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The Ryokan Collection Welcomes a New Member - Shinsen
The Ryokan Collection is delighted to welcome a new member to its group of fine ryokan - Shinsen on Kyushu, mainland Japan's southernmost island.
With its mix of ancient tradition, eclectic design and luxurious comfort, Shinsen gives its guests a taste of old Japan, while offering all the modern conveniences one expects from a premium ryokan. All the rooms feature beautiful Japanese gardens, as well as high-end furnishings and amenities, and rotemburo open-air baths.
Natural Wonders
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The area's natural wonders draw visitors from all over the world. Takachiho Gorge - designated a National Scenic and Natural Monument - is a spectacular sight, and the surrounding landscape is fascinating, with its beautiful rock formations and traditional tanada rice terraces. Kunimigaoka is another must-see, boasting a magnificent panoramic view that includes the summit of Mt Aso, the five peaks surrounding the great crater, and the Sobo mountain range in the distance. In cooler weather, mist blankets the ground, forming the famous “Sea of Clouds.”
Takachiho Legend & Tradition
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The little town of Takachiho, where Shinsen is located, holds a special place in Japan's mythology. Long ago, the deity Niniginomikoto descended from heaven with gifts for the emperor, and all over Japan, dances called kagura are performed to mark this event. The people of Takachiho perform their own version, called Yokagura, which dates back over 1,000 years and is a registered Intangible Important Cultural Property. Takachiho Shrine is one of the most important sites in all of Shinto. The shrine itself is almost 2,000 years old, and is home to the 88 deities of the surrounding area. It is renowned as a place to pray for bountiful harvests, good luck and happy marriages.
Art and Design
The most striking feature of Shinsen is the individuality of the rooms. Each has its own unique style and personality, presented with flair and outfitted with gorgeous art and fine ceramics - and a light and playful atmosphere that helps its guests leave their worries behind. Shinsen's mission is to offer the highest level of omotenashi -- the art of traditional Japanese hospitality. This and its exquisite cuisine have earned it a reputation as one of the finest ryokan in Kyushu, drawing repeat customers from around the world.

Shinsen is a very special place, and The Ryokan Collection is proud to include it as a member.
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