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This Japan Hotel Is The World’s Oldest, Operating For More than 1,300 Years

There’s one particular reason why guests just love this hotel.


It was once thought that the Hoshi Ryokan, which was constructed in 718 A.D., was the oldest operational hotel in the world, until it was realized that there was a much older hotel – Nishiyama Onsen Keiunan, built in 705 A.D and located in Hayakawa village in Japan.

This year, the hotel is now 1, 311 years old. The inn has been operational ever since and only closed down during renovations. The business has been operated by all 52 generations of the descendants of Fujiwara Mahito.

On the inside, you can expect a traditional Japanese interior design, but guests can enjoy a modern type of accommodation. People from all walks of life have stayed in the hotel including samurai and politicians, and all are after one thing – the hot springs.

This is Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunan, the oldest hotel in the world listed in the Guinness World Records.


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There have been 52 generations handling the hotel.


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Hotel staff members always make sure that their guests are accommodated well. The friendly people that serve the guests are among the jewels of the hotel. The hotel boasts of its amenities and staff but not much has been said about its family history.

It seems that the family’s expertise and experience in handling organization and delivering excellent service are the tricks to the hotel’s long life.

Last renovated in 1997, the hotel offers 37 rooms. Each room has traditional Japanese interior design.


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These are the traditional Japanese meals you get to enjoy during your stay there.


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But people flock the area mainly because of one thing – the hotel’s hot springs.


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The baths inside and outside the inn are fed by hot springs.


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There’s even a fountain found at the entrance, and this one is fed by the hot springs as well.


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This is definitely the hotel you should include in your bucket list.

H/T: Fortune, DailyMail


There’s A Crazy Theme Park In Romania Built 400-ft Underground

No matter how exciting a theme park is, you’ll probably get bored with it if you’ve already visited it multiple times. That’s why theme park owners are always trying to come up with new ideas to entice more people t their business.

Well, we’ve got to give the most creative award to Romania for this fresh concept that none of us have ever heard before.

A new theme park has opened in the country and it is located 400 feet underground. What’s more interesting about it is that it is built on one of the world’s oldest salt mines.

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27 Magnificent Photos of Old Lighthouses That Still Stand Today

These lighthouses have stood their ground for several decades, and still maintain their magnificence.

Lighthouses are brilliant structures that have served as an excellent guide for ships for years as they help them travel the seas safely.

These majestic buildings have become an important part of history. They’ve been a subject of various literary pieces as well as wonderful tales from history.

In the past, lighthouses were usually manned by an employee, making sure they guide mariners on their sea voyage. The lights used in these buildings have changed greatly ever since. Before, wood pyres were used to produce the light at the top of the building. Candles were also used back then with the help of concave mirrors. But with modern technology, all that has changed.

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For Over 2 Years, This Guy Walked 500km Around Thailand For Google

Now we can check out far-flung Thailand areas on Google Street View, thanks to this guy!

First off, a little explanation for those unfamiliar with Google Street View.

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First launched in 2007, the project has massively grown since then and now includes cities and rural areas across the globe.

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