[Kanno Onsen in Shikaoi] Day Trip Bath Can Be Enjoyed at Shikaribestukyo Kanno Onsen
July 22nd, 2015
Kanno Onsen (菅野温泉) is a hot spring place around end of Hokkaido Road 1088 in Shikaoi town located in the northwestern part of Obihiro city. The distnace is around 30 km far away from the center of the Shikaoi, and only Shikaribestukyo Kanno Onsen (然別峡かんの温泉) is built at about 720 above sea level in a mountain of Estern Daisetsu Area, Daisetuzan National Park. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Around here is not out of signal area. There are Shikaribetsukyo Campsite (然別峡野営場), Shikaribetsukyo Shika-no-Yu (然別峡 鹿の湯), Lake Komadome (駒止湖) and Lake Shinonome (東雲湖) near here. The Lake Shinonome is one of 3 great secret lakes together with Lake Onneto (オンネトー) and Lake Okotanpe (オコタンペ湖) in Hokkaido, and is well-known for meeting rare wild animals such as Pika. Lake Shikaribetsu (然別湖) and Ogigahara Lookout (扇ケ原展望台) is relatively near here, too.
It is the origin of the Kanno Onsen that Mr. Heikichi Hongo (本郷兵吉) found a gushing hot spring, and built an onsen hut in 1911. It was called "Hongo Onsen (本郷温泉)" at the time, but Mr. Sukeyoshi Kanno (菅野祐喜) took over it in 1941, and it was renamed "Kanno Onsen". Here is passed a rigorous screening in 1971, and has been appointed by Minister for the Environment, and is one of 15 nation insurance hot spring resorts in Hokkaido. After that, the Kanno Onsen closed a business in 2007, and an owner was changed, and up to now.
Lake Shikaribetsu (然別湖) is only one natural lake in the Eastern Daisetsu Area of Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園) and is located at the hightest altitude with 810 m above sea level in the lakes of Hokkaido, and it is famous that many freshwater fish "Dolly Varden Trout (オショロコマ)" habite in the Lake Shikaribetsu. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here
Shikaribetsuko Kotan (然別コタン) is a winter event held from late January to late March in Lake Shikaribetsu (然別湖), Shikaoi town located in the northwestern part of Obihiro city. It strated near the Shikaribetsu Kohan Onsen (然別湖畔温泉) resort in 1981. Buildings that Inuit people called igloo made of snow and ice are built on the frozen Lake Shikaribetsu, and a kotan (コタン * village of the Ainu people) is formed. Article is here
Daisetsuzan National Park
Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園) is the largest national park of 226,763.56 ha in Japan. 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". A right notation is "Daisetsuzan", but local people often call "Taisetsuzan". For a vast area, Daisetsuzan National Park roughly divide into 4 areas, Omote Daisetu Area (表大雪エリア * Front Daisetsu Area), North Daisetsu Area (北大雪エリア), East Daisetsu Area (東大雪エリア * Back Daisestu Area), Tokachirenpo Area (十勝連峰エリア). Daisetsuzan is called Kamuimintara in Ainu language and means "The garden that gods have a good time (神々の遊ぶ庭)". Tourists can enjoy a just magnificent scene. Article is here
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Shikaribestukyo Kanno Onsen. The Shikaribetsukyo Shika-no-Yu, a famous natural open-air bath, is nearby here, too. Except it, some natural secret open-air baths such as Temujin-no-Yu (テムジンの湯), Chinika-no-Yu (チニカの湯) and Menoko-no-Yu (メノコの湯) dot along Yuyanbetsu River (ユウヤンベツ川).
Shikaribestukyo Kanno Onsen
Shikaribestukyo Kanno Onsen is a small-sized onsen ryokan has founded in 1911, and Shikaoi Hot Springs corp. (株式会社鹿追ホットスプリングス) runs it. It is well-known for using hot springs that gush out naturally at almost baths, and is popular with onsen experts very much. A building was renewed in 2014, and has a sense of cleanliness. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 650. A staying is possible at Yuydado Komorebi-so (湯宿 こもれび荘), too. A chartered bath named "Inenarutaki-no-Yu (幾稲鳴滝の湯)" is provided, and an extra cost is JPY 1000.
They have 2 buildings, the Yuydado Komorebi-so for stay and Yudokoro Unakaru-Inankuru (湯処ウヌカルイナンクル) for day trip onsen. There is Ikorobocca-no-Yu (イコロ・ポッカの湯) on the 1st floor at the Yuydado Komorebi-so, and there are 2 public bathhouses named Unakaru (ウヌカル) and Inankuru (イナンクル) at the Yudokoro Unakaru-Inankuru. The bathhouses for men or women are replaced everyday. By the way, the Yuydado Komorebi-so has only 1 public bathroom, and it is replaced for men or womwn everyday. If you are lucky, you take a bath at the Ikorobocca-no-Yu. Fortunately, I took a bath at the Inankuru and the Ikorobocca-no-Yu.
The Inankuru means "A happiness" in Ainu language. There are 2 outdoor baths and 2 indoor baths at the bathhouse. The outdoor bath are named (1)Shunrokuko-no-Yu Onsen (春鹿呼の湯) and (2)Shurokumei-no-Yu Onsen (秋鹿鳴の湯), and the indoor baths are named (3)Inankuruannoh-no-Yu Onsen (イナンクルアンノーの湯) and (4)Inankuruannah-no-Yu Onsen (イナンクルアンナーの湯).
Because the outdoor baths are surrounded by blindfold fences, a sence of openness can not be felt. To Look out, a small shrine can be seen. That is small but cozy, and has a good atmosphere. Shunrokuko-no-Yu and Shurokumei-no-Yu surrounded by rocks are the size that about 3 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs.
The slim bathhouse is small but cozy, and the contrast between wooden wall and stone wall is stylish. In addition, it has a good atmosphere of slightly darkness. The Inankuruannoh means "Let's find a happiness in male language" in the Ainu language, and the Inankuruannah means "Let's find a happiness in female language" in the Ainu language. Each stone indoor baths are the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs, and the hot springs overflow from the bathtubs.
The hot springs are (1)(2)(3)(4)sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have salty taste and no smell, and are undrinkable. But it tastes considerably salty. The sum total of the hot spring ingredient of (1)Shunrokuko-no-Yu are 3.491 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 198.7 mg/kg. The sum total of the hot spring ingredient of (2)Shurokumei-no-Yu and (3)Inankuruannoh-no-Yu are 4.759 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 203.5 mg/kg. The sum total of the hot spring ingredient of (4)Inankuruannah-no-Yu are 3.815 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 198.7 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 bathroom. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.
There is (5)Ikorobocca-no-Yu at the Komorebi-so on the 1st floor. The public bathroom is semi-open-air bath surrounded by rocks, and is like cave bath. A sence of openness can not be felt, but it has a cozy atmosphere. The Ikorobocca means "A treasure rises" in Ainu language. According to the name, the hot springs gush out from the bottom of the bathtub, so the bathers can enjoy fresh hot springs without oxidizing. The semi-open-air bath is the size that about 5 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs. A temperature control machine is set to lower the hot springs without adding water in the hot springs.
The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have salty taste and no smell, and are undrinkable. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 3.601 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 192 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin, so those are almost effective for beautiful skin. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathroom. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.
Atmosphere of Kanno Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||(1)44.9 C, (2)(3)52.3 C, (4)48.5 C, (5)56.4 C|
|ph||(1)(2)(3)7.2, (4)6.8, (5)7.8|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak Children, 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||Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease|
|Contraindications of drinking||Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Outdoor bath(3), Indoor bath(7). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a reserved hot spring.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult:JPY 650. Junior high school student: JPY 300. Elementary school student: JPY 200.|
|Business hours||Summer season 10:00-20:00, Winter season 10:00-18:00|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (20 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||702 561 699*58|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Kanno Onsen.
A page of Secret Onsen of Hokkaido is here
Secret Onsen of Hokkaido
A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here
Daisetsuzan National Park