Hot Springs In Sendai (Onsen)
Akiu hot Spring In Sendai
September 05, 2014
Akiu is the nearest hot spring resort in Sendai, the hub city in Tohoku region; an area in northeastern Japan.
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.
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