A great traditional Japanese experience. Imagine staying in a ryokan on the river edge with snow-covered hillside view, a private open-sir onsen, fabulous in-room kaiseki dinner and about as much romance as a couple could stand in a single visit. The location was really nice, within walking distance of major sites, right by the river and yet just off the main road enough to be fairly quiet even during the pretty busy midday. The staff was incredibly nice and helpful. We loved the the traditional characteristics of our room. The facilities were amazing, including the hot bath which was excellent. The private outdoor bath was a great way to relax. Wonderful kaiseki meals with interesting and unusual ingredients. The Wagyu course was especially good. Great all around. I would love to return one day if possible.