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Kyoto ryokan in winter | 11/12/20

111219 ryokan 01 Kyoto ryokan in winter  |  11/12/20

A ryokan (旅館) is a traditional Japanese inn.

111219 ryokan 02 Kyoto ryokan in winter  |  11/12/20

Staying in a ryokan is an experience that is very elemental. The materials found inside are few: wood, glass, and the straw of the tatami (traditional mats used for flooring).

111219 ryokan 03 Kyoto ryokan in winter  |  11/12/20

The simple rooms are a changing environment used for working, eating, and sleeping with the staff making adjustments to the configuration at the appropriate time for each. During winter the ryokan is particularly cozy when the futon is brought out at bed time.

111219 ryokan 04 Kyoto ryokan in winter  |  11/12/20