Have been back a few times since my last review some, 4 years ago. (The lunch time is just as recommended as well if you decided to go to Takao-san in the morning. You may find a simple change of clothes n body-clean wet tissue, very helpful during warmer months, though.) Went again, n thought it is worth it. The garden is wonderful maintained. We went for firefly lookup after we finished our dinner, nearly 2200 hour. Found 2-3 fireflies. The back garden was darkened on purpose with only floor lanterns here n there.
We were shown to a room with tables n chairs. Personally, I prefer one with the tatami mats n built in legs space, more view of the garden that way.
The host will show you WC and explain the huts as you are guided to your room. Do keep that in mind.
Parking is available but frequent free bus from Takao-san station<-->restaurant is available. Please check for time when making reservation.
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