That i only book for 1 day... As they are almost always full.. Specially during spring and autumn.
If you only have limited time in japan and want to experience the onsen town and stay at traditional ryokan, this is it. The ryokan itself historically been there for more than 140 years, the amazing tranquility of the garden, the design, the wood architecture, i dont know exactly what it is but you immidiately feel relaxed and in the mood of serenity here.
Even if the price is higher than the rest in the town, its totally worth it for the kaiseki dinner alone... I never eaten so well or so luxuriously before.
The whole idea of the town is your onsen hoping to 7 public onsen they have, i dont know about others but for me that sound excessive. So i try the in-house onsen which is gorgeous with the round pool, and they swith side at morning and night for male and female so every gender experience all the onsen i guess, and the closest public house nearby which also great. But that is the limit for me 3 hot dip in onsen pool within 20 hours is my limit, but many are on onsen round to many of the onsen and if that is your thing you will have many choices in this town.
Another thing i like is the area itself, the town maybe small and everything in the main road from station to the onsen are charming and serene.
I dont think i can explain more than the picture they put, cause ut was everybit better when you see it yourself.
The staff hospitality is beyond excellence, and that saying alot as in Japan the standard of service already very high.