Ryokans 11 Best Boutique Hotels (2023)

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Discover the best Ryokans in Japan with our curated list. Experience the traditional charm of Japanese hospitality, unwind in serene tatami rooms, and indulge in exquisite kaiseki cuisine. Immerse yourself in the soothing ambience of onsens (hot springs) and embrace the art of relaxation. Uncover the timeless beauty of the best Ryokans in Japan and create cherished memories.


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Wanosato offers luxurious Japanese-style ryokan stay in a 160-year-old quaint Gassho-zukuri thatched-roof house, nestled in the tranquil woods. It features a bedrock and a cypress public hot spring bath, where guests can unwind with mountain views. The property is a 20-minute complimentary shuttle ride from JR Takayama Station.

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SETOUCHI RETREAT by Onko Chishin, also known as Setouchi Aonagi, it’s a seven-room boutique luxury hotel designed by the esteemed Pritzker Prize winner architect Tadao Ando - renowned for his minimalist designs and notable creations like the Chichu Art Museum.

infinity pool perched over a mountain, at SETOUCHI RETREAT by Onko Chishin
a pool between concrete walls, at SETOUCHI RETREAT by Onko Chishin
living room at SETOUCHI RETREAT by Onko Chishin
room with views, at SETOUCHI RETREAT by Onko Chishin
dining table at SETOUCHI RETREAT by Onko Chishin
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Experience Kyoto in true Japanese style at this authentic ryokan, offering traditional Japanese breakfast, and a welcome tea ceremony. The rooms feature private gardens and an inviting open-air bathtub.

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