Immersive Tranquility: A 10-Day Journey through Japan's Ryokans

Published on 16 October 2023 at 16:51

Embark on an immersive 10-day journey through Japan's iconic ryokans with Dounya Irrgang. Uncover the perfect blend of tradition and modernity as you explore Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. Join Dounya on a cultural odyssey featuring kaiseki delights, tranquil onsens, and the distinctive charm of ryokan hospitality.

Day 1-2: Tokyo Ryokan Experience

Explore Tokyo's vibrant Asakusa district, immersing yourself in history at Senso-ji Temple. Stay at a traditional ryokan, savoring a delectable kaiseki dinner. Discover the fusion of old and new in Shibuya and Shinjuku.

Day 3-4: Hakone Hot Springs Retreat

Journey to Hakone for scenic views and private onsen experiences. Cruise Lake Ashi, visit the Hakone Open-Air Museum, and relish local kaiseki. Unwind in your ryokan's onsen, overlooking the majestic Mount Fuji.

Day 5-6: Kyoto's Cultural Tapestry

In Kyoto's Gion district, stay in a ryokan and delve into traditional tea houses and geisha culture. Explore Kinkaku-ji and the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Indulge in Kyoto-style kaiseki and attend a serene tea ceremony.

Day 7-8: Nara's Tranquil Charm

Experience Nara's nature and culture as deer roam freely. Stay in a nature-surrounded ryokan, visit Todai-ji Temple, and explore Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Conclude the day with a peaceful evening stroll in Nara Park.

Day 9-10: Osaka Culinary Delights

Conclude your journey in Osaka's Minami district. Stay in a ryokan, explore Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, and indulge in local street food. Revel in the last night with a memorable kaiseki dinner, marking the end of a remarkable Japanese adventure.


Reflect on the rich tapestry of experiences woven during this 10-day journey through Japan's ryokans. From Tokyo's vibrancy to Kyoto's cultural gems, Osaka's culinary delights, and beyond, Dounya Irrgang's travel blog captures the essence of a Japan adventure. Join the exploration and relish the unique blend of tradition and innovation in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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