Japanese inn (ryokan)

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. blog.hgphakone.jp/ Hakone…

Setting Up A Budget According to the 4 Accommodation options in Tokyo

In Japan, there are many different types of places that you can stay in, not just the normal hotel! In the UK, there are really only two options, a hotel or a hostel (which are not always great quality). However, in Japan, there are many different options in terms of where you can stay. 1.…

The Wonders of Sendai, Matsushima’s nature and onsens

I would like to introduce some places, features of the beautiful northern city of Japan. Sendai city is the Capital of Miyagi prefecture and also the largest city in Northern Japan. It is also known as the Green City for its well balanced layout with mountains and forests, and also Academic city because it hosts…

Tottori, Where the Yokai Meets the Traditional!

If you are planning a trip to Tottori prefecture and looking for a ryokan (traditional Japanese style accommodation) experience, I have an excellent recommendation for you. Located in Yonago city, Shogetsu faces directly towards the sea of Japan and has a direct entrance leading from the hotel onto the beach. I stayed here with my…

Experience the Authenticity of Japan at Mukaitaki Ryokan!

Visiting Japan surely include sightseeing, picture taking from here and there, walking around, and devouring the Japanese cuisines. After a long day of all the activities, it is nice to have a break at a certain place. We want to stay in a place where we can feel comfortable and cared for. Thence, the Mukaitaki…

5 of Kyoto’s Best High-End Traditional Japanese Hotels

Kyoto was Japan’s ancient capital for over 1,000 years and it remains the most historically important city in Japan. If you go, you should make sure that you visit Kyoto to appreciate what this ancient imperial capital has to offer. Kyoto has lots of Ryokans or inns, where travelers can stay and feel relaxed, and…