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Traditional or contemporary Ryokan (Japanese Inn) - which is best? 📸
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As part of the (utterly fantastic) Train Suite Shiki-Shima 4 day / 3 night trip, we spend one of the nights off the train. We get to choose between three different hotels but I immediately opt for Zaborin, in the Hanazono woods in the Niseko area on Japan’s north island of Hokkaido.
Zaborin (the zen meditation word meaning ‘sit and forget’) is a contemporary ryokan featuring only 15 guest villas - each are absolutely exceptional with two private authentic (indoor and outdoor) hot spring baths. I will post a detailed review on my website soon. I cannot explain how fantastic this place is - absolutely stunning architecture and design from Na Nakayama Architects.
I will write up about the whole trip, but in the meantime please check out the full Japan itinerary on my website at ThePrivateTraveller.com 👍