We chose to stay once more at Hotel Wakamizu on our second visit to Takarazuka. Large comfortable (Japanese style) room. Delicious breakfast. We enjoyed using the bath on the 8th floor - both indoor and outdoor baths, latter with a lovely view overlooking the river. Staff were most courteous and helpful. Our special thanks to staff member Mr Mizuno, who spoke English well (better than our limited and very basic Japanese!) for his assistance.