As well as being one of the most famous ryokan in Japan, Gajoen is located in Myoken Onsen, a hot-springs resort renowned for its beauty worldwide. Gajoen’s charm lies in its simplicity: guests to this exclusive ryokan can expect farm-fresh cooking entirely prepared using locally-sourced ingredients, all picked and prepared on the very day of consumption.

This ryokan boasts roomy thatched huts which are built in harmony with the surrounding landscape – some villas even have trees growing through them. Gajoen’s theme of sustainable luxury can be seen even in the smallest details, from the elegance of its private hot spring baths to its decorative flowers, so fresh and vibrant as to give the impression of having been arranged moments before your arrival.