What is a Ryokan? 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.
Welcome to Matsuyama home of Dogo Onsen one of the oldest hot spring areas in Japan (along with Arima Onsen in Kobe) and frequented by famous Japanese artists and the nobility since the 6th Century. The main hot spring bath is the Dogo Onsen Honkan, and it has been in service for over 100 years. It is the only bath in Japan that has a special section for the Imperial Family. The top of the main building is decorated with the legendary white heron and a large bell is rung at 6:30 every morning to announce the opening of the bath. Two of the main baths, Tamanoyu (Water of Spirit), and Kaminoyu (Water of God), are situated in this building. Tsubakinoyu (Water of Camellia) is in a newer building about one block away. Nearby Matsuyama Castle is a fine example of Edo architecture with pleasant gardens and parks surrounding it.
Welcome to Yamatoya Besso. This Luxurious Ryokan is located in Dogo Onsen which is one of the oldest Onsen area in Japan. With a 140 years history, this ryokan was rebuilt in 1988 as a refined luxurious Japanese inn. The rooms preserve the integrity of the past, and you can enjoy the changing season from your guest room. Also you can taste wonderful fresh food from Seto Inland Sea. The service, the decoration and the kaiseki meals of this Yamatoyabesso will make you have a lovely stay.
Welcome to Funaya Ryokan. This elegant Modern Ryokan with a history dating back to the Edo Period (1600-1868), has 54 Japanese and Western-style rooms, and 9 rooms have their own private hot spring baths. There are two shared indoor hot spring baths and a sauna for the guests. A small indoor pool and jacuzzi is also available. Funaya Ryokan serves fresh seafood dishes, and all fish are caught in the Seto Inland Sea. Western-style meals are also available. Check-in time is after 15:00 and ...
Welcome to the Hotel Katsuragi. This is a large Ryokan Hotel with 110 Japanese-style rooms, and each guest room has its own private bath and toilet. There are both shared indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for women and men at Hotel Katsuragi. The women's hot spring bath holds up to 200 bathers, and it is open from 15:00 to 12:00 midnight and from 5:30 to 10:00 am. The men's hot spring bath holds up to 150 bathers, and it has the same hours of operation. Dinner is served in the privacy o...
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
Part of the Rediscover Group of Travel Companies Rediscover Japan Co., Ltd. (Japanese Guest Houses)
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