Ryokan are Japanese style inns found throughout the country, especially in hot spring resorts.
More than just a place to sleep, ryokan are an opportunity to experience the traditional Japanese lifestyle and hospitality, incorporating elements such as tatami floors, futon beds, Japanese style baths and local cuisine, making them popular with both Japanese and foreign tourists alike.
There are many different kinds of ryokan, varying greatly in terms of size, cost and style. Some ryokan are small, family run establishments with just a few rooms, while others are large, hotel-like facilities with hundreds of rooms. Ryokan also range from no-frills, budget varieties to costly establishments catering to the very wealthy.pacious suite rooms are a blend of modern Japanese sophistication and western design. These rooms include soft western style beds, a covered open air stone bath and private garden. The comfortable wooden outdoor chairs are for savoring the beauty of the surrounding forest and mountains and listening to the river flowing through the narrow valley below.
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