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Sendai Mindful Running Retreat (onsen and veggie lunch included)

Run in nature to refresh your spirit, then recharge the body with a hot spring bath and vegetarian lunch!

Operation Period

Saturday, 9:00-13:00 or 10:00-14:00 to be decided depending on weather forecast. Or by appointment except Fridays and Sundays

Time Required

About 4 hours.

Number of Participants



4,000 JPY– (tax included)

Leave the big city to enjoy beautiful nature in the Japanese countryside. Let's get away to the countryside near Sendai. Akiu area is close to downtown Sendai, only one hour by bus or car from Sendai Station. We run along Natori River where there is almost no traffic. We will run in some scenic areas, such as Akiu Great Falls, Rairaikyo Gorge (scenic area), and many scenic back streets. We can also visit some souvenir shops where you can purchase local craft products such as kokeshi (wooden dolls). Besides that, we can join some local events including salsa dance, music venue, etc. at night in Sendai area if you wish. The program can be customized depending on what the participants are interested in. In addition to Akiu area, there are some other places near Sendai where we can enjoy running, onsen, and local foods. Thus, if you attend alone or are a group of two, I can pick you up.

This program is for fit runners. You should be able to run 10 km without any breaks. Please wear running shoes and wear, and bring drinks and food. We meet in the Akiu area, downtown Sendai, or your hotel in the morning and run around enjoying nature for 10 km. After 10km of running, we enjoy a hot spring session at a local Onsen for about an hour then have a tasty lunch. There is a 10 minute-long moxibustion or lymphatic massage available afterwards for no additional charge.

*Reservations and sign-ups accepted by midnight on the day before the day. Local residents are able to participate for half-price in return for volunteer work. Please contact for details.

Just outside the city center are mountains, farmland, and forests!

Experience Program NameSendai Mindful Running Retreat (onsen and veggie lunch included)
Activity LocationAkiu area or some other area near Sendai
Time RequiredAbout 4 hours.
Operation PeriodSaturday, 9:00-13:00 or 10:00-14:00 to be decided depending on weather forecast. Or by appointment except Fridays and Sundays
Start Time9:00, 10:00 or earlier time
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants5people
Reservation DeadlineUntil 9:00 of that day
About suspension of the activityWe wiil contact you via E-mail in case of cancellation.
Important notes regarding participationUp to 3 participants 18 years or older may participate.
Participants should be able to run 10km or more without a break.
Sendai Mindful Running Retreat (Onsen and Veggie Lunch included)4,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, guide, lunch fee, hot spring admission fee. (10 min. complimentary moxibustion or lymphatic massage for additional charge)
What is not included in the priceDrinks, towel rental, change of clothes, insurance.
Remarks regarding priceEarly reservation discount 20% (contact for details).
Group discount (depending on the number of participants).
Method of PaymentPay cash on the day (payment by credit card is not accepted).
About cancellations and changesIf you want to cancel or change your reservation, please contact us immediately.
Cancellation PolicyNo cancellation fee.
Special GiftTo be announced after booking.
Meeting Spot136-3, Aza- Nakahara, Akiu-cho, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0242, downtown Sendai, or your hotel
5 minutes by car from Hotel Crescent in Akiu Onsen area, near Sasaki Art Museum & Puppet Hall.
Meeting Time10 min. before the start time
Access--By Public Transportation--
From JR Ayashi Station (Senzan Line), take a 30-minute bus ride heading towards “Futakuchi・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.
You are able to use the "Akiu Canada" parking lot (please consult in advance).
Facility InformationRestroom, changing room (inside "Akiu Canada").
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursStaff will guide you.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English/Other
The program is intended to be guided in English. However, since the guide is Japanese, guidance in Japanese is also possible. The guide can speak some German and Spanish, too.