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Walk Through the River Nature Tour in Akiu, Sendai

Walk in and along the Natori River for an authentic nature experience in the suburbs of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.

Operation Period

Daily tours offered April-November (please confirm availability in advance).

Time Required

60-90 minutes

Number of Participants



1,500 JPY– (tax included)

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*The tour is offered in English, but simple Japanese can be included.

This is a river tour. We wear waterproof boots and pants called waders. We walk several hundred meters up and along Natori River. The nature is splendid because we will see places where humans cannot go very easily. There are no signs of human activity here. The water is clean, shallow and we can enjoy the river tour during any season of the year. Winter might be the best because the water level is low and it’s so quiet.

Please bring extra socks, a plastic bag for your smartphone and a towel in case you get wet. We’ll stop several times to take photos and to enjoy the scenery. The tour takes between 60 - 90 minutes. It’s not physically difficult, but the scenery and sensations can be overwhelming.

*Vegetarian Lunch Option*
After the tour, there is a lunch option. It’s a light vegetarian lunch served with coffee or tea. Even if you don’t choose lunch option, a room is available for you and your group to change clothes if necessary. Vegetarian lunch and changing area/room for rest (1 hour use) 1,000 JPY (tax included) /per person. This additional option will add up to 1 hour for the total experience.
Akiu-Canada is becoming an environmentally friendly place for people to play. We want to share our message of coexistence with nature through this tour.
* Please call ahead before you visit (same day is OK). Canadian owner "Steve" or guesthouse staff will greet you. Tours are offered daily (10:00-16:00).

Akiu-Canada Konosu Onsen is a guest house is located in an area full of rich nature, along the Natori River in the northern part of Akiu Onsen Town. Escape away from the stressful pace of the big city to the forests and mountains. Akiu-Canada also features guest house lodging, camping sites, and hot spring facilities (only available for overnight guests).

Experience Program NameWalk Through the River Nature Tour in Akiu, Sendai
Activity LocationAkiu-Canada Konosu Onsen
Time Required60-90 minutes
Operation PeriodDaily tours offered April-November (please confirm availability in advance).
Start Time10:00-16:00
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants4people
Important notes regarding participationNo insurance is provided, so please apply for insurance on your own if you want.
1 participant1,500 JPY (Tax included)
Vegetarian lunch and changing area/room for rest (1 hour use)1,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, guide, rental equipment (waders).
Method of PaymentPay with cash on the day (credit card not accepted).
Meeting Spot136-3, Aza- Nakahara, Akiu-cho, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0242
5 minutes by car from Hotel Crescent in Akiu Onsen area, near Sasaki Art Museum & Puppet Hall.
Meeting TimeCome at least 5 minutes before your reserved time.
Access--By Public Transportation--
From JR Ayashi Station (Senzan Line), take a 30-minute bus ride heading towards “Futakichi・Uenohara・Nojirichokita.” Get off at Konosu Onsen Bus Stop, then walk 5 minutes.

--By Car--
20-minute drive from “Sendai-Minami IC” on the Tohoku Expressway.
Room for 8 cars, requires reservation, free.
Facility InformationRestroom, changing room, camping grounds, onsen hot spring (for overnight guests only).
Barrier-free AccessNo
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English
Owner Steve can speak English and simple Japanese. Other guest house staff speak Japanese and simple English.