Kanrantei (Ļąpą) is a Momoyama-style tea house originally built in Kyoto by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who gave it to Date Masamune for his service. Date's son eventually moved it to its current location overlooking Matsushima Bay. Kanrantei means "place to view ripples on water", due to its beautiful view over the water and surrounding islands.
The tea house has two rooms, each with beautiful golden sliding doors (fusuma), which were used to house the feudal lords' wives, visiting princesses and envoys of the shogun. These days visitors are able to admire the rooms while having tea (for an additional 500 yen). Behind the tea house is the small Matsushima Museum which houses armor, weapons, tools and other relics of the feudal times.
Getting there and around
Kanrantei is a five minute walk from JR Matsushima Kaigan Station.
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Hotels around Matsushima
Uchi Matsushima GuesthouseUchi is situated in Matsushima, 200 metres from Zuigan-ji Temple. Guests can enjoy listening to music or watching TV in the common area. You will find a shared lounge at the property. There is a hot spring bath facility, a 5-minute drive from the property. Property prepares a coupon for the hot spring. A convenience store is located 10 minutes walk away from Uchi Matsushima Guesthouse. The property is a 7-minute walk from Matsushimakaigan Station. Guests can also enjoy sightseeing at Zuigan-ji Temple, or walk across the street to the boat pier and book a cruise ship tour.View on Booking.com
Matsushima IchinoboFeaturing free property-wide WiFi, a spa centre and a seasonal outdoor pool, Matsushima Ichinobo offers accommodation in Matsushima. The ryokan has a hot spring bath and sauna, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this ryokan is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. For your comfort, you will find yukata robes, slippers and free toiletries. There is free shuttle service, gift shop, and shops at the property. Zuiganji Temple is located 1.2 km away. The nearest airport is Sendai Airport, 30 km from the property.View on Booking.com
Komatsu-kan Kofu-teiLocated right in front of Matsushima Bay, Komatsukan Kofu-tei offers accommodations with free wired internet access. Guests can refresh in the public hot-spring baths and enjoy traditional multi-course meals in their rooms. A free shuttle is available from JR Matsushima Kaigan Train Station, which is a 5-minute drive away. The air-conditioned rooms feature a TV, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags. Most rooms have tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding, while some rooms come with a private open-air bath. The en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy the public indoor/outdoor hot-spring baths or reserve a hot-spring bath for private use. Massages can be requested for an extra cost and local souvenirs can be purchased at the gift shop. Luggage storage and laptop rentals are available at the front desk. Local fresh seafood and ingredients are offered in the traditional multi-course meals. Kofutei Komatsukan is a 10-minute walk from Godaido Shrine and a 15-minute walk from Zugan-ji Temple.View on Booking.com
Matsushima KoumuraLocated in Matsushima, within 10 km of Shiogama Shrine and 24 km of Sendai City Community Support Center, Matsushima Koumura provides accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The property is around 1.4 km from Entsuin Temple, 22 km from Sendai Toshogu and 23 km from Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi. The ryokan features a hot tub and a concierge service. All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. The private bathroom is equipped with a hot tub, a hairdryer and slippers. All rooms at the ryokan are fitted with a shared bathroom and bed linen. Guests at Matsushima Koumura can enjoy an Asian breakfast. Sendai Station is 24 km from the accommodation, while Sakuraoka Daijingu is 25 km away. The nearest airport is Sendai Airport, 35 km from Matsushima Koumura.View on Booking.com
Shintomi-teiOffering Japanese-style rooms, Shintomi-tei offers public indoor/outdoor public baths and relaxing massages. Free Wi-Fi is available at the lobby area and free parking is on-site. A free shuttle is available from JR Matsushima Train Station, which is a 5-minute drive away. The air-conditioned rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) floor and Japanese futon bedding. A flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea are included in each. Guests can wear the provided Japanese Yukata robes and the en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer. Guests can purchase local gifts at the souvenir shop and enjoy late-night snacks at the karaoke bar. Japanese set menus are served for breakfast and dinner at the dining room. Shintomi-tei Inn is a 10-minute walk from Entsu-in Temple and Zuigan-ji Temple. Matsushima Bay is a 15-minute walk away. JR Sendai Train Station is a 35-minute train ride away.View on Booking.com