Akayu Onsen

Wine, ramen and cherry blossoms - a hot spring district that is fun to walk around

Akayu Onsen has been open for around 920 years. It was visited by the feudal lord of the Uesugi Clan and prospered as a palace hot spring. It is said that wounds incurred on the battlefield will be healed immediately when soaking in this hot water. Now known as a town of wine and ramen, it is a hot spring district where you can walking around the town.

There are four wineries in the town of Akayu where grape cultivation thrives. Of course, you can try tasting wines at all of these wineries. There is even a winery within walking distance from the hot spring district. Therefore, why don't you try checking in a little earlier and walk around town searching for your favorite wine?

Akayu is also known as a town of ramen. Ryu Shanghai Akayu Honten, the originator of Akayu spicy miso ramen that is known across Japan, is so popular lines form even on weekdays. First, please try the thickly rich miso soup. As the spicy miso gradually dissolves, it becomes a tasty spicy soup. The exquisite balance of the springy thick noodles and the spicy thick soup is already an exquisite dish in the hall of fame.

Eboshiyama Park is a famous spot for cherry blossoms at a distance you can reach even in a yukata (light cotton kimono) from the hot spring district. It is called Eboshiyama Senbonzakura and is a cherry blossom viewing spot so popular it is competing to be number one in Yamagata Prefecture. Various types of cherry tree are planted here. In addition to approximately 160 double weeping rosebud cherry trees that are rare in the world, there are also Yoshino cherry trees and weeping cherry trees. If you look up at the mountain from the hot spring district, you will see a landscape in which cherry blossoms seemingly cover the whole of the mountain. Why don't you take a stroll through the large corridor of Senbonzakura in a yukata while looking at the cherry trees lit up in the evening?

General Information

●Approx. 5 minutes by car from JR Akayu Station
●Approx. 10 minutes by car from Nanyo Takahata IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway


Akayu Onsen Ryokan Association
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