Akiu Onsen

Therapeutic Hot Spring in the Valley Recorded in Historical Documents

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Akiu Onsen is located in Tashiro-Ku, Sendai City, Miyagi, and it is close enough from the heart of Sendai.

With the great accessibility, it has been loved by citizens of Sendai.

Rairaikyo Gorge is a must to see. It is unique rock formation naturally carved by the streams of River Natori that runs through Sendai.

You can take a stroll on the walking pathway along Rairaikyo Gorge.

For sightseeing, Akiu Traditional Craft Village, Sendai Kaleidoscopes Art Museum, Akiu Great Falls which is one of three great falls are worthwhile to visit.

Summer is the best season to visit Akiu Great Fall.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Akiu Onsen was recorded in some historical documents that say the emperor Kinmei heard of the health benefits of Akiu Onsen and had his servants to bring hot spring water to him.

Another theory says it was already present in Japan’s ancient tomb era.

It is chloride spring that is effective on neuralgia, rheumatism, lower back pain, liver disease, skin disease, etc.
  • Spring Qualities

    Chloride hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Rheumatoid arthritis Low back pain Neuralgia


Access by public transportation.

Approx. 30 min by bus, car, taxi from Sendai Station

Access by car

Approx. 15 min driving from Sendai Minami IC

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