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Little-Known Hot Spring with Cleanliness in Heart of Mountain -Tomuraushi Onsen in Shintoku-

September 24th, 2014

Higashi-Taisetsuso Kokumin-Shukusha

Higashi-Taisetsuso Kokumin-shukusha (国民宿舎東大雪荘) is a hot-spring hotel in Shintoku town located in the northwest part of Obihiro city and is known as a little-known hot spring in the heart of a mountain. There is a sinter cone (噴泉塔) designated as a natural monument near a trailhead to Mt. Tomuraushi (トムラウシ山). In addition, unfortunately I was not able to arrive to Nupuntomuraushi Onsen (ヌプントムラウシ温泉 * Numanohara Onsen (沼ノ原温泉)), famous nature hot spring, nearby because a road closed to traffic.

Sinter Cone and Gush Mouth of Hot Springs
Tomuraushi Onsen in Shintoku, Higashi-Taisetsu-so Kokumin-shukusha
Traihead to Mt. Tomuraushi
Tomuraushi Onsen in Shintoku, Higashi-Taisetsu-so Kokumin-shukusha

I arrived here at 10:30. Starting a business time of an day trip bathing is 12:00. However, a hotel desk clerk said "Although a cleaner is cleaning baths, if you do not mind, I allow you to take a bath". I would take a bath. A bathhouse was large, and a ceiling was high, too. There are 3 indoor baths. Hot springs are sodium chloride and calcium carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have tastless and a little sulfur smell. It had a very smooth and slippery touch. There is a mist sauna, too, and the hot springs were used for the mist. This mist seemed to be effective for making skin smooth and beautiful.

High Ceiling
Tomuraushi Onsen in Shintoku, Higashi-Taisetsu-so Kokumin-shukusha
This Side Is Warm Spring. Back Is Hot Spring
Tomuraushi Onsen in Shintoku, Higashi-Taisetsu-so Kokumin-shukusha
Mist of Sauna Uses Hot Spring, too!
Tomuraushi Onsen in Shintoku, Higashi-Taisetsu-so Kokumin-shukusha

There are 2 open-air baths. One of the open-air bath was cleaned, but the hot springs flowed like falls from rocks at other open-air bath. I enjoyed a sense of openness, and a view seemed to look good in a autumn for fall foliage. I felt murmuring of a river to be comfortable.

Hot Springs Like Falls
Tomuraushi Onsen in Shintoku, Higashi-Taisetsu-so Kokumin-shukusha
Hot Springs of Open-air Bath Flow to River
Tomuraushi Onsen in Shintoku, Higashi-Taisetsu-so Kokumin-shukusha
Good View
Tomuraushi Onsen in Shintoku, Higashi-Taisetsu-so Kokumin-shukusha

Shampoos and body soaps are provided at a bathhouse. At a dressing room, a restroom and a facility for baby are installed and a free hair dryer is provided. A staying is possible, too.

Dressing Room
Tomuraushi Onsen in Shintoku, Higashi-Taisetsu-so Kokumin-shukusha
Baby Seat
Tomuraushi Onsen, Higashi-Taisetsu-so Kokumin-shukusha

Atmosphere of Tomuraushi Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Tomuraushi Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride and calcium carbonated spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 91.2 C
ph 8.1
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, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, 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 Not drinking
Facilities Open-air bath(2), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
One-day bathing rate Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 12:00-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (70 cars)
Telephone number +81-156-65-3021
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 970 120 824*11

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Tomuraushi Onsen.

Higashi-Taisetsuso Kokumin-Shukusha(国民宿舎東大雪荘)    

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

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