Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids 10-15) were looking for a nice onsen to spend 3 days. This onsen is secluded and you definitely need a car if u intend to travel to nearby cities. Takayama and Matsumoto is about 1 hr away thru winding mountain roads, and Kamikochi is nearby. The hot springs itself is nice with both indoor and outdoor pools, and milky white water with sulphur smell which is suppose to be therapeutic and drinkable. The staff were incredibly friendly and the kaiseki styled dinner is generous and sumptuous. We had a great time here! Other reviewers talked about the long walk to the baths, but we didn't think it was much of a problem..