This hotel is amazing! The manager, an elderly man who looks 10 years younger than his age, does almost everything in the hotel together with a younger woman who assists him.
The manager can speak English and he does it with a very good accent but he does take a while to compose his sentences (I would recommend learning some Japanese because it greatly improves the experience). He is amazingly helpful, will give you tips on Kusatsu and he explains the courses in the meals thoroughly.
The food, both dinner and breakfast were Michelin-quality - immaculate and incredibly tasty. The greatest dish in the course for me would be the broiled Joshu beef. It was immensely beefy and fatty. I took small bites of the beef and received an explosion of flavour each time.
The elderly man and the woman are incredibly warm. They will make you feel at home in the ryokan. They will provide a shuttle for you if you need to go town. Their onsen and rooms are also very clean. Overall, this was a very relaxing stay and it took our minds away from the stress of city life in Tokyo.More
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