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Nature in Summer and Drift Ice in Winter Can Be Enjoyed -Utoro Onsen in Shari, Shiretoko -

June 15th, 2014

Utoro Onsen

Utoro Onsen (ウトロ温泉) is a hot-spring town in Utoro, Shari town located in the middle of the Shiretoko peninsula (知床半島) and is called another name Shiretoko Onsen (知床温泉), and there are approximately 16 hot spring facilities. Utoro is a tourist hub in the north side of the Shiretoko peninsula, visitors can always enjoy sightseeing including a nature walk in a summer and drift ice in a winter. The hot-spring town is roughly divided into a fishing port side and a hill side, and there is the Oronko Rock (オロンコ岩) and the cruise ship pier at the fishing port side, and there are Shiretoko National Camping Ground (知床国設野営場) and a footbath "Shirietoku (シリエトク)" at the hill side.

Footbath Shirietoku
Utoro Onsen in Shari Footvath Shirietoku

Visitors can take take a day trip bath at Yuhidai-no-Yu (夕陽台の湯), Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kita-kobushi" (知床グランドホテル 北こぶし), Shiretoko Dai-Ichi Hotel (知床第一ホテル), Shiretoko Prince Hotel "Kaze-Namiki" (知床プリンスホテル 風なみ季), Kokuminshukusha Katsurada (国民宿舎 桂田), Hotel Shiretoko (ホテル知床), Shiretoko Village (しれとこ村), Yuhinoataruie (夕陽のあたる家) and Shiretoko Nobel Hotel (知床ノーブルホテル). On the other hand, accommodations without taking a day trip bath are Iruka Hotel (いるかホテル), Hotel kifuu Club Shireotko (ホテル季風クラブ 知床), Onsen Minsyuku Tanpopo (温泉民宿 たんぽぽ), Minssuku Shiretokoso (民宿 知床荘), Minssuku Ishiyama (民宿いしやま), Shiretoko Pekere (しれとこペレケ) and Bon's Home (ボンズホーム).

Yuhidai-no-Yu

Yuhidai-no-Yu is located on the hill side and is a public bath and opens a business only in a summer. There is the Shiretoko National Camping Ground that is famous for looking beautiful setting sun near a building. The visitors are almost camping ground users. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500.

Appearance of Building
Utoro Onsen in Shari Yuhidai-no-yu

There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Approximately 5 people seem to take a bath at the each bathtubs. Trees disturbed my view from the open-air bath and unfortunately it was not good. I barely saw the Oronko rock and the sunset.

Sunset from Open-Air Bath
Utoro Onsen in Shari Yuhidai-no-yu
Open-Air Bath
Utoro Onsen in Shari Yuhidai-no-yu

When I bathed in hot springs, I felt smooth and slippery touch. As for the touch, the indoor bath was stronger than the open-air bath. The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and a little sulfur smell. A sum total of hot spring ingredients are 8.700 g. The hot spring seemed to be drinkable, but I did not find the facility. Shampoos and body soaps were provided at the bathhouse.

Indoor Bath
Utoro Onsen in Shari Yuhidai-no-yu
View from Indoor Bath
Utoro Onsen in Shari Yuhidai-no-yu

Atmosphere of Yuhidai-no-yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Yuhidai-no-Yu

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 61 C
ph 7.6
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, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases
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 Kidney disease, High blood pressure, and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 14:00-20:00
Regular closing day From October to June
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2811
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 757 540 339*76

Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kita-kobushi"

Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kita-kobushi" is a hot spring hotel founded in 1960. There is an open-air bath on the top floor. It is popular onsen because it has scenic beauty. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 1000.

Appearance of Building
Utoro Onsen in Shari Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kita-kobushi

There are 1 open-air bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 medicated bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. Hot spring are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and a little sulfur smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. Visitors can stay, too.

Atmosphere of Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kita-kobushi" Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kita-kobushi"

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 67.8 C
ph 6.7
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, 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(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 1000. Child: JPY 500.
Business hours 13:00-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (120 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2021
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 894 854 356*81

Shiretoko Dai-Ichi Hotel

Shiretoko Dai-Ichi Hotel is a hot spring hotel founded in 1971. There is a building on a hill. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 1200. Hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and a little sulfur smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. Visitors can stay, too.

Appearance of Building
Utoro Onsen in Shari Shiretoko Dai-ichi Hotel

Atmosphere of Shiretoko Dai-Ichi Hotel Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shiretoko Dai-Ichi Hotel

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 52 C
ph -
Indications Cut, Muscle pain, Stiff shoulder, Cold sensitivity, Neuralgia, Relieving fatigue, Scratch, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Hemorrhoid, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Healthy increase, 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(1), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a reserved bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 1200. Child: JPY 750.
Business hours 14:00-17:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (120 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2334
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 757 540 178*63

Shiretoko Prince Hotel "Kaze-Namiki"

Shiretoko Prince Hotel "Kaze-Namiki" is a hot spring hotel founded in 1972. Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kita-kobushi" runs this hotel. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 1000. Hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and a little sulfur smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. Visitors can stay, too.

Appearance of Building
Utoro Onsen in Shari Shiretoko Prince Hotel Kaze-namiki

Atmosphere of Shiretoko Prince Hotel "Kaze-Namiki" Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shiretoko Prince Hotel "Kaze-Namiki"

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 52 C
ph -
Indications Cold sensitivity, Relieving fatigue, Health enhancement, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Convalescent convalescence, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases
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(1), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a reserved bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 1000. Child: JPY 500.
Business hours 15:00-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (100 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2104
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 757 540 315*57

Kokuminshukusha Katsurada

Kokuminshukusha Katsurada is a hot spring inn founded in 1983. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and a little sulfur smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. Visitors can stay, too.

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 55.3 C
ph 6.8
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Health enhancement, Chronic skin diseases, Cut, Burn, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases
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(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility JPY 500
Business hours 12:00-18:00
Regular closing day From mid November to mid April
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2752
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 757 571 251*20

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Utoro Onsen.

Shiretoko Grand Hotel kitakobushi(知床グランドホテル 北こぶし)  
Shiretoko Daiichi Hotel(知床第一ホテル)  
Shiretoko Prince Kazenamiki(知床プリンスホテル 風なみ季)  
Kokumin Shukusha Katurada(国民宿舎 桂田)  
Bons Home(ボンズホーム)  
Hotel Shiretoko(ホテル知床)    
Hotel kifu Club Shireotko(ホテル季風クラブ 知床)  
Shiretoko Village(しれとこ村)  
Yuhi-no-Ataru-Ie(夕陽のあたる家)  
Shiretoko Pereke(しれとこペレケ)    
Minshyuku Ishiyama(知床の宿 民宿いしやま)  
Shiretoko Noble Hotel(知床ノーブルホテル)  
Minsyuku Shiretokoso(民宿 知床荘) Only Tel:+81-152-24-2058
Onsen Minshuku Tanpopo(温泉民宿 たんぽぽ)    
Iruka Hotel(いるかホテル)    
Oyado Kiraku(お宿来羅玖)      
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A page of Shiretoko National Park is here

Shiretoko National Park

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