, lie a collection of onsen ryokans (Japanese-style hotels) known as “Nyuto Onsen.” It is simply the perfect place to enjoy the forest scenery while socialising and enjoying traditional Japanese meals. Plus, you get to relax in the natural hot springs that are constantly…

Essential Tips on Enjoying Hot Springs at a Japanese Inn

Taking mineral baths or bathing in hot springs is one of the oldest Japanese traditional cultures. In Japanese language, they are called “Onsen (温泉)”.   board.postjung.com/ Onsen can be considered a part of Japanese daily life. The water originally comes from the underground after passing through an impermeable layer of clay and stones which contain…

Hoshi Ryokan: Experience the Rich History of this 1300-year-old Hotel

Autumn and winter are coming but going on an adventures should still be possible in these cold seasons. One place that needs to be experienced is Hoshi Ryokan (hotel and hot spa) – which is considered to be the second oldest hotel in the world with a history of 1300 years of continuously-operating business. History…

3 Traditional Japanese Inns to Relax You in Sapporo

Onsen ryokan are traditional hot spring inns that will relax you and give you the complete experience of the heart of Japanese traditional culture. After soaking in the hot spring, change into a yukata robe and enjoy Japanese cuisine in a spacious hall. Hokkaido is famous for being a hot spring area, so many different…

Need to Relax? Visit the Hirayama Onsen Taichi Resort in Yamaga

Perhaps you are an onsen-pro, visiting your public bathhouse every weekend and chatting with the locals, or perhaps you’re still more of a novice to the whole public bathing experience. Either way, if you’re a fan of the hot springs of Japan, you can’t fail to be impressed by the Hirayama Onsen Resort in Yamaga,…