Sakunami Onsen

Hot Spring that Offers Comfort and Relaxation in Abundant Nature

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Notice the beautiful sounds of water running through the valley in majestic nature. Sakonami Onsen is located in the boundary area between Miyagi and Yamagata, surrounded by abundant nature.

It is situated in a convenience location which takes just 30min driving from the downtown Sendai City. Sakunami Onsen exhibits truly natural and relaxing atmosphere that you would feel welcomed.

Various accommodation styles from new hotels to no-frill inns are available in this hot spring town.

Rich nature is the source of local products such as flavorful whiskey and traditional Sakunami Kokeshi wooden dolls that are available for you to experience within walking distance.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Among many health benefits of Sakunami Onsen, the best-known is “Bijin no yu (beautifying bath)”that helps moisturize your skin while keeping your body warm. This hot spring is also effective on lower back pain and Neuralgia.

There are several possible legends about the history of Sakunami Onsen. One legend says that this hot spring was discovered by, Gyoki (668-749), a traveler and Buddhism monk during Nara period.

Another legend says Yoritomo Minamoto (1147-1199), the founder and the first shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate, discovered this hot spring when he saw a hawk was bathing in the hot spring water to heal its wound.

Whichever is true, we can tell that Sakunami Onsen is blessed with a long history from ancient times.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring
  • Efficacy

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Access by public transportation.

Approx. 5 min by bus from Sakunami Station

Access by car

Approx. 30 min driving from Sendai Miyagi IC on Tohoku Expressway

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