Gora Kadan is a truly wonderful escape from the city and almost like stepping back into time. Our room had an outdoor veranda and rotemburo, with one room for sleeping and another room for relaxing and dinner. While I have seen reviews complaining of a “mildew” smell - we did not experience that at all, but rather the delightful scents of cypress and tatami. The food was excellent. We have stayed at many ryokan and sometimes the breakfasts can be a bit typical, but we thought the dinners and breakfasts were delicious and the presentation and selection of dishes and glassware were lovely. The small details such as the flowers in the hall, flowers in our room, the glassware and dishes, the amenities, extra towels, excellent service, rides to from local attractions and station - are all reasons this is a truly luxury ryokan. Can not wait to go back!