We stayed 3 nights in Sakurasou and we enjoyed every minute. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. They even installed a translation app on their phone to communicate with us in Dutch! They also made good recommendations for exploring the area and helped us to make reservations. We chose Sakurasou because we wanted to stay in Matsushima Bay but away from the crowds. Miyato island is a lovely place with beautifull views on the bay. There was so much to see and do that we even did not visit Matsushima town but explored the bay from Miyato island. The food in Sakurasou is gorgeous. The fish is fresh, daily caught by the owner and prepared by this wife, who is an excellend cook. Dinner was abundant and delicious. Often more than we could eat, and we ate a lot! Our stay in Sakurasou was a highlight in our trip and we will definetely come back!