Great value in this hotel. Huge rooms with both beds and tatami. Big breakfast tho lacking in western food. And lots of baths. But it looks like it's seen somewhat better days as some of the furnishings and carpets are weary and in need of repair. But still, I recommend it if you can look past the frayed carpets here and there. And the staff is great too.
But the town is a bit of a ghost town. It struck us that the hotel and town are here to cater to the onsen trade - and that means old people comprise 99% of hotel patrons and townspeople. And it's a dying pastime and confined mainly to the elderly.
Think of a hotel 15 years after the height of the Catskills and that's the hotel and town vibe.
Still, lots of hiking and outdoors stuff nearby. But get a car: buses are rather infrequent. And a car will get you out to all the cool stuff - all of which are out of town.More
- Free Wifi