Relaxing Can Be Enjoyed While Looking at Waterfalls at Kaitaku Fukuro-no-Yu -Kananosawa Natural Onsen in Tobetsu-
July 16th, 2017
Kaitaku Fukuro-no-Yu (開拓 ふくろふ乃湯) is a small day trip hot spring facility at the end of a road in front of Ishikari Kanazawa Station (石狩金沢駅) in Tobetsu located in the northeast part of Sapporo and was founded in 2009. A former owner was a president of a landscaper company originally, and he made a garden and bath facilities to use a pond and nature. A present owner has taken over this hot spring facility since 2014. He is qualified as an Onsen Sommelier Master (温泉ソムリエマスター) and is a famous person in Hokkaido. By the way, the Kaitaku Fukuro-no-Yu is relatively near the Sapporo, but it has an atomosphere like secret hot springs, so a lot of onsen lovers come. 12 bathers can enter a bathroom at the same time, and he sometimes limits the number of the bathers because there are too many visitors. It is closed for winter from December to late April.
This Onsen has 2 bathrooms, each bathrooms for male or female are changed almost every day. The bathroom at the side of a mountain has 1 indoor bath that about 6 people can take a bath and 1 outdoor bath that about 8 people can take a bath. The bathroom at the side of the pond has 1 indoor bath that about 6 people can take a bath, 1 outdoor bath that about 8 people can take a bath and 1 outdoor bath using raw hot springs that about 3 people can take a bath. I took a bath at the bathroom at the side of the mountain when I visited here.
The bathroom is not so large. More than half of the small area is occupied by the indoor bath. The water temperature of the hot springs is 41 C and is hotter than the outdoor bath. Heated the fresh hot springs with coal black rather than with dark brown are free-flowing slowly. A drinking water facility is provided at the bathroom, too.
The outdoor bath with a roof is surrounded by rocks. Because it has a roof, I suspected I did not feel a sense of openness, But I did not feel a sense of being oppressed because of a waterfall. On the contrary, the bathers might focus on their relaxing as if it is the Wabi and sabi (侘び寂び) world of Sen-no-rikyu (千利休). The water temperature of the hot springs is from 38 C to 40 C, and is suit for taking a long bath. My eyes were closed and I listened to a sound of the waterfall, so I relaxed very much. Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in a spring, and fresh green can be enjoyed in a summer, and fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn. A mosquito coil is provided around the outdoor bath, I felt the summer in Japan.
The hot springs are sodium chloride cold spring, and are clear and dark brown and have neither taste nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 2.471g. The hot springs have slippery and smooth touch, so those seem to be effective for beautiful skin. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. A restroom and a free hair dryer are installed at a dressing room. Barley tea and coffee are provided freely at a resting room with a pond view.
Atmosphere of Kananosawa Natural Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium chloride cold spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||19.3 C|
|Indication||Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Low back pain, Neuralgia, Frozen shoulder, Bruise, Sprain, Motor paralysis, Decline of gastrointestinal function, Mild hypertension, Diabetes, Mild hypercholesterolemia, Mild asthma, Emphysema, Autonomic instability, Hemorrhoid, Sleep disorder, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Peripheral circulatory failure, Cold sensitivity, Depressive state, Xerosis cutis|
|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 or 2), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 250.|
|Business hours||Weekdays 12:00-21:00, Saturdays, Sundays, and National holidays 11:00-21:00.|
|Regular closing day||Monday and Fourth Tuesday. * It is closed for winter from December to late April.|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (20 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||139 878 313*72|