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Blakiston's Fish-Owl and Free Flowing Hot Spring Can Be Enjoyed -Meto Onsen in Ashoro-

June 28th, 2014

Meto Onsen Hotel

Meto Onsen Hotel (芽登温泉ホテル) is a long-established hot-spring hotel in Ashoro town located in the northern part of Obihiro city and was founded in 1901. It is famous for watching a Blakiston's fish owl. There is a building in the heart of mountains in Ashoro, and visitors must go ahead approximately 4 km along a gravel path. I used a car navigation system on my smartphone, but the smartphone became out of range on the way and I got impatient. When I thought that it was dangerous to lose my way in such heart of the mountains, and I believed a signboard along the gravel path and advanced, so I arrived properly. It is the heart of the mountains that I wondered uneasily whether there is really the hot-spring hotel, but because it is such a place, the Blakiston's fish-owl is wathced well. * It seems to be renewed in 2015.

Meto Onsen in Ashoro, Meto Onsen Hotel

There are 1 mixed bathing open-air bath and 2 indoor bath. It seems to be 1 open-air bath at bathhouse for women. All hot springs are fresh free-flowing hot spring. There was 1 mixed bathing open-air bath on the shore of Nukanan river, and there was nothing to interrupt my view. A view was good, and I could relax very much and felt really good. The hot springs were drinkable, a plastic cup was provided. But the drinking hot springs have no effect. It is a shame. There are 2 indoor baths that are different in temperature, and the hot springs were hotter than the open-air bath. Bathers can enjoy their favorite temperature.

Open-air Bath
Meto Onsen in Ashoro, Meto Onsen Hotel
Open-air Bath on River Side
Meto Onsen in Ashoro, Meto Onsen Hotel
Indoor Bath
Meto Onsen in Ashoro, Meto Onsen Hotel
Indoor Bath
Meto Onsen in Ashoro, Meto Onsen Hotel

The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have sulfur taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.24 g. The hot springs are high alkaline with ph 9.1, so I felt a smooth and slippery touch. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. In addition, A free hair dryer is installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Atmosphere of Meto Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Meto Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 51.4 C
ph 9.16
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, 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 No indications
Contraindications of drinking No contraindications
Facilities Mixed bathing open-air bath(1), Open air bath for woman(1), Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 520. Child: JPY 250. Infant: JPY 150.
Business hours 10:30-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-156-26-2119
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 679 505 434*33

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Meto Onsen.

Meto Onsen Hotel(芽登温泉ホテル)

A page of Secret Onsen of Hokkaido is here

Secret Onsen of Hokkaido