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Rotenburo Ryokan ~ Japanese Inspired Hotel with Hot Springs

by CatherineTCJD Posted 29th Apr 2018 at 7:22 PM - Updated 1st May 2018 at 1:21 AM by CatherineTCJD
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I built this originally for Gdayars "Wanderlust" contest - HERE. This downloadable version has a little less CC than the contest version, but it is basically the same. I used many of the same pictures, carefully noting any differences between the two versions. The version offered here is the one with the jade green roof and brown decking.

So, without further ado...
Welcome fellow wanderlusters...


*Disclaimer: I am an American. I dream of one day living in Scotland, and returning my family to it's roots there. I know very little of Japanese or other Eastern cultures - I do love sushi though! And, I think EPCOT Japan is one of the most beautiful places I've been. That being said, I've tried to use what EAxis gave us (and relatively little CC) to build this Japanese inspired hotel.

Google taught me that Japanese hotels (which are more like B&B's) are called ryokan. And many of them feature hot spring baths, or onsens. A natural outdoor onsen is a rotenburo. Hence the name Rotenburo Ryokan (or should it have been Ryokan Rotenburo?) Men and women do not usually share an onsen, and those with tattoos are not allowed in at all (in most places.) My ryokan has two springs; one for men, and one for women. And, since none of my sims have tattoos - that's not an issue atm. LOL!


Each of the three guest rooms include both a tub and shower, towels, coffee maker, mini-fridge, dining table with chairs, a telephone, and a double bed.


The hotel was play-tested for the contest; this downloadable version has never had anyone set foot on the property. Everything works as it should. The tour guide spawns where he's supposed to (by the pay phone out front.) The garbage can is inside the front gate, with another trash compacter in the restaurant kitchen. "Freezy" (the in-game housekeeper) did not freeze - I have a 'proof' picture included - showing that she's just finished making the bed and cleaning Don's bathroom. Don ordered room service - it was delivered and eaten just fine. Things to do include: TV in the lobby, piano, dartboard, mahjongg, bar, restaurant, hot springs, fishing, and tour guide.



Necessary, and NOT included - GO get them:
This build requires...
Backless Value Shower by HL @ MTS2
Split Artefact Window by SimtopiX @ MTS2
Central Artefact Window by SimtopiX @ MTS2
Tall Embrasure Pair by SimtopiX @ MTS2
...much of the Asian Fusion EA Store Set] now housed at GoS
...many walls from the Lifestyle Build Bundle by Argon @ MATY
...some of the furniture from the Lifestyle Buy Bundle originally by Argon @ MATY, but now new, improved, explained and collated by Shastakiss @ sims2artists
...many floors from the Castaway Bundle originally from various MATY peoples, but now new, improved, explained and collated by Tarlia/meetme2theriver @ Live Journal


Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
I use Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
I also use FRAPs to take in-game pictures, and PhotoShop to clean/collage said pictures.



Lot Size: 3x4
Lot Price (furnished): $161,187

Custom Content Included:
- Carina Spotlight Modular Stairs by Numenor @ MTS2 - PLEASE click through and read the Install Instructions, or these stairs will not work properly in your game.
- Carina Spotlight Mod Stairs - Darkwood recolor by chrissy6930 & Numenor @ MTS2
- Aquarium Wallpaper (a 5 paneled mural) by Michelle @ LeeFish
- Modern Fireplace by SA99 @ TSR
- Modern Firewood Basket by SA99 @ TSR
- Custom Built Aquarium Set by Windkeeper @ TSR
- Cherry Blossom Vase by Windkeeper @ TSR
- Koi Fish by Windkeeper @ TSR
- Tiny Ceiling Light by senesi2003 @ MTS2
- Carina Fence - dark wood by Narayani @ MTS2
- Fibonacci Fence by misty_fluff @ LiveJournal
- Simply Stylish Wall by misty_fluff @ LiveJournal
- Wonder Wall With Hedge by CrispsandKerosene @ tumblr
- Rattan Fence by Steffor @ TSR
- Tansu Staircase by Nixy @ Dreamwidth
- Deco Spiny, Scallop, and Starfish by Veranka @ tumblr

Additional Credits:
Thank you EAxis for this wonderful game
And, MTS2 for this terrific website!
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
RotenburoRyokan_CGT.zip | Description: Built with the UC - you will need all EPs/SPs to play this lot. Enjoy! 4.25 MB 290 29th Apr 2018
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .sims2pack file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs

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Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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Tags: #themeadventure, #Japanese, #hotel, #hot springs, #aquarium restaurant, #vacation, #motel, #lodging, #takemizu village