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New Travel Guide Features Japan’s Most Beautiful Inns and Hot Springs

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Coupling a minimalist aesthetic with a focus on achieving zen, Japan is renowned for its distinctive design style. On top of its beautiful landscaped gardens and tranquil tea houses, this exquisite approach can be found in its traditional spas, as outlined in Japanese Inns and Hot Springs, a new Japan travel guide by Tokyo-based author Rob Goss.

Known as ryokan, these historic Japanese inns have attracted travelers for centuries. Unlike modern hotels, ryokan have remarkably retained elements of traditional Japanese interior design, including tatami reed floors and shōji, or sliding doors. Many ryokan are within close proximity to onsens (hot springs) which provide warm water for the ofuro, or communal bathing areas. 

Japanese Inns and Hot Springs takes readers on a trip around Japan, stopping at 40 of the country’s best ryokan. Aiming to make your stay as pleasurable as possible, the book offers tips on travel, easy-to-follow advice on booking a stay, and a helpful etiquette guide geared toward English speakers. When paired with Akihiko Seki‘s beautiful photographs, this indispensable information makes trip-planning a breeze. 

Japanese Inns and Hot Springs is now available on Amazon.

Japanese Inns and Hot Springs, a new Japan travel guide, showcases 40 of the country’s most beautiful ryokan and onsen.

Japanese Inns and Hot Springs Book Japan Travel Guide Traditional Japanese Inn Japanese Hot Springs Onsen Ryokan

In addition to helpful information about each traditional Japanese inn, the book offers a collection of stunning photographs.

Japanese Inns and Hot Springs Book Japan Travel Guide Traditional Japanese Inn Japanese Hot Springs Onsen RyokanJapanese Inns and Hot Springs Book Japan Travel Guide Traditional Japanese Inn Japanese Hot Springs Onsen RyokanJapanese Inns and Hot Springs Book Japan Travel Guide Traditional Japanese Inn Japanese Hot Springs Onsen Ryokan

You can pick up a copy of the amazing guide book on Amazon.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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