I spent my last night of a 2 week + trip to Japan at Honke Bankyu. I chose it for its relatively remote location and reputation while still being a reasonable trip back to Narita for my trip home to the U.S. The inn did not disappoint: huge, immaculate room (with private toilet and ofuro even though I hadn't booked them, as I was there at low season and the inn wasn't even half full). with a view of the river and the rope bridge. I had booked directly with the inn via their web site, and the manager Maki-san was able to answer all of my questions in English. She arranged for me to take a cab (rather than bus, which didn't start running until later) from the inn back to the JR Yunishigawa Onsen station in the morning and it all came together very nicely.
The food was excellent. Because there were so few guests there wasn't a dinner presentation as described in some earlier reviews. The other guests were all couples, and as they booked the private baths I had pretty much the entire women's side all to my self. Altogether a very nice stay.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking