This was our first Ryokan experience and we were certainly not disappointed. We telephoned ahead and were met at the Station, dropped at Hikone Castle to sightsee whilst our luggage was delivered to our room. We walked the 30 mins along L Biwa back to the hotel, were ushered to our room and made a cup of tea.
The room was extremely large and had views to both Castle and Lake!
Then it was Onsen time and relax before dinner was served in a separate room next door. Once again, our first experience of private room dining and service with our delightful hostess gently knocking, serving the next course, and bowing out.
The same deal for a very complete Japanese breakfast next morning. Lots of smiling and bowing before we were driven to the station - unfortunately we only spent one night.
Fabulous value at under Yen40,000 for room, dinner and breakfast and all amenities.More
- Free Wifi