My husband and I will be travelling in Japan for three weeks during March. We are wanting to stay in a ryokan with an onsen, somewhere in or near Nagano, Matsumto, Hiraya or Shirahone Onsen or Takayama. We would particularly like a ryokan with an outside pool.
We are prepared to pay anywhere from 10,000 to 17,000 yen per person, per night (including two meals). We have previously stayed at Hirayu Kan at Hirayu Onsen, and Onsen Hotel Nakahara bessou in Kagoshima and really enjoyed these ryokans, so we would be looking for something similar to these.
Can anyone make any recommendations? Any ideas would be welcome.