Excellent service and beautiful ryokan
If I could give this inn more stars, I would. It surpassed expectations and was a very memorable stay. First, our party of 8 was given a private bus ride from Hanazono station up the mountain through lush forests, then greeted by the entire crew and guided to our rooms. Then, we were given a traditional Japanese dinner by the riverside dining hall, which we had reserved and ordered beforehand so the food was already ready for us to eat as soon as we sat down. The service here is excellent. The rooms for 2 are a great size and are traditional layout with futons, tatami, etc. There is also a good view of the river and valley from the room window. The bathhouse is also high quality. Breakfast was again a traditional meal, served to us in the banquet hall. We were given plenty of time to hike up the mountain and explore the town after checkout and given another private bus ride back down to the station whenever we felt ready to leave. The inn, rooms and bathrooms were all spotless. The atmosphere is what we wanted - a traditional Japanese stay in nature. The hostess and crew were all very friendly and gave local hiking recommendations. They will do their best in English as well. Very pleased with the experience and hope many more people can stay here too.
Elann (1 晚友伴旅程)