The oldest hotel in the world

It's amazing, but the oldest hotel in the world has been owned and operated by the same family for thirteen centuries. Intrigued? Then we go to the Japanese town of Hayakawa.

It is here that the oldest hotel in the world is located, whose status has been officially confirmed in the Guinness Book of Records. But no less interesting fact is that the last 1300 years it has been served by the same family. For 52 generations, the Mahito family has been the permanent owner of the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan Hotel. By the way, the purpose of the guests' visits, since its inception, has also remained constant - to relax by the hot springs, which are abundant here. The architecture and the interior have also been preserved in their original form. The hotel was founded in 705 by Fujivara Mahito.