Seikiro Ryokan, Miyazu, Japan

Seiki Hotel, Miyazu

The Seikiro ryokan is close to Ama no Hashidate in Kyoto Prefecture, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan, and was designated a tangible cultural asset in 2010. The traditional wooden ryokan offers a unique experience of life in Japan, from traditional hot spring bathing to Wi-Fi access throughout the building. Countless artists and writers have fallen in love with it since its establishment at the end of the 17th century. Many painters visited from Kyoto during the Edo period (1603-1867), and writers and poets including Ujo Noguchi, Kan Kikuchi, Eiji Yoshikawa and Hekigoto Kawahigashi were regulars in modern times. It has been the inspiration for beautiful fusuma (paper door) paintings, fine novels and poems, many of which are on display throughout the facility, in the large hall and in all guest rooms.

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