Ryokan meaning

rē-ōkän, ryō-
An inn or hotel in Japan offering traditional Japanese cuisine and furnishings, and usually a large communal bath.
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Origin of ryokan

  • Japanese ryokan from Middle Chinese lɨə´ kuan` inn lyə̆´ journey, travel (also the source of Mandarin ) kuan` guesthouse, to lodge (also the source of Mandarin guǎn)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition