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 was founded in 705. The ryokan, which is about 1300 years old, has been owned and managed by the Hoshi family for forty-six generations.
- Official website in English
- Official website in Japanese
- "Hōshi". The Henokiens. Archived from the original on 2007-10-30.
- Short documentary about Houshi from 2014
|This article about a Japanese building– or structure–related topic is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This Ishikawa Prefecture location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a Japanese corporation– or company–related topic is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|