The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan is the world’s oldest hotel

Can you imagine a hotel business run by 52 generations of the same family for over 1300 years? The oldest hotel in the world, the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan Hotel is located at the foot of the South Japanese Alps in Yamanashi Prefecture and has all of its hot water is directly sourced from local hot springs. While continuous renovations have been made to this 4 star facility established 1,300 years ago, the location still manages to maintain its historic and traditional style and atmosphere. With tatami floored rooms and no internet access, guests can enjoy the calm and scenic surroundings of Kyoto (this should be Yamanashi; edited for the asshole who enjoys coming to my blog for his personal entertainment). What is the secret to a long-lasting and successful business? The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan holds a Guinness World Record for “the world’s most historic inn.”


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