1. Are tax and service charges included in the price?
Tax and service charges are included in the price listed, and tips are unnecessary. For ryokan with hot spring facilities, a minimal hot spring tax may have to be paid at the ryokan, but this is only at most a couple hundred yen per person.
2. Is the price the same regardless of how many people stay in the same room?
Depending on the size of the room and other considerations, the number of guests staying in a given room cannot exceed that room's predetermined capacity. Within that capacity, the room rate per person goes down with the more people sharing the room, but since adding the cost for meals and service charges is necessary, simply dividing the standard room rate by the number of guests may not come out to the actual price.