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.
Shikoku Island is the smallest of Japan's four main islands, and if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing escape then Shikoku Island is the perfect place to visit. The island offers beautiful scenery, a slow-paced lifestyle, and a number of interesting sights such as castles, a ancient Buddhist pilgrimage, and arts and crafts. Visitors will need at least a week to visit the four prefectures on Shikoku - Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi, and Tokushima.
Welcome to the Hotel Iyaonsen. This Modern Ryokan has 23 Japanese guest rooms. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only), and the indoor baths are open 24 hours a day. From the hotel, guests board the cable car and go down to the river where the outdoor hot spring baths are located. Traditional Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests at the Hotel Iyaonsen.
Welcome to the Hotel Hikyonoyu. This very large 8 story hot spring Ryokan Hotel is located in the lovely Iya Valley in Tokushima Prefecture. There are 2 buildings here - a "Honkan" and a "Bekkan". Most of the guest rooms at the Hotel Hikyonoyu are traditional Japanese-style, and each guest room has its own private bath and toilet. There are 4 shared indoor hot spring baths for women, and 4 shared indoor hot spring baths for men at the Hotel Hikyonoyu. The indoor hot spring baths are open ...
Welcome to Kazurabashi. This Ryokan Hotel has 26 Japanese-style guest rooms and 2 Western-style guest rooms. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only). Traditional, Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests at Kazurabashi. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is available.