Wonderful mix of tradition and modern with the charachter and charm of a traditional ryokan with designer style and attention to detail. Rooms very well appointed, very good amenities and private spa quality onsen. Make sure you book the open-air round-tub onsen for a romantic late night warming ! I will definately be coming back and would highly reccomend to everyone. Staff are very friendly and welcoming, with english. Also Shuzenji is a great place for a short visit from Tokyo (just over 2 hrs by train)
I have stayed in many ryokan and this would be in my top 5.