The hotel is a bit outdated as others wrote. It’s simple though big rooms with view of the pond. The breakfast and dinner was very good with view of the pond. The hot bath is nice with view to the pond, though it’s no Onsen (hot spring/vulcanite water). And it’s the perfect start to walk the 4-5h round trip. The bus stop is directly in the front of the hotel. If you take the bus to Kamikochi, get off one stop before(!) the final stop if you wanna go to the hotel first. Further, if you buy the bus ticket in the hotel you get ~50% discount. They also can bring your luggage to Kamikochi Bus Terminal but you also can drop it off at a service counter at the Bus Terminal (no coin lockers anywhere available). Taxi is only operated by fixed price and very expensive. As the hotel is directly at the pond, it’s perfect if you plan to shoot eg pictures during the night/early morning as you walk 20m and you are there.