3 octobre 2018
Beautiful scenery, immaculate facilities, kind staff, delicious food, relaxing baths, A++++
The kaiseki dinner at night was amazing. They also keep a pot of zenzai, sweet red bean soup for cold days, available in the lobby, which was delicious.
They're very accommodating to foreign guests and even have the option of Western-style breakfast. This included croissants and white bread with jam and butter, a bowl of fruit, some scrambled eggs with wieners, orange juice and coffee. A light breakfast that follows the seemingly endless, hour-and-a-half-long dinner from the previous night was perfect.
The room was spacious and offered a gorgeous view of the mountains, river, and houses in the area. I slept really well even though I usually don't sleep well on futons, but they doubled up the mattresses, and the pillows were really comfortable and only half-filled with beans (usually ryokan pillows are quite hard, but this one was soft and forms to your neck and head).
The bath facilities were great: soap, shampoo, conditioner, and face wash were all available. Lotions available in the locker room. We never ran into another person despite there being large touring groups staying the same night, I suspect that's due to the way they organize the dinner and breakfast times.
The facility is spotless, the staff generous and kind, and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and stay here again. Just a lovely drive up (wish the weather had been better), such beautiful scenery, I definitely want to go back.