The hot spring that wells up from the rocks right at the bottom of the bath does not get oxidized as it is not exposed to the air. This rare hot spring is also known as the “kagi-yu” (locked bath) of Tadamasa Mori, the lord of Tsuyama domain back in Edo period, who guarded the bath to be exclusively used by himself and prohibited the general public from entering.
The region has developed its own beef cuisine, as eating meat for health or as a medicine was understood as a common practice in this region, even during times when the eating of meat was banned for religious reasons. Sozuri nabe, which is a hot pot made with slices of beef pared from the bone, lets you enjoy a taste unique to the region that continues this carnivorous tradition.
There are a total of nine courses, featuring beef dishes available throughout the year and blowfish served as seasonal specialty. A heathy menu with reduced volume and calories is also available for women.
The 90-year-old wooden architecture, which has the flavor of the early Showa period, attracts many tourists from overseas. Various artworks by Shiko Munakata, a famed woodblock printing artist who was a regular customer, are on display throughout the ryokan.