The Hoshi Ryokan hotel, located in Japan is the oldest hotel in the world with more of 1,000 years of history. More than 40 generations have been caring for this beautiful hotel. It was built at the source of a river that is rumoured to have healthy properties.
It’s not just a supposition that is the oldest hotel in the world; this fact is registerd by the “Guiness Book of World Records”. The hotel is regarded as special mainly due to the location and properties of the surrounding environment.
Each building of this hotel is dedicated to the year’s seasons and are decorated accordingly. It has 100 guests rooms, lots of spas, indoor and outdoor hot spring baths and much more offers.
Another special thing to point out is the gastronomy and the tea ceremony. The last one is served with centenary old practices; it’s a very relaxing tradition and is considered a real art.
If you want to spend a special night or a few special days in this hotel you will probably need to have your wallet ready, with an average of 300 euros per night and only including breakfast. It will depend as well on the services you require.
Here’s the Ryokan’s website if you are interested on getting more information. You will find all the information in English.
Practise Japanese traditions and feel like as if you are living in this beautiful country, enjoy!