Sakunami Onsen

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Sakunami Onsen
Hirose River. On the right is Ichinobo, front is Iwamatsu Ryokan (November 2007)
LocationSendai, Miyagi, Japan
Coordinates38°19′53.6″N 140°36′48.6″E / 38.331556°N 140.613500°E / 38.331556; 140.613500Coordinates: 38°19′53.6″N 140°36′48.6″E / 38.331556°N 140.613500°E / 38.331556; 140.613500
Typealkaline, saline
Temperature60 deg C
Sakunami Onsen is located in Miyagi Prefecture
Sakunami Onsen
Sakunami Onsen is located in Japan
Sakunami Onsen

Sakunami Onsen (作並温泉) is a hot spring resort district in northern Japan about 25 kilometres (16 mi) to the northwest of downtown Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.[1][2]


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.


Trains on the Senzan Line from Sendai Station to Yamagata Station stop at Sakunami Station, a trip that takes roughly 40 minutes from Sendai.


  1. ^ "» Sakunami Onsen". DISCOVER SENDAI (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  2. ^ Campbell, Allen; Nobel, David S (1993). Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Kodansha. p. 1304. ISBN 406205938X.

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