It used to be a Samurai residence, and has been a ryokan Since the Meiji era. Our room was sublime and we spent most of our time there tucked up cosily in the kotatsu!
I loved the rotemburo, the baths and the dining rooms and drew some of the beautiful dishes we were served.
We walked around the town in the freezing but beautiful sunny weather and admired Anrakuji where the wooden octagonal pagoda is a national treasure of Japan.
I wish there were more weekends I could spend in this luxury...