Hirose River. Right is Ichinobo, front is Iwamatsu Ryokan (March 2006)
Sakunami Onsen(作並温泉?) is an hot spring resort district in northern Japan about 25 kilometres (16 mi) to the north-west of downtown Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. The Sakunami Onsen hot spring was discovered 1300 years ago and is now one of the very widely used spring resorts in Sendai, Japan. Where you can experience the seasonal changes while enjoying the spring. Sakunami has a number of hotels and ryokan, including Ichinobo and Iwamatsu Ryokan. These onsen cluster around the same Hirosegawa river that eventually flows through downtown Sendai. Trains on the Senzan Line from Sendai Station to Yamagata Station stop at Sakunami Station, a trip that takes roughly 40 minutes from Sendai.