Located on the main street through town not far from the bus center (the last stop on buses into town from Nagasaki), this economically priced ryokan dates from 1909 but has been remodeled. The kind owners are fond of children; they have three of their own and remembered Janie's daughter many years later. All of the rooms are Japanese-style, simply decorated but with high ceilings and flower arrangements. Ask for a room in the back -- they're quieter. A small shop in the lobby sells blue-and-white tie-dyed clothing, while a massage chair is available free of charge. Coffee is free in the mornings, and Western-style breakfasts are available.
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