The Sawanoya Ryokan in Tōkyō, Japan was my first traditional ryokan hotel ever. It still has the spirit of past times, you’re welcomed by a very friendly family and the best of all are the two Onsen baths.
I used them every evening to relax my tired feet. The extremely hot water, the tiny garden in front of the window. I couldn’t imagine a better place after a long day – and I still think about building one here in Germany. Until today I found nothing getting really close to this experience.
2 Chome-3-11 Yanaka, 台東区