My daughter and I traveled to Kashiwaya Ryokan and Onsen this past June 2019. We could not have been prepared for the beauty and tranquility of this ryokan. The grounds are gorgeous, inviting guests to simply sit and enjoy the koi in the garden pond, or bathe in the onsen to relax. Our room had very comfortable futon mattresses, placed on the tatami floors, which would be rolled up during the day. We enjoyed wearing the traditional yukatas, or robes, enhancing our feeling of a time spent in a special and unique place. Lastly, the meals are not only absolutely gorgeous, but they are delicious and extremely generous! Food just kept coming, each plate interesting and beautifully displayed. We loved our visit and hope to return someday.