This ryokan is more like a home house than a regular hotel. The manager is a very nice person and it is easy to communicate with her. The whole hotel is filled with Japanese elements and it feels like staying in a Japanese home. Although the restroom and bathroom are shared, they are clean and I don't meet any conflict with other guests when using them. However, the location is less convenient than others. It locates within a historical residential area, nice for experiencing Japanese life, but it takes me about 5 min to walk to JR stations or bus stops, which is bad if you carry heavy luggages. Also it is very hard to drive there or take a taxi since the road is narrow. Overall, I am very pleased and satisfied with my stay here.