The staff and the quality of the building makes this a great ryokan to stay in. The staff made us feel like travelers and not tourists. They have obviously been trained effectively and have stayed with the ryokan for most of their working like, this makes them function effortlessly and often invisibly(from the guests). We traveled through Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka before arriving at Ryokan Oishiya. We stayed at some fabulous places but Ryokan Oishiya was the best. The quality of the meals is amazing, so much so that I had to meet the chef to personally thank him. For what Oishiya delivers, this place is superb value. Experience of a lifetime.
From Sydney, Australia
We stayed at Oishiya, Mie Prefecture