This ryokan is quite old, but all the staff are sincerely trying their best.
From the aged lobby area to the patch repairs in the toilet and rusty railings outside the balcony, it seems that the ryokan is struggling in terms of maintenance. The hotel is a short drive away from the main street up a gentle slope along a line of similarly old ryokans. The one next to this ryokan appears to have been closed down for several months and was in state of disrepair. Our room overlooked a disused pool which was filled with stagnant water and dead leaves.
The onsen area was sufficient but use of the newer private onsen came at a rather pricey cost. What I meant by the ryokan trying their best was in terms of the quality and variety of food, cleanliness and comfort of the room.
The price range is mid level so if you are keen to visit this area and looking for a place to experience a Japanese ryokan, this place is sufficient and provides professional
Japanese hospitality with a team of friendly elderly staff.
However, we went on a Friday during sakura season and found that most of the shops were closed. There wasn't much to do or see and we didn't get to try the handmade soba noodles the area is known for. It seems that the area as well as the ryokan has seen better days.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking
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