Is this the world’s oldest hotel?

The property 'opened in the year 705 AD' in the Yamanashi prefecture, Japan

The hotel is situated in a remote valley surrounded by mountains including Mount Fiji
The hotel is situated in a remote valley surrounded by mountains including Mount Fiji

The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan hotel in the Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, is reportedly the oldest hotel in the world, according to worldatlas.com.

The hotel reportedly opened its doors to the public in the year 705 AD and was opened by Fujiwara Mahito, who was the son of Emperor Tenji’s aid, revealed the website.

The hotel is situated in a remote valley surrounded by mountains including Mount Fiji. Located on the property are hot springs that supply water to baths in the hotel.

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Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan has 37 rooms which have housed military commanders, politicians, ruling families, and even samurai. The hotel has been particularly popular during wars since the hot water helped to relieve aching muscles.

The hotel is still operating as a family-run entity.

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