Like the owners of the Seifuso in nearby Yudanaka, Mr Tanabe is a charming old gentleman who leaves Mrs Tanabe to do the English speaking, and they both charm their guests with warm smiles, gourmet Japanese food and old school hospitality. This traditional inn is halfway down one of the old streets of this historic town with a classic panelled wood exterior and a cosy dark wood interior within. If that sounds a bit gloomy for you then you can stay in the new wing, with airy rooms build with light ‘hinoki’ cedarwood frames. The ensuite bathrooms with hinoki hot tubs are a great combination of the old and the new. Wi-fi is available in the lounge area only.