[ ree-oh-kahn; Japanese ryaw-kahn ]
/ ˈri oʊˌkɑn; Japanese ˈryɔˈkɑn /
noun, plural ryo·kan, ryo·kans.
a traditional Japanese inn or small hotel whose floors are covered with tatami.
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Origin of ryokan
Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1960–65
Words nearby ryokan
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British Dictionary definitions for ryokan
/ (rɪˈəʊkən) /
a traditional Japanese inn
Word Origin for ryokan
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