Tatami rides wave of newfound popularity among overseas visitors

Jan 5, 2017

Tatami rides wave of newfound popularity among overseas visitors

Tatami mats, a trapping of traditional Japanese life, are attracting the attention of growing numbers of tourists from overseas. To meet the newfound demand, lodgings, including high-end urban hotels, are publicizing Japanese-style rooms featuring the traditional mats. At the Hotel Grand Ark Hanzomon, tatami ...

Robot-run Henn na Hotel in Nagasaki enters Guinness book

Nov 18, 2016

Robot-run Henn na Hotel in Nagasaki enters Guinness book

The Henn na Hotel in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as “the first robot-staffed hotel” in the world, according to the chief of the Huis Ten Bosch theme park. “Our hotel will keep on moving with the evolution of ...

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Ritz-Carlton to open hotel in Nikko in 2020

A Ritz-Carlton hotel will open in the resort city of Nikko, north of Tokyo, in the summer of 2020, aiming to attract affluent foreign tourists, its operators said Monday. Ritz-Carlton Hotel Nikko will be the sixth in Japan to open under the luxurious hotel ...