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Fresh Hot Springs with Smooth and Slippery Touch -Shiobetsu Onsen in KItami-

August 13th, 2014

Shiobetsu Tsurutsuru Onsen Ryokan

Shiobetsu Onsen Ryokan (旅館塩別つるつる温泉) is a hot-spring hotel in Rubeshibe-cho, Kitami city located in the northwest part of Kitami city. Hot springs were discovered in 1950. There is Taki-no-Yu Onsen (滝の湯温泉), a park golf course and the Kitami Fuji Cart Circuit (北見富士カートサーキット) near a building. The building was renewed in 2014.

Park Golf Course near Building
Shiobetsu Tsurutsuru Onsen Ryokan, Shiobetsu Onsen in Kitami

There are 2 bathhouses. One is Fudo-no-Yu and the other is Ryujin-no-Yu. Because each bathhouses are far, bathers must move from bathhouse to bathhouse in their clothes. The hot springs are simple sulfur spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and a sulfur smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.218 g. This onsen is famous as high alkaline hot spring with ph 9.6. You will be surprised if you take a bath. The hot springs have a very smooth and slippery touch. It seems to have an effect for beautiful skin, too. The hot springs are drinkable. The hot springs have an effect for Diabetes, Gout and Constipation.

Open-air Bath at Fudo-no-Yu Onsen
Shiobetsu Tsurutsuru Onsen Ryokan, Shiobetsu Onsen in Kitami

1 open-air bath is the size that about 10 people take a bath, 1 indoor bath is the size that about 15 people take a bath, 1 cascading bath and 2 whirlpool baths at the Fudo-no-Yu. The open-air bath is surrounded by forest, and I enjoyed a sense of openness very much. A restroom, free hair dryers and a drinking hot spring facility are installed at a dressing room. It smelled sulfur a little when I drank the hot springs.

Indoor Bath at Fudo-no-Yu Onsen
Shiobetsu Tsurutsuru Onsen Ryokan, Shiobetsu Onsen in Kitami
Drinking Hot Spring Facility at Fudo-no-Yu Onsen
Shiobetsu Tsurutsuru Onsen Ryokan, Shiobetsu Onsen in Kitami

On the other hand, a small indoor bath is the size that about 5 people take a bath at Ryujin-no-Yu. This hot springs have stronger smooth and slippery touch than Fudoh-no-Yu. Because there are few bathers, you may enjoy the hot springs comfortably. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the both bathhouses. A staying is possible, too.

Ryujin-no-Yu Onsen
Shiobetsu Tsurutsuru Onsen Ryokan, Shiobetsu Onsen in Kitami

Atmosphere of Shiobetsu Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shiobetsu Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 45.8 C
ph 9.6
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 dermatopathia, Diabetes, Chronic women's diseases, Cut
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, Sensitive person (person of the photo-allergy in particular) of skin and the mucous membrane
Indications of drinking Diabetes, Gout, Constipation
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea
Facilities Fudo-no-Yu Onsen: Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(4). Ryujin-no-Yu Onsen: Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 11:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (100 cars)
Telephone number +81-120-262-674
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 745 860 297*62

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Shiobetsu Onsen.

Shiobetsu Tsurutsuru Onsen Ryokan(旅館塩別つるつる温泉)

A page of Kitami is here


A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park