RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
March 1, 2023 update
Photo: Shiudeyama, Konpira Onsen
Due to the travel restrictions amid COVID-19, ryokan reservations made in 2022 were concentrated in the last three months, after the Japanese government relaxed several inbound control measures. Under ordinary circumstances, cherry blossoms in spring, the long vacation in summer, and the colourful foliage in autumn result in large numbers of visitors, but the list of the most popular onsen ryokans in 2022 fails to reflect such potential demand and is hugely advantageous to ryokans that are particularly attractive in winter. For that reason, we have also posted the list of 2019 when COVID had not yet become a pandemic at the end of each section. Please take it as a reference.
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We offer particularly detailed information about onsen ryokans that provide guest rooms with private open-air baths (rotenburo), and onsen ryokans with rental hot spring baths for private use (kashikiri-buro). This website gives a lot of useful tips to people travelling in couples and families. If you are concerned about privacy and want to have a unique hot spring experience with someone special in a relaxed manner, this site is the best place to find the perfect onsen ryokan for you.