4 Types of Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed in Mixed Bathing Baths -Horoka Onsen Kanoya Onsen Ryokan in Kamishihoro-
October 3rd, 2014
Kanoya Onsen Ryokan
Kanoya Onsen Ryokan (鹿の谷温泉旅館) is a long-established hot-spring ryokan in Kamishihoro town located in the northern part of Obihiro city and was founded in 1946. Both appearance of a building and interior decoration have an atmosphere such as Showa period. It is famous for having 4 types of fresh free flowing hot springs. Because there are many deers that welcome us in this area, it is said to be named a valley of deers. * Kanoya means the valley of the deer in Japanese language. It is unknown whether it is true.
As for those hot spring baths, except 1 indoor bath for women, there are mixed bathing baths. Dressing rooms are only gender-segregated. Because there is not a restroom at the dressing room, You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor. Because shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, bathers must bring those. There are 3 indoor baths at the bathhouse. The bathtubs are divided into 3 hot springs, sodium chloride spring, iron spring and calcium sulfate spring. Unfortunately, the bath with iron spring was cleaned on that day, I could not taste the iron spring. Hot spring ingredients seems to be rich, and it precipitated on the bathtubs and a floor. The sodium chloride springs are clear and colorless and have a little sour taste and no smell. The calcium sulfate springs are clear and colorless and have a little salty taste and no smell. There is no shower at the bathhouse. The bathers pour the hot springs on themselves with a bath ladle and wash their body. In addition, there was a hot spring facility such as a waterfall shower, too, but it was too hot and I was not able to take a bath...
There is 1 mixed bathing open-air bath. The hot springs are simple sulfur spring, and are clear and light yellow green and have a little salty taste and a little sulfur smell. There is the open-air bath surrounded by mountains and trees, and it has a sense of openness very much. At the time of autumn leaves, it is just tasteful for a view. I took a bath with a rider from Hiratsuka, couple from Shizuoka and a local person. The talk about hokkaido became animated. In particular, I talked with the rider and we were affected by taking a hot bath for too long. He is a fan of this hot spring. He seems to come well from Kanagawa. By the way, a staying without meals is possible, too.
Atmosphere of Kanoya Onsen Ryokan Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||(1)Sodium chloride spring
(3)Calcium sulfate spring
(4)Simple sulfur spring
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||70 C|
|Indications||Stomachic disorder, Pressure sores, Cut, Bruise, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Neuralgia, Effects of self-care, Chronic bronchitis|
|Contraindications||High blood pressure|
|Indications of drinking||Unknown|
|Contraindications of drinking||Chronic nephritis|
|Facilities||Mixed bathing open-air bath(1), Mixed bathing indoor bath(4), Indoor bath for woman(1).|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular regular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (4 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||679 750 886*21|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Horoka Onsen.
|Kanoya Onsen Ryokan(鹿の谷温泉旅館)||Only Tel:+81-1564-4-2163|
A page of Great Onsen of Hokkaido is here
Great Onsen of Hokkaido
A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here
Daisetsuzan National Park