Great little ryokan. It's not sparkling new but it's clean, close(ish) to the station, and has everything you need for a few days. We really enjoyed our stay here. Quaint. And it comes with a TV so we were able to watch the world cup. Floor boards creak a little when people walk past but thats a small thing. Good for people on a budget as we only paid 7,000 yen for two of us.
Chikako was really nice. Didn't speak a whole lot of English, but enough for us to be able to make a reservation on the phone.