Wow! This was one of the best places we stayed on our vacation. It is not all modern and flashy, but the feeling was very traditional and comfortable. The baths are outstanding (really great) with a great view of the mountains. The private bath outside at night was so peaceful and relaxing. Meals were nicely prepared and the staff was very courteous and friendly. I would live in this hotel for a month if I had the time and money to do so. We so enjoyed walking around this peaceful mountain hamlet with all it's charms. I have visited Japan 8 times, but our stay here was really a great memory. If you are wanting to experience that which is traditional Japan, I highly recommend staying here and being transported back in time.