A quality place to stay. The room was large and clean, the meals were excellent, and the staff extremely helpful and friendly. Stayed for 2 nights. The onsen is one of the best I've enjoyed, with both large inside and outside baths.
We stayed at Hotel Taito overnight while birding locally and found it to be acceptable with some nice surprises. Pluses: Convenient location for birding, clean, friendly English-speaking staff, restaurant served local fiddleheads tempura and locally-sourced meat, and - best of all - had good coffee in the morning served with fresh milk. Windows open and have screens. Very nice library upstairs and gift store selling Mark Brazil's bird guide in English, as well as local cheese and other knick-knacks. Nice onsen. Cons: Hard beds (western style), no air con.
I was on a group bird watching trip. This hotel is used by westerners and Japanese. It is very clean. Restaurant on property. Owner interesting - wonderful photographer. He has an extensive library and many of his photos displayed. There is a full onset.
We stopped here for one night in January so that we could be close to the crane's morning roost site (it's less than a 10 minutes' drive). We had the largest bedroom of our Japan trip (so far) which had two single beds (and further beds for a larger family which could be accessed via ladders) and lots of space to put large bags etc. We had a lovely Japanese evening meal in the hotel's restaurant and we opted for a western style breakfast which was equally good. Our bedroom had all of the usual facilities that we have come to know and love in Japan and was toasty warm (which was just as well given the outside temperatures!). Although it wasn't a problem for us, there wasn't a lift to the first floor from the ground floor. The hotel has small Onsen baths on the ground floor which are included in the price of the hotel. The hotel's staff were very friendly and spoke a small amount of English (which was very helpful). We could certainly recommend a stay here.…
Stayed here for two nights as part of a wildlife photography trip to Hokkaido. The rooms are clean, two single beds, and a small bathroom with shower. I think the single rooms do not have any washing facility. They do have the Japanese baths on the ground floor. The breakfast was very good, being western style. The dinner was Japanese only but they catered well to my no fish requirement.