Our stay at Shin Kadoya was an unexpected and wholly enjoyable experience. Our "double" room was actually a huge tatami room open on two sides with sliding glass windows/doors opening onto a shaded porch overlooking a private garden with a cherry tree in full bloom. We were extremely fortunate to be visiting during a period of near-perfect weather so we could open the glass doors wide for a perfect indoor/outdoor experience. The staff were incredibly attentive and helpful. But the truly unique feature of this ryokan is the outdoor onsen on the rooftop, where you can enjoy your hot bath while gazing on a panorama of the very beautiful coastline of Atami. The attached pictures provide a sample of what awaits you here.