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Akiu hot Spring In Sendai

September 05, 2014

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Akiu is the nearest hot spring resort in Sendai, the hub city in Tohoku region; an area in northeastern Japan.
The Akiu spa is historically renowned and is among the three oldest hot springs in Japan. The name “Sakan” came from a man named Kanzaburo Satoh” who first started a small Ryokan (Japanese inn) here in Akiu about 1000 years ago. Then, his descendants have been handed down for generations ever since. Now, Sakan is owned by his 34 generation.

Along the Natori-gawa River, there are many beautiful spots, from Rairai-Kyo Gorge with its mysterious, eye-catching crags to Akiu-Otaki Falls and Futakuchi Valley. Rairai-kyo Gorge is near the entrance of Akiu-Onsen Hot Spring and is beautiful in the green of spring and when the leaves are tinted by autumn. However, in winter, when snow piles up on the five waterfalls and rocks, the scene is like an India ink painting. Akiu-Otaki Falls is 55 meters high. Walk down the walkway to its basin and look up, to appreciate its vast scale. The great sound of falling water and the spray have become symbols of Akiu-Onsen Hot Spring.

There are various kinds of bathroom. They are situated by the Natori river, and you can enjoy a fine view. Sakan has a long history. In the Edo era, Sendai lord Masamune Date visited Akiu Hot spring. Hotspring is a source is good for the health.

Temperature :64. 5 ℃

Therapeutic qualities:Weak salt-Medicinal Benefits: Helpful the healing problems such as Rheumatism / Stomach trouble / Athletic injuries/ Fracture. Burn/ Gynecology/ Stress management / Skin disease

If you walk 15 minutes from the Akiu-Onsen-Yumoto bus stop, you will come to the vast natural forests of Tenshukaku-Shizen-Koen Park, a nature park where you can visit the mountain streams. This is a place where the towns people relax, at modern facilities like Shinrin Sports-Koen Park and the golf course.

By Rail: 1h 40 min from Tokyo to Sendai Station by JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line, and 55 min from Sendai to Akiu-Onsen-Yumoto by Miyagi Kotsu Bus heading for Akiu-Onsen.

Getting there Bus:

Take the Miyagi-Kotsu bus for Akiu-Onsen at bay No.8, West Bus Pool of JR Sendai Station. It is about a 50 minute trip. Get off at “Akiu-Bunka-no Sato Center”


About a 30-minute drive from JR Sendai Station on the Nishi Road.
About 20 minutes from the Sendai, Miyagi I.C.
About 15 minutes from the Sendai Minami I.C.
About 25 minutes from the Miyagi Kawasaki I.C.


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