Amazing. Highly recommended for quiet getaway.
First off let me preface this by saying that you have to be open minded. Some foreigners want to go to a place and have it be just like home but in another country. If you are looking for a western style hotel that has a happening nightlife and tons of bars and people around, then this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for the real Japanese experience with a nice quiet getaway and amazing private onsens (private hot spring soaking baths) then this is your place. The staff was amazing, the area was old and quaint, the hotel was clean with a nice view of the small mountain town from our window. The rooms are Japanese style and the staff setup our futons and sleeping area while we ate one of the best home cooked meals i've had in Japan (note: futons in japan are not like american futons. They resemble thick sleeping bags that they use as beds, but, they are quite comfortable.) The food alone is worth the price of this hotel. As good as any 4 or 5 star restaurant I've been too. Although perfectly acceptable for a family, i see this as the perfect couples getaway. There isn't a ton to do around the hotel, but there is some beautiful walking, a few shops and historic sites and even a bar or two that probably close early. But we spent most our time in the hotel, smoking in the onesen, eating the amazing dinner they include with the price of room and playing some air hockey on an old air hockey table in the basement that was not very well kept but still fun to play.
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