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.
Ishikawa Prefecture lies along the Japanese seacoast, and its spectacular Noto Peninsula extends out into the Sea of Japan. The capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture is Kanazawa which is located on the coast. Along with Kyoto, Kanazawa escaped the bombing during the Second World War and as a result some of the city remains as it as been for hundreds of years. Visitors can explore the tiny narrow crooked streets and passageways of the Nagamachi Samurai district and discover the former samurai mansions and old geisha quarters. Kanazawa has a history of arts and crafts including superb lacquer ware, exquisite kimono cloth, and some of the finest pottery in Japan.
Kanazawa is located near Shirakawago, a historical farming village that has remained much as it was during the Edo Period. Today you can stay in one of these thatched roof farmhouses built in the Gassho Zukuri style.
Welcome to Nakayasu Ryokan located in the heart of downtown Kanazawa. This warm and cozy Modern Ryokan offers guests easy and quick access to the famous historic spots in Kanazawa. There are 21 Japanese-style rooms are available, and there are shared baths provided for both women and men (same gender only) at this ryokan. Traditional Japanese cuisine is served to the guests at Nakayasu Ryokan. Check-in time is after 14:00 and check-out time is before 11:00 am. Parking is available.
Welcome to Murataya. This 3 story wooden Minshuku has 11 Japanese-style guest rooms. There are shared baths for both women and men (same gender only) as well as a lovely Japanese garden. Traditional Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests at Murataya. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is available.
Welcome to Chaya Ryokan. This Modern Ryokan is conveniently located near JR Kanazawa train station. There are 22 Japanese-style rooms at Chaya Ryokan. Chaya Ryokan serves its guests fresh and delicious 10 course Japanese-style dinners. After a long day of sightseeing, guests can relax in the ryokan's wonderful baths (same gender only). Guests can leave their luggage at the hotel prior to check-in and after checking out. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. E...