Location near the lake, just a short walk is great. It is not lake-side. We got half board. Our room was small Japanese style in new wing that strongly smelled of some type soyu, even after airing. It got too chilly to keep the window open, so I asked if we could switch rooms. Staff is very nice, but replacement was in older wing, nicer room, but clearly not Non-smoking with burn marks on the carpet near the window. We kept the first room. Fixed dinner food left me vaguely unsettled, but the breakfast was fine. For what you pay and the locale, it's fine. Drive around the lake is fantastic. Gorge approach to hotel, we were just a little early to catch the fall colors, but fantastic scenery. Onsen is fine too, older, but fine. 3 tour buses showed up when we checked in.