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.
Iya Valley is one of Japan’s most hidden valleys and is definitely off the beaten path. Until recently one would have to hike for days to reach the valley. The remoteness has its advantages and disadvantages: its beauty is unspoiled, but the area has a poor transportation system.
Iya Valley’s main attractions are its natural beauty and the vine bridges that span some of the gorges. The most popular one is located in West Iya and is close to the main village.
East Iya has the more atmospheric Oku-Iya Vine Bridges. One bridge is called the husband bridge and other one is the wife bridge. They are reminiscent of what you might see in an Indian Jones movie, but are not easy to get to.
The area is enjoyed by hikers. Please be sure to ask for maps at your ryokan.
Welcome to the Hotel Iyaonsen. This Modern Ryokan has 23 Japanese guest rooms. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only), and the indoor baths are open 24 hours a day. From the hotel, guests board the cable car and go down to the river where the outdoor hot spring baths are located. Traditional Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests at the Hotel Iyaonsen.
Welcome to the Hotel Hikyonoyu. This very large 8 story hot spring Ryokan Hotel is located in the lovely Iya Valley in Tokushima Prefecture. There are 2 buildings here - a "Honkan" and a "Bekkan". Most of the guest rooms at the Hotel Hikyonoyu are traditional Japanese-style, and each guest room has its own private bath and toilet. There are 4 shared indoor hot spring baths for women, and 4 shared indoor hot spring baths for men at the Hotel Hikyonoyu. The indoor hot spring baths are open ...
Welcome to Kazurabashi. This Ryokan Hotel has 26 Japanese-style guest rooms and 2 Western-style guest rooms. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only). Traditional, Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests at Kazurabashi. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is available.
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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