Yoshikawa Ryokan, Kyoto, Japan
The Yoshikawa Ryokan in Kyoto is one of a small group of much sought-after Japanese inns. The service is refined, with both breakfast and dinner served in your room by a kimono-clad maid. The rooms are well proportioned and furnished in traditional style with tatami mat floors and paper shoji doors, arranged around an exquisite garden with a pond filled with koi carp. You will be sleeping on a plump futon bed which is laid out and then removed in the morning by your maid with the utmost of discretion. The Yoshikawa Ryokan is well-renowned for its famous tempura restaurant, which is certainly worth trying.
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