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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed July 3, 2016

The Kanyo Hotel is a lovely, old style Japanese traditional hotel, offering Japanese tatami mat sleeping configurations as well as western bed options as well. Opt for the traditional tatami beds for a great experience. Our room also had an amazing 5 star view of the ocean, and the nearby town that was devastated in the 2011 tsunami. The true...

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ネット販売課, お客様担当マネージャー at Minamisanriku Hotel Kanyo, responded to this review

mipal7 san, Thank you very much for your highly appreciated comments. I am very happy to hear that you have enjoyed Japanese holidays with us such as onsen, tatami, tradition and more. Please try to come back to see how the town recovered if you have chance to visit Japan again.

Osaka, Japan
Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed at the hotel last weekend and the area which was stricken by the devastating tsunami in 2011. Part of our trip involved work so we had the opportunity to experience the hotel from both the business and tourist's perspective. The conference room and facilities were solid, and the meeting room had an amazing view of the coast line....

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ネット販売課長, マネージャー at Minamisanriku Hotel Kanyo, responded to this review

OsakaPaul-san, thank you very much for your nice comments. I am happy to hear you have enjoyed to stay with us. The sunrise is still very beautiful today as you have seen. Now the season of Uni-Don (Sea Urchin Bowl) has started. I hope to welcome you again.

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stayed here for an students exchange visit for the Kizuna project. The hotel is beautiful and affords a grand view of the Pacific Ocean that is worth waking up early in the morning to see. They restaurant upstairs also has a good view and good food, although the lines can be a little too long at times. The rooms are...

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ネット販売課長, マネージャー at Minamisanriku Hotel Kanyo, responded to this review

sushobhan3216-san, arigatou for your comments and for your support by Kizuna project. Now Minami Sanriku is getting recovered day by day thanks to the project. Hoping you come back soon or later to see how changed. Thank you!

Hyderabad, India
Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had wonderful experience staying in ryokans specially at the Hotel Kanyo.We liked the tatami floor and the mattresses to sleep.Could see the sun rise at 5.40am from the room and also the pacific ocean.My husband wore Kimono n went for dinner.Our room number was 1001.Thanks to our friend shoichi n Yoshiko.The food specially the japanese dinner was excellent.Very very...

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ネット販売課長, マネージャー at Minamisanriku Hotel Kanyo, responded to this review

Sushree2014-san, thank you for your good comments. I am very happy to know you have experienced Japanese Ryokan as we are one of the tipical and local authentic ryokans in Japan. I hope you come back to Japan in a different season as our country shows another beauty in a different colour and different taste. Thanks again!

Hiroshima, Japan
Reviewed August 21, 2013

I selected this hotel to hear the real story of Tsunami. This hotel has the tsunami devastated area bus tour with storyteller. It was about 1 hour drive, but I could hear what happened after the 3/11. I can't experience it at usual life. The room has enough area and one bedroom. Hotel has 2 onsen, 1 has open-air bath...

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ネット販売課長, マネージャー at Minamisanriku Hotel Kanyo, responded to this review

trenton0114-san, thank you for your positive comment of tsunami. We are devastated by tsunami of 20m high, but we continue our life with the support of everybody. We have guided over 80,000 persons including many foreigners. Now we guide in english too. Please come back if you have another chance. We welcome you!

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed July 25, 2013

One of the more beautiful places I have ever stayed--remarkable views, beautiful rooms with a combination tatami and western style bedroom. Magnificent outdoor onsen, and fantastic buffet style dinners with some of the best sashimi I have had in Japan. Moreover, a great place to spend your money, since the hotel owner and staff worked tirelessly to restore the community...

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ネット販売課長, マネージャー at Minamisanriku Hotel Kanyo, responded to this review

Emily P-san, Thank you for your nice comments. I am working in this hotel, but I believe our sashimi is one of the best in Japan as freshness. Our place is being recovered after tsunami, therefore I hope many of people come to see how we are getting better than past years. I hope to see you again. Thanks again.

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed May 1, 2012 via mobile

While the lobby is welcoming and the staff attentive and friendly, the rooms leave something to be desired. We were shown to a room at the back of the hotel with a view of the road and which reeked of cigarette smoke, even though I had asked for a non-smoking room. The staff member dealt with this really well and...

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Brisbane
Reviewed March 4, 2012

During our stay in the tsunami-devastated Miyagi prefecture, we stayed at the Hotel Kanyo for one night. The hotel is located just outside the tsunami hit area of Minamisanriku, but the hotel is intact and fully operational. We stayed as part of a business trip, for one night. The hotel itself was lovely, very clean and everything is shiny. The...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This hotel, set against a backdrop of blue skies and sun, is in superbly natural surroundings. Located on the edge of Shizugawa Bay, our hotel offers excellent seafood cuisine and the tranquil atmosphere of the sea. Our staff were witness to the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami. In order that memories of the disaster not be forgotten, we operate a "storyteller's bus" around the disaster-ravaged area. We take you on an hour-long trip to observe the devastated area, while our staff talk about their recollections of the event. Reservations are required so book early. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Minamisanriku Hotel Kanyo

Address: 99-17 Kurosaki, Motoyoshi-gun, Minamisanriku-cho 986-0766, Miyagi Prefecture
Location: Japan > Tohoku > Miyagi Prefecture > Motoyoshi-gun > Minamisanriku-cho
Price Range: $59 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Minamisanriku Hotel Kanyo 3*
Number of rooms: 244
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“Ask for traditional style tatami rooms vs. western style.”
 of 5 bubbles mipal7, Jul 3, 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room with a view of the bay”
 of 5 bubbles OsakaPaul, Mar 16, 2015 | Read review
“The rooms on the lower level offer an even closer view of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles sushobhan3216, Jan 6, 2015 | Read review
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