As I was driving into the hotel after heavy rain getting off the ramp from the Nikko express way, I was a bit disappointed by the exterior of the hotel. It looked somewhat old and outdated.
Getting closer to the entrance, two people greeted our car with nice smile, and that's when it started raining again. Look at the entrance door! Wow, we could immediately tell the the ryokan was fully renovated inside. John Kanaya did the job! Don't be fooled by the exterior of the hotel. Interior is fully renovated and I believe was done in 2012, so it's fairly recent.
As for dinner, it was simply fabulous. The course comes with in a fusion Japanese kaiseki style with some starters, sashimi and my favorite beef as well.
I had a Japanese style breakfast whereas my girlfriend has Western style. Some might argue that Japanese breakfast comes with more volume compared to the Western style.
Other than that, I would highly recommend this hotel if you're visiting Kinugawa/Nikko area for some rafting as well as sightseeing!
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