Yusaya Ryokan

Ryokan in Naruko Onsen

Among the many charms of this country inn is its impressive rotemburo (outdoor bath) in an isolated building surrounded by a dense thicket of trees. The main building, dating to 1936, has tatami-lined sleeping quarters separated from Western-style sitting areas by shoji (sliding rice-paper screen doors). Meals are elegant banquets of river fish and mountain vegetables.