Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan  - The Oldest Hotel In The WorldNishiyama Onsen  

The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan spa hotel was originally opened in 705 AD, and in 2011, it was declared the oldest hotel in the world by Guinness World Records (currently 1319 years old).

Since its inception, the hotel has been owned and operated by the same family for 52 generations.

The hotel was slowly modernized but retained its colorful charm and unique demeanor as the generations passed.

With the hotel's modernization, the rooms were equipped with all the modern amenities you could ask for without sacrificing the calm and relaxing ambiance.

Type: Spa   Traditional
Location: Yamanashi  Japan  East Asia

The main entrance to the world's longest-standing hot spring inn with snowy peaks of the fourth tallest mountain in Japan, Mount Aino.

The oldest hotel in the world is in Japan, the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan

The 1,319-year-old hotel lies at the foothills of the Akaishi Mountains, and during autumn, the trees and vegetation turn into a festival of colors.

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan building

During your stay at the hot springs at the base of the mountains, you can enjoy the same caliber of legendary hospitality experienced by noble samurai, famed shogun, and tourists for over a thousand years.

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan During Spring
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan - World's Oldest Hotel

The traditional interior features Tatami mats and classic art decorations that are typical for ryokans in Japan.

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan lounge

The interior space opens to nature when the sliding doors move to the side.

Traditional japanese room in the oldest hotel in the world

The hotel restaurant offers unique Miyama Kaiseki meals, seafood from Sanga, and some of the best Koshu beef in the entire world.

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan view on the terrace

Kitadake Suite has a free-flowing open-air bath and a balcony overlooking the river.

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan balcony with river views

The hotel boasts several hot springs that have been recognized internationally for their relaxing and curative properties.

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan private balcony

After checking into your beautiful Japanese hotel room, you can take a dip in their hot springs, which are gunning for another Guinness World Record for the most productive hot spring in the world (pumping over 1,630 liters per minute).

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan indoor pool and hot tub

Romantic outdoor thermal bath with lush green forest view. Keiunkan has six pools, four open-air baths, and two indoor baths.

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan outdoor hot tub with mountain views

The hotel has four different sources of healing mineral waters sourced from Hikou Springs.

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan natural pool

The picture-perfect Japanese garden of Keiunkan, where guests can rejuvenate.

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan hotel and garden
Japanese garden at the world's oldest hotel

Yamanashi Prefecture is home to many mountains, including Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan.

Yamanashi Prefecture and Mount Fuji
Nishiyamaonsen Yushima 25, Hayakawacho Minamikomagun, Inne, Yamanashi, Japan 409-2702