There were giant Japanese carpenter ants everywhere in the dining area, crawling around the sugar bowl, running up and down the carafe of maple syrup, it was insane. I’ve never seen ants that big, dozens of them. The only shower is a public bath that looked like it had never been cleaned. I took a shower in the morning and there was bath water in the bath with an iridescent film and dead bugs floating on it (perhaps a result of people staying who don’t know Japanese bath ettiequte? Or perhaps the bath water hadn’t been changed nor the bath cleaned in ages). Fortunately the door did lock so I was able to have a quick private shower, but I noticed that there was a large amount of mold flecks all over the wooden ceiling. The towel provided was just a wash cloth. The bed, however was clean and very comfortable and the curtains did a good job of shutting out the light. I was lucky to be the only one staying in the dormitory but I imagine it would have felt private even if I wasn’t. Loud music was played in the common area until around 10pm, and it seemed to be a sixty minute playlist on repeat, I heard the same songs a few times. The staff was very polite and attentive, they were the primary good feature of this lodging. The breakfast served was delicious despite the ants. I left a back up battery in the dorms and tried to reach the hotel 3 ways (Facebook, their website, and by phone from my next hotel) and was unable to get a response so I’ve written it off as lost for good.