Kashima, a small town on the coast of the Ariake Sea in southern Saga is home to one of the Three Great Inari Shrines, Yutoku Inari, as well as having a decent collection of old buildings in an Historical Preservation Area.
There is a big, modern hotel in the town, but when I tried to book a room they were full, so digging around I came up with Shiratama Business Ryokan, a small family-run hotel in a quiet neighborhood about 400 meters from the Hizenkashima station on the Nagasaki Line.
The room was not large, but, unusually, had a western bed rather than futon, and the bathroom and toilet were en-suite. There were the usual facilities, desk, TV, kettle etc. The prices were very reasonable, 3,500 yen just for a single room, 4,000 with breakfast, or 5,000 with breakfast and evening meal.
Shiratama Business Ryokan
Oaza, Takatsuharahigashi Kashima-shi
Saga 849 1311
Tel: 0954 62 4586
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