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[Utanobori Onsen in Esashi] Day Trip Bath Can Be Enjoyed at Onsen That Is Popular with Thai People

February 9th, 2014

Utanobori Onsen

Utanobori Onsen (歌登温泉) is a hot-spring resort in Esashi town located in the southern part of Wakkanai city. Utanobori Green Park Hotel (うたのぼりグリーンパークホテル) and Asakura Onsen (朝倉温泉) are built at about 110 m above sea level in the Utanobori Health Restoration Village (うたのぼり健康回復村). The Utanobori Health Restoration Village is a relaxation place that visitors get their health back. It takes about 10 minutes from the center of Utashinai. There is a complex with the Fureai-no-Mori (ふれあいの森) that visitors enjoy a forest bathing, a camping ground, a cottage, Tenpoku Ski Resort (天北スキー場), South Soya Country Club (南宗谷カントリークラブ) and a lavender field, and the visitors can enjoy in various ways. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built.

Golf Course
Utanobori Onsen, South soya country club

It is the origin of the Utanobori Onsen that Mr. Fukuichi Asakura (朝倉福市) found gushing cold springs in Taisho period, when he came stream fishing. After that, he built a onsen hut in 1933. A type of the cold springs is natural carbonated spring, so it is an unusual spring in Hokkaido. As far as I know, hot spring places with the natural carbonated spring in Hokkaido are Gomi Onsen in Shimokawa, Kyowa Onsen in Aibetsu, Marumigaoka Onsen in Otofuke, Shilala Onsen in Shakotan, Kogane Onsen in Niseko and Kaminokuni Onsen in Kaminokuni. But small hot springs gush out. Tourist attractions relatively near here are Matsuyama Wetland (松山湿原), Mt. Hakodake (函岳), Bifuka Utanobori Super Woodland Path (美深歌登スーパー林道), Trucka Trolley Kingdom (トロッコ王国) and Usutaibe Senjoiwa Rocks (ウスタイベ千畳岩). In addition, Speaking of Esashi, hair crab is famous, and Esashi Crab Festival (枝幸かにまつり) is held in early July.

Matsuyama Wetland

Matsuyama Wetland (松山湿原) in Bifuka town is the northernmost high moor at 797 m above sea level in Japan and is located in the northern part of Asahikawa city. Tourists must climb a mountain trail with 900 m in length to look around. It takes about 30 minutes from a trailhead to the mountaintop. However, it is quite hard to climb the mountain trail. Because a muddy ground is not good condition, Tourists should wear their non-slip shoes. I slipped and fell down once. Article is here

Ezomatsu Marsh
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka

Mt. Hakodake

Mt. Hakodake (函岳) in Bifuka town is located in the northern part of Asahikawa city. Altitude of the mountain is 1,129 m. A signboard written as "Superb View, Mt. hakodake (絶景函岳)" was built along Japan national route 40, and I reach to the mountaintop when I followed a road. Tourists did not climb the mountain on foot. But I had to drive on the gravel road of one car width for a little less than 30 km. Speed did not rise, and it took about 1 hour from Bifuka to the mountaintop by a car. It was a place that many people did not visit here very much, and nature was very rich. I saw North Fox and Yezo Squirrel on the road several times. Article is here

Meteorological Station on MountainTop. It Takes One Minute on Foot from Parking Lot to MountainTop
Bifukuka, Mt. Hakodake

Usutaibe Senjoiwa Rocks

Usutaibe Senjoiwa Rocks (ウスタイベ千畳岩) are andesite covered with a shore in Esashi located in the northern part of Asahikawa city and were named after the state like tatami‐floored shore. Usutaibe (ウスタイベ) is the name of the Cape and there is the Usutaibe Senjoiwa Rocks at the tip of the cape. This neighborhood is maintained as Okhotsk Prefectural Nature Park (オホーツク道立自然公園), and Usutaibe Camping Ground (ウスタイベキャンプ場) with a high reputation is built. The camping ground is large, too, and campers can enter grassy ground with their motorbike or their cars directly. Admission free. A parking lot and camping grounds are free of charge. Article is here

Rugged Rocky Shore
Usutaibe Senjoiwa Rocks in Esashi

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Utanobori Green Park Hotel and the Asakura Onsen.

Utanobori Green Park Hotel

Utanobori Green Park Hotel is a middle-sized onsen hotel that is popular with a lot of Thai people, and has opened a business since 1989. They visit here in a winter, and see snow for the first time, and can enjoy traditional Japanese events such as "Snowball Fight (雪合戦)", "Penmanship (習字)" and "Making a Rice Cake (餅つき)" all at once. It is a good point of this hotel that they can thoroughly enjoy all the traditional Japanese events in Hokkaido that they can not readily visited. There are decorations expressed typical Japan at some places of the hotel. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 400. A morning bath is served from 07:00, too. Restraunt "Hakodake" is at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
Kimono at Lobby
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
Typical Japanese Decoration at Gift Shop
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
Entrance of Bathhouse
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi

There are 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a large public bathhouse. The tiled bathhouse is L-shaped, and the sunny bathhouse with large windows is feeling good. A view of garden through the windows is very good, and bathers can relax.

Look of Bathhouse
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi

The large indoor bath is the size that about 20 people can take a bath beside the large glass windows, and uses heated water. The whirlpool bath seats 1 person, and uses heated cold springs. The drinking hot spring facility is set near the whirlpool bath, too. It seems to be effect for Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout and Liver disease.

Large Indoor Bath
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
Large Indoor Bath and Whirlpool Bath
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
Only Whirlpool Bath Use Hot Springs
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
Hot Springs Are Light Brown and Opaque
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
I Look at Garden from Large Indoor Bath
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
Look of Garden. There Are Falls, too
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
View from Large Indoor Bath
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashiク

The small indoor bath is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and uses heated water.

Small Indoor Bath and Cold Bath
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
View from Small Indoor Bath
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
Sauna
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi

The hot springs are carbon dioxide calcium and magnesium bicarbonate cold spring, and are opaque and light brown and have carbonate taste and metallic taste smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 3.719 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
Dressing Room
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
Resting Room
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
Resting Room
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi
Cold Water Can Be Drunken Freely
Utanobori Onsen Utanobori Green Park Hotel in Esashi

Atmosphere of Utanobori Green Park Hotel Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Utanobori Green Park Hotel

Types of Hot Springs Carbon dioxide calcium and magnesium bicarbonate cold spring (Type: Weak acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 11.7 C
ph 5.9
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, High blood pressure, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic skin 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 Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea, Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 200.
Business hours 07:00-22:00 (Monday 12:30-22:00)
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (100 cars)
Telephone number +81-163-68-3101
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 571 107 792*01

Asakura Onsen

Asakura Onsen is a long-established hot spring facily for day trip bath beside the Utanobori Green Park Hotel, and owns a hot spring source. Mr. Fukuichi Asakura opened a business in 1949. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. They open a bussiness only from 16:00 to 21:00 on weekends at prsent.

Appearance of Building
Utanobori Onsen, Asakura Onsen

There is 1 indoor bath at a public bathroom. The bath uses heated cold springs. A drinking hot spring facility is set, too. It seems to be effect for Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout and Liver disease. The hot springs are carbon dioxide calcium and magnesium bicarbonate spring, and are opaque and light brown and have carbonate taste and metallic taste smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom.

Types of Hot Springs Carbon dioxide calcium and magnesium bicarbonate spring (Type: Weak acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 11.7 C
ph 5.9
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, High blood pressure, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic skin 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 Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea, Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 200.
Business hours 16:00-21:00
Regular closing day Weekdays
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-163-68-2345
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 571 107 637*14

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Utanobori Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Utanobori Utanobori Green Park Hotel(うたのぼりうたのぼりグリーンパークホテル)
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