A very private and cosy ryokan. Bowled over by the serenity and tranquillity. You won't know that the establishment is set in the midst of a residential area as our room faces the mountain. Had a bit of trouble looking for it though as it appeared a bit far out and incongruous to the surrounding houses. The cleanliness is exceptional. The meals were to die for. Everything you would want for in a holiday and in a ryokan. Understand that it is only 10 minutes by car to Yufuin town centre and they provide a limousine service although I did not use it as I had my own rental car. Staff were attentive during meal times and other than that, left you to your privacy. Little touches like 'his' and 'hers' toiletries completed the experience.