The room at Ichikawa Bekkan Seikanso is spacious and beautiful scenery of Ikaho Onsen Town and Shibukawa (I guess!) is really appreciated from room window.
If you come to Ikaho by JR bus, the bus will drop you off at Ikaho Bus Center. You have to call the hotel to pick you up, since walking to hotel with baggage is quite hard as hotel is uphill. However, when you start wandering around and walk up Ikaho Steps to the top, it's only 15-minute walk downhill back to the hotel, and it's easy.
There are 3 private onsens at the hotel that you can choose from, free of charge. 2 of them are outdoor and it's really great, especially after spending time walking up 365 steps in Ikaho town. Moreover, there are 2 public onsens (men and women separately), too. Since I didn't have a room with meal plan, I can say that the best part of my stay here is private outdoor onsen and the view from room.
Although staffs are limited in English conversation, but they are eagerly answer your questions and recommend walking course for you (in Japanese and little English :-) Guy who drove us to hotel is very helpful, sorry I don't know his name. He also drove us to Ikaho town and to bus stop to JR Shibukawa, too.More
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