I stayed here in the summerseason of 2008 with my parents, another family with young children and 1 Dutch women. It had been noted that I am Japanese and I travelled to several places in Japan with 'onsen'= hot spring water.
This ryokan provides you an athentic Japanese atmosphere with huge rooms with private baths, 1 indoor and 1 outdoor, which is super relaxing! Of course, there is a another bigger bath in the hotel where you have to share. The view from this is not that special, since this ryokan is in the town. But the water they use for this onsen is 100% natural. It is very common that water of onsen is mixed with tapwater to cover the quantity of many baths, but here you can enjoy the truly hot spring water!
The rooms are spotless clean and VERY big. They have very attend, polite and friendly staffs. It is 5 a 10 min walk to the beach. You can rend parasols from them for free.
It is one of my best ryokan's where I stayed. For budget travellers, this is not the right option, but if you can afford it, it will give you a unforgettable time.
Here is their website (also in english): http://www.atami-furuya.co.jpMore
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