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Hot Springs with Smooth and Slipery Touch Are Called "Bijin-no-Yu (Bathers Can Expect to Make Their Skin Beautiful)" -Onneyu Onsen in Kitami-

March 30th, 2015

Onneyu Onsen

Onneyu Onsen (温根湯温泉) is a hot-spring resort located in the northwestern part of Kitami city. There are 3 hot spring facilities, Hotel Oehonke (ホテル大江本家), Onneyu Hotel Shiki Heian-no-Yakata (温根湯ホテル四季平安の館) and Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso (天然温泉 ホテル つつじ荘). In addition, there are a few restaurants and souvenir shops at the hot-spring resort. Onneyu Onsen have been a hot spring resort since Ainu period. Onneyu means "The place where big hot waters spring out (大きな湯が湧き出る場所)" in Ainu language. It is an origin of Onneyu Onsen that Mr. Kiuemon Kunisawa (国沢喜右衛門) took over the hot springs from Ainu people in 1899. Approximately 0.7 million people visit here. A quantity of the hot springs is abundant, too. It is one of characteristics to provide the fresh free flowing hot springs at each hot spring facilities. Because the ph of the hot springs is high, bathers can expect to make their skin beautiful.

Onneyu Onsen Resort
Onneyu Onsen in Kitmi

At a roadside station nearby the hot spring resort, there are Tower-Shaped Mechanism Clock "Kamurin (果夢林)", Mountain Aquarium (山の水族館) and North Fox Ranch (きたきつね牧場), and many tourists visit there. A footbath is established at the hot-spring resort, and there are a camping ground and a park golf course. In addition, flowers of azalea growing in colonies on Tsutsujiyama (つつじ山 * Mt. Azalea) are worth seeing.

Footbath
Onneyu Onsen in Kitmi Footbath

Hotel Oehonke

Hotel Oehonke is a long-established hot spring hotel founded in 1899. A purple huge building is conspicuous. In addition, a blue-and-yellow macaw called "Boku-Chan (ボクちゃん)" is bred at the hotel lobby. He seems to be cruel.

Appearance of Building
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Called "Boku-Chan"
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke

There are 2 outdoor baths, 3 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cascading bath, 1 bathtub surrounded by rocks, 1 cold bath, 1 sauna and 1 mist sauna at a bathhouse. The height of a ceiling is approximately 3 m from the ground. It is an extensive bathhouse. A temperature of the hot spring sources is the same, but it seems to be different in the temperature of the hot springs by the size of bathtubs. There were surely very hot spring into the bathtub and moderate hot spring into the bathtub.

View of Bathhouse
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Indoor Bath
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Indoor Bath
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Indoor Bath
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Bathtub Surrounded by Rocks
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Whirlpool Bath
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
View of Bathhouse
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Sauna
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Mist Sauna
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Cold Bath
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
View of Bathhouse
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Outdoor Bath
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Outdoor Bath
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
View from Outdoor Bath
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Waterfall Shower
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Free Flowing Hot Springs
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke

The hot springs are simple sulfur spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and sulphur smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.426 g. It has a slippery and smooth touch and seems to be effective for skin care. Solid materials called 'Onsenka (温泉華)' floated into the bath. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not drinkable.

Solid Materials Called 'Onsenka' Float
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke

Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Dressing Room
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke
Resting Place
Kitami, Onneyu Onsen Hotel Oehonke

Atmosphere of Hotel Oehonke Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Oehonke

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 53.7 C
ph 9.1
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 Diabetes, Gout, Constipation
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea
Facilities Outdoor bath(2), Indoor bath(6), Sauna(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 700. Child: JPY 350.
Business hours 13:00-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (200 cars)
Telephone number +81-157-45-2511
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 402 601 796*15

Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso

Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso is a hot-spring hotel. A building has an atomosphere such as the Showa period. This hotle is famous for having fresh free flowing hot springs, and I met some bathers for curing disease.

Appearance of Building
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso
Lobby
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso
Entrance of Bathhouse
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso

There are 2 indoor baths at a bathhouse. A large indoor bath is the size that about 4 people take a bath. A small indoor bath is the size that about 2 people take a bath. The fresh free flowing hot springs always overflow from bathtubs, and I had a gorgeous moment. The hot springs had a smooth and slippery touch. By the way, the hot springs are used for showers, and I felt touch of my hiar was just smooth and slippery.

Dressing Room
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso
Indoor Baths
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso
View from Large Indoor Bath
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso
Water Temperature Is Approximately 40 Degrees
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso
View from Small Indoor Bath
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso

The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and sulphur smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.374 g. The hot springs are drinkable, and I drank those with my hands from a hot spring gushing out place and it tasted mild. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. Because there was not a restroom at a dressing room, you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor. Free hair dryers are insalled on washstands near the resting place and there is a cold water dispencer near the resting place. A staying is possible, too.

Dressing Room
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso
Resting Place
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso
Cold Water Dispancer
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso
Free Hair Dryers Are Insalled on Washstands near Resting Place
Onneyu Onsen Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsujiso

Atmosphere of Tsutsujiso Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Tsutsujiso

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 50.4 C
ph 9.3
Indications Rheumatic disease, Motor paralysis, Neuroparalysis, Neuralgia, Relieving fatigue, Convalescent convalescence
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 Nothing
Facilities Indoor Bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 15:00-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (60 cars)
Telephone number +81-157-45-3355
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 402 601 585*75

Onneyu Hotel Shiki Heian-no-Yakata

There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 medicated bath, 1 cascading bath, 1 bathtub surrounded by rocks, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. Hot spring are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and sulphur smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at a bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Onneyu Onsen Onneyu Hotel Shiki Heian-no-Yakata
Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 48.9 C
ph 9.1
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 Diabetes, Gout, Constipation
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(5), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 13:00-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (150 cars)
Telephone number +81-157-45-2211
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 402 601 759*12

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Onneyu Onsen.

Hotel Oehonke(ホテル大江本家)
Hotel Tsutsujiso(ホテル つつじ荘)
Booking
Onneyu Hotel Shiki Heian-no-Yakata(四季平安の館)
Booking.com

A page of Kitami is here

Kitami

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