- June 1st, 2014
[Fukiage Onsen in Kamifurano] Day Trip Bath Can Be Enjoyed in Fukiage Roten-no-Yu and Hakugin-so with Sense of Openness
- Fukiage Onsen
- List of Day Trip Onsen
- List of Activities
- List of Accommodations
Fukiage Onsen (吹上温泉) is a hot spring place in Kamifurano town located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city. There are Fukiage Roten-no-Yu (吹上温泉露天の湯) and Fukiage Onsen Rest Center Hakugin-so (吹上温泉保養センター 白銀荘) at 1200 m above sea level. Those are popular for high quality hot springs and a sense of openness. A type of the hot springs is acidic calcium and sodium sulfate chloride spring, and its characteristic is sour taste. That has a lot of the meta-silicic acid content, so it seems to be effective for beautiful skin. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Nonstop buses do not run from Sapporo, New Chitose Airport or Asahikawa. Kamirurano town bus from Kamifurano Station to Fukiage Onsen, and here are Tokachidake Line Time Table and Route Map.
Bogakudai (望岳台) is a lookout in the middle between Shirogane Onsen (白金温泉) and Fukiage Onsen (吹上温泉) linked by Hokkaido Road 996 in Biei town located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city. In the Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園), There are a trailhead for Tokachidake Mountain Range, a large parking lot, walks and a shelter in the mountainside at about 930 above sea level. A observation deck is not built. The shelter built in 2016 has a resting place, too, and a restroom is provided for free, too. The walks are built around the Bogakudai, but there are some places closed to the public because a bridge is broken. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. * The road between the Bogakudai and the Shirogane Onsen is closed to traffic from mid October to mid May. Read More
Daisetsuzan National Park
Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園) in the center of Hokkaido is the largest national park in Japan, the size of 226,764 ha, and has been designed as the national park since 1934, and is the oldest national park in the Hokkaido along with Akan Mashu National Park (阿寒摩周国立公園). A mountain named Daisetsuzan does not exist, and the whole area including the mountains with over 2,000 m above sea level such as Mt. Asahidake (旭岳), the highest mountain in Hokkaido, Mt. Kurodake (黒岳), Mt. Aibestudake (愛別岳), Mt. Tomuraushi (トムラウシ山) is collectively called “Daisetsuzan”, and those are called “A roof of the Hokkaido” ,too. Rare nature such as active volcanoes, Lare Columnar joints, a sea of trees and permafrost even in the Hokkaido can be seen. About 250 types of alpine plants grow naturally, and various forms of life such as brown bear, blakiston’s fish owl, dolly varden and pine grosbeak inhabit here. By the way, A right notation is “Daisetsuzan”, but local people often call “Taisetsuzan”. Read More
Express Bus “Furano-go” (高速ふらの号) runs between Sapporo and the Furano, and Express Bus “Lavender-go” (ラベンダー号) runs between Asahikawa and the Furano. In addition, North Liner, an express bus, is in service between the Asahikawa and Obihiro, and stop in the Furano or Biei, too, so people can move more rapidly than common transportation facilities. In the Furano and Biei, some rent-a-car companies open a business, so tourists can drive a rental car.
Furano and Biei
Furano region (富良野) and Biei region (美瑛) are located in the center of Hokkaido, and are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hokkaido at present. 2 million tourists visit to savor lavenders, shooting places of “From the north country (北の国から)” that is famous Japanese television drama in the Furano and hills of the Biei. Blue Pond (青い池) and Shirahige Falls (白ひげの滝) in Shirogane (白金) has been became famous recently, and charms add to the Biei and the Furano as the popular tourist attractions more and more, and those region are receiving increased attention throughout the country and overseas country. It is one of characteristics that various colors can be enjoyed in the Furano and the Biei. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Tourists can take a day trip bath at Fukiage Roten-no-Yu (吹上温泉露天の湯) and Fukiage Onsen Rest Center Hakugin-so (吹上温泉保養センター 白銀荘).
Fukiage Roten-no-Yu is mixed bathing open-air baths surrounded by forests. Mr. Sutekichi Marutani discovered the hot springs in 1897. After that, a hot-spring inn was built by Mr. Saburo Nakagawa in 1932. But it was shutted down 1943, and only bathtubs were left. Because Mt. Tokachidake (十勝岳) became active in 1987, a temperature of the hot springs rose, and became the just right water temperature suitable for bathing, so it has became a popular secret onsen for enjoying free flowing hot springs that gush out naturally. Fukiage Ikoi Open Park (吹上いこいの広場) was maintained in 1991, so anyone has been easy to come. Furthermore, it was used as a shooting place of the television drama “From the north country (北の国から)”, Mr. Kuniei Tanaka, a famous actor, and Ms. Rie Miyazawa, a famous sctress, took a bath, so a lot of tourists has came. In addition, it seems to be popular for oversea people to visit in a winter.
It takes approximately 5 minutes on foot from a parking lot to the open-air baths. There are 2 baths surrounded by rocks on a cliff along a mountain stream. A stairway is built on the cliff, too. The large open-air bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath. Hot springs that look turquoise blueleave an impression. A hose of spring water is installed, and the water temperature can be adjusted. It is recommended to take a bath in wearing swimsuits or with bath towel covering body, but a lot of Japanese men take a bath withhout wearing anything.
The small open-air bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath, and very hot springs can be enjoyed. The hot springs are very hot in a winter, so bathers take snow in the hot springs with a shovel to adjust the water temperature. Local volunteers always keep the bath clean. A photography seems to be prohibited at the open-air baths, so you should not take a photo if another bathers take a bath. But in a summer, except the bathers, a lot of tourists visit here, so the bathers may feel ashamed of themselves.
The hot springs are acidic calcium and sodium sulfate chloride spring, and are clear and colorless and have sour taste and no smell. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not got drinkable permission by a health center. But plastic cups were provided, it was quite good sourness when I drank it. The hot springs are effective for Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes and Gout. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.526 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 286.3 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin.
Fukiage Roten-no-Yu is crowded with the bathers in national holidays. Best visit time is early morning. When I visited here at 6 o’clock, there is nobody. An entrance fee to the bath facility and the parking lot are free of charge. There are restrooms on the parking lot. A simplified dressing room is installed beside the large open-air bath. Because an illumination is not installed, the bathers can take a bath in a pitch-dark night while enjoying a starlit sky. But, please be careful about cliffs.
Atmosphere of Fukiage Roten-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Acidic calcium and sodium sulfate chloride spring (Type: Acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||57.8 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Bruise, Tightening of the joint, Sprain, Burn, Arteriosclerosis, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women’s diseases, Cut|
|Contraindications||Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Malignant tumor, Liver failure, Severe heart disease, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Person of the photoallergy, High anemia, Active tuberculosis, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally, Sensitive person of the skin|
|Indications of drinking||Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout|
|Contraindications of drinking||Diarrhea, Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Mixed bathing open-air bath(2)|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Free of charge|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (30 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||796 031 238*48|
Fukiage Onsen Rest Center Hakugin-so
Fukiage Onsen Rest Center Hakugin-so is an onsen accommodation repaired from a mountain hut named “Hut Hakugin-so” built in 1933 in 1997, and is famous for open-air baths with a sense of openness. In a winter, those are popular for enjoying snow, too. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 700. A staying without meals is possible, too, and it is used for mountain climbers. A building is adjacent to a camping ground, and a camping fee is JPY 500.
Large public bathhouses for men or women are on the 1st floor, and a resting room is on the 2nd floor. The bathhouse with a high ceiling has wooden walls, and the warmth of the trees are felt. There are 1 cypress bath, 1 bath surrounded by rocks, 1 sleeping bath, 1 cascading bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse, and the sunny bathhouse is feeling good. Hot springs look brown, so those may be oxidized to air.
The cypress bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and the bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 8 people can take a bath. Each baths are adjacent. A drinking hot spring facility made of rocks is built in front of the cypress bath. I felt slightly sour when I drank it. The drinking hot spring is effective for Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes and Gout. The sleeping bath and the cascading bath seat 2 people.
There are 4 open-air baths named Pokapoka-no-Yu (ぽかぽかの湯), Katsuryoku-no-Yu (活力の湯), Nonbiri-no-Yu (のんびりの湯) and Kutsurogi-no-Yu (くつろぎの湯) at the outside of the bathhouse, and a gazebo is built to take a rest. Above all, the open-air baths have a sense of openness very much. The bathhouse for men may be seen from a parking lot. In addition, Starry sky is beautiful at night. The Popoka-no-Yu is the size that about 2 people can take a bath, and the Katsuryoku-no-Yu is the size that about 3 poeple can take a bath, and the Nonbiri-no-Yu is the size that about 5 people can take a bath, and the Kutsurogi-no-Yu is the size that about 5 people can take a bath, and all the open-air baths are not so large. Large rocks are good feeling. The water temperature are different in the open-air baths, please enjoy your favorite open-air bath.
In addition, 4 mixed bathing open-air baths are provided, too. Men and women can go in and out from dressing rooms for men or women. But bathers must take a bath in wearing their swimsuits. For the person that does not bring the swimsuit, the swimsuit is rented for JPY 300. There are a gazebo and 4 mixed bathing open-air baths named Fureai-no-Yu (ふれあいの湯), Asobi-no-Yu (あそびの湯), Nagame-no-Yu (ながめの湯) and Asobi-no-Yu (あそびの湯). For some reason, same names are provided. The water temperature are different in the open-air baths, please enjoy your favorite open-air bath.
The Asobi-no-Yu near an entrance is the size that about 10 people can take a bath. The largest Fureai-no-Yu is the size that about 30 people can take a bath, and its depth is 1 m. The open-air bath is like a pool rather than a standing bath. The Asobi-no-Yu at the end has a slide made of a stone. I played like a child, and had a lot of fun. I think that a family can enjoy it all together. The Nagame-no-Yu is the size that about 4 people can take a bath. I think that it is named after a view. But I did not realized it because of bad weather when I visited here.
The hot springs are acidic calcium and sodium chloride sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have sour taste and no smell. The sum total of hot spring ingredients are (1)1.459 g/kg and (2)1.381 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid contents are (1)267.2 mg/kg and (2)279.4 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at the dressing room.
Atmosphere of Hakugin-so Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||(1) Acidic calcium and sodium chloride sulfate spring (Type: Acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
(2) Acidic calcium and sodium chloride sulfate spring (Type: Weak acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||(1)48.4 C
|Indications||(1)(2) Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women’s diseases, Burn, Cut, Arteriosclerosis|
|Contraindications||(1)(2) Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Active tuberculosis, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy|
|Indications of drinking||(1)(2) Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout, Chronic digestive diseases|
|Contraindications of drinking||(1)(2) Diarrhea, Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Mixed bathing open-air bath(4), Open-air bath(3), Indoor bath(5), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 700. High and junior high school student: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 300.|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (100 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||796 032 433*63|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations near the Fukiage Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Secret Onsen in Hokkaido is here
Secret Onsen in Hokkaido
A page of Biei and Furano is here
Biei and Furano
A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here
Daisetsuzan National Park
By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.
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