|Fee System - Charge for 'one night's stay with two meals
The greatest difference between a Western-style hotel and a Japanese ryokan is the fee system, with the ryokan charging for 'one night's stay with two meals'. The two meals are the evening meal on the day of your arrival, and breakfast served the following morning. At majority of ryokans, these meals are served in the guestroom. At some ryokans, the meals are served in the guestroom. At some ryokans, the meals are taken in a large dining room or a private room specially for the purpose, but the 'heya-shoku'(dining in the guestroom) is the most common style of eating at Japanese ryokans.
Charge per person
Please note that the ryokan charge is on a room per person basis.
The average prices of JRA member ryokans range from 5,000yen to 119,000yen per person.
Most of the JRA member ryokans accept major credit cards. This will be better confirmed when you make the reservation.