2 Incredibly Secluded 'Ryokan' in Toyama
These traditional inns go beyond just being secluded—they can only be accessed by boat or tram!
8 Hot Spots to Book in Kyushu—If You Can!
We'd love to stay in any of these eight amazing Kyushu locales—but they're so popular it can be really hard to get a space!
7 Stellar Izu Hotels
Located roughly two hours southwest of Tokyo, the Izu Peninsula offers everything from modern seaside resorts to secluded hot springs with over 1,000 years of history—not to mention a few stunning views of Mount Fuji!
7 Great Shops & Inns Near Yugawara Station
Located just 90 minutes south of Tokyo, Yugawara is a great hot spring getaway. Here are seven stellar shops and inns where you can get the most out of the local flavor while you're in the area!
A Rare Sand Hot Spring
Japan has plenty of hot springs, but some of them are truly unique—like this sand hot spring in Saga Prefecture, which has a history of some 2,000 years!
Traditional Meets Modernity at Hoshino Resorts
Hoshino Resorts is a renowned resort group in Japan, creating a luxurious Japanese vacation experience. After a century, Hoshino Resorts continues its tradition of providing a blend of the premium with the decor of the past.
Private Baths in Forest Groves
Wonderful for couples, savor a luxurious experience surrounded by nature at Kinnotake Tonosawa inn.
Ichinoyu Ryokan: The Hot Choice for Hakone
The Ichinoyu Group's Japanese-style inns, or 'ryokan,' can be found throughout the Hakone area, offering half a dozen luxuriously different ways to experience this famed hot spring region. Find out why they're hot, and which one suits you best!
Top 10 Japanese Companies Over 800 Years Old
Just how old is the oldest Japanese company? You might be surprised to learn that most of the companies on our list date back centuries before the Black Plague!
Geisha & Handicraft Experiences in Hakone
Looking for things to do around Hakone? If you want to get into traditional Japanese culture, two popular activities are geisha performances and traditional local handicrafts.
The Ryokan Designed After a Moon Princess
Recommended for couples, experience a mysterious, gorgeous stay at this first-rate inn, built to evoke the tale of Kaguya-hime, the princess found in a bamboo stalk who returned to the moon.
8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass
Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!
Savor a Vegetarian Banquet in Hakone
Okudo Saryo Rikyu-an is a Hakone inn offering healthy, vegetarian 'kaiseki' cuisine—along with a classic hot spring bath right in your room!
Shop with the Touch of a Finger!
A brand-new payment system lets you make purchases with the touch of a finger. Great for tourists too!
3 Definitive Accommodations in Hakone-Yumoto
Hakone Senkei offers three excitingly different hot spring inns at Hakone-Yumoto—including one with private, detached rooms like little thatch-roofed cottages!
3 Karuizawa Hotels with Atmosphere!
These accommodation options embody the rustic-chic atmosphere of Karuizawa, the popular Nagano resort town just over an hour from Tokyo.
This Inn Looks Like a Samurai's Residence!
Japanese visitors are falling in love with the gorgeous gardens and traditional rooms at this atmospheric inn.
5 Places Too Perfect Not to Take a Picture!
You simply must check out our Top 5 picturesque 'ryokan' at Yugawara Onsen.
The Perfect Rentable Guesthouse in Uji
If you’re planning a trip to Kyoto or Uji, this guesthouse is worth checking out!
9 Classic Yugawara Ryokan with Private Baths
Traditional 'ryokan' (Japanese-style inns) are the epitome classical of Japan, and they're the backbone of the hot spring town of Yugawara. Here are nine great picks in Yugawara, each with a private bath!