Best 5 Onsen Easily Accessible from Sendai


2021.12.10

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Do you sometimes feel like taking a break from the busyness of everyday life and refreshing your body and mind in a hot spring?
To rejuvenate the body and mind, Miyagi Prefecture located on the Pacific coast in the southern Tohoku Region provides a unique onsen experience with different water sources, each with different temperatures, mineral content, texture, and more. These five top onsen recommended for a day trip from Sendai are things to consider when visiting the northern part of Japan.

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    Akiu Onsen: Top 3 Onsen in Japan

    Akiu Onsen is one of the three most popular hot spring resorts in Tohoku, with inns lined up along the valley where the Natori River flows. Akiu Onsen is easily accessible from Sendai City by train or bus in about an hour, making it a great place for a day trip.

    If you want to refresh yourself surrounded by nature in Akiu Onsen, Tenshukaku Garden is the place to go. In addition to an auto campground and restaurants, the park has a Japanese garden where you can enjoy the illuminated autumn leaves, a hot spring, and a footbath.

    The hot springs include Ichitaro no Yu, which has an indoor bath with a high ceiling and a feeling of openness, and an outdoor bath where you can enjoy the four seasons, as well as Shika Oto no Yu, an outdoor bath that can be reserved by the hour.

    Ichitaro no Yu Onsen inside Tenshukaku Garden

    Ichitaro no Yu Onsen inside Tenshukaku Garden

    Ichitaro no Yu Onsen inside Tenshukaku Garden

    Ichitaro no Yu Onsen inside Tenshukaku Garden

    Night Museum inside Tenshukaku Garden

    Night Museum inside Tenshukaku Garden

    Tower Nature Park Auto Camping Ground
    place
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Taihaku-ku Akiumachi Yumoto
    phone
    0223982111
    info
    【URL】http://akiu-sizen.co.jp/
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    Matsushima Onsen at Three Most Scenic Spots of Japan

    Matsushima Onsen, accessible in about 40 minutes from JR Sendai Station, is a hot spring resort located in Matsushima, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan.

    Matsushima, with its 260 islands floating in Matsushima Bay, is popular for its hot spring inns that offer a spectacular view of the bay, and there are even resort hotels with ocean views in every room.

    Oedo Onsen Monogatari Hotel Soukan is conveniently located for sightseeing in Matsushima, and Hotel Zekkeinoyakata is a popular day trip hot spring spot where you can enjoy the lukewarm spring water and ocean view that only Matsushima Onsen can offer.

    Oedo Onsen Monogatari Hotel Soukan

    Oedo Onsen Monogatari Hotel Soukan

    Oedo Onsen Monogatari Hotel Soukan

    Oedo Onsen Monogatari Hotel Soukan

    Matsuhima Bay

    Matsuhima Bay

    Matsushima Onsen
    place
    Miyagi Miyagi-gun Matsushimamachi
    phone
    0223542618
    info
    【URL】http://www.matsushima-onsen.com/hotel-ryokan
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    Sakunami Onsen

    Sakunami Onsen is a hot spring resort with abundant nature, accessible by bus from Sendai City in about 50 minutes. It is characterized by its skin-friendly spring water, with a wide variety of hot springs, including open-air baths, rock baths, and standing baths, which can be enjoyed on a day trip.

    One thing you should know when touring the hot springs is that you can use the free footbath Bi-ashi no Yu, literally translated as making the foot beautiful. This facility is located in the Lasanta Tourish Information Hall, and you can enjoy the footbath with the spring water flowing through it except during the winter when it is closed. It is located right next to the Sakunami Onsen Iriguchi bus stop, which is convenient when visiting other hot spring facilities, so you can use it while waiting for the bus to return.

    Bi-ashi no Yu (foot bath)

    Bi-ashi no Yu (foot bath)

    Sanami Onsen

    Sanami Onsen

    Sakunami Onsen
    place
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Sakunami
    phone
    0223952052
    info
    【URL】http://www.sakunami-spa.com/index.html
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    Naruko Onsen

    Naruko Onsen is one of the three most famous hot springs in Oshu, and is located in the northernmost part of Miyagi Prefecture. It boasts one of the largest number of hot springs in Japan, and is known for its wide variety of spring qualities.

    In the sulfur-scented town of Naruko Onsen, there are a number of onsen inns with their own onsen sources where you can enjoy a tour of the hot springs. There are also several facilities where you can take a day trip, and you can also experience bathing at public bathhouses such as Taki no Yu, which is made entirely of cypress, and Waseda Sajiki Yu, which has a private open-air bath.

    Naruko-kyo Gorge (one of the most scenic gorges in Tohoku region)

    Naruko-kyo Gorge (one of the most scenic gorges in Tohoku region)

    Katanuma (caldera lake)

    Katanuma (caldera lake)

    Narukonsen
    place
    Miyagi Osaki-shi Narukonsen Yumoto
    phone
    0229833441
    info
    【URL】https://www.welcome-naruko.jp/about
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    Iizaka Onsen: 9 Public Onsen

    Iizaka Onsen is a hot spring resort in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, about an hour's train or car ride from Sendai Station. Inns are lined up along the Surikamigawa River that runs through the city, creating the atmosphere of an old-fashioned hot spring resort.

    Iizaka Onsen has nine public bathhouses that are open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. without reservation. All of these facilities can be used for 200-300 yen, making them perfect for a day trip to the hot springs.

    Surikamigawa River at Iizaka Onsen

    Surikamigawa River at Iizaka Onsen

    Totsuna Bridge

    Totsuna Bridge

    Iizaka Onsen

    Iizaka Onsen

    Iizaka Onsen
    rating

    3.5

    15 Reviews
    place
    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Iizakamachi Totsuna Machi 3
    phone
    0245424241
    info
    【URL】https://iizaka.com/
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