This is a very traditional Ryokan that operates as a local museum during the day.
The rooms are quite spacious, and ours overlooked a beautiful and serene garden. Staff was very friendly and helpful when it came to information on local sights and how to get to them. Bicycles can be rented and are really a nice way to see the area. We biked to Amanohashidate rather than take the available train or bus. My bicycle was in need of some TLC - but rentals from other services seemed to be in the same condition.
Breakfast is very traditional Japanese style and served in a large room on the third floor. As a Westerner I am not used to sitting cross legged on the floor in my yukata and a chair was offered to me. I toughed it out.
Location is quite nice - there are very few places to eat in the immediate area, but quite a few nice places in Amanohashidate - which is about 2km away.
The lobby is filled with books and brochures - many in English - which can provide a sense of history for visitors.
I was quite pleased with my stay.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking