Traditions continue inside with authentic rooms featuring hand-carved sculptures, timber decking and low-rise furniture. There’s even a range of minimalist Japanese artwork, complemented by the clean lines of the rooms’ more contemporary furnishings. However, their standout feature is their balconies. Each features its own private deck, complete with outdoor bath – ideal for soaking up those spectacular gorge views.
The ryokan’s dining takes its notes locally too, featuring seasonal menus that make the most of regional produce. While you can expect the best in noodle dishes and wagyu beef, it’s the seafood that grabs the headline. This is high praise in an island nation famed for its fresh catches. It’s all washed down with an extensive drinks menu with the usual sakes complemented by craft cocktails and a lengthy wine list.