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ryokan (plural ryokans)
- A traditional Japanese inn with communal baths and other public areas.
2008 April 27, “Gift to the Mailroom, From the Boardroom”, New York Times:
- Mr. Ducasse is pursuing plans for a new hotel one hour from central Tokyo, a cross between a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, and an auberge, a French country inn.
a traditional Japanese hotel
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