5 Best Hotels In Sendai

Sendai is the capital of Miyagi Prefecture and a popular Tōhoku region.

It has great road, rail, and air connections from Tokyo, making it ideal for short sightseeing excursions in northeastern Japan.

Sendai

If you’re planning a trip to Sendai, I’ve rounded up the 5 best hotels in Sendai, including some great budget stays.

5 Best Hotels in Sendai for city and nature stays

These 5 hotels provide great value options for travelers to Sendai.

Choose from budget hotels that are in the heart of the city or opt for the region’s traditional ryokans for something a little more special.

Here are my top picks for Sendai hotels.

1. Rantei

Rantei hotel
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Location982-0241 Miyagi, Sendai, Taihaku Ward, Akiumachi Yumoto, Kidoho
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐
Property typeHotel
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Are children welcome?Yes
Are pets welcome?No
Nearest airportSendai Airport (12 miles)
Nearest parkAqua Terrace Nishikigaoka (3.2 miles)

Rantei is one of Sendai’s traditional Japanese inns, known as ryokan.

These inns are famed for their onsen, delicious food, and natural surroundings.

At Rantei, guests enjoy modern ryokan facilities in a beautiful natural setting that has views of Mount Aoba. 

At Rantei, guests can stay in the following rooms that sleep up to eight guests:

  • Japanese and western rooms
  • Special and VIP rooms 
  • Japanese rooms
  • Western rooms

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These beautiful, air-conditioned rooms have tatami mat flooring and traditional low tables and seats. Rantei provides yukata robes,  a TV, a fridge, and a safe in all rooms.

Public onsen are available along with a restaurant serving a hearty menu of Japanese favorites like the kamameshi rice bowl alongside western dishes.

There is Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and free parking. 

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2. Saryo Souen

Saryo Souen hotel
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Location982-0241 Miyagi, Sendai, Taihaku-ku Akiumachiyumoto Higashi 1, Japan 
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Property typeHotel
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Are children welcome?Yes
Are pets welcome?No
Nearest airportSendai Airport (12 miles)
Nearest parkMichinoku Lakeside National Government Park (4.5 miles)

This luxury Sendai ryokan has an outstanding location on the beautiful Natori River with a 26,000 square meter garden where guests are free to roam.

Local mineral-rich hot springs feed the Aiku Onsen and the inn’s rustic open-air baths.

Enjoy a stay in one of the following traditional Japanese room types:

  • 4 futon rooms
  • Detached special room with an open-air bath

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Air-conditioned en-suite rooms sleep up to 6 guests and offer pleasing garden views.

Rooms include a TV, safe, wardrobe, and free Wi-Fi. Guests dine on a traditional Chakaiseki menu served in the tea ceremony style.

3. Akiu Canada 鴻の巣温泉

Akiu Canada hotel
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Location982-0242 Miyagi, Sendai, Taihaku Ward, Akiumachi Sakaino
Star rating ⭐⭐
Property typeGuesthouse and campsite
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Are children welcome?Yes
Are pets welcome?No
Nearest airportSendai Airport (15 miles)
Nearest parkMichinoku Lakeside National Government Park (3.7 miles)

Aiku Canada is a basic guesthouse and campsite in an impressive mountain location.

Interestingly the old buildings and site are being lovingly restored by Steve, a Canadian who has lived in Japan for over 20 years.

This large and historic property also boasts its own onsen with restorative waters, known to heal skin conditions. 

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The campsite is basic, but all guests have access to free Wi-Fi, private parking, and the famed onsen.

The restored buildings are a work in progress, but Steve and his wife are very friendly and helpful, offering English classes alongside their hospitality.

Guests can use a shared lounge or enjoy the garden area. An American and Japanese breakfast is served daily.

4. Hotel Green Selec

Hotel Green Selec
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Location980-0014 Miyagi, Sendai, Aoba Ward, Honcho, 2 Chome−9−14
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐
Property typeHotel
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Are children welcome?Yes
Are pets welcome?No
Nearest airportSendai Airport (9 miles)
Nearest parkKotodai Park (500 yards)

If you are looking for more centrally located accommodation in Sendai, the Hotel Green Selec offers a great-value stay.

It is just moments from the commercial district of Ichiban-cho Shopping Street, so you’ll have restaurants, and shopping on your doorstep! JR Sendai station is just an 8-minute walk away. 

Hotel Green Selec offers the following bright and airy city rooms:

  • Standard single rooms
  • Small twin rooms
  • Standard double rooms
  • Triple rooms

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All rooms are ensuite with a TV, refrigerator, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Guests can enjoy the daily breakfast buffet that includes traditional and western dishes.

5. nine hours Sendai

nine hours Sendai
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Location980-0803 Miyagi, Sendai, Aobaku Kokubuncho 2-2-8 2-3F, Japan 
Star rating ⭐⭐
Property typeCapsule Hotel
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Are children welcome?Yes
Are pets welcome?No
Nearest airportSendai Airport (9 miles)
Nearest parkKotodai Park (650 yards)

Nine hours is a city center budget hotel that offers capsule accommodation with shared bathroom facilities.

It is located close to Sendai’s City Museum and the popular Kotodai Park.

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Everything at the hotel is clean, simple, and basic. Choose from male or female capsule rooms. 

Guests can store their luggage at the 24 hour front desk and use the free Wi-Fi that is available throughout the hotel. A continental breakfast is served daily. 

In Conclusion

Sendai’s ‘city of forests’ is a must-visit destination that uniquely balances city life with accessible natural beauty.

If you’re touring Japan, make sure that Sendai is on your travel list, even if only for a few days. These great accommodation options make it easy to experience the very best of this Miyagi Prefecture gem!

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