Ryokans are the best kept secret in Japan as far as foreign visitors are concerned. Handed down from generation to generation, they remain elusive, mysterious and inaccessible to outsiders. But things are changing. As travellers seek out new experiences in accommodation, ryokan owners in Japan are also opening their doors. A first-time panel featuring a ryokan expert and owners.
Hisashi Kashiwai, Novelist & Writer
Kyohei Yamamoto, 3rd successor, Beniayu (A 57 year old Ryokan)
Yusuke Nagata, 3rd successor, Sozankyo (A 64 year old Ryokan)
Moderator: Aya Aso, CEO, AGORA Hospitalities
- Event:WIT JAPAN & NORTH ASIA 2015