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.
Chiba Prefecture is located just east of the Tokyo metropolitan area. For many foreign tourists, Narita International Airport will be their first contact with Japan. It is the main international transportation hub in Japan and it ranks as one of the world's leading international airports. There are many sightseeing attractions in Chiba Prefecture too. Near JR Narita train station there is Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and the Naritasan Park and Calligraphy Museum. In Sakura, the National Museum of Japanese History is the only museum in Japan which concentrates solely on Japanese history and culture. Sakura has other attractions such as the Old Samurai Houses of Sakura, Makata Shrine, and the Tsukamoto Sword Musuem. There are many hot spring resort areas on the Boso Peninsula in southern Chiba Prefecture as well.
Welcome to Wakamatsuhonten. This 3 story Modern Ryokan has 19 Japanese-style rooms and 8 of the guest rooms have their own private bath and toilet. Wakamatsuhonten is located directly across the street from Naritasan Temple, and from some of the rooms on the 2nd floor and all of the rooms on the 3rd floor guests can see the temple. There are private baths for both women and men (same gender only), and there is also a family bath where a family can hang a sign outside of the bath and bathe...
Welcome to Otakeya Ryokan. This Ryokan Hotel is located in Narita, in Chiba Prefecture and is close to Narita International Airport, which serves Tokyo and the surrounding areas. A family bath is available at Otakeya Ryokan, and there are also laundry facilities (an extra charge must be paid). Japanese style rooms are available for guests, and traditional Japanese cuisine is served. Check-in is from 15:00 to 21:30, and check-out is before 10:00 am. There is a 22:00 (10:00 pm) curfew at Ot...