Sukeroku no Yado Sadachiyo 助六の宿 貞千代

Traditional luxuries to experience

No. 183

Over the course of your travels (or research for upcoming adventures), perhaps you’ve come across listings for traditional Japanese inns, otherwise known as "ryokan". Located in the heart of Tokyo, Sukeroku no Yado Sadachiyo, is a shining example of such time-honored hospitality. With beautifully arranged meals, cozy yukata to wear, and public baths that look like they belong in a hot springs resort, the fatigue from a day of sightseeing will simply melt away as you spend the evening relaxing in your room.

Even if you're not spending the night in one of their spacious and classically decorated tatami rooms, the ryokan is worth a quick stop for a couple of photos. With its paper lanterns, wooden railings and even a rickshaw, the front entrance is incredibly photogenic.

While it can be difficult to find ryokan with substantial information in English, Sadachiyo has plenty of support for guests who aren't fluent in Japanese.