ryokan

Gravure model NFT series wants to attract online investors, real-world visitors for hot springs

Series pairs gravure models with onsen ryokan.

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Miss school field trips? Now adults can go on a “school trip” too with new plan at Nara hotel

With lots of tour-like features and educational experiences, you’ll learn a lot and have fun, too!

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Japanese etiquette lesson: Should you fold up your own futon when leaving a ryokan inn?

The sleeping mat has to get folded up before it gets put away, but who should do the folding?

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We stay in a converted Kyoto townhouse filled with traditional charm and overwhelming hospitality

We spend a couple of nights soaking in some wa.

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We order lunch at Mos Burger-owned restaurant, end up with traditional Japanese breakfast

Mr. Sato’s light lunch ended up turning into a feast for the gods.

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Why do Japanese hot spring inns give you tea and sweets at check-in? For your own safety

It may not be the only reason, but part of the plan is that green tea and wagashi will help keep you safe during your stay.

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Samurai luxury — Renovated 400-year-old ryokan near Chiba’s coast can be yours to rent【Photos】

The inn is actually an upgraded traditional Japanese house that’s continuously served as a residence for officials for more than 400 years.

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World’s second-oldest hotel offers new self-service stays to cope during pandemic

Japanese onsen ryokan adapts to the new normal after being in business for over 1,300 years.

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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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