Sakan Ryokan

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Front view of Sakan Hotel
Sakan Hotel lobby

Sakan Ryokan or "Hotel Sakan" (ホテル佐勘) is an historic ryokan (Japanese inn) located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.[1] The inn is over 1,000 years old,[1][2] and is located within the spa resort named "Akiu Spa,"[3] which has four communal onsen (baths) that are supplied by natural hot springs.[2] The hot springs are one of the three oldest ones in Japan,[4] and are located near the Natori River.[5] The inn was originally started by a man named Kanzaburo Satoh, whom the inn is named after.[4] Ownership of the inn has been handed down to Satoh's descendants for 34 generations.[4] It is located next to the 400 year old Iwanumaya Hotel.

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  1. ^ a b Effective Financial Management: The Cornerstone to Success - Geoff Turner - Google Books. 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b Jo Matyas Special to the Star (October 6, 2007). "A taste of Japan, with food that waves back at you". Toronto: Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  3. ^ Koch, Christian. "Japan calling for volunteers to help clean up after devastating tsunami". Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  4. ^ a b c "Sendai Akiu Spa - Hotel Sakan". Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sendai Akiu Spa, Hotel Sakan – Hot Spring". Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
Museum area inside hotel

Further reading[edit]

  • "Just the facts". Toronto Star. October 6, 2007. Retrieved September 23, 2012.  (subscription required)

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