Many people arriving here will catch the tram from the train station, it is only about 15 minutes trip, then a short walk. The actual location is in walking distance to the Peace Park and Memorials.
If you have about ½ hour you can walk to the city centre and it is quite nice. Be sure to eat some local cuisine, especially the okonomiyaki which is famous in this region.
We were greeted in a friendly manner and checked in. It was very casual and friendly.
There are 3 rooms upstairs and a shared toilet. There is a shared shower downstairs, and it is clean.
The rooms are Japanese style. There is not much security on each room, I think just a latch on the inside of the door, no key.
The rooms were very quiet, no ear plugs required.
Included is a breakfast in the morning that the hosts cook, it is western style. Which was pancakes, OJ, coffee, maybe eggs. It changes each day and they tell you the day before what it will be.
As this is cooked for personally for you and you agree on the time, I suggest that as a matter of courtesy you do not be late for breakfast, even if it is your nature/culture to be late.
While this is a religious leaning place the hosts did not bang on about religion at all. We stayed here for 3 days and did not spend too much time in the house, there is so much to see in a short time. They provided lots of tips on where to go in the town and also gave us maps. They assumed that we would want to go to Miajima Island which was good, because I had thought that was somewhere else in Japan. It was great!
This is like going to stay at someone’s home. If you are in Japan for a long time it can be nice to have English speakers around.
The cost is very cheap compared with hotels. 3,500 yen per person per night. There are no dorm rooms. There is a bigger room that is suitable for a family.
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