We just got back from staying 3 nts at Hotel Mume in August. I can only echo all the rave reviews that Mume gets from Trip Advisor. We were a group of 5 (adults & teenagers), travelling in the heat & humidity of August. It was a delight to come back to Mume after a hot day of sightseeing (tough I know) and be welcomed with an invitation to relax in the salon with whatever beverage we liked. The level of graciousness and service was amazing and made us feel totally at home. Then, as if they read our minds, beautiful little snacks and homemade cookies would appear - heaven! I cannot thank enough, Miyoumi and the rest of the Mume staff for their thoughtfulness & attention to detail. They make everyone feel at home and special. This attentiveness makes one feel at ease and relaxed, which is the point of a vacation isn't it?