Stayed at Sansuirou in Okuyugawara, a Japanese hot-spring inn with Michelin Four Red Pavilions. According to my parents, the last time I stayed here was when I was about 2 years old and that means more than 40 years ago. Last year this inn was bought by Noguchi Kanko, Hokkaido-based hotel group, along with an adjacent inn Tsubaki. Can a new owner maintain the quality which matches its venerable name?