According to the Guinness World Records, the world’s grizzled Inn is Japan’s Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi. It is believed that this hotel is since 1300 years from 705 AD. Since the day it was built, it is kept closed only for the renovation purpose and not for anything else. Till date, when it celebrates its 1311th anniversary, it is found to be run by almost 50 generations of the same dedicated family.
Soak yourself in hot springs that were once appreciated by the samurai patrons and leaders. Check out this hotel’s beauty.
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Keiunkan is located in the village of Hayakawa in Japan. This hotel was last time renovated in 1998. Its interior totally belongs to Japanese tradition and customs and is modified according to the modern generation.
The hot tubs sustained by underground springs that tend to be the hotel’s trademark. The hot springs were once relished by samurai patrons like Japan’s military leaders who belonged to the first generation of shogunate family.
The hotel building is located in a mountain valley which allows a peak view out from the windows. This surely makes the breakfast exquisite.
The hotel offers tea as a welcome drink on the arrival of any guest. Overall the inn’s menu offers traditional Japanese meals.
The central heating for the restaurant is dispensed by the hot springs and total water in the hotel is taken from them as well. This fountain exists at the entrance of the guest house.
The hotel has changed a lot compared to its earlier infrastructure, but only one that hasn’t changed and is constant is hot spring. In addition to it, there is also another bath inside the house.
The hotel encompasses 45 rooms in all that are furnished in an exclusive traditional Japanese manner. The rooms were accommodated by samurai, emperors at the sometime or the other.
The hotel speaks for a place that offers utter solitude and meditation away from the urban hustle and hubbub. So there is no television or internet access.
This place of rejuvenation compromises of rooms that provide access to their personal stone pools. And for those who feel tired of bathing can also go for sauna.
The historic hotel is accessible throughout centuries; the family has been in residence. The hosts really care a lot about their guests and feel proud to offer peace and happiness to those who literally need it.