Hirose River. On the right is Ichinobo, front is Iwamatsu Ryokan (November 2007)
|Location||Sendai, Miyagi, Japan|
|Temperature||60 deg C|
Local legend attributes the foundation of Sakunami Onsen to the wandering Buddhist priest Gyōki in 721 AD In the early Kamakura period. The Azuma Kagami records that Minamoto no Yoritomo visited the area during his campaign against the Northern Fujiwara at Hiraizumi.
Sakunami has a number of ryokan which were founded in the Edo period under the auspices of the Sendai Domain. The onsen cluster is on the steep banks of the Hirosegawa River that eventually flows through downtown Sendai.
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