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Grace & Ryosuke at the 'Ryokan'

Our favorite Texan in Tokyo heads to Tochigi to try her first 'ryokan' experience—and we've got the video here!

Stay in a Luxurious 160-Year-Old Farmhouse

Immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture at this 160-year-old 'ryokan' in Hida-Takayama.

Spend a Star-Studded Evening at Kurokawa Onsen

Awarded two stars by the Michelin Green Guide Japan in 2009, Kurokawa Onsen Town is an amazing place to unwind with 24 hot spring baths you can enjoy even as a day visitor, some with very surprising features.

Let This Onsen Ryokan Accentuate Your Beauty!

It may be basic, but this rare sodium bicarbonate hot spring in Wakayama Prefecture can soften and remove dead skin cells, leaving you feeling like a brand new person.

4 Relaxing 'Ryokan' in Busy Tokyo

Traditional Japanese inns are usually located in quiet and remote places far away from busy cities. However, did you know there are quite a few 'ryokan' within Tokyo too? Some of them are even hiding in the middle of the city!

Top 10 Best Ryokan of Japan

If you're looking for traditional Japanese-style lodging, look no further than these ten Japanese inns.

Top-Notch Ryokan Puts All Others to Shame

This Japanese inn shows guests the true meaning of hospitality by coming out to greet you as you arrive and leaving a thank you note by your shoes when you leave.

Yamagata: Rivers of Ice & Snowy Onsen

Established in the 1400s as a silver mine, Ginzan Onsen reached its height in the 1600s. After the silver was gone, the population thinned, but the hot springs were still known as a place for therapeutic bathing.

This Ryokan Has an Onsen You Can Stand In

Feel the water rush up from below in this 1.25-meter-deep hot spring carved out of solid rock!

4 Very Creepy Ryokan

Is there anything cooler than a 'ryokan' with a bit of a thrill? These Japanese inns just might give you a chill!

Visit the World-Record-Holding Oldest Hotel

This hotel has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest hotel in the world, and is just a prefecture away from Tokyo!

The Poster Spring for Japan Rail

Located deep in the mountains of Miyagi, this hot spring hotel is all about healing. Its outdoor 'onsen' is so picturesque that it's been featured in posters for JR.

Niseko's Goshiki Onsen

Hokkaido's Niseko area is mostly famous for its great skiing, but it's a hot spring paradise as well!

My First Time at a 'Ryokan'

The Japan Guy gives us his first impressions of a traditional Japanese inn in a refreshingly humorous way!

Charming Traditional Ryokan in Gero

This charming and magnificent ryokan, with its in-room 'kaiseki' dinner, is a great reason to venture into the hills above Gero.

Full Japanese Breakfast, Miniaturized

What kind of food will you eat at a ryokan? Check out this cute, miniature version of a meal to get some pointers!

Stunning Ryokan Views in Shizuoka

Indulge in incredible 'ryokan' getaways in the area the emperor chose for his villa.

5 Reasons to Stay at Hakone Ginyu

Known as one of Japan’s top 'ryokan,' Hakone Ginyu is the perfect combination of modern and traditional. Here are five reasons to hang your hat up here for a few nights!

Onsen with an Ocean View

Wowing guests with a 35-meter-high (115-ft) panoramic view overlooking the ocean, this Chiba Prefecture 'ryokan' is sure to delight hot spring lovers. And getting there from Tokyo is easier—and cheaper—than you think!

Enjoy Winter to its Fullest at Mukaitaki Inn

Savor the fantastic sight of candles in the snow, the natural springs flowing through the baths, and the delicate local cuisine of Aizu.

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