Book: The KANAYA Hotel Story – the Legacies of the Hotel Men in the Meiji Era

Kiyomi Sakamaki Supervised by Hiroyuki Saruhashi
Bungei Shunju Kikaku Shuppanbu
JPY1,600 (tax excl.)
This book introduces the history of the Kanaya Hotel in Nikko, the oldest resort hotel in Japan where Isabella Bird stayed in late 19th century, and discusses how Japan absorbed the western hotel culture when opening the country to the world in the Meiji Era, while maintaining the traditional Japanese hospitality style. Author and supervising editor are both descendants of the founder of the Kanaya Hotel, Zenichiro Kanaya.