A great first Onsen experience for an American couple. The lobby and outer grounds are impressive, and the Western style room is comfortable. It does include a shower (I wasn't positive from the room description whether one must use the locker room showers). And the womens area of the 6th floor also is an open rooftop, which was not entirely clear to me from the descriptions. The access by shuttle bus from the station was a great help, although without luggage it is walkable to the station.