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Famous Shirakinu-no-Yuka -Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date-

October 27th, 2014

Kitayuzawa Onsen

Kitayuzawa Onsen (北湯沢温泉) is a hot-spring resort in Date city located in the north part of Muroran city. Mr. Umekichi Ueno (上野梅吉) developed this town in 1882. Hot-spring hotels, Onyado Kawasemi (御宿かわせみ), Midori-no-Kaze Resort Kitayuzawa (緑の風リゾート きたゆざわ) and Horohoro-sanso (ホロホロ山荘) and etc, are built along Osaru river (長流川). Bedrock of Osaru river exposes only at Kitayuzawa Onsen district. The scenery was named "Shirakinu-no-Yuka (白絹の床)" after color of the bedrocks. It has become a famous sightseeing place. Tourists can take a day trip bath at Onyado Kawasemi, Midori-no-Kaze Resort Kitayuzawa, Daini Meisuitei (第二名水亭), Horohoro-sanso and Onsen Mishuku Takahashi (温泉民宿たかはし). If guests stay at hotels that Noguchi Kanko group runs, Midori-no-Kaze Resort Kitayuzawa, the Daini Meisuitei and the Horohoro-sanso, they use buses running on the circular route and enjoy each hot spring facilities.

Shirakinu-no-Yuka
Shirakinu-no-yuka Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date

Onyado Kawasemi

Onyado Kawasemi is a long established onsen ryokan. It is said that a building has a around century-old, appearance of the building and interior decoration have an atmosphere such as Taisho period and Meiji period. A uninhabited reception desk is unusual, and it is a speciality of Onyado Kawasemi. This ryokan has 2 mixed bathing open-air baths, 1 open-air bath for women, 1 indoor bath for men and 1 indoor bath for women at bathhouses. The mixed bathing open-air baths are in particular famous because a view is very good.

Appearance of Building
Onyado Kawasemi Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date
Uninhabited Reception Desk. Pay JPY 500
Onyado Kawasemi Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date
Japanese-Style Resting Room
Onyado Kawasemi Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date

When I read Tweets, Onyado Kawasemi seems to be popular.

There was the indoor bath first when I passed through a door of an entrance. There was no place for washing body and shower. But shampoos and body soaps were provided, so I poured hot springs on myself from the indoor bath with a washbowl and washed my body on a bathfloor. The indoor bath is the size that about 3 people can take a bath. The hot springs are simple hot spring and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.648 g. I suppose that the indoor bath is like an appetizer of course dish. Not a role to function as the appetite increase, it will be work to let bathers increase greed for bathing. It is a joke.

Indoor Bath
Onyado Kawasemi Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date

I arrived at the open-air baths, main dish, when I walked approximately 30 m along a mysterious corridor like a secret base. The left side is the open-air bath along the Osaru river. The right side is the open-air bath like a Japanese houseboat. The former is the size that about 10 people seem to take a bath. I was just like almost takeing a bath in the river. A view was very nice, and I enjoyed a sence of opening.

Road to Open-air Bath Like Secret Base
Onyado Kawasemi Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date
Left Is Entrance of Open-air Bath along Osaru River. Rigth Is Entrance of Large Open-air Bath
Onyado Kawasemi Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date
Open-air Bath along Osaru River
Onyado Kawasemi Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date
Open-air Bath along Osaru River
Onyado Kawasemi Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date

The open-air bath like the Japanese houseboat is the size that about 20 people seem to take a bath. Chairs sank in the hot springs so that bathers could take a long bath. I remembered the Japanese houseboat when I saw eaves and hanging japanese lanterns. A plastic glass provided on the hot spring gushing out place. But bathers can not drink the hot springs. Because it was written that the hot spring has an effect for rheumatism on a hot spring analysis book in 1971, it may be its trace. By the way, bathers can take a bath at the mixed bathing open-air baths in wrapping body with bath towel or wearing bathing clothes. It is necessary to prepare by theirselves. A staying is possible, too. Because there is not a restroom at a dressing room, You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor.

Open-air Bath
Onyado Kawasemi Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date
Hot Spring Source Mouth and Plastic Glass
Onyado Kawasemi Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date
Dressing Room
Onyado Kawasemi Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date

Atmosphere of Onyado Kawasemi Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Onyado Kawasemi

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 90.4 C
ph 8.2
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase
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 Mixed bathing open-air bath(2), Open-air bath for women(1), Indoor bath(1).
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 08:00-18:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-142-68-6014
Home page Home page is here

Midori-no-Kaze Resort Kitayuzawa

Midori-no-Kaze Resort Kitayuzawa run by Noguchi Kanko group is a large hot-spring hotel. A huge building catches our eyes. Yumoto Meisuitei changed its name to Midori-no-Kaze Resort Kitayuzawa in 2015. There are 1 open-air bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 cypress bath, 1 whirlpool bathtub, 1 cascading bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. The open-air bath is area of 495 m2 and is one of the largest bath in Hokkaido. Hot springs are mixed spring chloride spring with sulfuric acid spring and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Midori-no-Kaze Resort Kitayuzawa Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date

When I read Tweets, Midori-no-Kaze Resort Kitayuzawa seems to be popular.

Atmosphere of Midori-no-Kaze Resort Kitayuzawa Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Midori-no-Kaze Resort Kitayuzawa

Types of Hot Springs Mixed spring Chloride spring with Sulfuric acid spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 67 C
ph 8.9
Indications Beautiful Skin, 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 Not Drinking
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(5), Sauna(1). Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Child: JPY 400. Infant: Free of charge.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (400 cars)
Telephone number +81-142-68-6677
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here

Yumoto Daini Meisuitei

Yumoto Daini Meisuitei run by Noguchi Kanko group is a large hot-spring hotel. A huge building catches our eyes. There are 1 open-air bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 cypress bath, 1 whirlpool bathtub, 1 cascading bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. Tourists can play with water at a pool called onsen beach. Hot springs are simple hot spring and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Yumoto Daini Meisuitei Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date

When I read Tweets, Yumoto Daini Meisuitei seems to be popular.

Atmosphere of Yumoto Daini Meisuitei Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Yumoto Daini Meisuitei

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 80.6 C
ph 8.7
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase
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 Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(5), Sauna(1). Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Child: JPY 400. Infant: Free of charge.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round (200 cars)
Parking lot A free parking is provided
Telephone number +81-142-68-5522
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here

Yumoto Horohoro Sanso

Yumoto Horohoro Sanso run by Noguchi Kanko group is a hot-spring ryokan. A building was renewed in 2010. There are a ski resort and a park golf course near the building. There are 5 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bathtub, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. Hot springs are simple hot spring and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too. In addition, tourists can stay with their pets.

Appearance of Building
Yumoto Horohoro Sanso Kitayuzawa Onsen in Date

When I read Tweets, Yumoto Horohoro Sanso seems to be popular.

Atmosphere of Yumoto Horohoro Sanso Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Yumoto Horohoro Sanso

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 80.6 C
ph 8.7
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase
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 Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(7), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a reserved bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Child: JPY 400. Infant: Free of charge.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (150 cars)
Telephone number +81-142-68-6326
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here

Onsen Minshuku Takahashi

Onsen Minshuku Takahashi is a hot-spring ryokan founded in 1985. There is a buckwheat noodle restraunt at a building, too. The buckwheat noodle restraunt open a bussiness on the first floor, and it changes an izakaya "Kikori" in the evening. They seem to be busy. There is 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse.

Appearance of Building
Kitayuzawa Onsen Onsen Minshuku Takahashi

When I read Tweets, Onsen Minshuku Takahashi seems to be popular.

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 90.4 C
ph 8.5
Indications -
Contraindications -
Indications of drinking -
Facilities Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 300. Infant: Free of charge.
Business hours 11:00-16:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing days
Parking lot A free parking is provided (8 cars)
Telephone number +81-142-68-6665
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Kitayuzawa Onsen.

Onyado Kawasemi(御宿かわせみ) Only Tel:+81-142-68-6014
Midori-no-Kaze Resort Kitayuzawa(緑の風リゾートきたゆざわ)
Yumoto Daini Meisuitei(湯元第二名水亭)  
Yumoto Horohoro Sanso(湯元 ホロホロ山荘)
Onsen Minshuku Takahashi(温泉民宿たかはし)  

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