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Nature and Culture in Akiu Hot Spring District

6h $ 72 Price up to 5 people


  • Lunch at a traditional Japanese house restaurant
  • Rairaikyo Gorge
  • Akiu Otaki Falls
  • Akiu Traditional Craft Village (optional)

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72.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 10.80


Akiu is one of the most famous hot spring districts in the north-eastern part of Japan.
Thanks to its accessibility(only 30 minutes ride from the center of Sendai), it is visited by many tourists and local people.
You can also enjoy the great view of nature, and even try Japanese traditional handicraft.
Akiu is an adorable tourist spot through the year, but autumn is especially wonderful

What to Expect

Akiu is a famous hot spring district.
It also has the great nature and traditional culture.

Akiusha is a restaurant in a preserved traditional Japanese house.
It serves unique cuisines using fresh vegetables of this area.

Rairaikyo is a gorge running along a long river.
The unique-shaped rocks, colored leaves, and small falls make a impressive view.
You can enjoy hiking through walking path.

Akiu Otaki Falls is one of the three most great falls in Japan.
The waterfall of 6m wide and 55m high has a spectacular view.

Craftsmans of Japanese traditional handicrafts offer workshops at Akiu Traditional Craft Village.
You can make your own kokeshi(traditional wooden doll) here.
If you like, you can try it (optional).

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Organized by

SHUNSUKE Licensed Guide


  • Lunch at a traditional Japanese house restaurant
  • Rairaikyo Gorge
  • Akiu Otaki Falls
  • Akiu Traditional Craft Village (optional)


We use the public transportation(mainly bus).

The number of buses to Akiu Traditional Craft Village is not so large.
And their workshops usually take about one hour.
So if you want to visit Akiu Traditional Craft Village, our tour will be a little busy.

Akiu district has so many tourist spots(hot springs, natural parks, restaurants, museums, etc).
If you would like to visit the places which are not on this page, please do not hesitate to ask me.
I will be as flexible as I can.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch or dinner, entrance fee
Meeting Point
At Sendai Station or anywhere you like around downtown Sendai
Ending Point
At Sendai Station or anywhere you like after the final destination
6 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee?

We use public transportation. The cost will be approx. 2000yen per person(round trip).

Can I visit spots which are not on the list?

The guide will be as flexible as possible. You can visit anywhere(around Akiu district) you are interested in.

How much is the entrance fee?

Akiu Otaki Falls: free

Rairaikyo Gorge: free

Akiu Traditional Craft Village:
The entrance fee is free.
The workshop(painting kokeshi doll) costs 1000yen per person.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.