Akiu Onsen Hot Spring

Travel Guide - Akiu Onsen Hot Spring

Information

Akiu Onsen is an old hot spring town located along the upper reaches of the Natori-gawa River.
The surrounding area of this town is blessed with magnificent natural scenic beauty, such as Akiu-otaki waterfall and Rairai-kyo Gorge.

The history of the hot spring area dates back to about 1,500 years ago.
It is said that in the 6th century, when Emperor Kinmei was affected by skin disease, he was bathed in water brought from Akiu and completely cured.
Date Masamune, the first lord of the Sendai clan, also loved the hot spring and often visited Akiu during the Edo Period (1603 - 1868).
These stories make Akiu Onsen widely popular among people as a therapeutic bath for a long time.

Opening Hours

  • Varies according to the shop / facility

Closed

  • Varies according to the shop / facility

Access / Public Transport

  • 55 minutes from JR Sendai Station by the bus bound for Akiu Onsen. Get off at Akiu Onsen Yumoto bus stop.

Address / Location

* Please click each address to show the location.
Zao Heart Land
Zao Heart Land is a 1,000,000-square-meter farm located in the Nanokahara highlands. You can touch the rabbits, sheep, cows, and goats living ...  more »
Rusutsu Resort
Rusutsu Resort is one of the largest resort area in Hokkaido. Surrounded by Shikotsu-Toya National Park, there are ski slopes, an amusemen ...  more »
Beppu Onsen Hot Spring
The Beppu Resort, top in Japan for the number of hot spring sources and volume of water discharged, consists of eight areas around, each of w ...  more »
Jinya-no-Mura
Jinya-no-Mura is a complex facility located in Hasama-machi town. It has accommodation with meeting rooms, a hot spring facility, restaurants ...  more »
Kinugawa Onsen Hot Spring
Sometimes referred to as “Tokyo’s inner parlor”, Kinugawa Onsen Hot Spring has been extensively developed for tourism since 1970s, and became ...  more »
Hojo-en Square / Botchan Karakuri Clock
Hojo-en Square in front of Dogo-Onsen Station has a free foot bath, an easy way to enjoy the Dogo Hot Spring water. There are approximately 1 ...  more »
Minoo Onsen Hot Spring
Located at the entrance of Meiji-no-Mori Minoo Quasi-National Park, Minoo Onsen Hot Spring is surrounded by a rich natural environment. The h ...  more »

Tweets

LIVE JAPAN @LIVEJAPANGuide - 2020-12-16
Northern Japan's Akiu #Onsen is famous for its soothing hot spring waters, gorgeous scenery, and beautiful ryokan i… https://t.co/Zds2ePYKhk
Rio Kuroda @RioKuroda1 - 2020-11-13
I went to Akiu Hot Spring with my boyfriend👨‍🦲We ate so good dinner and breakfast and had a rich time, but only pai… https://t.co/81yVZgMHh8
Tatsuki Sasaki 🇯🇵 @ttk_ssk - 2020-07-15
【Hot spring in Tohoku】

秋保温泉
Akiu hot spring in Miyagi prefecture

We can enjoy the beautiful scenery of each seaso… https://t.co/PASZC5iolR
Tatsuki Sasaki 🇯🇵 @ttk_ssk - 2020-07-15
【Hot spring in Tohoku】

秋保温泉
Akiu hot spring in Miyagi prefecture

We can enjoy the beautiful scenery of each seaso… https://t.co/PASZC5iolR
いのうえかいと @KaitoInoueEngC - 2020-06-20
Taking bath is one of my favorite things. However, because I am 180cm tall, the bath in my house is too small to ta… https://t.co/uUhl9HzMeZ
ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2019-12-02
VISIT #Akiu! 9 Places to visit in ...

#Akiujuniorhighschool #Akiusatocenter #Akiusha #Alt #Chiba… https://t.co/fhKngr2P6B
Leo @ Dont run away, your highness👑🌕 @Leoppii - 2019-10-04
PLEASE READ THIS THREAD! If you visit Sendai please come visit Akiu! It’s a hot spring town south west-ish of senda… https://t.co/IGkMJRz5bT
5zigenLab @5zigenL - 2019-01-20
Now planning 4 hours Ninja taxi round trip tour on Feb 10th noon departing
from JR Sendai station to Akiu hot spri… https://t.co/J9YbbiL409
ABU5000DL @aburecord - 2018-01-11
Beautiful snowscape from hot spring at riverside of Natori river.
This hot spring has been continued for more than… https://t.co/II1YF6ZtDh
Nancy D. Rowen @RowenNancy - 2016-12-29
Let's Go To More Hot Spring With Akiu Onsen Hen https://t.co/NTETVXcYzY via @YouTube
Nancy D. Rowen @RowenNancy - 2016-12-29
Let's Go To More Hot Spring With Akiu Onsen Hen https://t.co/NTETVXcYzY via @YouTube
justin velgus @JustinSendai - 2016-05-09
Take a look! Sendai Kaleidoscope Museum in the hot spring resort town #Akiu, in #Sendai https://t.co/n8jgbCkSAl via @japantravelcom
篝火の湯 緑水亭 若女将 高橋知子 @tomokowakaokami - 2015-11-18
Special lunch plan of Akiu hot spring will start from December 1.We will eat at 2,500 yen at the hotel Ryokusuitei.
篝火の湯 緑水亭 若女将 高橋知子 @tomokowakaokami - 2015-11-14
Akiu Onsen is https://t.co/XnUsl5m47d person, it will put in a hot spring at 1200 yen. Reception is until 17:00.
篝火の湯 緑水亭 若女将 高橋知子 @tomokowakaokami - 2015-11-13
Akiu It is a hot spring home page. Please please see. https://t.co/rBiqc5BeRj
篝火の湯 緑水亭 若女将 高橋知子 @tomokowakaokami - 2015-11-11
We go to Thailand in December in Akiu hot spring promotion. I'll bring a lot face pack of souvenir of Onsen Akiu at that time.
Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2015-10-12
Akiu Onsen is a traditional hot spring that was discovered more the 1,500 years ago. Located roughly an hour’s... http://t.co/dOVDhrR2ai
Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2015-10-11
Akiu Onsen is a traditional hot spring that was discovered more the 1,500 years ago. Located roughly an hour’s... http://t.co/29GLJiSb1s
AyakaKimura @kimrinco14 - 2015-07-04
I took a bath at the Akiu hot spring. I'm going to fall asleep...
篝火の湯 緑水亭 若女将 高橋知子 @tomokowakaokami - 2015-06-25
Good morning. It is a hot spring Akiu cloudy. Today it will perform in Sendai 14:00 ~ FM afternoon!
篝火の湯 緑水亭 若女将 高橋知子 @tomokowakaokami - 2015-01-24
Akiu hot spring in the afternoon is hilarious in the spring. I was up a blog. http://t.co/CSz5r5JVHh