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.
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 Osenkaku. There are 4 buildings in this Traditional Ryokan. The main guest room buildings at Osenkaku are the "Honkan" (original building) and the "Higashikan" (east building). The Honkan is a 3 story wooden building with 16 guest rooms and each room has its own private toilet. The Higashikan is a 5 story concrete building with 21 guest rooms, and 6 of the guest rooms have their own private baths and toilets (the other 15 guest rooms have their own private toilets only). The Hi...
Welcome to Bunzan. This ryokan is on the same property as Osenkaku, and it is usually closed during the weekday but open on weekends. There are 13 Japanese-style rooms in this Luxurious Ryokan and each room has its own private bath and toilet. There are shared indoor hot spring baths for both women and men, and there are also four wonderful outdoor hot spring baths for the guests. Fresh, seasonal cuisine is served at Bunzan. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00a...