History of Akiu Hot Spring
Akiu is the nearest hot spring resort in Sendai, the hub city in Tohoku region; the area in northeasternvJapan.
The Akiu spa is historically renowned and is among the three oldest hot springs in Japan. The name "Sakan" came from a man name Kanzaburo Satoh" who first started a small ryokan (Japanese inn) here in Akiu about 1000 years ago. Then, his descendants are handed down for generations ever since. Now,Sakan is owned by his 34 generation.
There are various kinds of bathroom. They are situated by the Natori river, you can enjoy fine view. Sakan has long history. In the Edo era, Sendai lord Masamune Date visited Akiu. hotspring. We are closely connected with Masamune Date. Hotspring source is good for the health.