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.
Japan has eight beautiful regions rich in culture and diversity. Select a region to explore and view available ryokans.
Hakodate lies in the southwest corner of Hokkaido and faces the Tsugaru Strait. At the end of the 19 century, Hakodate developed as a port town open to foreign trading and as a result today visitors can see the remnants of European, American and Russian style architecture. The Motomachi section of Hakodate houses the Western style architecture as well as various churches including the Russian Orthodox Church. One of the biggest attractions of the city is the Asaichi fish market located near the Hakodate train station. There are more than 360 stalls selling all kinds of seafood in the morning hours. At the top of Hakodate mountain visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the city below.
Welcome to the Kyoba. This Traditional Ryokan is located in Hakodate city. The Kyoba was built in 1909, and was originally a private house. There are 5 guest rooms at the Kyoba, none of the rooms have a private bathroom. This ryokan offers 2 different views; either of the sea or the mountains. Please be aware that the Kyoba do not serve meals.
Welcome to Wakamatsu. This Ryokan Hotel is divided into a "Honkan" and a "Bekkan". Some of the guest rooms in Wakamatsu's Bekkan have a view of ocean. There are 29 traditional Japanese-style rooms: eight in the Honkan and 21 in the Bekkan. Both the women's and the men's indoor hot spring baths can hold up to 20 guests, and they are open from 6:00 am to 9:00 am and from 15:00 to midnight. The women's and men's outdoor hot spring baths can hold up to 7 guests, and they are open from 15:00 t...