I slept in a traditional Japanese room that was big, comfortable and totally authentic (except the television).
This was their cheapest room.
I can’t imagine how great the other rooms must look.
The whole house looked wonderful and the best part is that it has 3 hot water springs that you can use.
The boss invited us all to a celebration in the local shrine where we could witness a ‘lion dance’ and at the end of my stay the owners gave me a hand made chart for luck.
Hirayu is a central place from where you can easily visit Matsumoto, takayama and kamikochi.
The prices are reasonable and basically every hotel has a hotspring.
I can absolutely recommend this town!」