The oldest hotel in the world to stay in: 1300 years of Japanese hospitality history.

26/08/2021 14:40

Fujiwara Mahito, the son of an aide to Emperor Tenji, founded an inn near a hot spring at the beginning of the 8th century. The enterprise quickly became popular – politicians, members of the ruling dynasty, military commanders and samurai stayed there.

In 2011, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest hotel in the world – it has existed for 1316 years. It is now run by the 52nd generation of the Fujiwara family. The hotel is located in Yamanashi Prefecture, a two-hour drive from Mount Fuji.
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan has 35 rooms that are furnished in old Japanese style.

Guests are provided with traditional national clothes, appropriate and comfortable for relaxation. The custom has been preserved to take off your shoes before entering the building.

The main feature is 6 natural baths fed by 4 hotel hot springs. The hot spring still supplies the hotel with water, from household needs and swimming pools to a decorative fountain at the entrance. At Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, the lack of Wi-Fi allows you to completely immerse yourself in a relaxing holiday.

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