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.
Akita Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region in northern Japan. The climate in Akita Prefecture is characterized by short summers and long winters. In fact, central Akita Prefecture has some of the highest snowfalls in all of Japan. Akita Prefecture is full of natural beauty, and includes many popular tourist attractions. Lake Tazawako is a crater lake located in eastern Akita Prefecture, and it is the deepest lake in Japan. Kakunodate is an old castle town also in the eastern part of the prefecture and it is full of well-preserved samurai houses. Lake Towada is another crater lake and with its many waterfalls and rapids it is one of the most popular tourist spots in the Tohoku region. The Hachimantal Plateau is located south of Lake Towada and it is known for its hot springs, mountain climbing, skiing, and snowboarding. The Ogahanto Peninsula in western Akita Prefecture sticks out into the Sea of Japan and has a beautiful, rugged coastline. In 1993, the Shirakami-Sanchi mountain range, which spreads over Aomri and Akita Prefectures, was declared a World Natural Heritage Site and contains one of the world's largest beech forests.
Welcome to Yupopo Sanso. This Minshuku is nicely located near Lake Tazawa and Mt. Komagatake. It is surrounded by nature. You will enjoy hot spring baths that warm your body. This is a quiet and peaceful Minshuku. The best of this hotel is the variety of delightful dishes such as baked salmon on a magnolia leaf or small grilled char in hot sake (Iwana-no-kotsuzake). You can satisfy your appetite with seasonal home cooking using local natural ingredients such as wild plants or mushrooms. T...
Welcome to Komagatake Kanko Hotel. This Ryokan Hotel is located near Lake Tazawako, a beautiful crater lake that is also the deepest lake in Japan. There are 125 guest rooms, including 100 Japanese style rooms, 6 Western rooms and 19 Japanese-Western style rooms, divided between two buildings (Honkan and Bekkan). All 105 rooms in the Honkan have private baths and toilets, but the 20 rooms in the Bekkan do not. There are two indoor and two outdoor hot spring baths (same gender only). Japan...