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.
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 Tanigawa Ryokan. This Modern Ryokan is located within Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, where the hot spring was discovered in the Edo Period (1603 - 1867). Tanigawa Ryokan has 35 Japanese-style rooms and hot spring baths. The baths are open 24 hours a day, and until 21:00 guests can drink sake in the hot springs. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only). There is also an outdoor hot spring which can be privately reserved in advance ...
Welcome to Minakami Sanso. This Modern Ryokan has 23 Japanese-style rooms, and 7 guest rooms have their own private hot spring bath. There are indoor hot spring baths for both women and men on the 3rd floor, and the baths hold up to 30 bathers each. The women’s outdoor rock hot spring bath accommodates up to 25 bathers and the men’s hold up to 30 bathers. There is also a private hot spring bath which can be reserved (ask at the front desk for details). Traditional Japanese-style cuisi...
Welcome to Minakamikan. Surrounded by wild nature yet only 90 minutes from Tokyo and Niigata, this traditional ryokan inn has been operating in this hot spring valley for over 90 years since its establishment in 1927. The Emperor of Japan and the Imperial Family once stayed at this ryokan, earning it a reputation as the leading hotel in the Minakami Onsen area. Fifteen different baths await exploration, like delightful outdoor rotenburo and recently renovated (2014) tatami mat baths and...
Welcome to Gensenyu no yado Matsunoi. This large ryokan features beautiful natural springs that will make you feel refreshed. There are 225 rooms at Gensenyu no yado Matsunoi.
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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