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.
Ise is located in the Mie Prefecture. This prefecture lies near the ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto, and it possesses a mild climate and a very attractive setting. Mie Prefecture has both the mountains and the sea, and visitors will enjoy the natural beauty of this special part of Japan. One of the highlights of this area is the Ise Shima National Park. Located on the Shima Peninsula, there are many things to see and do here such as visiting the Ise Grand Shrines (over 2,000 years old and the most important Shinto Shrine in Japan), Futami no ura (theme park based on Japanese history from 1477 to 1598), Toba (containing a pearl museum, pearl diving demonstrations, and an aquarium), and Kashikojima (offering scenic boat trips around Ago Bay).
Welcome to Asakichi. This Traditional Ryokan has been in operation since the mid-1700s. Asakichi is built on a steep slope and from the distance it looks like a 5 story structure. There are Japanese style guest rooms as well as shared baths for both women and men (same gender only). Traditional Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests at Asakichi. Traditional furniture and tableware is also on display which shows local daily life from many years ago. Check-in time is from 16:00 and ...
Welcome to Hoshidekan. This is a traditional 2 story Minshuku with 13 Japanese-style rooms and a Japanese garden. There are two shared baths at Hoshidekan for both women and men (same gender bathing only). Meals are not included in the price but can be ordered in advanced. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is available.
Welcome to Yukinosato. This Modern Ryokan has 41 Japanese-style guest rooms, and 7 of the guest rooms have their own private outdoor hot spring bath. All of the guest rooms at Yukinosato have their own private bath and toilet too. There are both indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for women and men (same gender only). Yukinosato also has indoor and outdoor “family baths” - hot spring baths which can be private reserved for guests (please ask at the front desk when you check in). Check...
Welcome to Oyado The Earth. This Luxurious Ryokan has 16 Western style suite rooms each with a private outdoor hot spring bath. They also have public hot spring baths (same gender only) where guests can relax and enjoy the lovely ocean view. Delicious Japanese cuisine is served at Oyado The Earth.
Welcome to Todaya Ryoan. This wooden Luxurious Ryokan has been hosting guests since 1830 and is surrounded by a lovely Japanese-style garden. Conveniently located near Ise Jingu Shrine (a 7 minute walk), Todaya Ryoan has 10 Japanese-style guest rooms and there are indoor baths for both women and men (same gender only). Todaya Ryoan is famous for its delicious Japanese-style cuisine (its restaurant is well known in the area). Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00....