Ōzu Kyōdokan Youth Hostel

Hostel in Ōzu

A delightful place to stay right at the foot of Ōzu-jō. Formerly a school building, the tatami rooms are fit for an army and the hostel doubles as a museum, featuring interesting curios and antique ceramics from the town's boom years as a Tokugawa-period castle town. The present owner, a lovely English-speaking octogenarian, is a fine source of local knowledge.