Indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths, a sauna and a garden with fruit trees can be enjoyed at Shinen Sanso, a 5-minute drive from JR Hikari-no-Mori Train Station. Both Japanese and Western rooms are available, and parking is free. Each air-conditioned room at Shinen Sanso Hotel comes with an LCD TV and a private bath. Guests in Japanese-style rooms sleep on a tatami (woven-straw) floor in traditional futon bedding. JR Kumamoto Train Station is 13 km from the hotel, and Kumamoto Airport is 15 km away. Mount Aso is a 40-km drive. Barbecue facilities can be used in warm weather, and free Wi-Fi is provided at the lobby. A Japanese breakfast is served at the dining area, and traditional multi-course Kaiseki meals featuring local specialities can be enjoyed in guests’ rooms. Both must be requested upon arrival and require an additional charge (fees vary based on the menu).