RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Houshi Ryokan in Awazu Kaga Onsen (Ishikawa)— Recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the inn with the longest history in the world. We are upholding the hot spring ryokan tradition. With 1300 years of history, this hot spring has long had the reputation of, “bathe once and you’re instantly beautiful, bathe twice and you can say goodbye to all ailments. A profound sense of Japanese tradition can be felt throughout this long standing ryokan.
Access: 25 min by taxi from Komatsu Airport
Private Onsens (For couples, families, tattoo wearers
(1) Rooms with indoor hot spring baths available
(2) Rental hot spring baths for private use (outside guest rooms): 2 baths
Spring quality/qualities (Please refer to this page for the health merits)
Tourist spots nearby
Natadera Temple, Kakusenkei Gorge Walking Path, Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen Garden, Tojinbo Cliffs, Eiheiji Temple
Stayed in by famous persons
The rooms in “Enmeikaku” have hosted members of the Imperial Family and are used repeatedly for movies and television shows.
This ryokan is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest inn. It also belongs to the Henokiens Association, a French-born international organization for long standing enterprises that only allows participation by companies with over two hundred years of business.
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