World Oldest Hotel – Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan (Yamanashi, Japan)

Written by on June 24, 2023

According to the Guinness World Records, the oldest hotel in the world is Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan. This ryokan—a traditional Japanese inn—has been owned by a whopping 52 generations of the same family. Founded in 705 AD, famous guests have included Tokugawa Ieyasu, the Land of the Rising Sun first shogun, and Kouken, its 46th emperor.

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