I visited the hotel with my husband and our friends, because a number of us wanted to experience onsens while in the Fuji Five Lakes area. Gasthof Lumiere did not disappont and surpasses every one of our expectations.
Although they speak little English, the owners wet out of their way to make our stay memorable and wonderful, from making recommendations, arranging shuttles, preparing a delicious cooked breakfast with many sides and overall exemplary customer service.
The hotel has an onsen available to all guests and three rooms with smaller private en-suite onsens. Regardless of the type of onsen used by our party, we all had a lovely, relaxing time, that was a highlight of our trip.