- conveniently close to the train station from which we were able to travel to many places (only one stop from Osaka).
- their freshly ground coffee (tea available also) in lobby was a great start each morning. Better than the industrial coffee in the States.
- convenience stores nearby stocked with so many food items. Try some of the prepared meals and ramen bowls. So much better than dried ramen bowls in the States. I was hooked by their egg sandwiches, rice ball varieties, and shrimp chips!
- small town feel away from the rush-rush of the big cities like Tokyo and Osaka.
- lots of small eating places with fresh food nearby.
- 100Y shops (like Dollar stores, but better) nearby - fun!
- check out the supermarket (Life Super) nearby. You can find lots of food items to take home for gifts. Their sushi is super fresh too.
- free WiFi was quite fast,
- room looked a bit depressing and was sooo tiny (12'x12'), but it was only a place for us to rest at night (we paid $50/nite). You get what you pay for.
- BR is raised, so you have to step up to go in. Can be dangerous in the middle of the night.
- decor very dated and aged, but clean.
- no storage, you live out of your suitcase. We got used to it after 2 days.
- "double bed" is so narrow, but we booked the cheapest room.
- staff members spoke little to no English. We had to rely on Google Translate.
- staff was not engaging, but polite. I think it was because they didn't know how to communicate with us.