There are simple but interesting hotels, hostels and ryokan in Kurashiki, Naoshima and Teshima. Okayama is more business-orientated and has hotels, capsule hotels, and even internet cafes for makeshift accommodation. It is best to stay near the sights, though it's possible to base yourself in Okayama and make day trips. The villa at Hattōji offers one of Japan's great countryside getaways.