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Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath Spots in Miyagi Area

  • Naruko Waseda Sajikiyu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Shinyashiki 124-1
    A public bathhouse located close to JR Naruko-Onsen Station. The facility's name is derived from the fact that the bath waters come from a spring source discovered by seven Waseda students who dug here in 1948. The building was originally wooden but was rebuilt in 1998 and reborn with an avant-garde design by the laboratory of Osamu Ishiyama in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University. The entire building is undressed yellow concrete and the bathhouse can be turned into a stage and seating area by rearranging a part of the gallery. The bathhouse's waters come from a sodium sulfate chloride spring and hypotonic pH neutral high temperature spring, and the baths promote healing from injury.
  • Akiu Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Taihaku-ku Akiumachi Yumoto
    A hot spring district sprawling along the Natori River ravine considered one of the three most renowned in the Oshu region as well as one of the top three in all Japan. Boasting an incredibly long history, legend has it that the waters of the hot springs here cured Emperor Kinmei, the 29th Emperor of Japan, of a skin disease in the Kofun period (531-570). The hot springs here are generally chloride springs, simple springs, and sulfate springs, and visitors can enjoy differing water types depending on location and facility. Many deciduous trees grow on the surrounding mountains, and the area is also a renowned destination for fall foliage in autumn. The beauty of the ravine area, interweaving sights such as Akiu Great Fall, Banjiiwa Rock, and other striking rock formations, is also well worth checking out.
  • Wakuya Tenpyo no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Toda-gun Wakuyacho Wakuya Nakae Minami 222
    "22 kilometers from the Matsushima-kita interchange on the Sanriku Expressway heading towards Wakuya. This day trip hot spring bathhouse, standing against the backdrop of Mt. Nonodake commanding a view of the vast Sendai Plain and Mt. Kurikoma, constantly replenishes its tubs ""kakenagashi"" style from a source spring. The bathhouse has two bathing areas with different atmospheres - one Western style and one Japanese style - and which is the men's and which the women's alternates on a daily basis. The bathhouse makes use of two hot springs, the first a hypotonic alkaline cold mineral spring with superb skin beautifying properties, and the second a highly moisturizing sodium chloride sulfate spring/hypertonic neutral spring, and bathing in their waters in this order is the secret to maximizing their beneficial effects. The bathhouse' vaunted observatory rest lounge offers a sweeping view of the surrounding rural scenery."
  • Yakurai Yakushi no Yu
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Pref. Kamigunkamimachi Ajigafukuroyakuraihara 1-76
    A 40 minute drive from the Taiwa and Furukawa interchanges on the Tohoku Expressway. A day trip hot spring bathhouse situated at the foot of Mt. Yakurai, a symbol of Kami Town. The area is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and visitors can enjoy the stunningly clear air and changing seasons. In the bathhouse' popular outdoor bath, customers can take in the sight of Mt. Yakurai and surrounding scenery during the day and, at night, the moon and star filled sky. Other bathhouse facilities include a spacious indoor bath area, a sauna, and private reservable family bath, as well as a banquet hall which can be used for free. The waters of the bathhouse' sodium-calcium chloride spring are said to treat such ailments as cuts, burns, and chronic skin diseases.

    地元の人が多く、けっこう混雑していました。お風呂は広く使いやすいですが、プールなどもあるようです。混みすぎて休憩所がいっぱいだったのが残念でした。

  • Kappa no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Pref. Kamigunshikamachou Hirasawa Shin Hayasaka 21
    "30 minutes from the Taiwa interchange and 40 minutes from the Furukawa interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. This day trip hot spring bathhouse is located in Shikama Town encircled by the Funagata Mountains. In the bathhouse' outdoor bath, constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style from a source spring, customers can enjoy a relaxing soak along with seasonal scenery and spectacularly clear air. Refresh both body and mind in the indoor bathing area with sauna. The waters of the bathhouse' simple hot spring and hypotonic alkaline spring are odorless, colorless, and mild; in addition, they are gentle on the skin and highly moisturizing. They are also said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, and sensitivity to cold."
  • Togatta Onsen Kami no Yu
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Pref. Kattagunzaoumachi Togattaonsennakamachi 32
    A 20 minute drive from the Shiroishi interchange on the Tohoku Expressway heading towards Zao. This is one of two public bathhouses in the Togatta Onsen hot spring district known since ancient times as a destination for religious mountain climbing and therapeutic bathing. The bathhouse' men's and women's bathing areas, enshrouded in the fragrance of cypress from Aomori, both have a very hot and a lukewarm bath. The bathhouse also has a free footbath outdoors. The waters of the bathhouse' sodium calcium-sulfate chloride springs are soft and said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, rheumatism, and women's diseases.

    ボディソープやシャンプーはないけど源泉掛け流しのお湯で建物も外観も趣のある建物です中もキレイ。無料のドライヤーもあります。330円では安すぎるくらい満足できました。

  • Jappo no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Shibata-gun Kawasakimachi Aone Onsen 9-1
    A 20 minute drive from the Miyagi-Kawasaki interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. This public bathhouse is located in Aone Onsen, a hot spring district whose history stretches back over 400 years old and which was a favorite therapeutic bathing destination for the mighty samurai lord Date Masamune. The environmentally and people-friendly bathhouse building is made with local wood from Kawasaki Town. An extremely simple bathhouse with a single large bath, the facility is frequented by locals as well as visitors from far and wide as a day trip natural hot spring bathing destination due to its reasonable prices. The waters of the bathhouse' mildly alkaline simple spring are gentle on the skin and are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, rheumatism, lower back pain, and eye pain; in addition they are popular with women due to their skin beautifying properties.
  • Ogawara Natural Hot Spring Ii-Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Pref. Shibatagunogawaramachi Nittera Kita 185-11
    "An eight kilometer, 10-minute drive from the Shiroishi interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. This day trip hot spring bathhouse is located on Tonton no Oka, a naturally lush hill surrounded by undeveloped woodland on the western side of Ogawara Town. The bathhouse constantly replenishes its tubs from a source spring ""kakenagashi"" style and without the use of any added waters. The waters of the bathhouse' natural spring are alkaline and soft; gentle on the skin, they are also said to have skin beautifying properties. The old fashioned Japanese home-style bathhouse building is filled with warm, welcoming wooden fixtures. Customers can enjoy one of two bathing areas - the stone Ishi no Yu and the wood Ki no Yu; which is the men's and which is the women's bathing area alternates on a weekly basis. The bathhouse' restaurant serves an abundant variety of dishes, including vaunted Mochibuta pork cuisine."
  • Roadside Station Joubon no Sato Futago no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Ishinomaki-shi Kofunakoshi Futago Kita Shimo 1-1
    This day trip hot spring bathhouse is located in Roadside Station Joubon no Sato situated along National Route 45, 500 meters east from the Kahoku interchange on the Sanriku Jukan Expressway. Once customers pay the entry fee, they can bathe here any number of times. The bathhouse has two bathing areas - the Sakura area, which has facilities such as a large hinoki cypress bath and an outdoor bath; and the Kashiwa area, whose facilities include a large stone bath and outdoor bath. Which area is the men's and which the women's alternates on a weekly basis. The waters of the bathhouse' spring contain an abundance of salt and iron; they are said to keep bathers warm for an extended period of time even after a bath and are also claimed to treat such ailments as cuts, burns, skin diseases, and chronic women's diseases. Customers are recommended to enjoy some fresh, seasonal fruit juice after their bath.
  • Spa Izumigatake
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Izumi-ku
    A 50 minute drive from the center of Sendai. This day trip hot spring bathhouse has a free shuttle bus which leaves from Sendai Station. Facilities include a large bath made from tourmaline, malachite, and other natural stone; an outdoor bath from which bathers can enjoy the great outdoors of magnificent Izumigatake; and an aromatherapy rock bath. The waters of the bathhouse' calcium sodium-chloride spring/isotonic alkaline spring are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, and fatigue. There's an adjoining RV park which can be used as a base for mountain climbing, skiing, and road racing in the area.
  • Akiu Onsen public Bathhouse
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    3.0
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Taihaku-ku Akiumachi Yumoto Yakushi 100
    A 50 minute ride on the bus bound for Akiu Onsen leaving from JR Sendai Station. This public bathhouse is situated in a corner of Akiu Onsen, a hot spring village famous since ancient times, is considered one of Japan's top three hot spring destinations alongside Arima Onsen in Hyogo Prefecture and Dogo Onsen in Ehime Prefecture. The bathhouse is small, with just a single compact bath, but customers can enjoy high quality hot spring waters drawn directly from a source spring and without the use of any added waters, additional heating, or recirculation. The waters of the earthy chloride mildly saline spring are known for their powerful body warming effect and locals as well as customers from far and wide travel here to enjoy their benefits.

    日曜日の夕方に一人で訪問。駐車場は坂を上がって右手にある砂利道です。案内看板あるからすぐ分かります。 券売機で大人300円です。 脱衣場は狭いので、譲り合いの精神です。 浴場も狭い上に、中では地元のおばあさん達がタイルに座りながら話しているのです。身体を洗う蛇口も二つ位しかありませんから、洗ったらすぐよけなければならない雰囲気。 お湯は暑く、43度くらい?普段から熱めに慣れているのでさっぱり...

  • Himawari Onsen Kaori no Yu
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Sambongisakamoto Aoyama 31-1
    "A 3-minute drive from the Sanbongi Smart interchange and a 15 minute drive from the Furukawa and Taiwa interchanges. At this day trip hot spring bathhouse, you can take in a meal, have a banquet, or enjoy services such as massages. Notably, the bathhouse constantly replenishes its tubs ""kakenagashi"" style from a source spring, and even the hot water from the showers comes from the spring. The waters of the bathhouse' mildly alkaline spring are almost completely odorless and tasteless and are said to treat a wide variety of ailments, including fatigue, muscle pain, gastrointestinal disorders, spinal diseases, and bruises. In addition to a large indoor bath and outdoor bath, the bathhouse has a hot spring bath for dogs and a private reservable bath. Due to the popularity of the private reservable bath, prospective customers are encouraged to make their reservation early."

    大崎市三本木の国道4号線沿いをちょっと入った場所にあります。 日帰り入浴専門の温泉です。 お湯は茶褐色ですがすべすべします。畳の休憩スペースがあります。色んなイベントを催しているようで壁にポスターが貼ってありました。 露天風呂もあります。

  • Kagobo Onsen Sakuranoyu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Tajirioshio Yatsusawa 37-1
    This is a day-use hot spring bath resort in Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. It derives its name from the 1000 cherries that blossom on Mt. Kagobo of Tajiri. In addition to the main bath and waterfall bath, which draw their waters directly from the source, there is a Finnish style sauna to enjoy. The outdoor bath is the largest in the prefecture, and can be enjoyed sitting, half-sitting or even reclining The restaurant offers over 40 dishes at all times and the beer and soft cream is especially enjoyable after a hot bath. One can also relax in the rest area where zabuton cushions are available for guests.
  • Kotobuki no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Katta-gun Zao Machi Togattaonsenasahicho 5-1
    This public bathhouse is located in Asahicho, Togattaonsen, Zao Town, Katta County. Constructed by carpenters specializing in temples and shrines, the facility is a recreation of an Edo period bathhouse. Visitors can bathe in the famous hot spring waters of Togatta Onsen, which are said to help with conditions such as nerve pain, muscle soreness, and joint pain. There is one more public bathhouse, Kami no Yu, located in the same hot spring district.
  • Juemon no Yu Foot Baths
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Taihaku-ku Akiumachi Yumoto Terada Hara 40-7 Akiu Sato Center
    These foot baths are located inside the Akiu Sato Center on Prefectural Route 131 in Teradahara, Akiumachi Yumoto, Taihaku Ward, Sendai City. The free baths are open every weekend and holiday from April to November. The baths use water provided by the area’s hot spring inns as they do not have their own source. Visitors can enjoy the waters of different springs depending on the season.
  • Spa Onikobe-no-Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Osaki-shi
    A hot spring bath house in NarukoOnsenOnikoubeMotomiyahara, Osaki City. Enjoy a simple weak alkaline hot spring in either an open-air bath looking out at the nature of Onikoube or their indoor baths. The FukiageKogen Camping Ground is located adjacent and the baths can be used by campers.
  • Minamisanriku Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Motoyoshi-gun Minamisanrikucho Kurosaki 99-17 (Minamisanriku Hotel Kanyo)
    A hot spring district situated along the Pacific coast, this area's wide open sky and ocean views are two of its greatest appeals. The transparent chloride springs found here contain an abundance of potassium, sodium, and other minerals and are drawn from source springs some 2,000 meters under the sea on the ocean floor. These waters are said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to easing muscle soreness, nerve pain, chronic skin diseases, chronic women's diseases, and other conditions. Also situated along the Higashihama Kaido Road, many tourists enjoying scenic drives through the area stop here to take a break.
  • Kesennuma Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Kashizaki
    A hot spring district located in Kesennuma commanding a view of the sea off the Sanriku coast, one of the top fishing grounds in the world. The natural hot spring here, buried deep underground, was first developed in 2005. The waters of this hypotonic common salt spring, welling up from 1,800 meters below the surface, are said to ease nerve pain, sensitivity to cold, atopic dermatitis, and blood circulation blockages. A strongly saline sodium-chloride spring, its waters are salty like the ocean. Because bathers can rest their heads on the edge of a tub, stretch out their legs, and float as easily as if they were swimming in the sea itself, this hot spring district is also known as the Buoyant Onsen. The hot spring here also boasts one of the highest ion concentrations in the Tohoku area and possesses strong heat-retaining properties, thus warming the body from the inside-out and promoting beauty.
  • Togatta Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Katta-gun Zao Machi Togatta Onsen
    A hot spring district located inside Zao Quasi-National Park which commands a view of Mt. Zao, famous for its frost-covered trees in winter and emerald green caldera lake. Situated 330 meters above sea level, records show that this area was first developed as a hot spring resort in the early Edo period. The area was also once known as Yudatta, a word which can mean boiled. Long renowned as a destination for enjoying therapeutic hot spring bathing in addition to serving as a base camp for pilgrims climbing Mt. Zao as areligious act, the history of the area dates back over 400 years. The mild waters of the area's chloride springs are gentle on the skin and contain sodium, calcium, and sulfate. They are said to treat nerve pain, gastrointestinal disorders, and chronic skin diseases. A public bathhouse which makes extensive use of luxurious and fragrant Aomori cypress stands in the center of the district. The district is conveniently located a one hour drive from Sendai City and many tourists from within the prefecture and throughout Japan make their way here.
  • Kamasaki Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Shiroishi-shi Fukuokakuramoto
    A quiet hot spring district renowned in the Ou region for its medicinal waters, said to heal wounds since ancient times, sprawling near the summit of Mt. Fubo, a part of the southern Zao Mountains. According to legend, the hot spring waters here were discovered in 1428 when a villager noticed steam emerging from the edge of a stone; upon poking it with a sickle, piping hot water burst forth. In lists of hot spring areas in the Edo period, this famous district was described as the maegashira of the east, an allusion to a sumo wrestling rank indicating it stood above other, rank and file hot springs. The waters of the area's chloride springs and sulfate springs are said to treat nerve pain, rheumatisms, women's diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, high blood pressure, and hardening of the arteries. The district is known for its traditional Yajiro kokeshi wooden dolls and Shiroishi umen noodles. The district encompasses five lodging facilities as well as six day trip hot spring bathhouses.

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Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it’s the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture’s reputation as one of Japan’s most scenic views.

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