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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).]
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a traditional Japanese inn
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