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One of Major Onsen Resort in Hokkaido -Sounkyo Onsen in Kamikawa-

July 1st, 2014

Sounkyo Onsen

Sounkyo Onsen (層雲峡温泉) is a hot-spring resort in Kamikawa town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city. Hot springs were discovered in 1900. There are large buildings such as hot spring facilities, restraunts, souvenir shops in the hot-spring resort, and it is one of the largest hot-spring resort in Hokkaido. There is a trailhead to Mt. Kurodake (黒岳), a lot of mountain climbers come, and many bathers visit here, too. There is Kurodake Ropeway (黒岳ロープウェー), and tourists can climb to highland at 1520 m above sea level by the ropeway. There are sightseeing spots that sheer cliffs called Oobako (大函) are beautiful and Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls (銀河・流星の滝) near the hot-spring resort. Many tourists come to see fall foliage in an autumn, and Hyobaku (Ice Waterfall) Festival (氷爆まつり) is held in a winter. The visitors can take a day trip bath at Kurodake-no-Yu (黒岳の湯), Choyotei Resort Hotel (朝陽亭リゾートホテル), Choyotei (朝陽亭), Hotel Taisestu (ホテル大雪), Yumoto Ginsenkaku (湯元銀泉閣), Sounkaku Grand Hotel (層雲閣グランドホテル), Mount View Hotel (マウントビューホテル), Sounkyo Kanko Hotel (層雲峡観光ホテル) and Hotel Kumoi (ホテル雲井).

Kurodake Ropeway
kamikawa Sounkyo Onsen, Kurodake Ropeway
Sounkyo Visitor Center
kamikawa Sounkyo Onsen, Sounkyo Visitor Center
Hell Valley (Jigokudani)
kamikawa Sounkyo Onsen, Hell Valley

Kurodake-no-Yu

Kurodake-no-Yu is a public bath. A building has 3 stories, and there are bathhouses on the second floor and the third floor.

Appearance of Building
kamikawa Kurodake-no-Yu, Sounkyo

There are 1 indoor bath and a wash place on the second floor, and there are 1 outdoor bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna on the third floor. The indoor bath is the size that about 20 people take a bath, and the outdoor bath is the size that about 10 people take a bath. Because it is surrounded by blind walls, unfortunately a view can not be enjoyed.

View from Indoor Bath
kamikawa Kurodake-no-Yu, Sounkyo
View from Indoor Bath
kamikawa Kurodake-no-Yu, Sounkyo
Indoor Bath
kamikawa Kurodake-no-Yu, Sounkyo
Outdoor Bath
kamikawa Kurodake-no-Yu, Sounkyo
Hot Springs Are Gushing out
kamikawa Kurodake-no-Yu, Sounkyo
Hot Spring Ingredients Petrify
kamikawa Kurodake-no-Yu, Sounkyo
View from Outdoor Bath
kamikawa Kurodake-no-Yu, Sounkyo
Sauna
kamikawa Kurodake-no-Yu, Sounkyo
Cold Bath
kamikawa Kurodake-no-Yu, Sounkyo

The hot springs are simple sulfur hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and sulfur smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.718 g. Sinters floated into the hot springs, the quantity had more at the outdoor bath. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
kamikawa Kurodake-no-Yu, Sounkyo
Resting Room
kamikawa Kurodake-no-Yu, Sounkyo

Atmosphere of Kurodake-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kurodake-no-Yu

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 58.2 C
ph 7.9
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), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day From May to October: No closing day.
From November to April: Wednesday.
Parking lot A free parking is provided (150 cars)
Telephone number +81-1658-5-3333
Home page Home page is this
Mapcode 623 204 752*60

Choyotei Resort Hotel

Choyotei Resort Hotel is a hot spring hotel run by Noguchi sightseeing group and was founded in 2004. There are 2 bathhouses, Tori-no-Koe and Kawa-no-Sasayaki, and the bathhouse for men is replaced the bathhouse for woman depending on the time. There are 2 outdoor baths, 2 indoor baths, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. The hot springs are simple sulfur hot spring, and are opaque and milky white and have tasteless and sulfur smell. 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.

Appearance of Building
kamikawa Sounkyo Onsen, Choyotei

Atmosphere of Choyotei Resort Hotel Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Choyotei Resort Hotel

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 68 C
ph 6.6
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), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Diabetes, Gou, Constipation
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea
Facilities Outdoor bath(2), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. The bathhouse for men are replaced the bathhouse for women depending on the time.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Child: JPY 400. Infant: Free of charge.
Business hours 13:30-17:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (120 cars)
Telephone number +81-1658-5-3241
Home page Home page is this
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 623 233 200*56

Choyotei

Choyotei is a large hot spring hotel run by Noguchi sightseeing group. A bathhouse is divide into 2 floors, the second floor and the seventh floor, and the bathhouse called Keigetsu is on the second floor, and there are 2 bathhouses called Kurodake and called Choyosan on the seventh floor. The bathhouse for men is replaced bathhouse for woman depending on the day. The hot springs are simple sulfur hot spring, and are opaque and milky white and have tasteless and sulfur smell. 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.

Atmosphere of Choyotei Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Choyotei

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 68 C
ph 7.5
Indications -
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Unknown
Facilities Outdoor bath(2), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. The bathhouse for men is replaced the bathhouse for women depending on the time.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Child: JPY 400. Infant: Free of charge.
Business hours 13:00-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (120 cars)
Telephone number +81-1658-5-3241
Home page Home page is this
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 623 204 741*58

Hotel Taisestu

Hotel Taisestu is a large hot spring hotel founded in 1954. There are 4 buildings, East building, West building, South building, Taisetsuso, and there are 3 bathhouses at 3 buildings of those. Chinita-no-Yu has 3 indoor baths at the East building, Taisetsu-no-Yu has 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the South building, Tenga-no-Yu has 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath at the Taisetsuso. The hot springs are simple sulfur hot spring, and are opaque and milky white and have tasteless and sulfur smell. 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.

Appearance of Building
kamikawa Sounkyo Onsen, Hotel Taisestu

Atmosphere of Hotel Taisestu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hotel Taisestu

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 73 C
ph 7.7
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), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, 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(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Child: JPY 600.
Business hours 11:00-17:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (100 cars)
Telephone number +81-1658-5-3211
Home page Home page is this
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 623 204 676*48

Yumoto Ginsenkaku

Yumoto Ginsenkaku is a hot-spring ryokan run by BBH hotel group and was founded in 1955. They stop a business in a winter. There are 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Hot springd are simple sulfur hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and sulfur smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and a free hair dryer are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
kamikawa Sounkyo Onsen, Ginsenkaku
Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 57 C
ph 7.5
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), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Diabetes, Gout, Constipation
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 12:00-19:00
Regular closing day Winter season
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-1658-5-3003
Home page Home page is this
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 623 204 660*40

Sounkaku Grand Hotel

Sounkaku Grand Hotel is a long-established hot spring hotel and was founded in 1923. There are 3 bathhouses on the fifth floor and the first floor. Keikokurotenburo has 1 large outdoor bath, hoseki-no-Yu has 2 indoor baths, and Marumo-yokujo has 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna. Hot springs are simple sulfur hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and sulfur smell. 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.

Appearance of Building
kamikawa Sounkyo Onsen, Sounkaku Grand Hotel

Atmosphere of Sounkaku Grand Hotel Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sounkaku Grand Hotel

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 78.8 C
ph -
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), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility JPY 1000.
Business hours 12:00-16:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (90 cars)
Telephone number +81-1658-5-3111
Home page Home page is this
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 623 204 836*41

Mount View Hotel

Mount View Hotel is a hote spring hotel run by Tetora group. There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and sulfur smell. 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.

Appearance of Building
kamikawa Sounkyo Onsen, Mount View Hotel

Atmosphere of Mount View Hotel Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Mount View Hotel

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 55.9 C
ph 7.1
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), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 630. Child: JPY 315.
Business hours 13:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (50 cars)
Telephone number +81-1658-5-3011
Home page Home page is this
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 623 233 059*55

Sounkyo Kanko Hotel

Sounkyo Kanko Hotel is a large hot spring hotel. There are 2 buildings, the main building called Ayaka, the annex called Shiki. There are 4 bathhouses, Seirei, Tsuki-no-Shizuku, Subaru, Utari. Hot springs are simple hot spring, and are opaque and milky white and have tasteless and sulfur smell. 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.

Appearance of Building
kamikawa Sounkyo Onsen, Sounkyo Kanko Hotel

Atmosphere of Sounkyo Kanko Hotel Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sounkyo Kanko Hotel

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 60 C
ph 7.3
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), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 12:00-16:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (70 cars)
Telephone number +81-1658-5-3101
Home page Home pag is this
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 623 233 085*43

Hotel Kumoi

Hotel Kumoi is a long-established hot-spring hotel founded in 1924. There is a building in front of Kurodake ropeway. There is 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Hot springs are simple sulfur hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and sulfur smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 67.1 C
ph 7.2
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), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Elementary school student: JPY 300.
Business hours 06:00-20:00
Regular closing day Year-end and New Year holidays
Parking lot A free parking is provided (15 cars)
Telephone number +81-1658-5-3553
Home page Home page is this
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 623 204 662*44

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Sounkyo Onsen.

Sounkaku Grand Hotel(層雲閣グランドホテル)  
Hotel Taisetsu(ホテル大雪)  
Sounkyo Kanko Hotel(層雲峡観光ホテル)  
Choyotei(朝陽亭)  
Choyo Resort(朝陽リゾートホテル)  
Hotel Northern Lodge(ホテルノーザンロッジ)    
Yumoto Ginsenkaku(湯元銀泉閣)    
Minshuku Todate(民宿とだて)      
Sounkyo Youth Hostel(層雲峡ユースホステル)    
Hotel Kumoi(ホテル雲井)      
Mount View Hotel(マウントビューホテル)  
Resort Pension Yama-no-Ue(リゾートペンション 山の上)  
Pension Ginga(ペンション銀河)  
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