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In fact, we have a memorable stay at Houshi Ryokan on 7 Feb 2011 during Chinese New Year period. It is at Azawu Onsen near to Kanazawa.
5. Houshi Ryokan, Japan
For an authentic, and Zen-like, Japanese night, try a ryokan. These inns offer simple tatami-matted rooms withfutons, traditional Japanese food and communal hot water spas.
The Houshi Ryokan in Hokuriku, Ishikawa, north-west of Tokyo, is one of the oldest ryokans in Japan. It’s been managed by the same family for 46 generations and has been in business for more than 1,300 years.
Its elegant sukiya-style rooms are designed according to Japanese architectural ideals and the ryokan’s legendary hot spring, or onsen, is reputed to have curative properties. Local dishes are served for breakfast and dinner.
Cost: Guest rooms start from US$91 per night.