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Luxurious Onsen Hotel in the Heart of Tokyo

| Onsen , Shinjuku

Travelers looking to stay in traditional Japanese ryokan, or inns, usually have to venture out of major cities and into less-populated areas. And while that’s definitely part of the allure, the newly established Yuen brings the tranquility of an urban oasis to one of Japan’s most densely populated areas: Shinjuku.

The new onsen ryokan seeks to offer the best of Japanese hospitality, minimalism and relaxation. The name Yuen means "origin" in Japanese. And that naming serves as inspiration to return to the origins of ryokan as a place where travelers would come to rest and eat.

The design team at UDS, along with art director Shun Kawakami of artless Inc have created a stunning environment that transports you into another world after walking through the blue noren curtain. The entrance walkway, lined with pebbles, plants and lanterns, leads into an 18-floor tower, complete with 193 guestrooms.

For a closer look at this elegant slice of paradise, read the original article from our friends at Spoon & Tamago via the link below!