We stayed here for 2 nights in their traditional japanese style room. The most expensive place we stayed in on this trip but then again, this was the cheapest place around the area. That was also the answer to the question posed by a colleague why we were staying there and not at some other ryokan across the bridge - it was the cheapest place around. Our rooms were on the second floor and facing the river. The rooms came with their own toilet but showers were shared at the onsen. Their staff will prepare your bed when you go for dinner. Dinner was a spread but nothing to shout about. The grilled fish was very salty and you have to peel off the skin before you eat it. The grilled steak was quite disappointing, too overcooked. Breakfast was average. Dinner on the second night had grilled fish again, but a different type of fish. This one was terrible, the fish was grilled whole, with its guts still in, result was a very bitter fish that we just couldn't eat. There was free coffee and tea at the lounge which we helped ourselves to after dinner. The walk at Kamikochi was about 22km and after the whole day of walking, the onsen was very welcoming. I would have given a higher overall rating if the meals were better, for a person who watches Japan Hour quite often, I would find that the food is very much below average for the price paid.