Unique Japanese hotel that is over 1300 years old!

Unique Japanese hotel that is over 1300 years old!

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is the oldest hotel in the world located in the Japanese village of Hayakawa. Founded in the year 705, the hotel is celebrating its 1311th anniversary. What's particularly amazing is that for all this time, the unique hotel has been owned by the same family, with 52 generations having already passed!

Moreover, over the course of 13 centuries of its existence, the hotel has only closed a few times for renovations. The last reconstruction took place here in 1998. The interiors of Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan reflect the traditional Japanese style combined with all the necessary modern conveniences. However, you won't find any televisions or internet here: everything in the hotel is aimed at providing guests with the perfect conditions for relaxing the body and mind.

Exterior View.


Unique Japanese hotel that is over 1300 years old!

The main feature of the hotel is the hot baths fed by underground springs.


Unique Japanese hotel that is over 1300 years old!

The hotel is located in a mountain valley, so every window offers a view of the mountains.


Unique Japanese hotel that is over 1300 years old!

The menu offers traditional Japanese dishes.


Unique Japanese hotel that is over 1300 years old!

The house is heated by hot springs, and all the water in the hotel comes from there. There is even a little fountain at the entrance.


Unique Japanese hotel that is over 1300 years old!

Another bath inside the house.


Unique Japanese hotel that is over 1300 years old!

The hotel has 35 rooms, all furnished in traditional Japanese style. Emperors, military leaders, and samurais have stayed in each room at some point.


Unique Japanese hotel that is over 1300 years old!

People come here to relax from the information noise and be alone with themselves.


Unique Japanese hotel that is over 1300 years old!

Some rooms have access to a private stone pool. And for those tired of bathing, there is a sauna available.


Unique Japanese hotel that is over 1300 years old!

Unique Japanese hotel that is over 1300 years old!

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