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What is a Ryokan
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Get the best out of a RYOKAN

Kyoto, once prospering as the nation's capital for over 1,200 years is the city of arts, tradition and history. Kyoto plays a significant role in the identity of Japanese people. Experience this authentic part of Japan in a Ryokan.

Why do Japanese people feel most comfortable on Tatami floors?
Why do Japanese people from outside Kyoto praise Japanese food in Kyoto?
Why is it difficult for Japanese people on vacation to decide whether to stay in a hotel or a Ryokan when they come to Kyoto?

Kyoto is the city where Japanese people can reassure their ethnicity and remember the most important things about being Japanese.


In a Ryokan, get more out of the basic necessities in life; food, shelter and clothing. An experience different from the common hotel. A Ryokan is an accommodation facility original to the owners taste, influenced by Japanese culture, style and feel. A service that can't be found anywhere else in the world; only here in Japan.

Don't miss the opportunity to experience a deeper Japan.