World's oldest hotel

World’s Oldest Hotel



July 20, 2024

  • The world’s oldest hotel is often considered to be Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, a traditional Japanese hot spring inn located in Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.
  • The hotel has been owned by the same family for over 50 generations and has been in operation since it was founded in 705 AD during the Nara period.
  • Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is known for its serene setting in the mountains and its hot spring baths fed by natural geothermal waters.
  • The hotel’s long history and charming traditional architecture make it a popular destination for tourists seeking a unique cultural experience.
  • While Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is often recognized as the oldest continuously operating hotel in the world, there may be other ancient accommodations that have existed for a long time but have not been as well-documented or have experienced changes in ownership or management over the centuries.