This was a truly fantastic hotel in a wonderful historic town. It is a small inn that is owned by someone who has a true love for the fascinating history of the Iwami Ginzan mine. You can tell by the wonderful collection of original historic materials on display. The hotel itself is very elegant, with beautiful Japanese woods and furniture that is perfect combination of classic Japanese taste and modern. The dinner was one of the best meals I've had in Japan, and used mostly local fish and vegetables. The staff were very welcoming and gave a lot of information about the community in Japanese.