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Fresh Free-Flowing Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed -Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro-

March 30th, 2014

Nukabira Onsen

Nukabira Onsen (糠平温泉) is a hot-spring resort in Kamishihoro town located in the northern part of Obihiro city. There is the hot-spring resort on the shore of Lake Nukabira (糠平湖) and it is a sightseeing base in the eastern Daisetsu area. Hot springs were discovered by Mr. Takami Shima (島隆美) in 1919. There are 9 hot spring accommodations, restaurants, Nukabiragensenkyo Ski Resort (ぬかびら源泉郷スキー場), Higashi-Daisetsu Nature Building (東大雪自然館), and it is the rare hot-spring resort that all hot-spring facilities declared "free-flowing hot-spring (源泉掛け流し宣言)". They will be confident of their quality of the hot springs. Visitors can take a bath at 3 hot spring facility of member onsen accommodations if the vistors purchase "Yumeguri-Pass (湯めぐりパス)" for JPY 1200. There is a famous Taushubetsugawa bridge (タウシュベツ川橋梁) near the hot-spring resort.

Lake Nukabira
Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Taushubetsu Bridge
Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Higashitaisestu Nature Center
Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro

Atmosphere of Lake Nukabira Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Lake Nukabira

Ganso Yumotokan

Ganso Yumotokan is a long-established hot-spring ryokan opened a business in 1925. Mr. Takami Shima who discovered the Nukabira Onsen founded Ganso Yumotokan. There are 1 mixed bathing open-air bath, 1 mixed bathing cascade bath, 2 indoor baths at a bathhouse. There seems to be the outdoor bath for the exclusive use of women, too.

Appearance of Building
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Entrance
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Entrance of Bathhouse
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Dressing Room
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro

There are a large indoor bath and a small indoor bath at the bathhouse, the large indoor bath is the size that about 10 people take a bath and the small indoor bath is the size that about 1 person take a bath.

Large Indoor Bath
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Indoor Baths
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Small Indoor Bath
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
View from Indoor Bath
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro

When all is said and done, the characteristic of this hot springs is the mixed bathing open-air bath. It is the size that about 8 people take a bath. Fresh free flowing hot springs were pouring into a bathtub, and the hot springs flowed successively to an outlet. A forest was substituting for blindfold fence, and I enjoyed a sense of openness, too. Nukaribetsu River flowed under my eyes, and so I could relax very much. It was pretty comfortable!

Mixed Bathing Open-air Bath
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Hot Springs Are Gushing out
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Hot Spring Ingredient Petrified
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Hot Springs Are Clear and Colorless
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
When I Look up, Sky and Forest Come into View
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Nukaribetsu River Flows under My Eyes
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Mixed Bathing Cascading Bath
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
View from Mixed Bathing Open-air Bath
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Outlet of Hot Springs
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Hot Springs Flow to Nukaribetsu River
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro

The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.122 g. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not drinkable because the public health center does not permit. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. There is not a restroom at a dressing room. You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom at a corridor. A staying is possible, too.

Dressing Room
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Lounge
Ganso Yumotokan, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro

Atmosphere of Ganso Yumotokan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Ganso Yumotokan

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 59.2 C
ph 7.0
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Cold sensitivity, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak children, Chronic women's diseases
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 Mixed bathing open-air bath(1), Outndoor bath for woman(1), Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250. Infant: JPY 100.
Business hours 09:00-19:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-1564-4-2121
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 679 397 446*01

Nukabira Onsen Hotel

Nukabira Onsen Hotel is a long-established hot spring hotel founded in 1929. There are 3 indoor baths at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided ath the bathhouse. A restroom and hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Nukabira Onsen Hotel, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 51.2 C
ph 7.1
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Cold sensitivity, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak children, Chronic women's diseases
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
Facilities Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 200.
Business hours 09:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (50 cars)
Telephone number +81-1564-4-2001
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 679 397 419*02

Nukabirakan Kanko Hotel

Nukabira Kanko Hotel is a long-established hot spring hotel founded in 1925. There are 1 mixed bathing outdoor bath, 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated 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
Nukabirakan Kanko Hotel, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro

Atmosphere of Nukabirakan Kanko Hotel Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Nukabirakan Kanko Hotel

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 59 C
ph 7.1
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Cold sensitivity, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak children, Chronic women's diseases
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 Man and woman mixed outdoor bath(1), Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 700. Child: JPY 400.
Business hours 07:00-09:00
11:30-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (80 cars)
Telephone number +81-1564-4-2210
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 679 397 479*32

Nakamuraya

Nakamuraya is a long-established hot-spring ryokan founded in 1931. There are 3 bathhouses, the mixed bathing bathhouse with open-air bath, the bathhouse for men with indoor bath and the bathhouse for women with indoor bath. The mixed bathing bathhouse with open-air bath has 1 open-air bath. The bathhouses for men or women have 2 indoor baths each. Hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring and simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouses. A restroom and hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Nakamuraya, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro

Atmosphere of Nakamuraya Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Nakamuraya

Types of Hot Springs (1)Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
(2)Simple hot spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)54.1 C
(2)49.7 C
ph (1)7.3
(2)7.3
Indications (1)Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Cold sensitivity, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak children, Chronic women's diseases
(2)Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Cold sensitivity, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, 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 (1)Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease
Contraindications of drinking (2)Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Mixed outdoor bath(1), Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 300. Infant: JPY 100.
Business hours 07:00-10:00
11:30-21:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-1564-4-2311
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 679 398 425*38

Sankoso

Sankoso is a hot-spring ryokan founded in 1960. A drinking hot spring facility is built at the neighborhood of an entrance hall. It is known as an onsen made of cave, and there are 2 indoor baths at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Sankoso, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro

Atmosphere of Sankoso Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sankoso

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 52.6 C
ph 7.2
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Relieving fatigue, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak children, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn, Hysteria
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
Facilities Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 200. Child under elementary school age:JPY 100.
Business hours 15:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-1564-4-2336
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 679 398 461*78

Higashitaisetsu Nukabira Youth Hostel

Higashitaisetsu Nukabira Youth Hostel is a hot-spring youth hostel founded in 1997. There is 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. A shampoo and a body soap are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Higashitaisetsu Nukabira Youth Hostel, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro

Atmosphere of Higashitaisetsu Nukabira Youth Hostel Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Higashitaisetsu Nukabira Youth Hostel

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 54.1 C
ph 7.1
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak children, Chronic women's diseases
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 Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 200. Child under elementary school age: Free of charge.
Business hours 15:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (15 cars)
Telephone number +81-1564-4-2004
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 679 398 522*84

Onsen Pension Mori-no-Fukuro

Mori-no-Fukuro is a hot-spring hotel founded in 2001. There is 1 reserved indoor bath at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. A shampoo and a body soap are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Onsen Pension Mori-no-Fukuro, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source -
ph -
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak children, Chronic women's diseases
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
Facilities Indoor bath(1). This is a reserved bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 200.
Business hours 14:00-20:00
Regular closing day Thursday
Parking lot A free parking is provided (7 cars)
Telephone number +81-1564-4-2013
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 679 398 427*31

Primalstage

Primalstage provides rental cottages and has a public bath facility for day trip visitors. There are 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying at cottage is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Primalstage, Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro
Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 54.6 C
ph 7.3
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak children, Chronic women's diseases
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
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 200.
Business hours 09:00-21:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-1564-9-4169
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 679 398 466*76

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Nukabira Onsen.

Ganso Yumotokan(元祖 湯元館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Nukabira Onsen Hotel(糠平温泉ホテル)
Booking
Nukabirakan Kanko Hotel(糠平館観光ホテル)
Nakamuraya(中村屋)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Sankoso(山湖荘)
Booking
Higashitaisetsu Nukabira Youth Hostel(東大雪ぬかびら ユースホステル)
Booking
Onsen Pension Mori-no-Fukuro(ペンション 森のふくろう)
Primalstage(プライマルステージ)
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

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  1. good! hokkaido! says:

    Hi, Lee San,
    I am sorry to hear about your trouble.

    I do not know about Nakamuraya unfortunately.
    So, it might be a good idea to ask Kamishihoro Tourism Association about the Nakamuraya.
    They can probably get in touch with you in English.

    https://kamishihoro.info/
    https://kamishihoro.info/guide_contact.php
    https://www.facebook.com/visitkamishihoro/

    I hope your wish comes true.

  2. Lee Kwangbong, tradlgb@hanmail.net says:

    Some of the Nukabira onsen accomodations are not linked to Jalan net, and this site and their home pages do not show their e-mail addresses either as if e-mails are big secrets. Do foreigners have to call them to reserve? As you might have expected, I am a poor Japanese speaker and not an excellent English speaker, either. Further, I expect staffs of those onsen hotels located in country side are not well prepared to communicate using English.
    I really want to visit Nakamuraya and tried to fill out on-line reservation application in its homepage written in Japanese. I had a hard time to complete the reservation and provide more information in the remarks section, but the only message I got is “Error.” i ws frustrated and tried to find out its e-mail address. Finally I eneded up here through Google search and found no e-mail address here, either. Hmmm, Would you kindly help me out before I have to call Nakamuraya directly with my poor Japanese?

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