We spent Christmas 2017 here. We got lucky and had a perfect snowy Christmas Day, which turned the property into a truly glorious winter wonderland. The onsen cannot be overrated - it really is stunning, and I would definitely recommend a winter visit (though I haven't visited in the summer): nothing can beat sitting in the hot springs at dawn or dusk as the snow falls.
I traveled with a vegetarian, who warned the ryokan, and ate well. I on the other hand had to contend with some dishes that were slightly beyond me - stewed baby octopus and other mysteries - and yes, I refused the bear soup. The restaurant is definitely for the adventurous!More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included