This ryokan/hotel is good value and perfect if you're arriving/departing via the airport. It's very well maintained and feels mostly very new. A very comfortable stay with friendly and attentive staff. As with many good ryokans, there is a homely feel to the place. Apparently it's the only hotel in Yakushima with a licensed onsen (I'm not 100% sure), which is great especially if you're into that. I soak 3 times a day so it was definitely a plus for me after a day of hiking. The onsen itself is average, I feel. I don't know how to rate onsets really, this one doesn't feel as good as many others I've been to in Japan. I was told by someone else (not hotel staff) that the water is heated and not naturally hot like most hot springs), so that could be the reason it didn't feel 100% right. But - it's still a perfectly fine onsen. The breakfast buffet is the only real downer - not that it's bad, but many of these Japanese hotels just don't serve up great breakfasts. I was told that the hotel packs a good bento lunch box though for hikers (even though I didn't try it). The other thing to note that the area is pretty dead at night. An Italian restaurant around 10 minutes walk away provides the only real dinner option (the food is pretty good though and the owner speaks good English). Overall, this is a great stay for those coming/leaving by plane and looking for ryokan-style accommodation with onsen.