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Writer’s retreat ryokan — Tokyo inn treats you like novelist on deadline, with strict “editors”

Learn what it feels like to be a novelist with an editor hounding you about your manuscript!

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Yamagata prefecture to open “kimono retreat hotel” in 2021 based in historic renovated property

Area will offer great opportunities to learn about the local culture, as well as the wonderful world of kimono craftsmanship.

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Traditional Japanese inn offers ultimate amenity: A cat companion to spend the night with

Hot spring town ryokan lets guests try out the experience of owning a cat so they can learn if they want a permanent pet of their very own.

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How to turn konbini food into a luxury Japanese meal

It looks like a breakfast at a fancy ryokan inn, but all this food came from a humble 7-Eleven and cost about 10 bucks

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Hakone onsen ryokan offers crazy cheap “Gimme a flippin’ break from the coronavirus” room deals

Less than $US40 a night gets you two luxury meals and a room with a private rotenburo bath attached.

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Oldest ryokan at Japanese onsen resort goes bankrupt due to coronavirus

COVID-19 claims its first major business casualty in Japan.

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Doll otaku’s plastic bedmate gets loving hospitality from beautiful Japanese hot spring inn

Traditional ryokan in onsen resort town wants to make sure both guests sleep tight.

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Rakuten Travel reveals the top 5 best-rated, off-the-beaten-track Japanese ryokan inns

If you want a true getaway, one of these inns would be the perfect place to stay!

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Japan’s cheapest hotel charges just 130 yen (US$1.20) for a room, with a huge, no-privacy catch

Even if you’re traveling by yourself, you’ll never be alone since you’re on a 24-hour live stream.

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The top 10 hot springs Japanese travelers want to visit this fall

Nothing’s nicer on a cold autumn day than a hot outdoor bath while gazing at the changing leaves.

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Japan Travel: 17 Things to do in Oita, Japan’s onsen prefecture

There’s so much more to Oita than amazing hot springs. 

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Miniature Japanese ryokan room captivates all our hearts with its teeny tiny perfection

A Twitter artist fashioned a super small hotel scene next to a plug socket, and we can’t stop staring at it.

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18 awesome overnight hot spring trips from Tokyo, and a quiz to help pick the best one for you

If you had 18 days, you’d do them all, but if you’ve got pick just one, this onsen expert’s flow chart is here to help.

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The Ryokan Tokyo Yugawara offers a unique writer’s retreat with a luxurious onsen

This is one of the most relaxing ways to get over writer’s block we’ve ever heard of.

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Beautiful new Tokyo hotel gives you the best of both worlds with hot spring bath in the big city

A legitimate open-air hot spring experience is waiting at this urban oasis.

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New commercial shows people in Japan offending foreigners with their stinky breath【Video】

Survey says one in two foreigners have been bummed out by meeting Japanese people with bad breath.

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Prior owners of Keiunkan ryokan, the world’s oldest hotel, liquidate company

Hot spring inn, founded in 704, has fallen on hard times.

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Japan travel: Best places to see, eat and stay at Nagato and Mine in Yamaguchi Prefecture

This is where you’ll find Japan’s largest cave, a BBQ by the sea, and a rural hotel where Russian President Putin slept in a room behind bulletproof glass.

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Japan travel: Best things to do, see and eat in Hagi and Yamaguchi City in Yamaguchi Prefecture

View a National Treasure, stop off at a former school for samurai sons, and stamp on a stone pavement that “sings”.

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Japanese YouTuber seeking last minute hotel lodgings finds room for one that “might be a bit big”

CEO of virtual YouTuber agency found himself sleeping in a cavernous room that dwarfed his tiny bed, to the delight of netizens.

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