Japanese inn (ryokan)

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 accumulated…

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,…

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. resources3.news.com.au/ Ryokans are thought to be…

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…