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Onsen Open Business Only for 123 Days at Home of Brown Bears -Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa-

June 30th, 2015

Taisetsu-Kogenso

Taisetsu-Kogenso (大雪高原山荘) is a hot-spring ryokan in Kamikawa town in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city and is near Sounkyo Onsen. There is a building at 1260 m above sea level, and they opened a business only for 123 days. A trail path of Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour (大雪高原温泉沼めぐりコース) is built near the Taisetsu-Kogenso, and it is known for seeing beautiful fall foliage. There are only 2 facilities, Brown Bear Information Center (ヒグマ情報センター) and Forest Patrol Kogen Base (森林パトロール高原事務所), around the Taisetsu-Kogenso. In addition, visitors must drive for approximately 10 km on a gravel road with one traffic lane to arrive at the Taisetsu-Kogenso. Please be careful about brown bears because here is a home of the brown bears. The visitors seem to be careful about quite a few accidents to deer suddenly rushing out in front of cars.

Brown Bear Information Center and Entrance of Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso
Forest Patrol Kogen Base and Mountain-Climbing Registration Form Receiving Place
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso
Stuffed Bear on Corridor
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso
Dressing Room
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso

When I read Tweets, Taisetsu-Kogenso seems to be popular.

There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. The open-air bath is the size that about 5 people take a bath. Bathers can enjoy a good sense of openness. The open-air bath is surrounded by blindfold fences, but there is not a roof, the visiotrs will feel like close to a sky. Because I took a bath while looking at mountains of the Daisetsuzan, it was very comfortable.

Open-air Bath
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso
View from Open-air Bath
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso
Nice View
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso
Bathers Can Enjoy Good Sense of Openness
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso

The indoor bath has a high ceiling, and it has a relaxed air. The indoor bath is the size that about 8 people take a bath. Hot springs poured in the bathtub from hot spring gushing out place called kumagoro, and the hot springs overflowed successively from the bathtub. Free flowing fresh hot springs are luxurious .

Indoor Bath
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso
Hot Spring Gushing Out Place Called Kumagoro
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso
White Flowers of Sulphur Are Dancing into Hot Springs
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso
View from Indoor Bath
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso

The hot springs are simple acidic spring, and are milky white and have acidulous and sulfur smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.356 g. Because the hot springs seemed to be drinkable, the taste was not bad when I drank the hot springs that gushed out from Kumagoro (クマゴロー). The drinking hot springs have an effect for Chronic digestive diseases. White flowers of sulphur were dancing into the hot springs, I felt very interesting. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A free hair dryer is installed at a dressing room. There is not a restroom at the dressing room. You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor. A staying is possible, too.

Dressing Room
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso
Free Cold Water Dispenser on Washstand
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso
Resting Room
Taisetsu Kogen Onsen in Kamikawa Taisetsu-Kogenso

Atmosphere of Taisetsu Kogen Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Taisetsu Kogen Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Simple acidic spring (Type: Acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 71.2 C
ph 2.7
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, Chronic skin 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, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Chronic digestive diseases
Contraindications of drinking Nothing
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 700. Child: JPY 400.
Business hours 10:30-17:00
Regular closing day From October 11 to June 09
Parking lot A free parking is provided (50 cars)
Telephone number +81-1658-5-3818
Home page Home page is here

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Taisetsu Kogen Onsen.

Taisetsu-Kogenso(大雪高原山荘)      

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

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