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Ryokan, Yay or Nay

Should You Stay at One in Japan or Not

Donny Kimball
10 min readMay 12, 2018

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A traditional ryokan in Japan that has an onsen by the river
This story was originally published on donnykimball.com and has been syndicated here on Medium.

Japanese ryokan… Are they a quintessential experience or something that is totally overrated? If you do any digging online, you’ll find that many travel guides glorify staying at a ryokan as a “must-do” activity in Japan. That said, not all ryokan are created equal. Moreover, the experience is not…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/