We booked this ryokan as part of our honeymoon to Japan, and we really wanted something unique and distinctively Japan. Tokinoniwa delivered on all fronts! We arrived at the ryokan and were immediately greeted by friendly staff who took our shoes and led us inside to checkin.
Our room was on the 4th floor with a private onsen on the balcony to take advantage of the gorgeous mountain view! The interior of the room is nicely designed, and the furniture looks fairly well maintained as well. It feels very cozy and intimate.
The entire ryokan has tatatmi flooring so it was pretty interesting to be able to walk in the hallway, gift shop, and restaurant without shoes. There are 3 private outdoor bath as well as public ones, all on the first floor. There's also a food hall area (not the restaurant) that serves ramen after 8pm I think.
The food was delicious and beautiful to look at! This is our first ryokan so we didn't know what to except, but we were blown away by everything Tokinoniwa had to offer. If you are looking to "splurge" on a special occasion, I'd highly recommend this place.More