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Hot Spring Hotel Located in Highest Place in Hokkaido -Tokachidake Onsen in Kamifurano-

July 17th, 2014

Tokachidake Onsen

Tokachidake Onsen (十勝岳温泉) is a hot-spring place in Kamifurano town located in the southernern part of Asahikawa city. There are 2 buildings, Yumoto Ryounkaku (湯元凌雲閣) and Kamihoroso (カミホロ荘) at around 1200 m above sea level. There is a trailhead (Free parking lot and restroom) to Tokachidake Mountain Range (十勝岳連峰), and it is next to the Yumoto Ryounkaku. The Kamihoroso is located under there little.

Trailhead to Mt. Tokachidake
Tokachidake Onsen in Kamifurano

Yumoto Ryounkaku

Ryounkaku is a hot-spring ryokan located in the highest place at 1280 m above sea level in Hokkaido. It was founded in 1963 and was named Ryounkaku meaned a building exceeding clouds. Because bathers can look over Tokachidake Mountain Range from an open-air bath, and a view is splendid. Many visitors visit here to see fall foliage in a autumn. Their brochure is introduced to be the open-air bath on the clouds.

Appearance of Building
Tokachidake Onsen Ryounkaku in Kamifurano

The Ryounkaku is famous for having 2 types of hot springs. One is acidic iron aluminum and calcium sulfate spring, and is clear and colorless and has bitter and sour taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.631 g (It has 893 g of ion sulfate). The other is calcium and sodium sulfate spring, and is opaque and reddish brown and has a little metallic taste and metallic smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 2.084 g (It has 943 g of ion sulfate).

Open-air Bath
Tokachidake Onsen Ryounkaku in Kamifurano

There are 1 open-air bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. At first about the open-air bath, the view of the Tokachidake Mountain Range was too splendid! Because there was not an obstruction in my view, I could enjoy a sence of openness. There was a two‐layer structure bathtub that approximately 10 people take a bath. The upper bathtub had hot springs and the lower buthtub had warm springs. Those were red-brown hot springs. Graduations of color were different at the upper bathtub and the lower buthtub, too.

Hot Springs Are Gushing out
Tokachidake Onsen Ryounkaku in Kamifurano
View from Open-air Bath
Tokachidake Onsen Ryounkaku in Kamifurano

Successively about the indoor baths, a large rock was put at the bathhouse, and there were 2 baths that the hot springs were clear and colorless or opaque and reddish brown. There was the bathtub with water-clear hot spring behind a rock quietly. It was the small bathtub that approximately 4 people take a bath. Because the hot springs seemed to be drinkable and I drank it, it was sour taste such as tonic water. I liked it. It seemed to be effective for Chronic digestive diseases, Anemia, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes and Gout.

Indoor Bath. Hot Springs Have Sour Taste
Tokachidake Onsen Ryounkaku in Kamifurano

There was the bathtub with red-brown hot spring that approximately 8 people take a bath. A mossed rock looked like a nature rock. Because the hot springs seemed to be drinkable, too, and I drank it, it was soil-like taste. I was not able to drink this a lot. This seemed to be effective for Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes and Gout. Other bathtubs used hot water not hot springs. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. In addition, a restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room, too. A staying is possible, too.

Indoor Bath
Tokachidake Onsen Ryounkaku in Kamifurano

Atmosphere of Ryounkaku Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Ryounkaku

Types of Hot Springs (1)Acidic iron aluminum and calcium sulfate spring (Type: Acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Warm spring)
(2)Calcium and sodium sulfate spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)36.7 C
(2)53.0 C
ph (1)2.4
(2)6.2
Indications (1)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, Menopausal problems, Arteriosclerosis, Cut, Burn
(2)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, Arteriosclerosis, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases
Contraindications (1)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
(2)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, Anemia, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout
(2)Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout
Contraindications of drinking (1)Diarrhea
(2)Diarrhea, Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Child: JPY 600.
Business hours 08:00-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (15 cars)
Telephone number +81-167-39-4111
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is this, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 901 872 348*48

Kokuminshukusha Kamihoroso

Kamihoroso is a hot-spring ryokan founded in 1965. There are 1 open-air bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. Hot springs are acidic iron aluminum and calcium sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have bitter and sour taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at a bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Tokachidake Onsen Kamihoroso in Kamifurano

Atmosphere of Kamihoroso Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kamihoroso

Types of Hot Springs Acidic iron aluminum and calcium sulfate spring (Type: Acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Warm spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 29.8 C
ph 2.4
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, Menopausal problems, Arteriosclerosis, 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, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Chronic digestive diseases, Anemia、Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 350.
Business hours 11:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (40 cars)
Telephone number +81-167-45-2970
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 901 872 452*61

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Tokachidake Onsen.

Yumoto Ryounkaku(湯元凌雲閣)
Kokuminshukusha Kamihoroso(国民宿舎カミホロ荘)
Furano Shiyuirin(富良野 思惟林)

A page of Biei and Furano is here

Biei and Furano

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

A page of Secret Onsen of Hokkaido is here

Secret Onsen of Hokkaido

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