This place is perfect. It's off city but very near the Ropeway though. Perfect for people who wants to visit the ropeway since the day light is short during year end period. Took the hotel shuttle bus to get to there. This is a cheaper option because the Nohi bus charges twice the amount. However, when we returned, there's only 1 time slot for the day and in order to catch our train, we took the Nohi bus instead. It's a little confusing on the hotel website regarding the transport. Basically, if you take the 3:00 pm one, you'll reach at 5:00 pm. Departure is at their sister hotel, Yamanoriori, walk able from Takayama Station. During winter, the bus ride to the hotel is spectacular. I will recommend this place, its location deep in the mountains already makes your stay an unforgettable one, and you can enjoy the hot spring in various pools here including the male-female mix pool, further, coming at the right time will make your vacation here even better.