My husband and I spent nine days in Japan, recently. We booked this hotel in the Yamagata prefecture, in order to stay in a Japanese hotel - and also, to sightsee in Yamadera. We booked through Japanese Guest Houses. On our way from Sendai on the train, it began snowing very seriously ... and Yamadera was inaccessible so we continued on to Yamagata, and then, to Tendo, to the Takinoyu Hotel. Emerging from snow and slush, cold and a bit apprehensive, we arrived at the hotel, and entered an elegant, lovely and absolutely welcoming environment. Although we were the only westerners at this hotel, and the staff didn't speak much english, we were greeted with great kindness (and with hot tea, and a little dessert). The hotel itself seemed new; the baths were fabulous (inside and outdoors) and the meals (dinner and breakfast) were elegant, regionally representative of the best food available, and delicious. Our room was beautiful. This hotel was not expensive for the value - I dream of going back someday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is a town of Japanese chess and the fruit, and the hot spring inns "Ryokan" in Tendo. Local specialties that use no agricultural chemicals organic vegetable in its own farm are offered. The maximum charm of our Ryokan is a hot spring public bath assumed to be spacious. Guest rooms: 90 rooms. Capacity: 456 people. Restaurant: 45 rooms. Other facilities: Main banqueting hall, convention hall, large bathroom, outdoor hot spring, massage room, karaoke room, souvenir shop, conference room, and japanese-style tearoom. The Hiroshige museum of art is managed. (Near ryokan) JR East Tendo Station (Yamagata-Sinkansen): It takes ten minutes walking. (It takes three hours from Tokyo to Tendo by Shinkansen. ) Yamagata airport: It takes 10 minutes by car. (It takes one hour from Tokyo to Tendo by airplane. ) "YAMADERA"(Famous temple built 1300 years ago): It takes 15 minutes by car. Mt. Zao: It takes 40 minutes by car. Sendai city: It takes about one hour by car. Sendai airport: It takes about one hour by car. ... more less
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- Takinoyu Hotel Tendo, Japan - Yamagata Prefecture