Since its foundation almost 100 years ago, Shinyu Onsen has gathered the favor of many well-known Japanese writers and intellectuals.
In honor of its cultured past, the lodging was recently renovated to showcase a style that harmonizes modern and classic elements.
The lounge now features an extensive library with over 30,000 books. The guestrooms exude a nostalgic, almost decadent atmosphere.
The inn has various hot spring baths, including a scenic open-air one that offers a dramatic view of the creek below.
Dinner consists of a classy course meal that features many local dishes. A vast assortment of renowned Sake and Japanese wine is also available.