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Classic Japanese Inns and Country Getaways Margaret Price

Classic Japanese Inns and Country Getaways

Margaret Price

Published August 27th 1999
ISBN : 9784770018731
Paperback
288 pages
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Since Oliver Statlers best-selling chronicle of the classic Japanese inn immortalized the inn experience, seeking out a traditional resort has become one of the cherished goals of those visiting Japan. Like Englands engaging B&Bs, the refinedMoreSince Oliver Statlers best-selling chronicle of the classic Japanese inn immortalized the inn experience, seeking out a traditional resort has become one of the cherished goals of those visiting Japan. Like Englands engaging B&Bs, the refined taverns of Japan constitute one of the worlds great traditions of inn-keeping. The tan tatami rooms, the soft light filtering through shoji screens, the epicurean banquets, the impeccable service-all of these are elements that make a visit to one of Japans classic inns a once-in-a-lifetime experience.Yet, unbelievable as it may seem, until now there has never been a guide devoted to these world-class purveyors of Japanese hospitality. The reason is simple: to visit and appraise the best from among thousands of contenders would require endless research and a seemingly bottomless pocketbook. But columnist, translator, and travel writer Margaret Price has managed to combine business with pleasure to bring us, after years of effort, the first such guidebook.From the $1,000-a-night fantasy weekend retreats where visiting celebrities from Chaplin to Clapton have stayed, to the $40-a-night hidden gems run by a kimono-clad innkeeper, Ms. Price has culled the best from a vast field with a discerning eye. What each inn provides is atmosphere, exotic cuisine, and tasteful decorations(tm) n other words, a special inn experience as enchanting and memorable as anything Japan has to offer.