Recommendation by Lemi
Picturesque wooded mountains and a bubbling river set the scene for Yamamizuki Ryokan. The inn is a quintessential example of what Kurokawa Onsen (a hot spring town) has to offer. Be mindful of the bus schedule, or take a car, as the ryokan is in a remote location. You truly get to commune with nature, especially at the outdoor onsen where men and women are segregated to their own hot springs area. After a dip, lap up the customary kaiseki dinner. The hosts are kind enough to talk you through each course. Yamamizuki Ryokan has also thrown in an espresso maker in the deal, so savor a comforting brew while settling in by the window.