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Hot Spring Place with Long History near New Chitose Airport -Tsurunoyu Onsen in Abira-

October 31st, 2014

Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen (鶴の湯温泉) is a hot-spring hotel in Abira town located in the southwestern part of Sapporo city. They have a garden. There are 2 large marshes, and figures of crane are installed at here and there.

Crane Is Artifact
Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen in Abira
Lotus Flowers Are Full in Bloom on Surface of Marsh
Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen in Abira

When I read Tweets, Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen seems to be popular.

Letters of "Tsuru (鶴)" means a crane in Japanese language. A herdsmen saw the crane which healed his wound at a swamp early in the Meiji period. When Mr. Risaburo Inoue (井上利三郎) who heard the talking tried that thing with injured domestic animals, those recovered likewise. Because it was hot spring (Yu in japanese language) informed from the crane (Tsuru), it was called Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen. In addition, it is famous for a beautiful lotus. In August, lotus flowers blossom at their peak.

Its Shape Are Interested
Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen in Abira
Beautiful Flower
Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen in Abira
Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen in Abira
Many Lotus Flowers
Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen in Abira

Atmosphere of Lotus Flower Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Lotus Flower

There is 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. It is the size that about 20 people take a bath. Figures of the crane made by bronze are installed at the side of a bathtub. Interestingly enough, the hot spring ingredients precipitated on the surface of those and whitened. Those came like genuine cranes.

Entrance of Bathhouse
Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen in Abira
Indoor Bath
Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen in Abira
Figures of Crane Whitened by Hot Spring Ingredients
Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen in Abira

Hot springs are sulfur and sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and light brown and have a little salty and sulfur smell. It had a smooth and slippery touch. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 2.573 g. Because shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, bathers must bring those. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A restaurant is added at the same building, and a staying is possible, too.

Indoor Bath
Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen in Abira
Dressing Room
Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen in Abira
Resting Place
Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen in Abira

Atmosphere of Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Sulfur and sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 14.4 C
ph 8.3
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, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic woman's diseases, Cut, Burn, Arteriosclerosis
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 Not drinking
Facilities Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Wednesday
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-145-26-2211
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 738 006 423*17

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen.

Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen(鶴の湯温泉)      
North Gate Inn Abira(ノースゲートイン アビラ)  
Kobushi-no-Yu Atsuma(こぶしの湯あつま)