Fodor's Expert Review Matsushima Ichinobo

1--4 Hama, Takagi, Matsu-shima, Miyagi-ken, 981-0215, Japan

This posh resort hotel has a gorgeous garden that stays illuminated at night. All the large, bright rooms overlook the bay, as do the delightfully relaxing tea room and the public hot spring baths on the top floor. The hotel affords gorgeous panoramic views of the bay. Affluent travelers may enjoy this splurge, but it's also a favorite among locals celebrating anniversaries. The Kyohei Fujita Museum of Glass, within the hotel complex, contains many opulent pieces by an artist inspired by the area. There are shops in the hotel and bicycles for rent at the hotel, but the route to all the sights might be a bit busy. Confirm the times of shuttle buses to and from both Matsushima and Matsushimakaigan Stations when you make your reservations. They will also arrange pickup at other times if you call.


  • luxurious touches from top to bottom
  • helpful staff
  • panoramic views


  • tourist sites not within walking distance
  • price can be prohibitive
  • food choices a bit limited for nonadventurous eaters




Phones: 0570-05--0240-reservations line


80 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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