Chiran, located in the middle of the Satsuma Peninsula in Kagoshima, is a small town known mostly for its museum dedicated to the kamikaze pilots of WWII, but also has a nice samurai district noted for its gardens.
There are few accommodation options, but the best is the Green Hotel, a business hotel right in the middle of the town, about half way between the two attractions.
The rooms have the full complement of amenities: en-suite, TV, kettle, refrigerator, etc plus internet connection, and a small coin laundry on the first floor.
I paid 5,200 yen for a single room that included a fairly decent buffet breakfast.
There is a free car park and check-in is earlier than many places at 2pm.
Green Hotel Chiran Fukuzumi
4810-24 Chirancho Kori
Tel: 0993 58 7800
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