Booking.com Recommends Stay in Ryokan Inns in Japan

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Amsterdam, Oct. 29 (Jiji Press)--"Ryokan" Japanese-style inns are unique and attractive places for foreign visitors to stay in Japan, global travel website operator Booking.com's Chief Executive Officer Glenn Fogel said Tuesday.

Booking.com plans to step up efforts to meet demand from foreign visitors ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Fogel told Japanese reporters at the company's main office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

He expressed his hope that foreign visitors will "have a chance to understand the natural beauty of Japan and also some of Japanese culture," besides enjoying the quadrennial sporting event. He particularly recommended a stay in a ryokan.

Booking.com established its first Japan office in Tokyo 10 years ago.

Currently, its hotel booking website offers some 22,000 accommodation options in Japan.

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