Media July 2011

Quake Threatens Oldest Inn

Just one month after earning recognition by Guinness World Records as the oldest operating inn, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, in Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, is suffering because of the 11 March earthquake, according to a 28 May Asahi Shimbun report.

Many people overseas telephoned to enquire about the hotel that was established in 705, but gradually cancellations increased and domestic bookings fell.

President Yuji Fukazawa said. “We will continue to offer our brand of hospitality and make the most of the recognition offered by Guinness”.