Fodor's Expert Review Shoan Ryokan

1 Umeki, Matsu-shima, Miyagi-ken, 981-0211, Japan Fodor's Choice

This plush, sedate ryokan sits quietly on the edge of a peninsula called Oku-Matsushima. Many regulars stay several nights because of its sublime dinners, perfect privacy, and breathtaking views. If you come in winter, take advantage of the packages. The snowcapped pine trees add to the serenity.

PROS

  • peaceful hideaway
  • impeccable personal attention
  • great natural surroundings

CONS

  • very expensive rates
  • Matsushima tourist sights are not within walking distance
  • single travelers might not be given a room at busy times

QUICK FACTS

Resort
RomanticViews
Quiet
Near the beach
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 022-354–3111
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HOTEL DETAILS

11 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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