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[Betsukai Onsen] Day Trip Bath and Fresh Moor Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed in Korakuen

April 24th, 2015

Bekkai Onsen

Bekkai Onsen is a hot-spring place in Betsukai town located in the northwestern part of Nemuro city, and only Bekkai Korakuen (べっかい郊楽苑) is built on the top of Betsukai Fureai Land (べっかいふれあいランド). The Betsukai Fureai Land is well‐equipped with sports facilities such as Bekkai Citizen Heated Pool (別海町民温水プール), Bekkai Citizen Gymnasium (別海町町民体育館), Bekkai Baseball Ground (町営野球場), Bekkai Fureai Campsite (別海町ふれあいキャンプ場) and Furusato Forest Museum (ふるさとの森博物館). The Bekkai Korakuen is close to Furusato Forest, and trees are rich. There is Bekkai Milk inc. that is famous for Bekkai-no-Gyunyuya-san (べつかいの牛乳屋さん) near the Bekkai Korakuen.

Cattle on Ranch
Bekkai Onsen

As for the Bekkai Onsen, sodium chloride spring with moor hot spring. The moor spring is brown spring that gushes out from a peat bed or a lignitic bed, and contains a lot of organics of plant origin, so it has slippery touch, and is good for a skin, and is called beauty hot spring (美人の湯), too. The moor spring is different from usual types of the hot springs, and the hot springs are recognized as the moor spring if those contain humus.

Ranch in Spring
Bekkai Onsen

Jumbo Scallop Hamburger

I visited Hamanasu (はまなす) to eat a jumbo scallop hamburger (ジャンボホタテバーガー), Betsukai local dish. Hamanasu is a popular restraunt in Betsukai town and opened a business at only lunchtime. It is famous for a large helping of meals in particular, and a chicken cutlet combo is most popular. Article is here

Slice
Jumbo Scallop Hamburger -Hamanasu in Bekkai-

List of Day Trip Onsen

The visitors can take a day trip bath only at the Bekkai Korakuen.

Cow
Bekkai Onsen

Bekkai Korakuen

Bekkai Korakuen is a small-sized onsen hotel founded in 1991 on a hill in Bekkai Freailand (べっかいふれあいランド), and is famous for enjoying natural moor hot springs with smooth and slippery touch. Korakuen holdings inc. runs it. at present. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. Restaurant Midori-no-Uta (レストラン緑の詩) is at a building, too, and they serve Bekkai Local Speciality Jumbo Scallop Hamburger. A staying is possible, too. A large public bathhouse and a dressing room are renewed in 2017. This article before renwing is as follows.

Entrance of Bathhouse
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen

There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 sleeping bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the large public bathhouse. The sunny bathhouse with large windows and a high ceiling is feeling good. The indoor is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and uses heated 100% natural free flowing hot springs. Bathers can look at the open-air bath through the windows. The whirlpool bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath. The sleeping bath with a whirlpool stands 3 people, and both indoor baths use 100% natural free flowing hot springs.

Look of Bathhouse
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen
Indoor Bath
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out from Rocks
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen
View from Whirlpool Bath
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen

The outdoor bath is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and uses heated 100% natural free flowing hot springs. Because it with a roof is close to the wall, a sense of openness may not be felt. In addition, trees disturb bather's eyes, unfortunately a view from the outdoor bath is not good. But the bathers feel a sense of openness on a garden.

Look of Outdoor Bath
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen
View from Outdoor Bath
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen
Look of Outdoor Bath
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen
Clear and Brown Hot Springs
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen
Hot Spring Ingredient Petrify
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen
Sauna
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen

The hot springs are sodium chloride spring with moor hot spring, and are clear and brown and have a little salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 3.238 g/kg. It had a smooth and slippery touch. Calcareous sinter are dancing in the hot springs. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed in a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen
Dressing Room
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen
Resting Place
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen

In addition, a soft serve ice cream made from milk produced in "Bekkai-no-Gyunyuya-san (べつかいの牛乳屋さん)" is sold at a resting place. The price is JPY 250. Because fresh milk is used, the soft serve ice cream melts immediately.

Soft Serve Ice Cream Is Made from Milk Produced in Bekkai
Betsukai Onsen Korakuen

Atmosphere of Betsukai Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Betsukai Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 38.4 C
ph 7.9
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Frozen shoulder, Cold sensitivity, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Arthralgia, Healthy increase, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Cut, Burn
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Active tuberculosis, Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 200.
Business hours 11:30-22:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (150 cars)
Telephone number +81-153-75-0711
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 496 764 360*06

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Betsukai Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Korakuen(郊楽苑)
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