The ryokan has excellent service. The room was spacious. The water quality of Tobira onsen was really good and made me feel like I had softer skin after bathe and the food was superb.
I'm writing this review after a year to the ryokan. This trip I travelled with my husband for Mutsumoto-Takayama-Hakone and back to Tokyo during the last week of Oct-10. We booked all the ryokans through Ryokan Collection. Our flight landed at Narita airport in early morning. We then took a train to Mutsumoto ariving around noon, left our languages at train station then took a few hour tours in town and got on to the ryokan’s pick up at 15.30.
We booked deluxe with private bath room 318. The room was spacious and the view from our open air bath was stunning and at the time of our travel, the leaves start to turn red. We stayed there for two nights and tried all the public baths. The ryokan was so private that most of the time we entered the public bath, there was no one in there at all. For the standing bath, we can hear the sound of waterfall too, which was very soothing.
Food-wise was also excellent. First night we had Japanese kaiseki and second night we had French. The way they cook really preserve the natural taste of those organic ingredients. Apart from how good the food taste, we were also impressed by the cutlery used for French food which was by Noritake. Also, the free wine/ umeshu/sake before dinner really make good aperitif. The ryokan also provide late night onigiri in our room too. Apparently the ogami-san said to us that bathing can make us feel hungry. Also, the ryokan took really good care of us by placing us in different restaurants each morning for breakfast so that we could experience different views.
During the day time, at first we planned to go in town or to wasabi farm, but because the onsen in the ryokan were so impressive, we changed our plan and stayed in the ryokan and took a few hours walk around the ryokan instead. We took a walk small walk to a stream next to the ryokan then along the local road to a dam nearby (map available from the ryokan). The view was great and very relaxing.
All in all, this is one of my all-time favourite ryokan. What I like most among all the ryokans I’ve been to was the water quality. No wonder why it seems like this Tobira onsen can cure any illness. I will definitely go back there again and will stay for a longer time next time.
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