We've stayed in many luxury ryokans throughout Japan and this is one of the best. It was clean and modern but with the feel of being in old Japan.The setting is amongst a sylvan forest with winding paths. There are several bath areas, both public and private- all with views of a river. The food was excellent and rivaled meals we've had in ryokans twice as expensive. The staff was very attentive and helpful. My wife and I highly recommend Sansou-Tensui.