Akiu Onsen

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Akiu Onsen has an excellent access being only a 30-minute drive away from the center of Sendai, and is counted as one of Oshu's top three onsen spots along with Naruko Onsen in Miyagi prefecture and Iizaka Onsen in Fukushima prefecture. It is an honorable onsen town where even Sendai's former ruler Masamune Date once bathed, and due to the high number of historic ryokan and large upscale hotels, it also serves as "Sendai's hospitality hall" for receiving guests. Most of the accommodations in Akiu Onsen offer transportation from Sendai station, which is very convenient for travelers. In its surroundings, there is one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls Akiu O-taki, as well as museums, workshops and many great tourist spots.

Address
Akiumachi Yumoto, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi
Contact No.
+81-22-398-2323
Access
From JR Sendai Station, take Miyagi Kotsu Bus towards Akiu Onsen for 55 min and get off at "Akiu Bunka no Sato Center" or "Akiu Onsen Yumoto"
Opening Hours / Holidays
Depends on facility
Official Website
http://akiusato.jp/en/

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

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Day Use Onsen

As it is relatively close to Sendai Station, many of the onsen facilities in Akiu Onsen are available for day use. Popular ones are Ryokusuitei, Hotel Zuihou, and Hotel New Mitoya, where visitors can take a relaxing bath in a good quality onsen. Most of the day use onsen prices are around 1,000 yen. Onsen-hopping is also recommended.

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Effective Onsen for Smooth Skin

The spring water of Akiu Onsen has a quality called enka-bussen (chloride spring) containing salt, similar to sea water. It prevents chills after bathing and is said to have high moisturizing qualities as well as health benefits against poor circulation, joint pain and skin problems. It is popular among ladies as it makes skin smooth.

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Dynamic Akiu O-taki (waterfall)

Akiu O-taki is a national scenic beauty and is also selected as one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls. It is impressive how the waterfall streams down 55 meters from in between the cliff surfaces. The surrounding mountains can be seen from the observatory overlooking the waterfall. It is also possible to go to the basin by going down the walkway.

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Experiencing Craft

Known as "Sendai's hospitality hall," Akiu Onsen is also a popular art spot with many workshops and art museums. In the "Akiu Kobo no Sato," nine traditional kokeshi (Japanese dolls) and dyeing workshops are gathered, visitors can order products while watching the craftsmanship up close and even experience the creation process themselves. Activities such as kokeshi painting (1,000 yen) and aizome (indigo dyeing) (1,500 yen) are available.

Akiu Onsen

Akiu Onsen has an excellent access being only a 30-minute drive away from the center of Sendai, and is counted as one of Oshu's top three onsen spots along with Naruko Onsen in Miyagi prefecture and Iizaka Onsen in Fukushima prefecture. It is an honorable onsen town where even Sendai's former ruler Masamune Date once bathed, and due to the high number of historic ryokan and large upscale hotels, it also serves as "Sendai's hospitality hall" for receiving guests. Most of the accommodations in Akiu Onsen offer transportation from Sendai station, which is very convenient for travelers. In its surroundings, there is one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls Akiu O-taki, as well as museums, workshops and many great tourist spots.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:日々を気ままに

Day Use Onsen

As it is relatively close to Sendai Station, many of the onsen facilities in Akiu Onsen are available for day use. Popular ones are Ryokusuitei, Hotel Zuihou, and Hotel New Mitoya, where visitors can take a relaxing bath in a good quality onsen. Most of the day use onsen prices are around 1,000 yen. Onsen-hopping is also recommended.

Source:flickr

Effective Onsen for Smooth Skin

The spring water of Akiu Onsen has a quality called enka-bussen (chloride spring) containing salt, similar to sea water. It prevents chills after bathing and is said to have high moisturizing qualities as well as health benefits against poor circulation, joint pain and skin problems. It is popular among ladies as it makes skin smooth.

Source:pixta

Dynamic Akiu O-taki (waterfall)

Akiu O-taki is a national scenic beauty and is also selected as one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls. It is impressive how the waterfall streams down 55 meters from in between the cliff surfaces. The surrounding mountains can be seen from the observatory overlooking the waterfall. It is also possible to go to the basin by going down the walkway.

Source:pixta

Experiencing Craft

Known as "Sendai's hospitality hall," Akiu Onsen is also a popular art spot with many workshops and art museums. In the "Akiu Kobo no Sato," nine traditional kokeshi (Japanese dolls) and dyeing workshops are gathered, visitors can order products while watching the craftsmanship up close and even experience the creation process themselves. Activities such as kokeshi painting (1,000 yen) and aizome (indigo dyeing) (1,500 yen) are available.

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