3 Best Hotels in Kakunodate, Tohoku

Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate

$$ | 14 Nakasuga-sawa, Kakunodatemachi, 014-0368, Japan

This low-rise hotel next to the train station has Western-style standard twin rooms with private baths; larger deluxe twins with sofas are worth the extra ¥2,000 or so per night. A simple buffet breakfast is included. An attached restaurant is on the first floor.

Pros

  • Very convenient if arriving by train
  • Clean rooms
  • Breakfast is included

Cons

  • Far from samurai houses
  • Rooms are uninspiring
  • Quiet neighborhood after dark
14 Nakasuga-sawa, Kakunodatemachi, 014-0368, Japan
018-753–2070
hotel Details
26 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Machiyado Neko no Suzu

$$ | 28 Shimonakamachi, Kakunodate, Semboku, 014-0300, Japan

Smiling staff welcome you to this charming small inn that adjoins the town baths. Join the locals for an evening dip before heading back to your room, which is decorated in Japanese folk-art style. Located on a quiet street, you are nevertheless just a few minutes' walk from the main sights. The optional Japanese breakfast is well worth the cost.

Pros

  • Local atmosphere in the baths
  • Friendly staff
  • Value for money

Cons

  • Little soundproofing of the rooms
  • No individual baths
  • Twin rooms can feel a bit cramped
28 Shimonakamachi, Kakunodate, Semboku, 014-0300, Japan
018-742–8105
hotel Details
13 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Tamachi Bukeyashiki Hotel

$$$$ | 23 Tamachi Shimocho, Kakunodatemachi, 014-0312, Japan

Perhaps the fanciest ryokan in town, the Tamachi Bukeyashiki Hotel has dark-wood floors, antique furnishings, glowing lanterns, and shoji screens that give the place a warm and welcoming vibe. The property is surrounded with black wooden fences, just like those of samurai houses. It's in a convenient location for shopping and sightseeing, and the nearby historic neighborhood is a great place to stroll, particularly in the evening after the tourists are gone. A Japanese breakfast—including locally grown vegetables and rice—is included in the standard rates.

Pros

  • Genuine charm
  • Luxurious feel
  • Gourmet cuisine

Cons

  • A bit pricey for some
  • Have to travel across town for a hot-spring bath
  • Lots of stairs
23 Tamachi Shimocho, Kakunodatemachi, 014-0312, Japan
0187-52–1700
hotel Details
12 rooms

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