A cosy guesthouse just 5 minutes by car from JR Ikuno Station, Bantan offers Japanese-style rooms, free WiFi and a restaurant. Takeda Castle is a 30-minute drive, and the Mount Shosha Ropeway is a 35-minute drive. Drinks vending machines and free parking are on site. Bantan is a 1-hour drive from Himeji Castle, and a 45-minute drive from JR Himeji Train Station. A convenience shop can be found within a 3-minute drive. Serene rooms feature a minimalist Japanese décor with a tatami (woven-straw) floor and traditional futon bedding. Walls are a relaxing light-green, and night lamps and Japanese decorations add touches of charm. Amenities include a TV, geta slippers and yukata robes. Toilets and bathrooms are shared. Guesthouse Bantan’s restaurant serves Japanese and Western meals, featuring local ingredients and rice cooked with mountain spring water.