In past visits to Japan I have stayed mostly at business class hotels clustered around the train stations. On my visit to Shikoku this fall I would like to stay at some ryokan, minshuku and shukubo in the more rural areas, especially in or near Kochi Prefecture.
If you know of an affordable ryokan, a comfortable minshuku suitable for a non-Japanese speaker, and/or a shukubo with good meditation space I would love to hear about it.
A nearby onsen or bike rental would also be great.
Thanks in advance.