Ryokan Terazuya

Ryokan in Matsue

You'll find a warm welcome and simple tatami rooms at this family-run inn, opposite a shrine. The owners speak a little English and can collect you from the station. The bathroom is shared, there's a 10pm curfew, and coffee and toast are included if you haven't paid for the full breakfast. Cash only.

A canal runs behind the ryokan, as does the JR line – fortunately there's little traffic at night.