Inn in Aso-san Area

This friendly, cowboy-style roadhouse-inn has attractive, clean tatami rooms with shared facilities, a large jacuzzi, a stay-and-ride package for horse fans, and some English-speaking staff. The Umanokura restaurant serves regional cuisine, and local beef in burgers and teppan-yaki (lunch and dinner from ¥1100; closed first and third Wednesday of the month, first and third Thursday from April 2019).

It's on Hwy 325, about a 20-minute hike from the station. Look for the stables and the US flags marking the driveway.