We stayed there as a one time experience in traditional Japanese Ryokan during a group tour in Japan. Our guide explained in detail what the house rules are (e.g. what kind of shoes to wear (or not to wear) at certain places, how to wear the yokata etc). So unless you know what you're up to don't go to these kind of places.
Even after knowing what to expect I was not pleased with my stay, starting with the rocky access path which is not suitable for moving suitcases on wheels. Next the room has traditional Japanese furniture meaning tatami floor, a futon mattress without a bed, a low table without chairs. Although the room is spacious it is almost empty and uncomfortable (well maybe Japanese people will find it comfortable...).
Behind the room I found another sitting area equally useless with another low table without chairs, and a low chest that can be used only by sitting on the floor.
On the plus side there is a safe in room, small TV (which I didn't use), a kettle with green tea kit, a bath (many ryokans lack baths because they rely on the house "Onsen"- a public bath, but this one has also a good private bath).
There is also a small fridge but it is filled with metal brackets for cans or bottles, so you can't put other things in it.
There is free wifi in lobby only.
I didn't go the the onsen, but some people in our group who went there complain that it is outside the main building and had to go twice through a dark and cold path.
We had a traditional Japanese dinner, they serve small dishes most of them not to my taste, so I remained half hungry after that dinner. Even if I ate everything it would be too little for a decent meal.
Also the breakfast was mediocre, less good that in all other hotels we had during the tour.
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