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Non-Daily Life Can Be Enjoyed on White World -Shikaribetsu Kohan Onsen in Shikaoi-

February 21st, 2016

Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Spas on Ice

Shikaribetsuko Kotan (然別コタン) is a winter event held from late January to late March in Shikaoi town located in the northwestern part of Obihiro city and strated near Shikaribetsu Kohan Onsen (然別湖畔温泉) resort in 1981. An open-air bath with a building made of ice and snow is built on Lake Shikaribetsu (然別湖). This is famous as an eye-catcher of Shikaribetsu Kotan. It is unusual that hot springs can be taken a bath on the lake. An entrance fee to the bath facility is free of charge.

Appearance of Building
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Spas on Ice in Shikaoi

There are 2 bathhouses at the snow building, and each bathhouses have a bathroom and a dressing room. There is a bathtub made of an oil drum at the bathroom, and it is the size that about 5 people take a bath. A view is very good from the bathtub! I was surprised at too sense of openness. I felt comfortable that I took a bath while seeing snow world. I regret to pour hot water on myself, but I felt non-daily life.

Look of Bath
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Spas on Ice in Shikaoi
View from Open-air Bath
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Spas on Ice in Shikaoi
View from Open-air Bath
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Spas on Ice in Shikaoi

The hot springs are used the hot springs of Hotel Fusui and are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and light green and have salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 2.585 g. Meta-silicic acid has 208.1 g, and it may be said that it is effective for beautiful skin. There is a changing box at the dressing room. Bathers can take a bath in wrapping body with bath towel or in their swimwears.

Dressing Room
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Spas on Ice in Shikaoi
Changing Box
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Spas on Ice in Shikaoi

Atmosphere of Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Baths on Ice Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Baths on Ice

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 53.6 C
ph 6.0
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak children, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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 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 Open-air bath(2). Mixed bathing. * But there are time for only men or women, too.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Free of charge
Business hours 06:30-22:00 * Only men 18:00-20:00, Only women 20:00-22:00
Holidays Open all event period
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-156-69-8181
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 702 388 368*51

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Shikaribetsukohan Onsen.

Hotel Fusui(ホテル風水)    

A page of Secret Onsen of Hokkaido is here

Secret Onsen of Hokkaido

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

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