the whole traditional layout was comforting and pleasant, the bath itself was first class, the hotel has an air of peace and tranquillity and the staff can't do enough for you, including free shuttles to and from town, which is really only a short walk. The town is charming and deliberately maintains an old world feel and the visitors are encourag... what people say » ed to tour town and the baths in traditional dress. We were told the hotel food is excellent. -
The building itself is beautiful with its simple yet elegant rooms, maze like corridors and stunning central courtyard. The friendly staff were only too happy to assist with any query I had and were able to drop me into town and pick me up after my evening of onsen-hopping. They provided an onsen 'passport' which allowed me entry to all 7 onsen in the town.