1Day 1, Depart Furukawa Station (JR East Rikuu Line)TrainApprox. 25 min
2Iwadeyama StationWalkApprox. 10 min
3Museum of the SensesWalkApprox. 10 min
4Bamboo Craft MuseumWalkApprox. 10 min
5Yubikan Samurai VillaWalkApprox. 3 min
6Chubachi Sword Museum
7Stay at Naruko Onsen
8Sendai beefNorthern Miyagi is one of the main producers of "Sendai beef" in the prefecture. Ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) in Naruko Onsen also offer packages which feature Sendai beef.
9Kuridango (chestnut dango)Kuridango (chestnut dango), a simple sweet made of soft rice cake filled with large chestnuts and a sweet and thick soy glaze, is a popular specialty of Naruko Onsen. There are several shops serving chestnut dango in the Naruko Onsen area.
10Day 2, 10:00 Depart Naruko Onsen Station*The Naruko area’s Miyagi Olle Trail is also recommended for strolling around the hot spring resort area and Naruko Gorge. The 10-km course begins at Naruko Gorge.
For more details, please visit the official website.
Osaki/Naruko Hot Spring Trail Course (Miyagi Olle)TaxiApprox. 5 min
11 Japan Kokeshi Doll Museum"Naruko Kokeshi" is a Designated National Traditional Craft. At the Japan Kokeshi Museum, you can learn about the history of Naruko Kokeshi dolls and even try your hand at painting them.TaxiApprox. 10 min
12Naruko GorgeTaxiApprox. 10 min
13Naruko DamNaruko Dam is Japan's first concrete arch dam, completed entirely by Japanese engineers. Every year during Golden Week, water is released for sightseeing, and you can directly watch water being released from below the dam. Tours are also available.
14Ikezuki StationWalkApprox. 5 min
15A la Datena Michinoeki
16Ikezuki StationTrainApprox. 35 min
Deep Dive Northern Miyagi
Explore Northern Miyagi's natural beauty, historic sites, and traditional crafts, easily accessible from Sendai Station