[ree-oh-kahn; Japanese ryaw-kahn]
noun, plural ryokan, ryokans.
a traditional Japanese inn or small hotel whose floors are covered with tatami.

1960–65; < Japanese

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ryokan (rɪˈəʊkən)
a traditional Japanese inn

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The ryokan's slippers may not fit you, and it's easier to walk downstairs in heavy socks than in flopping slippers.
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