Oct 23rd
Nov 23rd

Akiu Night Museum

Illuminated colors in the peaceful shadows

By Kana Shimoniida    - 1 min read
Venue: Tenshukaku Natural Park When: Oct 23rd - Nov 23rd 2021

Each fall from the last week of October to the first two weeks of November, the popular hot spring region of Akiu in Miyagi Prefecture is invaded by locals and tourists for a different reason: illuminated autumn colors.

The Akiu Night Museum light-up event is held at Tenshukaku Natural Park in Akiu Spa. It is a fun and unique way to see the seasonal colors at their best. The changing leaves are beautiful during the day, but the contrast of bright reds and golds contrasting with black shadows creates a magical atmosphere at night.

Admission and times change slightly each year. Generally, access is 17:00-21:00 with adult admission around 450 yen. Parking and check-in at Cafe Rocher.

Getting there

Access via a 30-minute drive from JR Sendai Station or a 15-minute taxi ride from Ayashi Station via the Sanzan Line.

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Kim a year ago
Illuminations and autumn color = magic!
Victoria Vlisides 5 years ago
So beautiful. Thanks so much.
Justin Velgus 5 years ago
More autumn leaves! You did a great job capturing the beauty of the season.