We enjoyed the good sized room (by Japan standards), which was carpeted, warm(it was freezing outside in Winter) and clean. The staff were great including the breakfast staff in the Good Rice Morning cafe down stairs. The hotel is well located a few meters from the bus station. The buses did not make any noise though that we could hear. But the good thing is we could wheel our suitcase to the bus station to leave for Kagushima and did not need a taxi. It is also very close to the castle, the main attraction. Other buses from the nearby station can get you to Mount Aso (recommended)- the bus from the station can take you all the way there and drop you back again for about $30; there is cable car to the crater. You can take a bus to the ferry to Shimabara to see Mount Unsen or go to Nagasaki. We went to the town of Unsen from the Shimabara ferry station by another bus. It was about $20 return. Highly recommended hot springs there- it was snowing heavily and the volcanic vapours were amazing in the snow fall. The bus drops you at the hot springs as they are on the main steet. It is on the road to Obama- famous for its name and hot springs. Give yourself plenty of time because it is quite a long day.
Back to the hotel: we stayed for 4 enjoyable nights. You can get to the main mall easily from the Chisun by foot. The breakfast was excellent and courteously delivered. My goodness the service is excellent in Japan! The room rate was also very good value.
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