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Ryokan - Japanese Inn

A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn, offering futons and tatami mats as opposed to beds. Designed for life on the floor, tables are low and "chairs" are legless, having only backs and seats. Many times cushions will serve the place of chairs. Tea and hot water usually accompanies the room.

Upon arrival the futons are usually in the closets, to allow more space in the room, but they will be brought out for the guest before bed time, usually during dinner time when the guest is out of the room.