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.
Located in the northwest part of the Kanto region, Gunma Prefecture is only a one hour train ride from Tokyo. Famous for its natural beauty, Gunma Prefecture is best known for its hot springs, lakes, highlands, and mountains. There are a number of national and prefecture parks, and within these parks there are an endless number of spectacular hot springs (See a Hot Spring Experience for more details). Gunma Prefecture is a wonderful destination for those travelers seeking to escape the city and get back to nature.
Welcome to Hoshi Onsen Chojukan at Hoshi Onsen (Hoshi Hot Spring) in Gunma Prefecture. This Traditional Ryokan is the only ryokan at Hoshi Onsen and it has 37 Japanese-style rooms. The wooden interior at Hoshi Onsen Chojukan is beautiful, and building has a lot of character - there is a covered walkway over the Nishi River and traditional Japanese hearths in many of the guest rooms. There is a very large indoor hot spring bath with mixed bathing (both men and women) except from 20:00 to 2...