Not much to add from the previous reviewer --
Ryokan Chizuru is in a great location, within 10 minutes walk from the Peace park and close to a streetcar stop. It is probably a 15-20 minute walk to the castle (we went a round-about way). The price, for Japan, is hard to beat (7500Y, no breakfast)
On arrival to Hiroshima Station we took a taxi there to help get our bearings (~1000Y, ~8 minutes). It was easy enough to navigate by streetcar after that -- from Hondori Streetcar Station, just go down the small street at the Family Mart.
The hotel itself has Japanese style rooms with a TV (never turned it on), and a set-up for tea making. It's a bit worn, but very clean and our room was very large. The lady took out a map as soon as we got there and showed us how to get places and where to get okonomiyaki. We spoke a combination of Japanese and English - we don't speak much Japanese, but it worked fine. We told her we would take showers in the morning, and there was no water in the ofuro (bathtub) which was okay.
There was one strange thing, the light in the hallway remained on, and was shining through the shoji screen all night. I'm sure they would have helped us turn it off if we had asked, but we didn't want to bother them. We were tired enough it didn't bother us much, and it was very, very quiet. The pillows were also harder than we're used to, even in other Japanese style rooms. (I'll admit we actually used the seat cushions as pillows, which worked great...)
They were extremely nice and helpful overall, and let us keep our bags there until around 13:00pm our last day when we left for Miyajima.
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