Here’s one that’s definitely for your wishlist. The Koshu Nishiyama Hot Spring – see the map below for its location – is officially the oldest hotel in the world according to the experts; the Guinness Book of World Records.
It was founded in 705. And if you’re from the USA or another new country, you might have a problem getting your head around that number as an actual year. But yes, the world did exist in those days and so did this hotel.
For over 1300 years, guests have enjoyed the free-flowing hot springs that the hotel offers.
The location is remote – and the hotel has totally stunning scenery. It is almost cut off from the rest of the world and offers an unrivalled tranquility. The hotel, including the guest rooms, is furnished and decorated in traditional Japanese style and offers the world-renown high standards of Japanese-style hospitality.
Chances are that it’s not the cheapest hotel you will ever stay in – you’ll be paying over $300 per night for a huge double room – and the nightly rate includes a Japanese banquet-style dinner and breakfast the following morning. Your rooms, depending on which you choose, will have a view of rivers, mountains, valleys or ravines.
And enjoy the video below.
WHERE IS THE HOTEL?
Koshu Nishiyama Hot Spring
825 Yujima, Hayakawa-chō,
JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.