We use cookies to improve your online experience. For information on the cookies we use and for details on how we process your personal information, please see our cookie policy . By continuing to use our website you consent to us using cookies.

Akiu Onsenkyo Hot Springs (Akiu Otaki Falls, Rairai-kyo Gorge)

Akiu Onsenkyo Hot Springs (Akiu Otaki Falls, Rairai-kyo Gorge)_1
Akiu Onsenkyo Hot Springs (Akiu Otaki Falls, Rairai-kyo Gorge)_2
Akiu Onsenkyo Hot Springs (Akiu Otaki Falls, Rairai-kyo Gorge)_3
Akiu Onsenkyo Hot Springs (Akiu Otaki Falls, Rairai-kyo Gorge)_1 Akiu Onsenkyo Hot Springs (Akiu Otaki Falls, Rairai-kyo Gorge)_2 Akiu Onsenkyo Hot Springs (Akiu Otaki Falls, Rairai-kyo Gorge)_3

©AFLO

Akiu Onsen is a famous hot spring village that is known as the “inner parlor of Sendai.” The nearby Rairai-kyo Gorge has a 650m long trail. A roundtrip on the trail is about a 30 to 40 minute walk. Here, visitors can enjoy a variety of peculiarly-shaped rocks and the beauty of the gorge to their heart's content. Walking a little further will reveal an impressive close-up view of Akiu Otaki Falls, one of the top three waterfalls of Japan, with a width of 6m and a drop of 55m.

Street address

Akiumachi Taihaku-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi

Access

Route1

  • <Akiu Onsen Hot Springs. Rairai-kyo Gorge>
    About 50 minutes on the Miyagi Kotsu bus bound for Akiu Onsen, from JR Sendai Station West Exit, bus stop No. 8. 800 yen. Get off at Akiu Bunka-no-sato Center or Akiu Onsen Yumoto bus stop.
    <Akiu Otaki Falls>
    About 70 - 75 minutes on the Miyagi Kotsu bus bound for Akiu Otaki, from JR Sendai Station West Exit, bus stop No. 8. 1,100 yen. Short walk from Akiu Otaki bus stop. *Two buses operate only on weekends and national holidays.

Route2

  • <Akiu Onsen Hot Springs, Rairai-kyo Gorge>
    About 15 minutes by Sendai Municipal Bus bound for Uenohara, Nojirimachikita, or Futakuchi, from JR Ayashi Station, bus stop No. 2. 420 yen. Get off at Akiu Bunka-no-sato Center.
    <Akiu Otaki Falls>
    About 40 minutes by Sendai Municipal Bus bound for Futakuchi, from JR Ayashi Station, bus stop No. 2. 760 yen. Short walk from Akiu Otaki bus stop.

Opening Hours

Closed

Fee

Akiu Otaki Falls and Rairai-kyo Gorge: Free admission

Website

http://sendai-travel.jp/places/akiu/

Best season

May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

Point

Rairai-kyo Gorge is lit up at night from May to September.
繧ケ繝昴ャ繝亥錐

Spots around

Share this page

Transportation

Recommended scenic routes

Other attractive routes

Traveler reviews

COPYRIGHT © TOHOKU × TOKYO ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Back to Top