Ryokan in Ibusuki

Rooms at this spotless seven-room ryokan across from the sand baths have private facilities, in addition to pretty indoor and outdoor baths and meals featuring Satsuma-ryōri (Kagoshima's regional cuisine), such as tonkotsu (pork ribs) and sashimi. Not much English is spoken, but the amenable staff makes it work. The whole place is nonsmoking.