|Above, the front desk at the Atami Shinkadoya ryokan. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
When staying at a ryokan (Japanese inn) or hotel in Japan, the furthest thing on my mind is purchasing souvenirs at those places. Unless, of course, they happen to have an attractive gift shop that is along one's pathway.
None of the ryokans I've stayed at had a gift shop or stand to make any purchases, at least I didn't notice any.
Tsunagu Japan has a list of S (and hotel). Some of them are very interesting.
In their introduction to their list, they wrote:
To remember and share your travel in Japan, special and unique souvenirs would be a great idea. In this article, we introduce original souvenir items you can find in Ryokan and hotels, so you can pick up your souvenirs comfortably during your stay.To see the 20 items, go here.