Situated in Kumamoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kenritsu Library, Aso Hakusui Onsen, and Aso Uchinomaki Onsen. Suizenji Gardens and Izumi Shrine are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Pros: I found the staff to be most excellent and polite. The location, for my purposes, was great and easy to navigate to and from.Cons: I was assigned a smoking room and when asked for a non-smoking room, I was informed that none were available; I also found the room, the bathroom especially, in need of cleaning.
Small and dirtyPros: Friendly staff but speak no English. Cons: Tiny, even by Japanese standards. Hot-a/c doesn't work.