Samurai luxury — Renovated 400-year-old ryokan near Chiba’s coast can be yours to rent【Photos】

Originally published on Sora News by Krista Rogers

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The inn is actually an upgraded traditional Japanese house that’s continuously served as a residence for officials for more than 400 years.

A traditional Japanese inn opened in Chiba Prefecture’s Isumi City last month, less than a ten-minute drive to the beach. Called Shoya no Sato Kominka Tanaka, two main points set it apart from other local inns. First, the entire house is available to rent for you and your family’s exclusive use, and second, the building has actually existed since the Sengoku period (Warring States Period; 1467-1615) of Japanese history.

The “kominka” in its name refers to

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