Hoshi Ryokan

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Main entrance
Hot springs spa bath at Hōshi Ryokan in winter

Hōshi (法師?) is a ryokan (Japanese traditional inn) in the Awazu Onsen area of Komatsu, in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Founded in 718, it was once thought to be the oldest operating hotel in the world until the realization that another Japanese hotel, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, had claim to this title: it had been founded in 705.[1] The Hoshi Ryokan has been operated by the same family for forty-six generations.[2]

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  1. ^ "Oldest Hotel". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Hoshi — The world's oldest hotel, Getaway Fact sheets, Ninemsn, 21 September 2006, retrieved 2010-03-10 

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Coordinates: 36°19′54″N 136°26′53″E / 36.331698°N 136.448109°E / 36.331698; 136.448109