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[Biratori Onsen] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Biratori Onsen Yukara

May 11th, 2014

Biratori Onsen

Biratori Onsen (平取温泉) is a hot spring place in Biratori town located in southeastern part of Sapporo city. Biratori Onsen Yukara (びらとり温泉 ゆから) is built a small hill. Nibutani Familyland Park is developed around here, and there are a park golf course, an automobile camping ground, bungalows and a tennis court. Around here is well-known as a place related with Ainu culture, and Nibutani Dam and Ainu Culture Museum are near here. In addition, Memu Lily of the valley Colony (芽生すずらん群生地) is reralively near here. There are a restraunt, a cafe and a souvenir shop around here, but convenience stores are not built. As for tasty restraunts in the Biratori, Yukara (ゆから) and Jankenpon (じゃんけんぽん) are popular in particular.

Nibutani Familyland Park
Biratori Onsen

Lake Nibutani

Lake Nibutani (二風谷湖) is a man-made lake in Biratori town. Nibutani Dam (二風谷ダム) was built in 1997 and the Lake Nibutani was borned. The Nibutani Dam is a concrete gravity dam with 32 m in height, and it features that the form is cool. In addition, there was a sacred place for Ainu people once, and it is famous that a lawsuit about expropriation of land is filed. There are Sarugawa History Building (沙流川歴史館), Nibutani Ainu History Building (二風谷アイヌ歴史館), a walk path, Chashi Park (チャシ公園) around Lake Nibutani. A dam card is distributed at Nibutani Dam Management Branch (二風谷ダム管理所) and the Sarugawa History Building. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Reverse Side of Dam
Lake Nibutani

List of Day Trip Onsen

Tourists can take a day trip bath at the Biratori Onsen Yukara.

Biratori Onsen Yukara

Biratori Onsen Yukara is a small-sized onsen inn run by Ambix group, and has opened a business since 2014. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 420. A chartered bath is provided, and an extra cost is JPY 2700 per 60 minutes. A restraunt and a shop are at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. Meals using local ingredients such as Biratori Wagyu Beef (びらとり和牛) or Biratori Tomato "Nishipa-no-Kojibito" (平取トマト「ニシパの恋人」) have a good reputation. A staying is possible, too.

Look of Outdoor Bath (Source: Biratori Onsen Yukara)
Biratori Onsen Yukara

There are 2 outodoor bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cool bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The sunny bathhouse with a lot of windows is feeling good. The whirlpool bath, the large indoor bath and the small indoor bath are set beside the windows. The large indoor bath uses heated cold springs with adding water, and water temperature is around 42 C. The whirlpool bath uses heated water, and water temperature is around 39 C. The small indoor bath uses artificial carbonated spring puroduced by Mitsubishi Rayon, and water temperature is around 39 C. The outdoor baths have 1 bath surrounded by rocks and 1 wooden bath, and use heated cold springs with adding water, and water temperature is around 43 C.

Look of Baths (Source: Biratori Onsen Yukara)
Biratori Onsen Yukara

The hot springs are strong sodium and calcium chloride cold spring, and are clear and colorless and have salty taste and no smell, and are not drinkable because of circulation type baths. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 22.06 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

Types of Hot Springs Strong sodium and calcium chloride cold spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 12.1 C
ph 8.3
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, 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(2), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 420. Elementary school student: JPY 140. Infant: Free of charge.
Business hours 10:00-22:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (200 cars)
Telephone number +81-1457-2-3280
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 442 830 190*00

[Shut Down] Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center

Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen founded in 1977. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. Unfortunately, They closed down in 2014. This article before closing is as follows.

広告

Appearance of Building
Biratori Onsen Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center
Signboard
Biratori Onsen Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center

There are 1 indoor bath and 1 whirlpool bath at a public bathhouse. The octagonal bathhouse is divided into 2 public bathrooms for men or women. The sunny bathroom with a lot of windows is feeling good.

Look of Bathhouse
Biratori Onsen Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center
Indoor Bath
Biratori Onsen Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center
Wash Place
Biratori Onsen Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center

A huge bath surrounded by rocks catch bather's eyes first. The rocks are Kotaro-stones (幸太郎石) mined only in the Biratori. The bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and water temperature is around 42 C. The whirlpool bath is the size that about 3 people can take a bath, and water temperature is around 39 C. Both baths use heated cold springs. Hot springs pour into the large bath, and it is like a cascading bath.

Indoor Bath
Biratori Onsen Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center
Cascading Bath
Biratori Onsen Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center
Whirlpool Bath
Biratori Onsen Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center

The hot springs are cold spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell, and are not drinkable because of circulation type baths. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.433 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse.

Atmosphere of Biratori Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Biratori Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Cold spring (Type:Neutral, Osmotic Pressure:Low, Spring Temperature Type:Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 14.5 C
ph 6.9
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 Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 200.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Monday
Parking lot A free parking is provided (200 cars)
Telephone number +81-1457-2-3280
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 442 830 040*55

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Biratori Onsen.

Biratori Onsen Yukara(びらとり温泉ゆから)
Booking
Nibutani Familyland Camping Ground(二風谷ファミリーランドキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

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