Be Welcomed With Warm Hospitality! 5 Recommended Lodging Facilities in Sendai
Sendai is full of breathtaking places, such as Matsushima, known for its picturesque scenery, and the historical Akiu Onsen. Here are 5 ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) and guesthouses perfect for your trip to Sendai!
1. Komatsu-kan Kofu-tei
This inn is right in front of the popular sightseeing spot of Matsushima, a 25-minute train ride away from Sendai Station. They offer a wonderful relaxing time with attentive hospitality and the beautiful sight of about 260 islands floating in the sea.
Inside the hotel, they have a private open-air bath (reservations required) where you can gaze at the sight of Matsushima which looks just like a painting. You can enjoy the sight paired with a comfortable bath for as long as you want when you stay in the guestrooms that come with an open-air bath or an observatory bath. Also, the food is known to be delicious! They offer plans such as the kaiseki ryori (traditional course cuisine) made with plenty of local seafood or charcoal-grilled meals as well.
English- and Vietnamese-speaking staff available
Free Wi-Fi available in the rooms
This is another inn with a view of Matsushima. The view from the deck is spectacular, as it is located on high ground. If you choose an ocean-view room, you can enjoy the sight from your guestroom.
This inn's pride is the large cypress cask bath. The cask shape of the bath is its defining characteristic, and the lovely smell of the wood and the hot water will relax you in body and soul. They also have a private bath (separate fee) so you can enjoy a casual soak in your private time as well. Dinner is colorful kaiseki ryori. They offer carefully prepared dishes made with seafood caught in the nearby seas and gyutan (beef tongue).
English-speaking staff available
Free Wi-Fi available in the common areas
3. Sakunami Onsen Yuzukushi Salon Ichinobo
Yuzukushi Salon Ichinobo in Sakunami Onsen can be reached via a 40-minute free shuttle bus ride from Sendai Station. It's a hot spring resort with 8 baths on the bank of a clear stream that you can enjoy. It's in an area separated from the lively city center, and you will be greeted with nature that's beautiful all year round as well as warm hospitality.
The recommended spot is the open-air bath where you're surrounded by verdant nature and the babbling river. If you soak in the bath that's pushed to the very edge of the river, you'll feel as though you've become one with nature! The guestroom with hot spring included is perfect for people who want to enjoy baths without any interruptions.
Free Wi-Fi available throughout the premises
4. Ryokan Morishige
Ryokan Morishige was built with a white mud storehouse-like facade. This inn has a humble, homey atmosphere, and you'll be able to enjoy sincere hospitality here. It's within walking distance of Sendai Station and is priced reasonably, starting at 2,700 JPY.
All of the guestrooms are Japanese-style with tatami flooring, but have different layouts. The fusuma sliding screens and ranma transoms differ between each room.
Free Wi-Fi throughout the premises
5. Sendai Keyaki Guesthouse
Sendai Keyaki Guesthouse is managed by a young lady owner who loves meeting new people. She opened this guesthouse with the wish of interacting with people from all around the world. It's in the center of Sendai, so it's perfect for sightseeing.
The building was renovated from a ryotei (traditional Japanese restaurant), so it's full of traditional Japanese touches. There are two types of dormitories, mixed (2,800 JPY (incl. tax) per person) and single-sex (3,000 JPY (incl. tax) per person), as well as private rooms (starting at 3,800 JPY (incl. tax) per person) so it's great for people that want to relax and take their time. There's also a bar space, so you can spend a fun time with other guests and staff.
English-speaking staff available
Free Wi-Fi available on the premises
These are a selection of lodging facilities from those conveniently reachable from the city center, to hot spring resorts and ryokan with beautiful views. All of them have warm hospitality waiting for you, so you can spend a lovely, comfortable time in any of them.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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