This Ryokan was easily to access by bus from Matsumoto station (twice an hour, ca. 20min by bus and only 3 min walk to the Ryokan). We enjoyed our stay with great view, excellent Japanese dinner in the room and breakfast in the dining hall, and the free inside/outside onsen especially the 40min free session of the private onsen (inside/outside). On our whole Japan journey we have mostly chosen Japanese style rooms and on this futon we never slept better. The staff was very friendly and made our stay the best. We also enjoyed it being outside of the city to relax and to go for a little hike at the hills from Matsumoto. We wanted to escape the cities for 1-2 days and had the full program (room in the new building, dinner in the room, private bath session). Worth every penny! Side note: We stayed there on a weekday, so most of the time we were alone in the common onsen. Please also be aware that there are no restaurants nearby. Booking with dinner and breakfast is recommended.