Three hotels you should stay in the Akiu Onsen, the suburbs of Sendai
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The Akiu Onsen has the oldest hot spring with a 1500-year history in Miyagi Prefecture and is one of Japan's three famous hot springs along with the Dogo Onsen in Ehime Prefecture and the Arima Onsen in Hyogo Prefecture.
A lot of hot spring hotels are on the Natori River famous for beautiful Rairaikyo Valley and forest bathing.
Here are three best hotels we selected from among them!
A long-established Ryokan where you can spot everywhere the 1000 year history
Sendai Akiu Hot Spring HOTEL SAKAN
The Japanese modern accommodations ensure superb stay with integration of the prestigious 1000 year tradition and modern-day comfort.
The long-established Ryokan with accumulated know-how provides comfort for guests with pleasant and warm services.
Five bath rooms are available in the facility.
NATORINOMIYU is inspired by the bath of famous Masamune Date. KAWARANOYU is an open-air bath by the river surrounded by trees where we can enjoy hot spring water directly supplied from the source. Also spacious 1F Public Bathroom (for men only), B1F Public Bathroom (for women only) with enriched powder room and Private Bathroom ideal for family to have a relaxing bath time are available. We can thoroughly enjoy a variety of baths♡
As it prides in the long history, the Ryokan has a stately atmosphere supported by the history and formality.
The Ryokan will let you escape the hustle and bustle of the city and soothe your tired soul!
NATORINOMIYU, the family treasure maintained since the Asuka Period
Japanese-style room with 10 tatami mats + twin beds "Hiten Japanese and Western style room"
A scenic hotel overlooking the clear stream of Rairaikyo Valley
Akiu Hotel Zuiho
Hot spring resort hotel located in the entrance of Akiu Onsen and overlooking the famous "Rairaikyo Valley".
The hotel offers uplifting premium spaces with gorgeous and spacious entrance lobby, Sukiya-zukuri style guest rooms and unique open-air baths harmonized with the Japanese garden.
When we talk about the Akiu Hotel Zuiho, we should not forget mentioning the buffet restaurant "seasons" boasting of the area, 1,000 square meters.
A wide variety of foods from Japanese, Chinese to Western cuisine is available in this spacious restaurant, for example, Sendai specialty beef tongue, crispy tempura freshly cooked in front of the guests and chocolate fountain!
After refreshing your body and soul in the Akiu hot spring bath, enjoy the buffet… Have hours of bliss♡
Akiu Hotel Zuiho
Meaty snow crab
|Address||26-1 Nozoki, Akiumachi Yumoto, Taihaku Ward, Sendai City, Miyagi|
|Access||Approximately 45-minute bus journey from JR Sendai Station West Exit with Miyagi Kotsu Bus direction to Akiu Onsen. Get off at the Rairaikyo Valley bus stop and about one-minute walk
A free shuttle bus service is available (*Booking by phone is essential)
Prestigious Onsen Ryokan with about 400 year history
Sendai Akiu Spa Hotel Iawanumaya
An Onsen Ryokan whose charm is the classical appearance with the traditional beauty handed down from generation to generation for about 400 years.
KANNAME-NO-YU, open-air bath with wooden bathtub and natural stones where we can have a bath while appreciating the Japanese garden, YU-NO-MAI-NO-YU, open-air bath with magical night time illumination and etc. Have a calm and relaxing time with quality Akiu Onsen hot spring baths.
Luxurious rooms with south side balcony overlooking panoramic views of the nature of Akiu will soothe your travel fatigue.
Both dinner and breakfast which are one of highlights of stay are colourful and delicious Japanese course meals prepared with seasonal fresh ingredients.
Enjoy thoroughly the history and premium service and refresh your body and soul.
A large public bath, KANNAME-NO-YU
The coffee lounge "Suzuran"
|Address||107 Yakushi, Akiumachi Yumoto, Taihaku Ward, Sendai City, Miyagi|
|Access||Approximately 30-minute drive from JR Sendai Station
A free shuttle bus service is available (*Booking by phone by 15:00 on the day before your arrival is essential)