This is a high class and costly spa hotel for Japanese - i.e. not really geared for foreign tourists. But as non-Japanese, we really enjoyed our stay. The outdoor bath was a big feature - sitting in hot bath looking at beautiful mountains is a treat - trying not to think of climbing those mountains the next day! Very comfortable room in which we enjoyed chairs! Wonderful meals that just kept coming. Also we a had a great packed lunch for the next day's walk. There was very little English spoken or written around the hotel, but staff were helpful and friendly and we had no trouble with anything. Overall a good experience and for us, the highlights were spa and food!