This was my third stay at Gorakadan.
Japanese hospitality is very unique in that they are there for you even before you realize you need something! At Gorakadan, you certainly experience that. Our room had its own granite Jacuzzi and dipping yourself in this tub for twice or three times makes your skin SO soft, thanks to all the minerals the water contains.
I also tried their family outdoor bath, which you can reserve for you and your family member for an hour. It is a good option if you stay in a room with no private outdoor bath and you are reluctant to share your nakedness with other guests in the bigger baths. It was raining slightly when we were in the bath and to hear the sound of rain gently tapping the leaves whilst soaking yourself in this marvelous water with your loved one was an experience I can never forget.
Kaiseki Ryori (dinner) at Gora is an art. The food successfully tingles various tasting buds in your mouth and also very well presented.
It is very expensive as many reviewers before me mentioned - but if you can afford it, this is a very unique experience one can only expect in Japan.