Traditional Japanese lodging
The two most common traditional Japanese lodging facilities are ryokan and minshuku. The biggest differences between the two is usually the price and type of services offered. A ryokan is a full service facility, usually accompanied by a fairly high price. Many ryokan are located in popular tourist locations and especially where there are hot springs (onsen). A minshuku, on the other hand, is usually family operated and small. While both ryokan and minshuku usually serve two meals, dinner after arrival and breakfast the next day, many minshuku are much more like bed and breakfasts in the west.