[ree-oh-kahn; Japanese ryaw-kahn]
noun, plural ryo·kan, ryo·kans.
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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a traditional Japanese inn
Word Origin for ryokan
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