Would you believe us if we told you one of the oldest hotels in the world was built in Japan back in 705? Well, it’s true. And in fact, Japan is actually home to a lot of the world’s oldest accommodations. To make this list a little more interesting, we decided to add in some historical hotels from all corners of the world that you’ll definitely want to book for your next vacation. Here are 17 of them:
1. Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan – Yamanashi, Japan — Opened in 705
Remember the old Japanese hotel we mentioned? Well, it’s called the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan and it’s located in the prefecture of Yamanashi. It was founded way back in 705 and has been owned by the same family and its heirs for centuries.
Located at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains, this inn is also home to a hot spring that’s loaded with calcium nitrate, chloride spring, and sodium. Visitors of this hotel – which was also crowned the world’s oldest hotel by the Guinness Book of World Records – are able to enjoy the benefits of the spring or spend their time lounging in one of four open-air baths and indoor tubs.