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 (rē-ō′kän′, ryō′-)
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).]


a traditional Japanese inn
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At first glance, the ProPILOT Park Ryokan looks like any other traditional Japanese inn, or ryokan.
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However, unlike any other inn, if you were a guest at Japan's ProPILOT Park Ryokan resort, you could avail the luxury of having unusual amenities such as slippers, tables and floor cushions self-park, when not in use, to their designated spots at a push of a button.
What sets this ryokan apart is that the slippers, tables and cushions are rigged with a special version of Nissan's ProPILOT Park autonomous parking technology.
Nissan will offer a free night at the ProPilot Park Ryokan, located in Hakone, Japan, for one lucky pair of travellers.
Last week, Nissan unveiled ProPilot Park Ryokan - based on a traditional Japanese inn.
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Abe is planning to invite Putin to a ryokan traditional inn with a hot spring in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Abe's political home turf.
Where to stayFor lodgings with an old-school feel but all the contemporary comforts, you simply must book into Ryokan Yoshida Sanso in the scenic historic zone.
We take our family or friends with us and we sleep in a ryokan.
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.