Grab a ryokan today
Book yourself a stay at a traditional Japanese hotel, known as a ryokan, on your next stay. Ryokans have been around for hundreds of years. But what makes these hotels different is their emphasis on Japanese atmosphere and decor, as well as its unique services and superb meals served onsite. You may have a long way to travel to get to your ryokan, but with Orbitz you can book your stay quickly.
What’s so great about ryokans?
Surrounded by nature, these Japanese guest houses aim to please those looking for a peaceful getaway. When you arrive, remove your shoes, open the sliding door, and step into your own tatami-matted room. Ryokan rooms may also feature a porch or balcony, connected by another sliding door.
Make sure you set aside some time to take part in one of the most popular ryokan activities at your traditional Japanese accommodations—soaking in a hot bath. Most of these baths are heated by a onsen, also known as a hot spring. Pro Tip: The baths are communal areas, but they are separated by gender.
You won’t have to leave your ryokan to sample awesome Japanese food. You can have dinner and ceremonial tea served in your private room, or in the public dining area. These meals typically consist of traditional Japanese cuisine, featuring seasonal and regional delicacies.