What is a Ryokan? Like a Western-style inn, maintaining the special, atmosphere and appearance is more important than providing the latest modern conveniences. Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
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Beppu is located on the east coast of Kyushu island, sandwiched between the Seto Inland Sea and its steep mountains and hills. It has long been known as Japan's premier hot spring resort city. In fact, there is more hot spring water in Beppu than anywhere else in Japan. Over 100 hot spring resorts are located in this city of 125,000, and visitors from all over Japan flock to Beppu to relax in the hot spring pools, hot mud baths, and hot sand baths.
Welcome to Asahiya Ryokan. This Traditional Ryokan has 20 traditional Japanese-style rooms, and natural hot spring baths for both women and men. A "Family Bath" is a also available which means a family can hang a sign outside of the hot spring bath and bathe privately. Japanese "kaiseki" (formal) meals are served at Asahiya Ryokan in the privacy of your room, and all meals are also cooked using the natural heat of the ryokan's hot spring. Check-in time is after 14:00 and check-out time is...
Welcome to Seikai-Beppu. This Ryokan Hotel has 24 Japanese-style guest rooms, and 12 of the guest rooms have their own private outdoor hot spring bath. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only). Traditional Japanese-style seafood cuisine is served to the guests at Seikai-Beppu. Check-in time is after 3:00pm and check-out time is before 10:00am. Parking is available.
Welcome to Miyukiya. This Minshuku has 2 buildings and there are a total of 12 Japanese-style rooms in Miyukiya. There are both indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for women and men (same gender only). Traditional Japanese cuisine including fresh seafood is served to the guests at Miyukiya. Check-in time is after 2:00pm and check-out time is before 10:00am. Parking is available.
Welcome to Mikasaya. This Minshuku is located in Beppu, a famous hot spring resort area. More specifically, it is in Kannawa Onsen hot spring area, where Ippen, a Buddhist monk, opened the hot springs for healing and therapy in the 13th century. There are 2 rock baths that are for men to use when it is busy, but they can be used by anyone when it is not busy. There is also a family bath that can be reserved for private use. Guests can even try drinking the hot spring water at Mikasaya! Fr...