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 Tenryukaku. This Modern Ryokan is located conveniently in the heart of Sendai. Tenryukaku has 26 Japanese-style rooms, and all meals are served either in the dining room or in the privacy of your room. There are shared indoor baths for both women and men at Tenryukaku (including a radon bath, which we suggest for safety's sake you only stay in for 10 minutes or less), and they are open 24 hours a day. Fresh, seasonal cuisine is served, and courageous guests can even request the...