The hotel is located around 5min drive from the JR Naruko-onsen Station, which is reachable after changing to the local train (Riku-u East Line) from the Shinkansen at the Furukawa Station, 10min from Sendai. The train then goes into the Mountains and after around 40min you will be at Naruko Onsen station.
The owner of the hotel can come meet you at the station, or you can always go to the Hot Spring Town office in the station to have the staffs there help arrange for your transportation. They can help you call the hotel there.
The hotel is located at one end of the town, which if it was not snowing, is reachable on foot from the station. The hotel is a very typical traditional family owned hotel, and it is actually bigger than perceived. We had a room facing the mountains with large wall to roof glass doors for the enjoyment of the view.
Bentenkaku offers guests to use both the Private Bath (Kashikiri furo) and the General Bath. The Private Bath is used in a session basis, with each session at 30min, which would be great if it was longer! The bath is located at a separated building, where guests can enjoy an undisturbed open air hot spring pool, with snow falling from above. (Late March 2014)
Dinner is a standard set dinner served either at your room or at the restaurant. Prepared with fresh local ingredients, dinner was very nice. Even the Rice tastes better than what we usually have!
With warm services, the stay at Bentenkaku was very enjoyable. The tranquility of the Town, and refreshed after good meals and hot springs just make you want to stay longer, only that check out is at 10AM in the morning.
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- Also Known As:
- Ryokan Bentenkaku Japan/Osaki