Akiu Kogei no Sato (Akiu Traditional Crafts Village)

Demonstration of the beauty of handwork

This is a community where traditional craftsmen from Miyagi have gathered. It is located in a mountain village near to Akiu Hot Spring District. The craftsmen continue to produce works while living here. There are nine workshops in the community. These include a traditional kokeshi doll, Sendai chest of drawers, and dyeing and weaving workshops. In addition to being able to see wonderful craftsmen up-close, there is also a range of experiences available. Why don't you try making your own original piece? Please contact each workshop for details.

Experience Menu

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・Spinning top painting experience

・Kokeshi doll painting experience

・Chopstick lacquering experience

・Handkerchief indigo dyeing experience

・Coping saw woodworking experience

There is also a path where you can talk a walk. You can take in a view of the whole of Akiu Hot Spring and Ryokan District from the arbor built on the eastern end of Kokeshi no Mori.

General Information

Differs depending on the experience menu
Opening Times
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Differs depending on the workshop
Irregular holidays
*Differs depending on the workshop
●Approx. 15 minutes from Sendai Minami IC on the Tohoku Expressway
●Take a bus heading to Kawasaki-machi from JR Sendai Station for approx. 40 minutes and then it is immediately after getting off at Akiu Kogei no Sato
*Reservations required only in the winter (TEL: 0224-86-5525)
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