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ryokan Syllabification: ryo·kan
Pronunciation: /rēˈōˌkän/ /-ˌkan/

Definition of ryokan in English:


A traditional Japanese inn.
Example sentences
  • I tried to book our ryokan today, and the woman couldn't understand a word I said, and was a tad rude, and I had to hand the phone over to Tamura.
  • Upstairs is reminiscent of a Japanese ryokan, or guesthouse, and the former banquet room still contains the stage where Japanese officers were once entertained.
  • Mr. Kawabata wrote the novel while staying in a small ryokan in Yuzawa Town, Niigata Prefecture (which now proudly refers to itself as ‘snow country’), in 1947.



Words that rhyme with ryokan

awoken, bespoken, betoken, broken, foretoken, oaken, outspoken, plain-spoken, spoken, token, woken
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