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[Tohoku] Enjoy Akiu Winery, the First Winery in Miyagi, and Akiu Onsen
The Akiu Onsen area is home to Miyagi's first winery as well as one of the top three hot springs in Japan. It is located close to the city of Sendai, making it a great place to stop by for a short trip.
Miyagi's First Winery
Akiu Winery produces red and white wine, rosé, cider, and more, in addition to selling ham, sausage, and other foods that go well with wine. It is the perfect place to go for a party or just to pick up a gift for a friend.
You can also go into the back of the shop to take a look at the wine making process in action.
Enjoy Wine Tasting and Dining at the Cafe
In addition to selling products, the winery also has a cafe, which offers wine tasting in addition to a robust food menu. It's a great place to stop buy for lunch.
If you can't drink alcohol because you drove to the winery, you can do a grape juice tasting instead.
On clear days, you can go outside to take a look at the vineyard.
Pick Up Some Miscellaneous Goods and Miyagi Delicacies from the Shop
There are also many other sundries and food items that you can pick up from the shop while you are there, as well as souvenirs and delicacies from Miyagi.
So, even if you are just visiting Sendai or the Akiu area, you can still get your hands on some delicious products from Minamisanriku, Kesennuma, and other areas all over the prefecture.
Relax at the Nearby Akiu Onsen
If you're in the area already, you have to visit Akiu Onsen as well. It is considered one of the top three hot springs in Japan. It was even mentioned under the name "Natori no Miyu" in the Yamato Monogatari and Shui Wakashu, two literary collections from 10th century Japan, one of short stories and one of poems, respectively. There are many places where you can stop by for a bath without having to spend the night, making it a great option for a short trip.
There is also a glass workshop close to the winery that is well-worth a visit.
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