I've been all over Japan and to many onsen resorts, but this is one of my favourites. We just came back from 2 nights here, which was well timed in the middle of a trip to Tokyo. Getting away from the city to the serenity of Chikusenso was a fantastic break, and the whole experience was wonderful. From our arrival and pickup at Sendai station to being dropped back at the station 48 hours, we felt nothing but looked after and completely welcome. The resort itself is beautiful, nestled away from everything - we were lucky enough to be some of the only guests mid-week, and experience the resort covered in fresh snow.
The rooms were really great - the *only* thing I could ask for would be for fresh milk for coffee in the mini-bar and at breakfast. Other than that, absolutely NO complaints. Speaking of breakfast and dinner.... they were absolutely beautiful. One night we had a dinner of fugu in every course, and it was one of the highlights of the whole trip.
The onsen facilities are also great, with a good mix of public and private baths. The outdoor baths were really special with all of the snow around.
Would definitely recommend this place, and we'll definitely be back on our next trip to Tohoku.More