Private Tour - Get Refreshed in and out, Whisky & Hot Springs in Sakunami!

An hour away from the center of Sendai, Miyagi, Sakunami Onsen Village is surrounded by greenery and crystal clear streams.
It’s been said that since the 1200s, samurais soaked in the onsens to heal their battle fatigue. Watching the clear streams while taking an outdoor bath will release all the stress from your trip. Don’t worry, if you are not fond of onsens, there are also ”footbaths”.
Sakunami is also known for whisky: visit the distillery, taste the whisky, and trace the founder’s passion.
The area is famous for Sakunami “Kokeshi” (a traditional folk art doll), locally loved sweet shops, and rich forests that spread throughout the tour.
Refresh in a tour full of majestic nature.
* Duration: 8 to 9 hours
* Starts: Sendai, Japan
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Nature & Wildlife




An hour away from the center of Sendai, Miyagi, Sakunami Onsen Village is surrounded by greenery and crystal clear streams.
It’s been said that since the 1200s, samurais soaked in the onsens to heal their battle fatigue. Watching the clear streams while taking an outdoor bath will release all the stress from your trip. Don’t worry, if you are not fond of onsens, there are also ”footbaths”.
Sakunami is also known for whisky: visit the distillery, taste the whisky, and trace the founder’s passion.
The area is famous for Sakunami “Kokeshi” (a traditional folk art doll), locally loved sweet shops, and rich forests that spread throughout the tour.
Refresh in a tour full of majestic nature.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery, 1 Nikka, Aoba-ku, Sendai 989-3433 Miyagi Prefecture

Visit the world famous Nikka Whisky Distillery! Trace the founder’s passion put into making whisky while touring the vast distillery and taste the delicious whisky at the end of the tour. The rich natural environment gives a unique taste that no other whiskies can copy.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Lasanta, 2-7 Sakunami Motoki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 989-3431 Miyagi Prefecture

A community house that displays and sells local specialities. There is also an Italian cafe where you can grab drinks on your way out. There are even soothing footbaths where you can relax and get refreshed.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hiraga Kokeshi Store, Japan, 〒989-3431 宮城県仙台市青葉区作並元木13

Hiraga Kokeshi shop: A local workshop that inherits Sakunami Kokeshi’s manufacturing method. A kind face and uniquely shaped Kokeshi will amuse you for sure. If you are lucky, you may be able to see the talented craftsman working as well!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Yosenkaku Iwamatsu Ryokan, Japan, 〒989-3431 宮城県仙台市青葉区作並元木16

One of the best onsens in Sakunami. You can stare at the crystal clear stream running in front of you while enjoying a Japanese traditional Rotenburo, an outdoor bath. You can feel a part of nature and spend a relaxing and luxurious time in the onsen.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yugami Shrine, Sakunami Motoki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 989-3431 Miyagi Prefecture

A very rare shrine dedicated to the God of hot springs. This shrine is often visited by women who want keep their beauty by soaking in an onsen. You too, can visit the natural onsens inside the precincts of this shrine!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tsutsumiya Sakunami Shop, Ainosawa-32-7 Sakunami, Aoba Ward, Sendai, Miyagi 989-3431, Japan

Here you will find Sendai’s famous confection Zunda-mochi – pounded sticky rice cake with a tasty edamame paste filling, and other simple Japanese sweets. Drop in for a short break and satisfy your sweet tooth. A perfect way to pass the time if you need to wait for someone or for the train.

Duration: 20 minutes