Entries tagged: Luxury Ryokans

An Interview with Jiro Takeuchi, Hotelier of Kayotei Ryokan

An Interview with Jiro Takeuchi, Hotelier of Kayotei Ryokan

Ker & Downey recently returned from a trip to Japan where we had the opportunity to visit local artisans; a memorable experiences. We spoke with Mr. Jiro Takeuchi, hotelier of Kayotei, Ker Downey’s preferred ryokan in Kanazawa, about their artisan experiences and his history in the industry. An amazing experience in Japan is a one-on-one encounter with several humble, incredibly talented artisans in Kanazawa, an easy 2.5 hour journey on the speedy bullet train from Tokyo.  Kanazawa is a superb destination, a UNESCO Creative City known for its regional handicrafts and folk arts.  This wonderful city is rich in cultural […]

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Our Favorite Luxury Ryokans of Japan

Our Favorite Luxury Ryokans of Japan

A stay in one of Japan’s luxury ryokans is a great way to experience traditional Japanese culture, warm hospitality, and meticulous attention to detail the country has become known for. Ker & Downey has picked our favorite luxury ryokans to help you plan your journey to Japan. For centuries, travelers along the Tokaido road in Japan have been resting their weary bodies in ryokans. Typically located in rural areas around hot spring towns, the traditional Japanese inns were developed for traveling samurai in the 17th century. Today, they are an excellent way to experience Japanese heritage and hospitality. Within the […]

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