There is a hotel in Japan for more than 1,300 years old and has never ceased to operate.
The message talks about a hotel in Japan which is supposedly operating for more than 1,300 years. Yes, it is a fact, Houshi Ryokan is the famous hotel known to be the oldest one in the world, even recognized by Guinness World Records.
Houshi Ryokan is a Japanese traditional inn located in the Awazu Onsen area of Komatsu, in Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan. It is believed to have been built in early years of 700 AD and is still in operation – run by the same family for forty-six generations. In 1994, Guinness Book of World Records recognized Houshi as the oldest hotel (inn) in the world:
The oldest hotel is the Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, a hot-spring hotel, which has been operating since 705 AD.
History of Houshi Ryokan
According to the official website of Houshi, the story goes back to 717, when a Buddhism teacher Taicho Daishi dreamt of a mountain spirit enlightening him about a miraculous underground spring located in the village of Awazu. Taicho went to the place next morning, and with the help of some villagers unearth the spring, the waters of which had the power to cure people of their diseases and illnesses. This tradition, where the people believe in the restorative powers of the hot spring, has been carrying over centuries, and people come to bathe in those curing waters even today.
However, it is to be noted that the Houshi hotel is not the same build as it was some 1300 years back; it has been changing over the years. Presently, it offers many other services for staying in and also provides entertainment for pleasure purpose.
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