we stayed at Gettoan ryokan from 25Jan to 27Jan2015. 🙂
ryokan is a bit secluded & way off from the main attractions like lake kinrinko 金麟湖, which is a 30minutes walk from yufuin eki (train station), along the shopping street yunotsubo.
there is also no walking trails near the ryokan.
we called the ryokan after the check-in time 3pm & they picked us up from yufuin eki, also the hotel provide transport to town (they dropped us directly at lake kinrinko the next day at our request & provided us each with an umbrella), but not the return pick-up.
the service was good ryokan standard.
we had a reception party, & we had welcome macha & sweets etc in the ryokan room.
our room had an attached external onsen.
& the ryokan has the usual public & very nice private onsen.
there was also free coffee & tea at the lounge area.
on the second day 26.1.2015, we returned from lunch & lake kinrinko, in addition to the free coffee & lake which was always available, the service staff served us macha & mochi.^^ really enjoyed that.
the next morning, before having breakfast & checking out, we walked from the dining rooms area to a brook at the back just before the woods. very nice & tranquil environment.