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5 Favorite Japanese Ryokans
Hakone Ginyu, Hakone
Tucked away in a lush mountain valley outside Hakone, this contemporary spa resort takes its inspiration from the simplicity and tranquility of traditional ryokan design
Kai Hakone, Hakone
This simple ryokan provides Japanese and Western style rooms that open onto a picturesque riverside setting.
Kayotei Ryokan, Yamanaka
Set in a delightful mountain village, seemingly frozen in time, but just 30 minutes from Kanazawa, this ryokan is nothing short of magical.
Kurayado Iroha, Miyajima Island
This authentic ryokan located on Japan's quaint Miyajima Island offers gorgeous views of the iconic torii gate
Wanosato Ryokan, Takayama
This special retreat located outside of the town of Takayama is housed in hundred-plus-year-old buildings of the local Gifu vernacular style.
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An emerging destination in world travel, the small island country of Sri Lanka offers an amazing variety of experiences in close proximity. Explore ancient Buddhist archaeological sites, colonial tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries and age-old cities. Throughout this lush land elephants roam freely, birding is a national pastime and an awareness of our place in the environment pervades all aspects of life.