After hiking in the mountains, its important to find a resting spot. So for Today’s Japan Photo, we will be visiting one of the traditional Japanese inns located in Toriimoto, Kyoto.
This great-looking photo of the inn was taken by thericerocket26, and I just love how the autumn leaves complements the traditional look of the ryokan. In particular, I also liked how there is a traditional paper umbrella right at the entrance of the inn.
A ryokan (旅館) is a type of traditional Japanese inn dating from the Edo period (1603–1868), when they served travelers along Japan’s highways. They typically feature tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the owner.