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See why so many travellers make Senpokaku their onsen ryokan of choice when visiting Toba. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Senpokaku offers guests free internet access.

The onsen ryokan features 24 hour front desk, shops, and a gift shop. Plus, Senpokaku offers a pool and a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Toba's most popular landmarks, such as Joan-ji Temple (0.1 mi) and Kata Shrine (0.2 mi), Senpokaku is a great destination for tourists.

If you like Chinese restaurants, Senpokaku is conveniently located near Xivtoba, Benkei, and Ajiichi.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Senpokaku as you experience all of the things Toba has to offer.

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aichii wrote a review Oct 2019
Nagoya, Japan282 contributions176 helpful votes
Coming to Toba often I have wanted to stay at Senpokaku to see what it’s like. It has a commanding position in the mountains above Toba. Good value for money at just under ¥6000 per night (no food) but including taxes and the ¥150 bathing fee. Hotel offers a free shuttle service between 2.40 - 6 pm from the Kintetsu side of Toba station....checkout is 10 am and the last shuttle back down to the station is at 10.20 (but it’s an easy walk downhill to the (sleepy) town below.A lot of the places close in Toba on Wednesdays so bear that in mind. The good things about the hotel:Good and strong wifi signal in the room. Very nice indoor and outdoor baths on the 7th floor...but they are in different places so you need to dry off and move to enjoy both...which is a little inconvenient!The baths were empty between 8.30 - 9 in the morning (they close between 9 am - 3 pm) The staff were pleasant ,spoke a little English and hand out a simple instruction sheet in English when you check in to explain about the baths etc. The view from the 5th floor was pleasant of the mountainside and down to the water in the distance. On the downside...the hotel is old and the room while large for 1 person could do with a refurbishment as the sink,tatami mats,sitting area and walls/doors were stained and rather unappealing....and there was a lingering smell of smoke (not sure if this hotel distinguishes between smoking and non-smoking rooms) Also there are no English instructions in the rooms so you might struggle with finding the bilingual button on the TV remote control or how to heat the water and use the Japanese kettle! All in all ok for an overnight stay and probably quite pretty views in autumn and spring when the trees are changing colour and the cherry blossoms are in bloom!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Quonaa wrote a review Sep 2018
14 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights here, on our way North from Kii-Katsuura. While the hotel is a little bit dated, we could not fault them on service. It was the kind higher end service that you would expect in a much more expensive hotel. The turn down service made up our futons at night and then put them away during the day. After our first night, they had noticed that I had used my own coffee (as there was only green tea in the room) & that I had a bottle of beer in the fridge. When we returned there, were cups, coffee, milk, sugar & a bottle opener, in the room. In the evening, when we went out for dinner, it was just a matter of asking at reception for a courtesy car, to take us where we wanted to go & pick us up afterwards. There was no need for a taxi. The view over the bay & islands was great. The room was quite large by Japanese standards, with our own bathroom. The Rotenbo (outdoor Onsen) and main Onsen were excellent too. We actually wished we had booked for longer, as there was much to see and do in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vahur2014 wrote a review Jul 2018
Tapa, Estonia104 contributions75 helpful votes
Me and my wife wanted to try Japanese style onsens during our second Japan trip. It`s location is excellent not far from most sacred places in Ise. We knew about hotel shuttle bus and very soon it appeared to train station. We were met friendly at reception and were given large room with perfect ocean view. We used two different natural hot water baths in privacy, large hotel had few visitors. Breakfast was the best in Japan, so large choice of food and very good service in dining hall. Definately recommend to western people to experience Japanese style accommodation. It was not cheap but worth its price. As I remember, we got notable discount.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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akvic wrote a review May 2018
Vancouver, Canada196 contributions8 helpful votes
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I’ve been to many countries and have been staying in various hotels. Senpokaku is definitely one of the best. We booked the hotel very last minute and did not know anything about this hotel at the time. We didn’t know that there are shuttle bus from Toba Station to the hotel. As we didn’t know about the shuttle us, we tried walking to the hotel ourselves. We had a difficult time carrying all of our luggages and a baby uphill to the hotel. Everything was wonderful and perfect after we arrived. We got a very spacious room with an amazing view. There were in room treats which matched perfectly with the tea they provided. Mr. 崛池, the hotel conceige, drove us to the station twice because we missed the shuttle bus. There were indoor and outdoor bath and I like them both. We had arranged for hotel dinner one night and was satisfied with the delicious food. Because we ordered dinner at the hotel, they gave us a complementary buffet breakfast. There were a lot of food to choose from. There’s nothing that I could complain about with friendly, helpful and polite conceige, delicious food, amazing view, comfortable tatami bed and relaxing bath. The hotel concierge (Mr. 崛池) is extremely considerate. Everytime we got in and out the car, he would remind us to be careful as it’s easy to bang our head when we can in and out the car. He also lend us the umbrellas on a rainy day without us asking. One more thing I forgot to mention is that other than the shuttle service, they also would pick you up from nearby restaurants if you call them by 7 pm.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mhonda22 wrote a review Feb 2017
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked last minute and I wasn't expecting much. We drove there and wow lobby looked really nice. They even have stores to buy souvineers and clothes and even carp fish swimming and a small arcade. I think there's a snack bar and karaoke but I didn't go in. There's a public bath on the 7th floor but the rooms also have its own bath and toilet. We had a nice view and the staff were very nice. The yukata was too big so they brought in a small one for me and 2 ladies came later that night to arrange the futon beds for us. They also drove us to the restaurant to have dinner and the restaurant staff drove us back to the hotel. Amazing service. I liked the crayfish miso soup for breakfast. In terms of amenities, there are toothbrushes and towels and the shampoo and body wash but we couldn't find a hairdryer but we really didn't care that badly about it. There is hot water and a jug of cold drinking water, some crackers and some sweets and tea. There is wifi. And bonus story: I got ice cream from the vending machine and it had 2007 written on it xD Amazing. Overall, will come back again.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mary D wrote a review Jul 2015
Silver Spring, Maryland200 contributions52 helpful votes
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This is an interesting traditional Japanese inn. It seems as if it was built at the height of the Japanese economic boom in the 1980s, yet it no longer gets much traffic. It is not as thoroughly maintained as I'm sure it was in its heyday (the pool was drained when we were there in early June, and the upstairs restaurant, Shiosai, is closed). However, staff is very friendly and attentive. I'm sure the room that we had, which was quite cheap, used to cost much more. There is something grand yet sad about the place, but it was lovely to stay at.
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Macbaer wrote a review Apr 2015
Zurich, Switzerland10 contributions3 helpful votes
All over its a nice place. Huge with almost no visitors...? Really nice Japanese Traditional rooms. Walking up is a easy, a taxi costs just 350¥. Strangest thing: we had a drink in the Bar (karaoke) we were the only 2 persons and had to pay 5400¥ for the karaoke bar fee.. (We didnt even sang) Whatever try it out!
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DavidLkk wrote a review Apr 2015
Hong Kong, China416 contributions38 helpful votes
Pros: *Enjoy Ise lobster as dinner at a reasonable price. *Onsen with nice view for the Ise Bay. *Free shuttle bus to-and-fro (and even to the Toba aquarium is possible!) *the smallest room is not small Cons: *English communication is not satisfactory( but glad that the staff try their best to explain) *located at mid-level, a bit far away from shops and restaurant at Toba *the room seems to be a bit old as reflected by the wearing of the tatami *no wifi at room
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Date of stay: April 2015
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BrownBunny09 wrote a review Jul 2014
38 contributions49 helpful votes
アクセス 鳥羽駅から定期的にシャトルバスがでています。車がなくても不自由なく移動ができます。 部屋 大型の家族向けホテルなので、部屋も広く、のびのびできました。水回りもとてもよい。 風呂 若干塩素の臭いが。かけ流しではないので仕方ないかな。露天は屋上に向かってテクテク歩く必要があります。雰囲気は良いけど、真っ暗のなか一人で歩くのはちょっと怖いかも。 部屋の露天は温泉ではないようです。 食事 想像していたよりはずっとよかった。やはり海側を旅するならば、地魚をたべたいところ。伊勢ならばなおさら、伊勢海老、あわびを期待してしまいますよね。この値段のホテルならば、満足の夕食です。 朝食はよくあるビュッフェ。おいしくはないかな。 接客・サービス 大きいホテルだと、しっかりと研修があるのかな。丁寧な物腰の仲居さんでした。とても優しく、いろいろおしえてくれます。フロントの方もとても感じがよかった。 総評 アクセスの良さと値段で決めましたが、概ね満足です。不快になることは特にありませんでした。 Good points, Have pick up service between Toba station to the hotel. Some room have an open air bath but it's NOT Onsen water. Kind staff would welcome you with hospitality. Nice dinner but don't expect too much for buffet styled breakfast + tips Go to Toba station and find a place you can taste local big, huge oyster.it's other side of bus terminal beside the station. Not good Bit noisy because a lot of tourists stay in this hotel, Open air Onsen was bit stinky. Good to enjoy Basic japanese Onsen with cheap price.
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Date of stay: September 2013Trip type: Travelled solo
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heading_south25 wrote a review Jul 2013
Edmonton, Canada30 contributions4 helpful votes
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We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights recently and really enjoyed our stay. It was a bit far from the train station and the shuttle bus only runs to coincide with check in and check out times, but we liked that the hotel is situated on a mountain side with a nice view of the bay and surrounded by nature. I walked up the 20 minutes to the top of the mountain from the hotel and saw deer and inoshishi (Japanese wild boar). Also saw fireflies in the little pond at the back of the hotel. We were in a room on the 5th floor and found the room to be spacious with a wonderful view. Our first night there, they brought us a small bowl of local rice dish as an evening snack at no extra charge. The staff from the shuttle driver to service staff were all very polite, friendly and helpful (I do speak fluent Japanese which might have helped with that impression). I really enjoyed their indoor and outdoor baths too. We only ate breakfast there. It was a buffet with lots variety of Japanese and Western foods (more Japnese than western) and delicious. We would definitely stay there again if we were ever back in the area. The Toba area itself doesn't have much to see except for the Pearl Museum and the Aquarium unless you have a car. We also found that there were not a lot of places to eat light meals within easy walking distance of the train station. But it does make a nice base to explore nearby Ise and Shima peninsula.
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Date of stay: June 2013
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Frequently Asked Questions about Senpokaku
Which popular attractions are close to Senpokaku?
Nearby attractions include Tobajyo Ato (0.5 km), Rampo Museum (0.2 km), and Shiroyama Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Senpokaku?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Senpokaku?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Senpokaku?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Senpokaku?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Senpokaku?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sazanami Toba Branch, Blanca, and Tasuke.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Senpokaku?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Senpokaku have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Senpokaku offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Senpokaku?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Senpokaku?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hinjitsukan (5.9 km), Meotoiwa Front Approach (5.9 km), and Old Residence of Seihaku Irako (0.7 km).