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This is a Japanese lodging built on a quiet, high ground area overlooking the hot spring town of Gero. Thanks to their confidence and duty in designating themselves a kaiseki lodging, their best selling point is their cuisine.
At check-in, guests are given a handwritten copy of the day's menu.
The lodging's A5 grade (the highest grade) Hida beef and "Gin no Mikazuki" rice - a specialty rice sourced from Gero which was selected as Japan's most delicious rice - are quite delicious.
The lodging has an excellent range of facilities that include a scenic view open-air bath with a view of the nearby Mt. Nakane (also known as Gero-Fuji), 9 rooms with their own varying open-air baths, and more. It's an adult hideaway.
[Attraction 1: Monthly Changing Kaiseki Cuisine]
The pride of the lodging it its kaiseki cuisine. The cuisine is named "Yojo Kaiseki" with the hope that, as the meaning in Japanese would suggest, it would linger in guests' hearts long after the experience.
The monthly changing cuisine features seasonal and local ingredients, and a specialty cuisine prepared with Hida beef, one of Japan's most famous brands of beef. The lodging also features the wondrous Gin no Mikazuki rice, which has won the gold award at national rice contests! The rice is prepared in both pot cooked and earthenware cooked styles. (This is 1.5 times bigger than Koshihikari rice!)
The warm items are warm, and the cold items are cold, and the cuisine is prepared and served with love in each dish.
[Attraction 2: Guestrooms with Open-air Baths]
Of the total 17 guestrooms, 9 include open-air baths. Guestrooms with open-air baths allow guests to relax and enjoy their bathing experience at their own pace, whenever they like. Each guestroom with an open-air bath has its own unique atmosphere, meaning guests can request the room and bath that best fits their desires.
[Attraction 3: Steak Kangetsu]
Steak Kangetsu opened in April 2017. It features a blend of Japanese and Italian cuisine with main dishes of Hida beef. Dinner at Kangetsu can be enjoyed by guests staying at the lodging, and also as a standalone dining experience. Since its opening, the restaurant's cuisine has received many favorable reviews. Enjoy your experience at Kangetsu, the pride of this lodging.
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
The hotel staff are very friendly and services excellent. I was pleasantly surprised when they gave my family a free upgrade to a better room. The food is nice and very elaborated.
Very nice place and warm services, the view is nice staffs are kind and lovely, one of the enjoyable days of our trip, very happy about our stay.
A very decent onsen resort in Gero which is strongly recommended. Very nice room with private outdoor onsen. Breakfast and Hida beef dinner are delicious. Well services with nice helpful staff. The only downside is the under tatami floor heater is too
客房比較細, 景觀欠奉, 幸好膳食及服務取回分數, 整體性價比低, 有點名過其實, 相信下呂市有更多好選擇
Before our arrival, the hotel has been very helpful in advising traffic route for us via email, they have been informing us for all suspensions of train service which were useful for our journey! They provided us with pick-up service at the train statio
The room, service, food and view are all perfect, you can only feel “good” for entire experience from check-in to check-out.
I appreciate most of the services from the experience, however if the service waitress can provide a bit more, I will be very happy. Such as she had not help us to put on the Japanese style clothes so that we wear the clothes in a not very good looking sty
Very good service
We loved it
Dining, drinking, and snacking