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Open-Air Bath Is Little-Known Hot Spring in Heart of Mountain -Niseko Niimi Onsen-

May 29th, 2014

Niseko Niimi Onsen

Niimi Honkan is rebuild, but there is not a mixed bathing open-air bath.

Niseko Niimi Onsen (ニセコ新見温泉) is a hot-spring resort in Rankoshi town located in the southwestern part of Sapporo city. In the heart of a mountain, there are 2 hot spring hotels, Niimi Honkan (新見本館) and Niimi Onsen Hotel (新見温泉ホテル), just before a closed to vehicular traffic gate in a winter. Because Mr. Naotaro Niimi (新見直太朗) discovered this hot springs, this onsen was named after his family name.

Niimi Honkan

Mr. Naotaro Niimi was a founder and opened Niimi Honkan in 1912. A wonderful mixed bathing open-air bath is famous. They got the first place in the special issue on "Hot Spring Top 10 in Japan" of Asahi Shimbun News Paper. I think that it became the most popular hot spring in Japan and it was great! Because very fresh hot springs flew freely, this hotel was introduced in the book "Drinking Hot Spring is Good for Health. Trip of Onsen" written by Mr. Fuyuto Noguchi.

Niimi Honkan
Niseko Niimi Onsen Niimi Honkan
Look of Building
Niseko Niimi Onsen Niimi Honkan

Bathhouses are divided into the first bathhouse and the second bathhouse. Bathers must move from the bathhouse to the bathhouse in their clothes. At the first bathhouse, there are 1 indoor bath, 1 ultrasonic hyperthermia bath, 1 cascading bath and 1 steam sauna. Here is drinking hot spring facility, and a plastic cup is provided.

Indoor Bath
Niseko Niimi Onsen Niimi Honkan
Drinking Hot Spring Facility
Niseko Niimi Onsen Niimi Honkan

At the second bathhouse, there are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath. Only the open-air bath is mixed bathing, and all other baths are segregated sexes. Because there was not the obstacle which shutted out my view, I felt very good at this mixed bathing open-air bath. A scenery of mountains in Niseko was splendid, too. A couple whom I got to know at Niimi Honkan praised highly.

Open-air Bath
Niseko Niimi Onsen Niimi Honkan

Hot springs are calcium and sodium sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have a little salty taste and no smell. They have 2 hot spring souces, and the sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.542 g and 1.584 g. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at a bathhouse. A free hair dryer is provided at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Atmosphere of Niimi Honkan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Niimi Honkan

Types of Hot Springs (1)(2)Calcium and sodium sulfate spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)65.1 C
(2)65.2 C
ph (1)(2)7.3
Indications (1)(2)Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Arteriosclerosis
Contraindications (1)(2)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 (1)(2)Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout
Contraindications of drinking (1)(2)Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Mixed bathing open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Except mixed bathing open-air bath, Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY -. Child: JPY -.
Business hours 10:00-19:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-136-55-6173
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 398 456 512*16

[Closed Business]Niimi Onsen Hotel

There are 1 mixed bathing open-air bath and 1 indoor bath in each bathhouse. Bathers must move from the bathhouse to the bathhouse in their clothes . Hot springs are calcium and sodium sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have a little salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Niimi Onsen Hotel
Types of Hot Springs Calcium and sodium sulfate spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 64 C
ph 7.4
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Arteriosclerosis
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 cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Mixed bathing open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 08:00-19:30
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-136-57-5224
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 398 456 512*16

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Rankoshi.

Niimi Onsen(新見温泉)      
Yugomori-no-Yado Adajo(湯ごもりの宿アダージョ)      
Tsukimi-no-Yado Akahane(月美の宿 紅葉音)    
Yusenkaku(幽泉閣)    
Pension and Cottage Kazemidori(ペンション&コテージ風みどり)    
Pension Tinkerbell(ペンションティンカーベル)      

A page of Niseko is here

Niseko

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