Let’s be honest, we’ve all dreamed of a trip to Japan. But this time around why not let go of the Egyptian cotton sheets and LCD flat-screen TVs, and immerse yourself in a Japanese custom by staying in authentic accommodation? The solution? A ryokan (旅館) of course!
Once used as free rest houses for long-distance travellers, these Japanese inns typically feature woven-straw tatami mats (畳), futon bedding (布団), and onsen hot spring baths (温泉) – all the original gems you’d expect from Japan.