Hirose River. Right is Ichinobo, front is Iwamatsu Ryokan (March 2006)
Sakunami(作並?) is an onsen district in northern Japan about 25 kilometres to the north-west of Sendai. Sakunami has a number of hotels and ryokan, including Ichinobo and Iwamatsu Ryokan. These onsen cluster around the same Hirose-gawa river that eventually flows through Sendai. Trains on the Senzan Line from Sendai to Yamagata stop at Sakunami Station, a trip that takes roughly 40 minutes from Sendai.