Located in the Yunokawa hot spring area, Shouen offers accommodations featuring ancient cultural themes yet with modern interiors. Guests can relax in the public hot-spring baths and enjoy traditional meals based on Japan’s ancient era. A free shuttle is available from JR Shobara Train Station, which is also a 5-minute walk away and must be reserved at time of booking. Guests can choose to stay in Japanese-style rooms with tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding or in a spacious floor-raised historically-themed villa. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV and a private toilet. Guests staying in the villa can use the private reservable hot-spring baths. Traditional multi-course meals feature healthy dishes based on menus from the ancient era. Locally homegrown ingredients including rice and wheat can be enjoyed. Shouen Ryokan is a 30-minute drive from Izumo Taisha Shrine and a 10-minute drive from Lake Shinji. Izumo Airport is also a 10-minute drive away.