The phrase ‘Old is Gold’ reaches a God-level once you actually come across something that might actually be so old that the ‘old-gold’ statement itself feels like a recently made quote. Now we know you might be thinking that exaggeration too should have a limit but wait till you see this oldest hotel in the world, and we kid you not, this thing is standing from the time when the entire date system was different.
Still don’t get it? Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is the oldest hotel in the world which is surviving since 705 A.D, this is definitely one of the many things that Japan is proud to have. The hotel has successfully kept the engagement of its owners to a level where it has been passed down to 52 generations! Family business does have a charm of being passed down to many generations but 52, the number speaks for itself, and I mean the generation itself has completed the golden jubilee.
Founded by Fujiwara Mahito, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan was even officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest hotel in the world in 2006, as if that was supposed to be a shocker! The 1300 years old hotel is situated at the foot of the beautiful Akashi Mountains and the fact that its hot water sources are directly from the local Hakuho Springs makes it much more mesmerizing.
So now you know where to enjoy the world’s oldest and natural spa and boast about it to people about how unique of an experience it is that you have crossed off your travel bucket list. The rooms do have the basic modern touch to maintain the standards of luxury however the feel of the traditional architecture is something that you will for sure experience in this beautiful yet the oldest hotel in the world.
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