Japanese inn (ryokan)

Japanese Accommodation for Budget Travellers

Japan offers an interesting form of accommodation, from cheap guesthouses to first class hotels, with almost everything in between. Although most options are more expensive than what you’d expect to pay in other Asian countries, you can still find some bargains. JNTO offices abroad and TIC offices in Tokyo and Kyoto stock some useful materials…

Japanese Ryokans: the Best Traditional Food and Hot Springs

The quietest and calmest sceneries are usually located in the countryside, away from the bustling of the city, and are the traditional-style Japanese inns. They are popularly known as “ryokan”. This is a not-so-ordinary bed-and-breakfast stay, for you will be experiencing Japan and it’s wondrous traditions from the past. Ryokans are thought to be more…

2 Highly Recommended Accommodations to Enjoy Your Hokkaido Trip!

Hokkaido is located in the north of Japan and is a must-go place if you truly love nature, snow sports or even if you just want to escape the heat of Tokyo during summertime. However, having such a trip requires you to make a plan for a place to stay. Here are two great ways…

Get the most out of your stay: traditional Japanese inns

The best season for travelling and taking a vacation is coming! Next time, if you are planning to travel to Japan, you might want to experience something unique. It is not only about traveling for fun, but also about having precious original experiences or having solid cultural knowledge about the destination. If you go to…

3 comfy and highly recommended old-Japanese style accommodations

Most people who visit Japan always wonder if it is possible to stay in a traditional old style house. Everyone is curious to know how it is and how comfortable it can be. It is also the best way to understand cultural elements of the everyday Japanese life. Of course, it is possible to stay…

3 Recommended Ryokans for Your Fukuoka Trip!

If you are going to the Kyushu Islands and more precisely to Fukuoka, we would like to recommend you a few ryokans, or Japanese inns. These accommodations are perfect if you are looking for experiencing Japanese traditional culture and if you are not so interested in the latest modern conveniences. Comparing to the other means…

Strange Accommodations You Will Only Find in Japan!

Japan offers various kinds of accommodations, from Western to Japanese types. They are available at different rates, from cheaper ones to expensive. If you have a holiday in foreign countries, maybe the typical accommodations that you can choose are normally limited to hotels, apartments or villas. In Japan, the are a lot more types of…

Top 10 Kyoto Hotels: Travelers’ Choice 2015 Winners

Kyoto became the capital of Japan in the 8th century. It flourished as the center for Japanese politics, economy and culture for some 1,100 years until the capital functions were transferred to Tokyo in the mid-19th century. There remain many temples and shrines in Kyoto that were built during this long period. Seventeen historic sites…

Have a pleasant time in Nagano: hot springs, Japanese archery and snow monkeys!

If you’re looking for a great mountain getaway in Japan with mountains, snow, monkeys and hot springs, you should try heading to Uotoshi ryokan in Nagano. I stayed there during December and it was a great winter experience! Location Author’s photo Getting to the Ryokan from the train station only took about 10 minutes, even…

Fantastic Ryokans in Hakone With Relaxing Onsen and Delicious Food!

Why stay in Hakone? Have you ever thought of staying in an onsen (Hot spring) facility? For many people, staying in an onsen ryokan would be a great unforgettable experience to have in Japan. In this article, I want to recommend you the two best Ryokan with hot springs in Hakone Onsen Area. Hakone is…