Saturday, January 02, 2010

Get "spirited away" to an otherworldly hot spring inn

If you think the Kanaguya hot spring ryokan has an otherworldly look and feel to it, then you are not alone: Hayao Miyazaki used it as his inspiration for the otherworldly animated inn in Spirited Away.

The inn's four-story wood-frame Saigetsu Tower is designated as Japanese tangible cultural asset No. 20-136.

—Mellow Monk

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