This is a traditional Japanese ryokan with tatami-matted rooms. You must take off your shoes in certain parts of the hotel. Beds are more like cots with comforters.
It is definitely a popular Japanese hotel - it does not cater to English speakers as all signage is only in Japanese, however, the staff tries very hard to be helpful.
It is in a beautiful setting with some waterfalls right by the hotel and it has a very nice natural hot springs baths. Both nights we were there they had concerts in the lobby of local artists and they were quite good - especially a young woman playing a flute with a piano accompaniment.
Many, many courses of Japanese food are served at dinner and the staff scurries to bring out the various dishes. No need to bring clothes for dinner - everyone just wears the kimonos and sandals provided by the hotel. More
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- Free Parking