Akiu is located in the mountains east of urban Sendai, the largest city of Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region, and offers numerous delights to the nature-lover and those interested in Japanese handicrafts.
Start your day by marvelling at the skilled craftsmanship involved in making kokeshi dolls and other works of art at the Akiu Traditional Crafts Village. Next, take a walk through beautiful Rairaikyo Gorge and breathe in the mountain air. Relax your muscles in the famous waters of Akiu Onsen, and after a leisure soak wake up with a cup of java at Kinoie. Finally, no trip to Akiu would be complete without seeing Akiu Otaki Falls, a 180-foot waterfall that is sure to please.