Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan

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Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is located in Japan
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan
Location within Japan
General information
Architectural styleJapanese architecture
LocationHayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates35°33′15.9″N 138°18′21.7″E / 35.554417°N 138.306028°E / 35.554417; 138.306028
Opened705; 1314 years ago (705)
Known forOldest hotel in the world with the richest history
Other information
Number of rooms35

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan (西山温泉慶雲館)[1] is a hot spring hotel in Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. Founded in 705 AD by Fujiwara Mahito, it is the oldest hotel and one of the oldest companies in operation. In 2011, the hotel was officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest hotel in the world.[2][3] It has been continuously operated by 52 generations of the same family (including adopted heirs) for over 1,300 years.[4]

The Keiunkan lies at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains. Since its foundation, the hotel has had all its hot water sourced directly from the local Hakuho Springs. The hotel was last renovated in 1997 and has 37 rooms.[5]

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  1. ^ 西山温泉慶雲館 translates as "Western mountain onsen of the Keiun era". Japanese hot spring resorts are known as onsen and Keiunkan refers to the hotel's foundation in the second year of the Keiun era.
  2. ^ "Oldest hotel". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  3. ^ "Koshu Nishiyama Hot Spring | Keiunkan | [Official] English site". Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  4. ^ "A 1,300 year-old hot springs hotel that's in the Guinness Book of World Records". Retrieved 2015-04-03.
  5. ^ , Morris, Chris. The World's Oldest Hotel Has Been a Family Business for 1,300 Years Fortune. 16 January 2016

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