If you want to visit a hot spring town in the Tōhoku region, Akiu Onsen in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, has to be one of your top choices. Not only is this one of the top three hot spring towns in northeastern Japan, but it was also loved by two past Japanese emperors. This was how it earned the title of Nihon San Miyu (日本三御湯), a name bestowed to only three onsen towns by Emperor Juntoku (順徳天皇) in the early 13th century!
Akiu Onsen’s Legend
Like most of Japan’s hot spring locations, Akiu Onsen has its legend.
Like most of Japan’s hot spring locations, Akiu Onsen has its legend.
Once upon a time, there was a young girl who fell down the Rairaikyō Gorge (磊々峡) with a cow that had a large amount of salt on its back. Seeing the scene, the villagers desperately searched for the girl. While the girl and the cow were never found, they discovered a miraculous spring containing a large amount of salt instead.
The villagers thus concluded that the girl must be the god of the hot spring there.
The impressive medicinal effects of Akiu Onsen were first brought to light to the entire country when Emperor Kinmei (欽明天皇) ruled the country. At the time, to cure the emperor’s skin disease, the water of the hot spring was brought to the imperial palace. It is said that the emperor recovered soon after. Emperor Kinmei thus gave the hot spring a title, Natori no Miyu (名取の御湯).
In the Sengoku period, the famous feudal lord Date Masamune also visited Akiu Onsen regularly to relieve his weariness.
So if you want to indulge in the hot spring endorsed by many previous leaders in Japan, below is a list of attractions you can visit during your time in Akiu Onsen!
The Best Places to Visit in Akiu Onsen
- Akiu Village Agrie no Mori (秋保ヴィレッジ アグリエの森)
- Vegan Restaurant Organ (オルガン)
- Sendai Kaleidoscopes Art Museum (仙台万華鏡美術館)
- Akiu Sato Center (秋保･里センター)
- Momiji no Komichi (もみじのこみち)
- Nozokibashi Bridge (覗橋)
- Rairaikyō Gorge (磊々峡)
- Akiu Traditional Craft Village (秋保工芸の里)
- Supermarket Saichi (主婦の店 さいち)
- Tenshukaku Natural Park (天守閣自然公園)
- Akiu Shrine (秋保神社)
- Ōta Tofu Shop (太田とうふ店)
- Jigenji Temple (慈眼寺)
- Akiu Ōtaki Fall (秋保大滝)
- Saikōji Temple (西光寺)
- Teahouse Fudō Chaya (不動茶屋)
- Akiu Ōtaki Botanical Garden (秋保大滝植物園)
- Futakuchi Gorge (二口峡谷)
Tip: Print out THIS COUPON that can be used at the facilities in Akiu Onsen. If the link is expired, a new link should be available HERE. If you don’t read Japanese, you can simply hand in the coupon to the staff to see if it is one of the facilities that offer discounts.
How to Get to Akiu Onsen
There are a few ways that you can get to Akiu Onsen from JR Sendai Station.
The Japanese timetable can be found HERE. You can translate the webpage using Google Chrome’s translation function to the right of the address bar.
By Direct Bus: Miyagi Kōtsū’s (宮城交通) Akiu Line (秋保線)
- From JR Sendai Station’s bus stop no. 8, take Miyagi Kōtsū’s bus bound for Akiu Onsen (秋保温泉).
- The bus trip will take around 50 minutes.
- A one-way trip costs:
- 860 yen to Akiu Onsen Yumoto
- 1,150 yen to Akiu Ōtaki Falls
Important: The service terminates at Akiu Onsen Yumoto (秋保温泉湯元) on weekdays. So if you want to go to Akiu Ōtaki Falls (Akiu Great Falls) or Akiu Shrine (秋保神社) directly from Sendai Station, you will need to change for Sendai City Bus’s Futaguchi (二口) or Nojirimachi-kita (野尻町北) at Akiu Onsen Yumoto.
By JR Train + Sendai City Bus (仙台市営バス)
- From JR Sendai Station, take the train to JR Ayashi Station (愛子駅).
- From JR Ayashi Station’s (愛子駅) bus stop no. 2, take Sendai City Bus (仙台市営バス) bound for Futakuchi (二口) or Akiu Onsen (秋保温泉) or Nojirimachi-kita (野尻町北) or Kaminohara (上ノ原).
Important: If you want to go to Akiu Ōtaki Falls (Akiu Great Falls) or Akiu Shrine (秋保神社) directly from Sendai Station, take services bound for either Futakuchi (二口) or Nojirimachi-kita (野尻町北).
By Direct Bus: Takeya Kōtsū’s (タケヤ交通) Sendai Western Line (西部ライナー)
- From JR Sendai Station’s bus stop no. 63, take Takeya Kōtsū’s Akiu, Kawassaki, Sendai Western Line (秋保･川崎 仙台西部ライナー) and get off at Akiu Sato Center (秋保・里センター).
- The bus trip will take around 40 minutes.
- Refer to HERE for the service’s timetable.
- A one-way trip costs 860 yen to Akiu Onsen Yumoto.
Important: The service doesn’t stop at Akiu Ōtaki Falls (Akiu Great Falls) or Akiu Shrine (秋保神社).
Ryokans and Hotels in Akiu Onsen that Can Cater to Vegan/Vegetarian Dietary Requirements
Given the number of awesome attractions in the hot spring town, staying overnight at Akiu Onsen is recommended. If you have special dietary requirements like us, below is a list of accommodation providers that can cater to your special diet.
- Oshu Akiu Onsen Rantei (奥州秋保温泉 蘭亭)
- Hotel New Mitoya (ホテルニュー水戸屋)
- Akiu Resort Hotel Crescent (秋保リゾート ホテルクレセント)
Akiu Village Agrie no Mori (秋保ヴィレッジ アグリエの森)
The best place to purchase some fresh and cheap organic local produce and specialties is probably Akiu Village Agrie no Mori. Not just Sendai but many of Miyagi Prefecture‘s craftworks and specialties can also be found in the souvenir shop.
The facility isn’t just a farmer’s market but also has a food court with many tasty and interesting menu items. The foot spa there is great for when it is cold outside or when your feet are worn out from a day of exploration.
When the season is right, you will also want to head to the Akiu Village Garden next door for the gorgeous flowers (=ﾟωﾟ)ﾉ.
☛ For local specialties, check with the staff to see if there are samples for you to taste before purchasing.
☛ Refer to our Essential Japanese Travel Phrases for Vegetarians and Vegans article for phrases you can use to order vegetarian/vegan dishes.
☛ If you are accompanying young children, there is a playground for them to burn their energy.
Akiu Agrie no Mori’s Business Hours and Access Information
- Akiu Agrie no Mori is open from
- 9 am to 6 pm from March to November
- 9 am to 5 pm from December to February (closed on the 1st of January)
- If you plan to take a bus, please get off at Nakachi (中谷地).
Vegan Restaurant ORGAN (オルガン)
Very close to Akiu Village, there is a vegan cafe called ORGAN. The cafe’s concept is Organic + Raw Material + Vegan, and thus the cafe’s name, ORGAN.
Everything served at this cafe is free of animal products. On top of that, no white sugar is used. And many menu items are gluten-free!
The most popular menu at ORGAN is the Vegan Veggie Burger (Vegan ベジバーガー). The taste and the texture of the burger are just mind-blowing. While the price tag might seem slightly elevated, every penny spent will be well worth it (^_-)-☆.
Tip: Although all menu items are packaged to take away, you can still enjoy the food at the terrace seats.
One of the ingredients used to make the buns is mineral-rich bamboo charcoal, reinforcing the cafe’s theme color, black. Why black? Because it won’t be dyed by any other color, a metaphor for sticking to one’s belief.
Although you might not think much about the vegan patty, it contains a variety of vegetables, including shiitake mushroom, carrots, onions, burdock, tofu, garlic, oatmeal, and brown rice!
A dessert or a drink after the vegan burger is also recommended. It is the best place to enjoy a dairy-free cup of coffee or hot chocolate!
Tip: More savory options are on the menu on weekends and public holidays.
ORGAN’s Business Hours and Access Information
- ORGAN is open from 10 am to 4 pm on weekends and public holidays.
- If you plan to take a bus, get off at Nakayachi (中谷地).
Sendai Kaleidoscopes Art Museum (仙台万華鏡美術館)
Standing at the entrance of Akiu Onsen Town is an unusual museum featuring various kaleidoscopes gathered from around the world. The kaleidoscopes in the art museum differ in size and shape, from the big mechanical kaleidoscopes to the intricate ones made by various artists. This museum will challenge your preconceived perceptions of kaleidoscope.
Among the many artworks, some seem completely unrelated to the museum’s theme. For example, there is a 1:1 scale of old couple figures sitting in one corner. It might take you a while before you figure out which part of it is a kaleidoscope (´▽｀*). Some kaleidoscopes even let you become a part of the beautiful patterns!
The museum is quite interactive. You are allowed to touch and play with most exhibits. So this small but well-designed attraction is exciting for all ages!
The souvenir shop is available on the first floor if you wish to purchase a Kaleidoscope. Another option is to make your own kaleidoscope at the workshop corner. The simplest kaleidoscope-making session will only take 5 to 10 minutes (^_-)-☆.
Tip: If you plan to participate in the kaleidoscope-making session, the amount of beads to put in has to be adequate. Make sure not to pack too few or too many beads for the best patterns. If you don’t want to include too many colors, put in transparent beads for them to form beautiful patterns when light is shone on them.
Sendai Kaleidoscopes Art Museum’s Opening Hours, Admission Fee, and Access Information
- Sendai Kaleidoscope Art Museum is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
- The last admission is at 4:30 pm.
- The admission fee is
- 900 yen for university school students and older
- 450 yen for children and the elderly who is 70 years old and above
- If you plan to take a bus, get off at Matsuba (松場).
- Note the express bus won’t stop at Matsuba.
- The required time at Sendai Kaleidoscopes Art Museum is around 60 minutes.
Tip: Print out THIS COUPON and fill in the details to get 10% off the adult admission fee. You can check with the staff on arrival on how to fill it in if you don’t read Japanese.
Akiu Sato Center (秋保･里センター)
Another facility where you can enjoy a free foot spa in Akiu Onsen is Akiu Sato Center. The tourist information center is conveniently located close to one of the main attractions in the village, Rairaikyō Gorge. Besides providing sightseeing information in the area, Akiu Sato Center has some useful services you might want to utilize.
- Free coin-operated lockers from 9 am to 5:30 pm.
- 100 yen is required to operate it, to be returned after use.
- Free rental bicycle from 9:30 am to 5 pm from April to November.
- Bicycles have to be rented out by 4 pm.
- A 1,000 yen deposit is required.
- The service is unavailable on rainy days.
- Only adult bicycles are available to rent.
- From 11 am to 4 pm on weekends and public holidays from April to November, the foot spa outside of Akiu Sato Center, Jūeemon no Yu (寿右ェ門の湯), is free for anyone to use.
- While in Japanese, the notice board tells you the spring source of the foot spa of the day. We have this free facility to enjoy thanks to various ryokans and hotels in Akiu Onsen!
The information center is also a local museum.
At the museum corner, you will find artworks of the craftsmen based in Akiu, models of Akiu Dentetsu train carriages (秋保電鉄), and dioramas that demonstrate the World Intangible Cultural Heritage, Akiu’s rice planting dance (秋保の田植踊).
Akiu Sato Center’s Opening Hours and Access Information
- Akiu Sato Center is open from
- 9 am to 6 pm
- 9 am to 5 pm from the 31st of December to the 3rd of January
- If you plan to take a bus, please get off at Akiu Sato Center (秋保・里センター).
Momiji no Komichi (もみじのこみち)
If you visit Akiu Onsen in November, we highly recommend you to Rairaikyō Gorge by taking the promenade, Momiji no Komichi.
The 200-meter natural trail is extremely breathtaking during this time of the year. And don’t forget to come back at night to see the bright-colored maple tree being illuminated!
Nozokibashi Bridge (覗橋)
Just a 3-minute walk away from the Momiji no Komichi, there is an arch bridge crossing the Natori River (名取川). While the 32-meter-long bridge doesn’t seem special, it has become a popular spot to visit for couples.
Why? This is all thanks to the heart-shaped hollow formed by erosion.
When the light-up event is on, the hollow fills with water, reflecting the lighting that can appear as a red heart. This is thus a popular spot for young individuals to propose marriage!
As Nozoki-bashi Bridge is 16-meter tall, looking down at the heart-shaped hollow can be daunting if you are afraid of height. One way to overcome this is to hold on to your partner’s hand!
If you wonder why the bridge is called Nozoki, it is because many who walk past the bridge would take a peep. Not into people’s secrets but the beauty of the Natori River flowing beneath the bridge.
Rairaikyō Gorge (磊々峡)
Nozoki-bashi Bridge stands at Akiu Onsen Town’s entrance and Rairaikyō Gorge’s trailhead.
The Natori River, which we mentioned earlier, sources its water from the Ōu Mountains (奥羽山脉). Akiu Onsen is situated halfway down the river, where it narrows, causing the steam to turn into a torrent.
The riverbanks at this section of the Natori River are formed by tall tuff. Over hundreds of thousands of years, the Natori River’s erosion formed the 2-kilometer-long dynamic Rairaikyō Gorge, filled with various rock formations, cliffs, and waterfalls. This is where the gorge’s name came from, as Rairai means “stones and rocks lying around”.
From May to September, the 650-meter-long promenade is lit up, making it a nice place to visit even when it is dark.
Important: While the promenade is well-maintained, there are many slopes and staircases along the 650-meter road. The promenade might be wet as well. So it is best to come with at least a pair of sneakers.
Tip: Allow yourself around 60 to 90 minutes to discover Rairaikyō Gorge’s beauty. The timeframe is for a return trip.
The Fall Foliage Season at Rairaikyō Gorge
As you can imagine, Rairaikyō Gorge is a popular destination to view autumn colors. If you are in the area from late October to mid-November, stop by the scenic gorge! This is another time of the year when the gorge will be illuminated.
Note that Rairaikyō Gorge’s autumn foliage season usually peaks in early November.
How to Get to Rairaikyō Gorge
- If you plan to take Miyagi Kōtsū, get off at Nozoki-bashi (のぞき橋).
- If yuo plan to take Sendai City Bus, get off at Rairaikyō-iriguchi (磊々峡入口).
Akiu Traditional Craft Village (秋保工芸の里)
If browsing through the traditional crafts is your favorite thing to do when visiting Japan, the Akiu Traditional Craft Village is the perfect place to stop by during your time at Akiu Onsen.
The small village comprises nine workshops specializing in one traditional craft, including tea utensils, Kokeshi Dolls, and dyeing and weaving. It is your chance to see the amazing skills of the traditional craftsmen up close!
While the price of the craftworks on sale is often steep, there is no harm in just browsing through the artisans’ beautiful works.
If you can speak Japanese or will be accompanied by an interpreter, make a reservation with one of the craft-making workshops to fully enjoy what the village can offer!
Refer to HERE for a list of workshops in the village and their details (in Japanese only).
Akiu Traditional Craft Village’s Opening Hours and Access Information
- The business hours of each workshop differ. But most of them are open between 9 am to 5 pm.
- If you plan to take Takeya Kōtsū, get off at Akiu Kōgei no Sato (秋保工芸の里).
- If you plan to take either Miyagi Kōtsū or Sendai City Bus, get off at Akiu Onsen Yumoto (秋保温泉湯元). The village is then around a 15 to 20-minute walk away (some hilly roads involved).
Supermarket Saichi (主婦の店 さいち)
Around a 5-minute walk from Akiu Sato Center, there is a very ordinary-looking supermarket renowned for its Ohagi (おはぎ).
Ohagi is a sticky rice cake coated in smashed and sweetened red beans, soybean powders, or sesame. While Ohagi can be found almost everywhere in Japan, not all shops can sell more than 10,000 Ohagi daily, even on a weekday. The traditional dessert is so famous that it has attracted an interview from a Japanese TV program.
Although you might have a really sweet image of the red bean paste in Japan, the red bean paste at Saichi is made with less sugar. So even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you should be able to enjoy this rice cake that can attract a queue at 11 am on a Wednesday!
The Ohagi is sold at the supermarket’s side dishes corner. The side dishes sold here differ daily depending on the person in charge of the day. So the taste of the dishes just isn’t the same as those from the supermarkets in big cities (=ﾟωﾟ)ﾉ.
Of course, no preservatives are added to the Ohagi or the side dishes!
If you need a spot to sit down and enjoy the Ohagi, there are benches at Akiu Sato Center.
Tip: You can now get Saichi’s Ohagi from the shop called Tōhoku-meguri Irotoiro (東北めぐり いろといろ) S-PAL Sendai Main Building’s 2nd floor (エスパル東館) from 10 am until sold out from Thursday to Saturday.
Supermarket Saichi’s Business Hours and Access Information
- Saichi is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm except on the 2nd and the 4th Wednesday.
- Saichi is around a 5-minute walk from Akiu Sato Center.
Tenshukaku Natural Park (天守閣自然公園)
Reading the park’s name, you are probably expecting to see a castle keep. However, the Tenshukaku Natural Park is actually more of a grand Japanese strolling garden with large ponds filled with Koi fish.
The park is located where the castle named Yumoto Koyatate (湯元小屋館) was. This castle was built by the first lord of Akiu village in the Muromachi period (室町時代). While the park is named Tenshukaku, the castle at the time didn’t have a castle keep because such a thing didn’t exist back then. The garden wasn’t a part of the castle’s features either.
The garden’s construction actually started relatively recently, just shortly after the end of World War Two. When Hayasaka Ichitarō (早坂市太郎) returned to his hometown wounded after the war, he bought this piece of land and successfully discovered a hot spring source. The traditional garden was then made over 14 years to complement the hot spring and was completed in 1972.
The park is now developed into a multi-purpose complex where you can camp and dine or enjoy the onsen.
This garden differs from other Japanese gardens in the number of stone arrangements. You will be surprised by the number of stone and rock decorations placed in the park! Those rocks and stones were all sourced locally from debris salvaged from Mt. Ōsawa (大澤山).
Tenshukaku Natural Park’s Hot Spring Facilities
In addition to the amazing rock formations, there are two free foot spas in the park for you to enjoy from March to November (as long as you have paid for the garden’s entry).
On a chilly day, you can pay a little extra for a nice hot spring session. If you aren’t comfortable bathing with strangers, there is a private pool you can rent out on weekends and public holidays.
Tenshukaku Natural Park’s Flower Calendar
- Plum blossom: From Mach to April
- Cherry blossom: late April
- Rhododendron, Azalea, Wisteria, and many more: May
- Japanese dogwood, Iris, Hydrangea, Water lilies, and many more: June
Akiu Night Museum (秋保ナイトミュージアム)
- From late October to mid-November, the lighting show called Akiu Night Museum is held from 5 pm to 9 pm.
- The last admission is at 8:30 pm.
- The admission fee is
- 1,000 yen for junior high school students and above (1,500 yen for weekends and public holidays)
- 500 yen for children 4 years old and older
Tenshuaku Natural Park’s Opening Hours, Admission Fee, and Access Information
- Tenshukaku Natural Park is open from 10 am to 4 pm except for the 3rd Friday from December to February and on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
- The garden’s admission fee is
- 400 yen for adults
- 100 yen for children from the age of 4 to elementary school students
- Free if you utilize the public onsen pool
- From December to February, the admission fee is halved.
- You will get a discount if you are a campground or Lodge Village (木の家ロッジ村) customer.
- If you plan to take Miyagi Kōtsū or Sendai City Bus, get off at Akiu Onsen Moto (秋保温泉湯元). The park is then a 15-minute walk away.
- If you plan to take Takeya Kōtsū, get off at Ki no Ie-mae (木の家前).
Akiu Shrine (秋保神社)
If you have a competition or anything you want to win, make sure you visit Akiu Shrine (秋保神社). The shrine erected in the early Heian period has been a popular shrine to pray for victory. In recent years, starting with the famous Japanese figure skater Hanyu Yuzuru, Akiu Shrine has become a pilgrimage spot for sports players and athletes to prepare for upcoming events.
The short approach is lined with banner flags adorned with calligraphy that says “God of Victory (勝負の神)”. Like soldiers standing at guard, these flags boldly declare the presence of the god of victory!
The shrine also has a few interesting rituals you can participate in/perform. For more information, please refer to our article on Akiu Shrine!
Ōta Tofu Shop (太田とうふ店)
Just a 10-minute walk from Akiu Shrine, Ōta Tofu Shop offers the best soybean products in the area. These days, the shop receives so many orders from department stores and supermarkets in Sendai‘s city center that the staff has to start making tofu as early as 1 am!
Among the many products on the counter, the Triangular Abura-age (三角油揚げ) is the one that you want to grab before it sells out. Triangular Abura-age is deep-fried bean curd. Unlike Abura-age sold elsewhere, the Abura-age here is as thick as 3cm!
While the most famous Triangular Abura-age in Sendai is probably the ones sold at Jōgi Tofu (定義とうふ店) in the Jōgi area, the Ōta Tofu Shop boasts the original.
Moreover, a unique menu item you must try is the Take-tofu (竹豆腐). It is basically tofu using fresh bamboo as a container. The bamboo isn’t just something to hold the tofu but to bring out the tofu’s flavor even more!
For dessert, Soymilk Almond (豆乳杏仁) should be perfect!
Tip: Use the oven toaster to heat up the Triangular Abura-age.
Ōta Tofu’s Business Hours and Access Information
- Ōta Tofu is open from 10 am to 4 pm, except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- If you plan to take a bus bound for Akiu Ōtaki Falls, get off at Baba (馬場).
Tip: Arrive early to avoid disappointment. The shop is often sold out by 4 pm.
Jigenji Temple (慈眼寺)
While there are countless temples in Japan, meeting a monk who has undergone intense training is going to be a rare occasion. If you want to meet such a person, plan your visit to Akiu Onsen!
Shionuma Ryōjun Acharya (塩沼亮潤 大阿闍梨) is one of the only two monks who has completed a training called Sennichi Kaihōgyō (千日回峰行) in the last 1,300 years. One who took on the challenge lasting a thousand days has to walk at least 48 km a day. In addition, Ryōjun also completed another harsh training called Shimugyō (四無行), where drinking, eating, sleeping, and lying down during the 9-day training period are forbidden. No wonder he became one of Japan’s leading religious figures after completing the training in 1999 at Mt. Yoshino in Nara.
That is why whenever Jigenji holds Goma Prayers (護摩祈祷), the number of pilgrims always exceeds the maximum capacity of the temple’s worship hall. Number plates are thus given out at 9 am on the day.
Jigenji, a Shūkendō (修験道) temple enshrining Zaō Daigongen (蔵王大権現), was erected by Ryōjun after he returned to his hometown. At 1 pm on the 3rd Sunday of each month, you are welcome to participate in the Goma Ceremony (a fire ritual) led by this famous monk. You can refer to the temple’s website HERE for what Goma Ceremony is about.
Jigenji’s Goma Ceremony
The ceremony starts at 1 pm on the 3rd Sunday each month. You will need to reserve to participate. The reservation for the following month’s ceremony is open on the 1st of the prior month at 10 am. If you are interested, follow the link on the official website HERE.
The ritual lasts around 90 minutes, including the Dharma talk after the prayer (in Japanese). During other times of the year, you can take a stroll in Jigenji’s precinct. The gorgeous garden will be extra stunning in November with the bright fall foliage color.
Jigenji’s Opening Hours and Access Information
- Jigenji is open from 7 am to 5 pm.
- If you plan to take a bus, get off at Jigenji-mae (慈眼寺前). Remember to let the bus driver know your destination when you board the bus.
Akiu Ōtaki Fall (秋保大滝)
Akiu Ōtaki Fall (秋保大滝), also known as the Akiu Great Fall, is the must-see spot in Akiu Onsen. The 55-meter tall waterfall is spectacular no matter which season you visit. It was thus chosen to be one of Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls and a designated National Place of Scenery Beauty.
Close to the magnificent waterfall, there are a couple more places that you can visit, including a temple with a gigantic Fudō Myōō statue, a gorgeous botanical garden, and a traditional Japanese cafe with delicious dishes that taste like those served at high-class restaurants!
For more information, please refer to our Akiu Ōtaki Fall article!
Futakuchi Gorge (二口峡谷)
Traveling further west from Akiu Ōtaki Falls, another scenic spot awaits.
The 8-km Futakuchi Gorge stretches as far as the prefectural border between Miyagi and Yamagata Prefectures. A 2 km natural trail along the gorge is well-maintained for you to trek on.
You will definitely be impressed by the Banji-iwa (磐司岩), a designated National Place of Scenery Beauty. It is a tuff rock wall with a maximum height of 150 meters that spans over 3 km!
For more information about this stunning spot, please refer to our article on Futakuchi Gorge.
Discover Other Fantastic Attractions in Sendai
You might not be aware of it, but Sendai, the Tōhoku region‘s biggest city, receives more than 20 million tourists each year!
So if you want to find out how Sendai managed to attract so many people to visit it, refer to our article on Sendai, which is filled with historical, cultural, and natural attractions (=ﾟωﾟ)ﾉ.