Fodor's Expert Review Ichijoh Ryokan

1--48 Kamasaki, Shiroishi, Miyagi-ken, 989-0231, Japan

The old and new are elegantly juxtaposed in this upscale ryokan, where a century-old four-story wooden building stands next to a newly built luxury lodging. Museum-quality art of the Edo period (1603–1868) is exhibited in public areas. Each room is unique and all have state-of-art amenities like heated towel racks and Nikko china and many have beds instead of futons. You'll enjoy fine dining in the evenings accompanied by music in the well-restored original building. The 600-year-old onsen here was used by none other than Date Masamune himself; the beautiful natural surroundings attract many honeymooners and couples. Call to arrange free pick-up from either Shiroishi-Zao Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line or from Shiroishi Station on the Tohoku main line.

PROS

  • impeccable service
  • excellent meals
  • some rooms have private hot spring baths

CONS

  • remote location well away from Sendai
  • not much going on nearby
  • can feel isolated

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0224-26–2151

HOTEL DETAILS

24 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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