We had a lovely stay at Asebino. Although we do not speak Japanese, the staff was very accommodating and helpful. Very very special thanks to the lady who played host to us at breakfast and dinner times - she was wonderful! The food was fantastic and the public onsen was very good. The property is surrounded by beautiful maple trees and a wonderfully clear river - the surroundings made our stay very relaxing. The property is quite tucked away and the only drawback is that it is not easy to get to.