Did you know that the oldest hotel in the world is over 1000 years old? According to Guinness World Records, the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan spa hotel in Japan is the oldest hotel in the world, having opened in AD 705. (currently 1311 years old).
The hotel appears to have been owned and operated by the same family for 52 generations since its inception. It has subsequently been modernized over the generations but has retained its unique look and prismatic appeal.
As for the hotel’s modernization, its rooms are now equipped with all the modern, up-to-date amenities guests can imagine and improvisations have been done without spoiling the serene and relaxed atmosphere.
According to documents, the inn was founded by Fujiwara Mahito more than 1300 years ago and is still owned by the family. Although the hotel has been modernized over the years, the panoramic views and relaxing hot springs are still the strong points of the place.
Located not far from Mount Fuji, this hotel is also a favorite of A-list celebrities who have visited the place for its healing waters and rich history. The famous Keiunkan bath, Mochitani no Yu, is said to have water coming directly from the hot springs, and guests are also welcome to drink straight from the springs.
The hotel is decorated in traditional Japanese style and has 37 rooms. Rates start at $ 470 per night; Visit the hotel’s website for more information on how to book.