The service made all the difference! We stayed 3 nights here and had a wonderful experience. This is a traditional Ryokan where you have your private room and private onsen tub in your backyard. The setting is very calming and private, perfect for some quiet time and relaxation.
The Housekeepers are very polite and very helpful, although most of them cannot converse in English, they try to communicate and are very patient. Food is fantastic. Both dinner and breakfast are served in your own room and the presentation is every bit as enjoyable as the taste.
The location is a bit far from everything, but the ryokan car driver can be utilized to send/pick up guests to the nearby train station with no extra charge.
The ryokan, due to the fact that it has no waiting area/lobby, would only allow check-in after 3pm. We've arrived a bit early and had to stand in the parking lot to wait. It would be better to arrive after 3pm to have a more pleasant check-in experience.More