Comfrotable, charming, friendly. Perfect!
Takeyaso Inn is a lovely, traditionally inviting 1920's building and super friendly place to stay. Conveniently located a few minutes walk from the trains, buses and shops. Although a little difficult to locate for a novice British traveler to Japan, I would highly recommend it if you're looking for the 'proper' Japanese experience. The owner speaks perfect English, and the staff have a good knowledge too. Staying at Takeyaso felt like a Ghibli movie, with all the charm you would expect. Being welcomed home by friendly staff offering an iced tea upon your return each day was a lovely touch! The rooms are very comfortable (though mind your head if you're tall!) and chatting in the bar with a drink after a bath is the perfect end to a day. The opening hours and curfew may seem inconvenient, but honestly it wasn't a problem for me as I had far too much sightseeing to do as it was. I can simply not sing praises enough. I'll be coming to stay again soon! Arigatou gozaimasu! X