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ryo·kan

 (rē-ō′kän′, ryō′-)
n.
An inn or hotel in Japan offering traditional Japanese cuisine and furnishings, and usually a large communal bath.

[Japanese ryokan, from Middle Chinese lı̷ə´ kuan`, inn : lyə̆´, journey, travel (also the source of Mandarin ) + kuan`, guesthouse, to lodge (also the source of Mandarin guǎn).]

ryokan

(rɪˈəʊkən)
n
a traditional Japanese inn
[Japanese]
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In place of opulence and indulgence, connoisseurs of Japanese ryokan pay particular attention to the innas included cuisine, which should be locally sourced and seasonal; the quality of its hot spring baths, which should be large, fragrant and well situated; and (most importantly of all) the hospitality of their hosts, which should be impeccable.
Other newly launched itineraries include a journey through rural Japan, where the paper walls and rice-mat floors of Japan's ryokan inns have offered their relaxing welcome to travellers since the time of the samurai.
Onsen are hot springs and the word also refers to the bath houses and ryokan - traditional Japanese inns - where people can bathe in them.
From the vineyards in Napa Valley to the beaches of the Indian Ocean, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa and traditional Japanese hot spring Ryokan, Relais & ChEoteaux offers all the stops on the finest route for discovering each region, culture and country.
On Saturday William, whose pregnant wife Kate has stayed at home, dined in a ryokan -- a traditional Japanese inn -- with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
While much of the Kumano Kodo is accessible by car or bus, our goal is to take in as much as possible by hiking, while sleeping in traditional ryokan (Japanese inns) and minshuku (family-run guesthouses).
T While much of the KUMANOK Kodo is accessible by car or bus, our goal is to take in as much as possible by hiking, while sleeping in traditional ryokan (Japanese inns) and minshuku (family-run guesthouses).
said: "In commemoration of the 120th anniversary of Dogo Onsen main public bathhouse, ANA Group will promote Ehime prefecture by sponsoring the art festival 'Dogo Onsenart', which takes place in Dogo hot spring area, and invite the famous artists who made Ryokan hotels and the bathhouse into works of modern art.
Our reservation website "Sumayado" covers over 9,000 hotels and ryokan, or Japanese-style inns, and we strove to improve recognition of the website and to increase the number of users.
The poster adds a fleet of commercial jumbo jets to the sky above the pavilion, a branch of cherry blossoms in full bloom, and a gaggle of kimono-clad women waiting to welcome guests into the quaint ryokan and hot-springs resorts.
UK HOTEL BREAKS: Best Western (0845 250 8068) offers up to 50% off all stays at 280 hotels in January, February and March incl Ryokan Hotel, Newcastle, from PS42.