For a more traditional alternative, we highly recommend staying at a Japanese inn (ryokan) for one or two nights during your tour. This experience is one far-removed from Western-style hotels. In a ryokan you will be looked after from the moment you are greeted at the entrance in a more intimate fashion, receiving the highest levels of service and delighting in the best local food available. Whether you stay in a modern ryokan-hotel, or a traditional ryokan, all rooms are Japanese-style, and a traditional dinner and breakfast is usually included. In general, we arrange for properties with private en-suite facilities. However, some more rural ryokans or temple lodgings may have shared bathroom facilities.