my boyfriend and I stayed here for one night in peak cherry blossom season. Our traditional Japanese room was right next to their observation deck, so we looked out over cherry blossoms - beautiful!
Dinner was served in our room and they were able to provide a vegetarian meal for me - the food was delicious!
Breakfast is served down in the banquet hall and was again, delicious. Mine was vegetarian, but my boyfriend had egg and bacon cooked on his own little burner.
We had a toilet and basin in our room, though I don't think they all do. The bath is on the 1st floor (ground level) and is a large traditional bath in very good condtion. Big windows overlook onomichi.
Because we were already at the top of the hill, it was really easy to head up the hill after breakfast to see all the cherry blossom and visit the observation platform. We didn't spend long at the observation platform because it was full of people, and we didn't go up, as the views from the gardens were already lovely.
The only downside to this ryokan is that it is not in the centre of town. You could catch the cable car up the hill, but we walked up, following the Historic Temple Walk, then the Museum of Literature Walk. It took 15 minutes, but it was drizzling and getting dark. Very steep steps, though! Lovely to see the houses and tiny lanes.
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