Most spectacular view of the water from the room window - not sure it's possible to get closer!
Loved that the hotel was at the first bus stop in the valley so it naturally provided a great walking loop - but a good 30 mins walk to Kappabashi - although with dinner, breakfast and a souvenir shop, you have all you need at the hotel!
Room facilities were good and very clean. Rooms had yukata you can wear to meals / around the hotel.
Outstanding service - very welcoming staff who genuinely seemed to care we were both enjoying ourselves and were safe out and about the valley.