We loved, loved our stay here. The onsen was wonderful (four outdoor private, a male and female onsen, both indoor and outdoor). The breakfast was incredible and they made gluten free for my wife (celiac). (No dinner, just breakfast). They even noticed she liked lemons in her water and provided those each day. The staff was wonderful and so helpful (didn't speak much English but enough to get by!) The building interior is outdated, but not in a bad way once you get used to it. It's traditional Japanese - tea, slippers, robes, breakfast, futons (we doubled ours up to make them more comfortable) on the floor, tatami mats. In a small town with hiking nearby, only one place to eat (walking), a small morning market and other onsens. The bus comes right through town (a couple minutes from the ryokan) and can take the bus all over - transportation in Japan is on point. We had a wonderful, restful and adventurous stay! Would absolutely go back and would highly recommend if you're looking for a traditional experience.