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.
Welcome to Unazuki Onsen. This hot spring resort is located on the eastern side of Toyama Prefecture which lies along the Sea of Japan. Unazuki Onsen was first developed in the early 20th century, and over the years it has developed into a modern hot spring resort full of ryokans and modern hotels. Unazuki Onsen is known as having one of the most purest hot springs in Japan. There is a sightseeing train which visitors can take to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains, rivers, and ravines. In the autumn this area is particularly beautiful when the fall leaves change color.
Welcome to Entaijiso. This Ryokan Hotel is built on a bank overlooking the Kurobe River and Kurobe Valley. Entaijiso has 82 Japanese-style rooms, and each guest room has its own private bath and toilet. There is a beautiful glassed-in hot spring baths open day and night with a view of the surrounding area. This hot spring bath at Entaijiso is open to both women and men (same gender only - men's bathing hours: 15:00-19:45; women's bathing hours: 20:00-10:00). There are also hot spring bath...
Welcome to the Hotel Kurobe. This Ryokan Hotel has 42 Japanese-style rooms, and each guest room has its own private bath and toilet. There are also shared indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for women and men (same gender only) at the Hotel Kurobe. Fresh Japanese-style seafood and vegetable dishes are served. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is available.
Welcome to Enraku. This huge, 15 story Ryokan Hotel is built into the side of a hill overlooking the Kurobe River. Enraku has 61 Japanese style rooms, and each guest room has its own private bath and toilet. There are large shared indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for the guests to enjoy. From the 1st and 3rd floor baths, there is a lovely view of Kurobe River below Enraku. The women's hot spring bath holds up to 50 bathers and it is open 24 hours a day. The men's hot spring bath holds ...