Tag Archives: Ryokan

Fuji Guest House Hakone – Ryokan Review

Fuji Guest House

During our wonderful visit to Hakone, we stayed in the Fuji Guest House Ryokan. Nestled in the mountains around Mount Fuji, Hokone is famous for their onsen and lovely ryokan.

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Top 5 Ryokan With Private & Public Onsen

Woman bathing at Japanese onsen
One of our readers asked in our recent article Top 5 Ryokan in Japan, what are some top ryokan that are located in beautiful surroundings and have their own private onsen for guests. That’s a great question!

Now if you’re not familiar with what exactly and onsen is, let me help you with that first…

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Top 5 Ryokan in Japan

Best Ryokan in Japan

As promised during our introduction to the Japanese ryokan, we’re back with a rundown of some of the best ryokan in Japan.

Ryokan can certainly vary in quality and price. And when it comes to top ryokan, you will definitely be paying a top price for a quality. With so many great ryokan to chose from, we tried to pick a few of the best from different locations throughout Japan.

So here is our top 5 picks for Japanese ryokan!

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Staying at a Ryokan

What is a ryokan?

You’ve probably come across the term ryokan in your travel books or perhaps you’ve had a friend suggest that you stay in one if you visit Japan.

But what is a ryokan? And how the heck do you pronounce it?

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Places to Stay in Tokyo – Meguro Gajoen Ryokan

Meguro Gajoen
Akihabara News just posted a great video on one of the oldest Ryokans (Japanese style hotel) in Tokyo, the Meguo Gajoen.

Tokyo Gajoen is your ordinary modern luxury Hotel, it is still possible however to visit the Historic part of this hotel, with a dedicated tour guide where you will learned how guest in the Past were treated in a gorgeous traditional wooden Ryokan.

For more information, be sure to check out the Meguro Gajoen web site or the reviews over at Trip Advisor.