What is a Ryokan? Like a Western-style inn, maintaining the special, atmosphere and appearance is more important than providing the latest modern conveniences. Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Japan has eight beautiful regions rich in culture and diversity. Select a region to explore and view available ryokans.
Welcome to Miyagi Prefecture. Located in the central part of the Tohoku region, Miyagi lies approximately 300 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. On its eastern side, Miyagi faces the Pacific Ocean and the prefecture's islands of Matsushima are considered one of the three most scenic places in Japan (along with Miyajima in Hiroshima Prefecture and Amanohashidate in Kyoto Prefecture). The Zao, Funagata, and Kurikoma mountain ranges as well as the Sendai Plain display their natural beauty throughout the changing seasons. The capital city of Miyagi Prefecture is Sendai. This city is 400 years old, and has a population of about 1 million making it the largest city north of Tokyo.
Welcome to Zekkeino Yakata. This Ryokan Hotel is located in Matsushima home to one of Best 3 Views in Japan. Zekkeino Yakata is located in the best position to see these coastal views. On one side of this ryokan you can see Otaka Woods and on the other side you can see Futago Island, Fukuura Island and the red Fukuura Bridge. These views can be enjoyed from the guest rooms. Zekkeino Yakata serves meals made from fresh local ingredients. They also boast a large outdoor hot spring bath from...
Yusaya is a beautiful wooden Traditional Ryokan built over 370 years ago! Yusaya is very traditional and cultural property in Japan. You can relax in a retro, yet modern atmosphere in Yusaya. There are a number of indoor and outdoor hot spring baths (same gender only). The outdoor hot spring bath, called Akanenoyu is surrounded by the tranquility of nature. Yusaya serves fresh local food.
Welcome to Hotel Ubudo. This Modern Ryokan is known as one of Matsushima's finest, with great views across the bay and the chance to relax in Matsushima's first natural onsen. It is the ideal place to relax in one of Japan's most scenic spots. This is a new type of hotel that infuses Japanese style into an Asian resort atmosphere and the staff pride themselves on giving their best service to their guests.
Welcome to Ichijo Ryokan. This Modern Ryokan has 37 Japanese-style guest rooms and 1 combined Japanese and Western-style guest room. Only 6 guest rooms have their own private bath and toilet. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same sex only). There is also a "family bath" which can be privately reserved. Please ask at the front desk for details while checking in. Traditional Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests at Ichijo Ryokan. Check-in time ...
Welcome to Sansatei. This Ryokan Hotel, located in natural Miyagi Prefecture, has 80 Japanese style rooms - 66 with private baths and toilets, and 14 with private toilets only. There are 2 indoor hot spring baths and 2 outdoor hot spring baths (same gender only), open 15:00-9:30. Traditional Japanese breakfasts and dinners are served to guests at Sansatei. Check-in is after 15:00 and check-out is before 10:00. Parking is available.