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5 Reasons Why You Should Stay in a Traditional Guest House (Ryokan) During Your Visit to Japan

A Ryokan is a traditional Japanese style inn that is found throughout Japan with its signature feature of tatami matted (mats made from rice straw) rooms and in house onsens (hot spring baths). Ryokans are priced at a slightly higher rate than a hotel and hostel. However, here are 5 reasons why a ryokan experience is a must-try during your visit to Japan.

3-Day Trip to Yudanaka Onsen in Nagano

Yudanaka Onsen town is great all year round; however, going in winter would be a bonus to your travel plan as you can see the snow monkeys covered in snow soaking themselves in the onsen, go skiing or snowboarding, and most importantly, enjoy the outdoor natural hot spring under the snow (one of the best life experiences ever).

An Introduction to Takayama and Shirakawa-go in Gifu

Nestled in the north of Gifu Prefecture are the famous tourist cities Takayama and Shirakawa-go. Takayama and Shirakawa-go are about two to three hours away from Gifu City and are only an hour from each other. Tourists wanting to see Shirakawa-go usually stay in Takayama due to the abundance of hotels and onsens it has to offer.

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