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[Horoshin Onsen in NUmata] Day Trip Onsen and Firefly Can Be Enjoyed at Horoshin Onsen Hotarukan

February 4th, 2014

Horoshin Onsen

Horoshin Onsen (幌新温泉) is a hot spring place in Numata town located between Asahikawa city and Rumoi city. Horoshin Onsen Hotarukan (ほろしん温泉 ほたる館) is built along Hokkaido Road 867. Here is one of the few habitats for a firefly in Hokkaido, and it was named after the firefly. * The firefly means "Hotaru" in Japanese. Around here is developed such as Horoshin Ikoi-no-Mori Park (幌新いこいの森公園), and there are Ikoi-no-Mori Auto Campsite (いこいの森オートキャンプ場), Hotaru-no-Sato Auto Campsite (ほたるの里オートキャンプ場), Ikoi-no-Mori Campsite (いこいの森公園キャンプサイト), Ikoi-no-Mori Park Golf Course (いこいの森パークゴルフ場), Hotaru Museum (ほたる学習館), Numata Fossil Museum (化石体験館) and Small Steam Locomotive Klaus 15 (小型蒸気機関車 クラウス15号), and Lake Horopiri (ホロピリ湖), Numata Dam (沼田ダム) and Horoshin Dam (幌新ダム) are relatively near here. The distance is around 15 km far away from the center of the Numata, and restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built.

Horoshin Ikoi-no-Mori Park
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Information Map
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Small Steam Locomotive Klaus 15
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Firefly Museum
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Numata Fossil Museum
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata

It is the origin of the Horoshin Onsen that Mr. Kenjo (顕城), a chief priest of Eitoku Temple, found a cold spring gushing out place on his way to Kannonkou (観音講) in 1928. Everyone then said "It must be Miraculous Water (奇跡の水) because it was found on the day of the Kannonkou", and the cold springs were familiar to local people. After that, they organized Horoshin Onsen inc., and some parent organization changed, and up to now. I do not know whether the Miraculous Water has the fireflies come to here, but those can be seen in July, and Hotaru Festival (ほたる祭り) is held, too. By the way, Speaking of the Numata, Youtaka Andon Festival (夜高あんどん祭り) that is held in late August is famous. In addition, Handemade Soba "Asumoe" (手打ちそば「明日萌」) is popular in particular in the Numata.

Atmosphere of Youtaka Andon Festival Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Youtaka Andon Festival

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Horoshin Onsen Hotarukan.

Former Asumoe Station
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata

Horoshin Onsen Hotarukan

Horoshin Onsen Hotarukan is a small-sized onsen ryokan founded in 1981, and is famous for enjoying a firefly, and is popular with local people and neighbor on weekends or campers in a summer such a hot spring facility, too. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. A bedrock bath is provided, and an extra cost is JPY 1000 per 50 minutes. Restraunt "Seseragi" (レストラン「せせらぎ」), the Handemade Soba "Asumoe" and a shop are at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use those. Handemade Soba "Asumoe" that is introduced by MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition has a high reputation. A staying is possible, too.

Lobby
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Gymnasium
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Entrance of Bathhouses
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata

They have 2 buildings, Heike-no-Yado (平家の宿) and Genji-no-Yado (源氏の宿), and a public bathhouse is on the 1st floor of the Heike-no-Yado. There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. The sunny tiled bathhouse with large windows is feeling good.

Look of Bathhouse
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Look of Bathhouse
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata

The indoor bath along the large windows is the size that about 20 people can take a bath, and uses heated cold springs. The outdoor bath can be seen through the windows, and it is comfortable. The tiled cold bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and uses natural free flowing cold springs.

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Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Hot Springs Are Clear and Colorless
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
View from Indoor Bath
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata

The outdoor bath is like a terrace along a river, and a view is good, and a bridge and Horoshintachibetsu River (幌新太刀別川) can be seen. It is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and uses heated cold springs, and is lit up in the evening. A electric bath is set on the corner, bathers can get an electric shock.

Outdoor Bath
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
View from Outdoor Bath
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Hot Springs Are Clear and Colorless
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Bridge Can Be Seen
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
View from Outdoor Bath. Horoshintachibetsu River Flow under My Eyes
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata

The hot springs are simple sulfur cold spring, and are clear and colorless and have sulphur taste and slightly sulphur smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.485 g/kg. A drinking hot spring facility is built at the bathhouse, too. It seems to be effective for Chronic constipation, Diabetes and Gout. The Miraculous Water is cold, and has a slightly egg taste. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

Drinking Hot Spring Facility
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Dressing Room
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata
Dressing Room
Horoshin Onsen hotarukan in Numata

Atmosphere of Horoshin Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Horoshin Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur cold spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 8.5 C
ph 8.8
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic dermatopathia, Convalesce, Healthy increase, Cut, Chronic woman's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Diabetes
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, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy
Indications of drinking Diabetes, Gout, Constipation
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 10:00-22:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (300 cars)
Telephone number +81-164-35-1188
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 495 486 127*38

List of Accommodations

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

Horoshin Onsen Hotarukan(ほろしん温泉ほたる館)
Booking
Hotaru-no-Sato Auto Camping Ground(ほたるの里オートキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

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