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1-3-35 Takajomachi, Kochi 780-0862 Kochi Prefecture
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#16 of 67 hotels in Kochi
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See why so many travellers make Sansuien their hotel of choice when visiting Kochi. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Close to some of Kochi's most popular landmarks, such as Statue of Kazutoyo Yamauchi (0.3 mi) and Kochi Park (0.3 mi), Sansuien is a great destination for tourists.

Rooms at Sansuien provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Sansuien guests have access to 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and shops. You can also enjoy a sauna and an on-site restaurant. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Sansuien.

Travellers looking to enjoy some unagi & dojo can head to Unayasu Higashiten or Odaniya. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Asian restaurant such as Warayakitataki Myojimmaru, Senshu Nabeyaki Ramen, or Shimodaya.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Kochi Castle (0.3 mi), Ryoma Sakamoto Memorial Museum (0.5 mi), or Obiyamachi Ichibangai (0.6 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

At Sansuien, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Kochi.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid private parking on-site
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Hot spring bath
Massage
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Shops
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Family rooms
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Business
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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soma wrote a review May 2022
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan45 contributions4 helpful votes
温泉わ良かったですが、標準部屋は狭くまるで日本のビジネスホテルのようでした。価格が高くなりますが広い部屋がお勧めです。The hot springs were nice, but the standard rooms were small and looked like a Japanese business hotel. The price will be higher, but a large room is recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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kdoi2017 wrote a review Dec 2019
Chicago, Illinois236 contributions82 helpful votes
This hotel was built in official palace of Lord Yamanouchi, who was a key influential person for transition from Edo era to modern Japan, Meiji era. We thus expected a nice historic aspect but were disappointed with construction of a new building, which does not match with the history. Hot springs were not working inside the buildings. Breakfast was also a dissapointment.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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VincentePaulo wrote a review Apr 2019
Zurich, Switzerland767 contributions259 helpful votes
The hotel is located near the castle.There used be a residence of one of the high ranked samurais at this place and the old entrance gate is still in front of the hotel. The hotel itself is not new and not so modern but we were satisfied. The people are friendly and professional. The highlight is the onsen,which is located on the riverside of this hotel and it has two pools,one at 42 degree, another one at normal temperature inside and another one outdoor i.e. a rotenburo. The hot spring is salty and is said to be good and healthy.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jtmaurice wrote a review Dec 2018
Iqaluit41 contributions20 helpful votes
Very large urban hotel in center of Kochi, lots of Chinese tourists here, choice of traditional or contemporary sleeping arrangements, breakfast was in a very large banquet hall, a bit noisy and the rush to get warm croissants was a bit hectic,
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Amenohi wrote a review Jun 2018
Duvall, Washington31 contributions10 helpful votes
Sansuien is a hotel in Kochi city on the banks of Kagami river, in close proximity to Kochi castle. I wouldn’t call it luxury, but it leans towards the upper scale. With its 131 rooms it’s definitely one of the larger establishments, but didn’t feel overly crowded, even on a Saturday night. I stayed here on the 5th night of my Shikoku pilgrimage road trip. The hotel is right in the city center, but tucked in a quiet corner. Finding the way to the entrance in the maze of narrow streets took me a while, but everything was smooth after that: the staff took my car keys and parked my car for me, as it is customary in upscale places (they charge separate fee for parking, though: 500 yen per night). The building is a multi-story concrete structure with both western and tatami rooms. I was staying in a room with a bed, but it had a nice sitting area with Japanese elements of décor – I liked this combination. Dinner wasn’t included with my stay, so I took a stroll to one of the arcades and had a delicious meal there. It only takes about 10 minutes to walk to Kochi castle and maybe 15 minutes to the arcades, the shopping paradise where you can buy anything you want. After I came back to the hotel I headed to the common bath – a hot spring with natural water (this was one of the deciding factors for me when choosing a place to stay near Kochi castle). I enjoyed the bath very much, both indoors and rotenburo. Breakfast was also very good – a buffet with many food choices. Souvenir shop in the lobby carried a good selection too, I found a few mementos to take home. And, before checking out I had some time to go outside again, walk through the hotel’s garden and take a peek inside an interesting historic building that stands on the grounds: Yamauchi Family Shitayashiki Nagaya. Nagaya, literally translated as “long house”, is a type of traditional Japanese housing used historically by lower classes, like workers or artisans. This particular Nagaya, classified as Important Cultural Property, is considered to be one of the structures remaining from local ruler’s second residence that stood here, on the hotel grounds, in late Edo period. It has been reconstructed and preserved and holds various exhibits inside. I enjoyed my stay at Sansuien and would recommend it for those who like hot springs and local history.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Masa G wrote a review Mar 2018
Tokyo, Japan81 contributions62 helpful votes
The room charge is the first class rate but the rooms are second class. The Japanese rooms looked old and tired, and need renewal. The thermos for hot water in the room was so old and didn't work well. They said Wfi works in the room but actually it worked only briefly and didn't work most of the time. The system needs upgrade. I had to go down to the lobby to use my notebook PC. Wifi worked in the lobby. The dinner was good but they started serving hot meals soon after we started to eat appetizer. Felt like we were rushed. Breakfast buffet was very good with a variety of choices.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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steveamcb wrote a review Aug 2017
Perth, Australia643 contributions338 helpful votes
Sansuien has extremely comfortable Japanese style rooms with futons, and we had a nice view of the castle nearby. The outdoor onsen was very good. Breakfast was fine and dinner was both very tasty and generous. Despite Kochi being one of the major cities in Shikoku, no staff at this hotel could speak English properly which was very disappointing. Our arrival was heavily delayed due to a cancelled flight because of the typhoon, but we found it virtually impossible to even advise the staff of our situation. This is a very high standard Japanese property, but they must invest in someone who can understand and speak English fluently.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Our room had castle view but the garden is also extremely nice
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Winston A wrote a review Jun 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia156 contributions68 helpful votes
If you want to feel, the real old style Japanese hotel, then this is it. All the information in the room is in Japanse. The hotel staff hardly speak English. They have a nice small garden with a kind of small wedding chapel. I wish to try the room with tatami bed. But I got room with normal bed, which is also very nice. The bath room is small. Unfortunately, this hotel doen't offer any laundry service. Wifi is availlable. Breakfast choices is excellent. I like it very much. And of course, the nice hot spring facility. Very good and relaxing. Surely worth to try it!
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Room Tip: Room with tatami bed has nicer design and view to garden.
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Christopher R wrote a review Apr 2017
12 contributions4 helpful votes
Large hotel, we arrived Sunday without a dinner reservation and were told we couldn't eat in the hotel, not much else open in Kochi either. The front desk was efficient and friendly. The garden and spa good, the accommodation above average but not great. breakfast was OK but very large room.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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vdsl90 wrote a review Nov 2016
Toronto, Canada430 contributions93 helpful votes
We attended the Presidential dinner held by the JSCA at this historic hotel. The 8 course was delicious. We had small simmered abalone, salted fish guts in yuzu citron (our first introduction), shrimp from the Shimanto river, sashimi including Noble scallop and pacific blue fin tuna. We also tasted Ise lobster with local sake. Must try.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sansuien
Which popular attractions are close to Sansuien?
Nearby attractions include Kochi Castle Museum of History (0.5 km), Yamauchi Shinto Shrine (0.2 km), and Former Yamaguchi-family Shimoyashiki Nagaya (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sansuien?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sansuien?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sansuien?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sansuien?
Yes, free parking and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sansuien?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kuroson, Honikezawa, and Mephistopheles.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sansuien?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Sansuien offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sansuien?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Sansuien?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kochi Castle (0.5 km), Otemon (0.5 km), and Ryoma Sakamoto's Birthplace Monument (0.7 km).