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This article introduces Akiu Kogei no Sato, where you can not only see traditional Japanese craft techniques, but also learn and experience them.

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A village where seven workshops making traditional crafts gather

Akiu Crafts Village, located near the Akiu Onsen town, is a village where traditional craftsmen live. There are seven workshops here that make traditional crafts such as kokeshi dolls, Sendai chests of drawers, and wood carvings. The workshop also serves as a home, and the craftsmen create their works every day while living here.

You can also become a craftsman with a small experience

Not only can you see the craftsmen's handiwork up close, but you can also try traditional crafts at each workshop, such as ``Kokeshi doll painting'' and ``Chopstick lacquering'' where you can make your own original Kokeshi doll (both are required). reservation). You can also purchase and order handicrafts made by craftsmen on the spot. It is also recommended as a souvenir for yourself that will remind you of your trip even after many years.

How to access from Sendai Station

Platform 8: Get off at Akiu Forest Sports Park-mae and get off at Akiu Onsen Yumoto, then walk for about 17 minutes. It takes approximately 1 hour and 13 minutes.

Platform 63: Get off at Takeya Kotsu Headquarters and get off at Akiu Kougei no Sato, then walk for about 1 minute. It takes about 50 minutes.

It is approximately 5 minutes by taxi from the nearby Akiu Onsen.

Learn more about Miyagi Prefecture

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Located only 90 minutes away from Tokyo, Miyagi Prefecture offers unique and diverse experiences. Sendai, the cosmopolitan capital of Miyagi, is populated with lush greenery and yokocho alleys, while to the west is the iconic crater lake of Mount Zao, and to the east lies Matsushima, known as one of the Three Most Scenic Places of Japan. Miyagi also provides direct access to all the other prefectures of the Tohoku region, a vast unexplored area full of nature and rich culinary traditions, completely different from typical tourist destinations of Japan.

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