Tokiwa Hotel, Yamanashi, Japan

Tokiwa Hotel is a traditional hot spring inn, or "ryokan", long patronized by the imperial household, and located 10 minutes from Kofu Station in Yamanashi. Staying here is a special experience: natural hot spring baths; traditional cottages surrounding a large Japanese garden; and fine "kaiseki" cuisine. http://tokiwa-hotel.co.jp/english/yumura/index.html