The Asunaro Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) is similar to most such establishments. It has an old-fashioned look but provides most modern conveniences.
This particular ryokan is particularly attractive. The lobby includes a traditional open fireplace and a traditional complicated-wooden-thing-for-hanging-a-teapot.
As is always the case in a ryokan, the rooms look bare by Western standards but they are comfortable, as long as you don’t mind sleeping on a futon.
The rooms are decorated with attractive prints and vases.
On on last evening in Takayama we were treated to a semi-fancy dinner at the ryokan.
Incidentally, Japanese food is great! I never had a bad meal while I was there. If your experience is limited to sushi, you don’t know what you’re missing.