Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan
|Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan|
Location within Japan
|Architectural style||Japanese architecture|
|Location||Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Known for||Oldest hotel in the world|
|Number of rooms||35|
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan (西山温泉慶雲館) is a hot spring hotel in Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. Founded in 705 AD, 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. It has been continuously operated by 52 generations of the same family (including adopted heirs) for over 1,300 years.
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.
- 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.
- "Oldest hotel". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
- "A 1,300 year-old hot springs hotel that's in the Guinness Book of World Records". www.japanpage.net. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
- Morris, Chris. The World's Oldest Hotel Has Been a Family Business for 1,300 Years Fortune. 16 January 2016
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