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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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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Bonsall, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
86 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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12 hotel reviews
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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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67 hotel reviews
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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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5 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

The Matsushima Taikaso hotel is very convenient for volunteers working in Ishinomaki area. It is very foreigner-friendly. The rooms are clean and well kept. The staff is extremely friendly and courteous and the food is Great!! Evening meal is served in several locations from which a guest may choose, and the morning meal is buffet-style and EXCELLENT. If you are... More

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Hong Kong, China
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136 hotel reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2010

I was travelling with my family on JR East Rail passes, consisting of myself, my wife, a toddler and my mother in law. We all stayed in one room at the hotel. Having had a chance to go through the hotel website, we chose to get a combined western/japanese room in the new East Wing when we called to make... More

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Also Known As:
Taikanso Hotel Matsushima Machi
Address: 10-76 Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi Prefecture 981-0213, Japan
Location: Japan > Tohoku > Miyagi Prefecture > Miyagi-gun > Matsushima-machi > Matsushima Onsen
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Ranked #1 of 10 hotels in Matsushima-machi
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Taikanso 4*
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