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Hotel Taikanso

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10-76 Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi Prefecture 981-0213, Japan (Matsushima Onsen)
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Matsushima-machi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel offered breath-taking ocean view, incredible buffet (both dinner and breakfast), and relaxing Japanese bath. We stayed only one night, in a Japanese-Western room (two beds and a tatami mat room). The room had a sweeping view of the Pacific and we watched the full moon rising and shining over the ocean. The dinner was just a huge surprise.... More

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Saitama, Japan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I booked one sea-side room (Western/Japanese style) at Zuishokaku, the main building where the front desk is located. We, a family of 5, stayed for 2 nights from July 19, one of the buiest weekends in summer. Room -- Enough space for 5 adults. The view was great. The equipment was adequate. The decor was out-dated, but clean. My major... More

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Canberra, Australia
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363 reviews 363 reviews
104 hotel reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I booked a three night stay through Japanican as it was the only site with explicit room details. I wanted a view and beds rather than futons and got one through paying extra. The hotel is slightly dated but they get away with it. English is limited but they get by. Check in was warm and helpful. Staff and very... More

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Bonsall, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
98 hotel reviews
446 helpful votes 446 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is the largest hotel in Matsushima and is located on a hill with beautiful views over the bay. Definitely book a room with a view since that is the primary reason for coming to this town. The hotel consists of several different buildings constructed at different times, so some rooms are naturally going to be in better shape and... More

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Albrighton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I had a magical Autumn Visit to Matsushima, famous for its bay with its cedar tree laden islands and its ranking as one of Japan's three most scenic views. This large and grand Onsen hotel treats its guests like royalty, with high standards of hospitality. Japanese inn/ ryokan style rooms were very generous in size, with a tatami mat area,... More

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London
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148 reviews 148 reviews
79 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We opted for the Western / Japanese room facing the see, queen bed, western chairs and table plus Japanese tatami (畳) area with low table and seating for the other half of the room. Not to mention the small kitchen area, bathroom and toilet. Wonderful views across to the bay and islands with changing mist and burn off in the... More

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Aomori, Japan
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Bottom line up front: comfortable and commodious lodgings and amenities and tasty food, located on a picturesque bluff overlooking Matsushima Bay. Details: son and I stayed overnight in August 2013. Arriving at Matsushima via train from Sendai, we caught the twice-hourly courtesy bus. Hotel Taikanso is reasonably big. The staff was very courteous, and were gracious in connecting to visitors... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I came here with my family (85-year-old grandmother, sister, and Canadian brother-in-law) at the end of June 2013. We booked two separate rooms in the Annex Building (Combined Western/Japanese Room), but probably could have just booked one, as the room that I shared with my grandmother had two beds and then a tatami mat area with enough futon/blankets/pillows in the... More

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North Kawartha, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We were helping friends establish an arts program for the survivors of the tsunami in Sendai. This was her favourite hotel to stay in while working up here. It is very spacious and elegant and the staff are young and very happy to please. After a hard day I took a public hot baths downstairs and enjoyed hot tubs both... More

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Canberra
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Although Matsushima is on the coast near Sendai, it was NOT damaged in the tsunami...but the tourists have still stayed away which is a real pity. Matsushima is a beautiful place with pine-clad islands dotting the bay, a couple of historic temples, and you can enjoy it all staying at Hotel Taikansoo. Although it is a large hotel and I... More

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Address: 10-76 Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi Prefecture 981-0213, Japan
Location: Japan > Tohoku > Miyagi Prefecture > Miyagi-gun > Matsushima-machi > Matsushima Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Taikanso 4*
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Also Known As:
Taikanso Hotel Matsushima Machi

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