Kappa Tengoku Ryokan Reviews
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Very helpful staff, and the room was one of the largest we had in Japan. One shortcoming is its location on a slope, making it extremely difficult to carry heavy luggages up to the hostel and to the rooms. Wifi is only available in the lobby/dining area, and usage is limited to 10pm, which might be problematic for guests who return late.
The room we stayed in was nice and spacious. The futons slept very nicely. However, they don't speak English. If you book through hostelworld, be prepared to pay a slightly higher bill (about 2000 yen extra): they add service costs and onsen costs (and yes, you want to go to the onsen!!!). The location of the hostel is good. However, there are a lot of stairs to the hostel. We certainly recommend this hostel for people who can speak Japanese!
Owners cant speak english so you need to know a bit of Japanese or you can just gesture. Located up a hill which requires some climbing so its only for the physically fit. The hot spring within the ryokan was a added bonus.
Good hot spring. Staff don't know much english but still very helpful
It was ok. The location is convenient if you want to explore Hakonen. It has also an outdoor onsen and it was ok.
Convenient location if you want to base yourself for further exploration of the surrounding villages.