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ryokan

[ree-oh-kahn; Japanese ryaw-kahn]
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noun, plural ryo·kan, ryo·kans.
  1. a traditional Japanese inn or small hotel whose floors are covered with tatami.

Origin of ryokan

Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for ryokan

ryokan

noun
  1. a traditional Japanese inn

Word Origin

Japanese
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