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What are Ryokans?

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What are Ryokans?

Ryokan are Japanese-style inns, complete with a wide variety of facilities. In most cases, guests are served dinner in the evening of the day they arrive and breakfast the next morning. Rooms are usually Japanese-style, with straw tatami mats used for flooring. Guests sleep on futons (thin mattresses that are spread on the tatami mats at night and stored folded in a closet during the day). Ryokan are characterized by the highquality service that they offer and their diligence in maintaining a purely Japanese atmosphere and Japanese-style service.

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