• May 14th, 2019
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[21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed for JPY 100 at Simple Bathing Facility

21th Century Woods

21th Century Woods (21世紀の森) is a forest park in the eastern part of Asahikawa city, and has opened as the Asahikawa resident's place for relaxation and refreshment since 1985. It is far away from the center of the Asahikawa, and is close to Biei and Higashikagura. Lands around Lake Pepan (ペーパン湖) are roughly divided into 5 zones, Residential Workshop Zone (宿泊研修ゾーン), Creek Interacting Open Space (せせらぎ交流広場), Mutual Friendship Open Space (ふれあい広場), Family Zone (ファミリーゾーン), Niipe(21) Woods Nature-Based Experience Zone (ニイペの森 自然体験ゾーン), and Mori-no-Yu (森の湯) is at the Family Zone. A lot of campers use here, the Mori-no-Yu is a popular bathing facility for free. * It has changed to a paid bathing facility since April, 2020.

21th Century Woods
21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa
Waterside Park
21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa
Mori-no-Yu
21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa

Movie of Camping

A direct bus does not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and the Arashiyama Observation Deck. But High Speed Asahikawa-go (高速あさひかわ号) and Express Nayoro-go (高速なよろ号), express buses, runs between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, and Taisetsu Liner (たいせつライナー), an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and the New Chitose Airport, and Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro-go (サンライズ旭川・釧路号), an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and Kushiro, and Limited Express Sekihoku-go (特急石北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and Asahikawa, and "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)", an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and Obihiro.

    List of Highway Bus

    Refer to following companies for the highway bus service between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, the New Chitose Airport, the Kitami, the Obihiro and the Kushiro.

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Asahikawa
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Asahikawa to Sapporo
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Asahikawa to Sapporo
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Asahikawa
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From Asahikawa to New Chitose Airport
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Asahikawa to Kitami
    Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Kitami to Asahikawa
    Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
    Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
    Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Asahikawa to Kushiro
    Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Kushiro to Asahikawa

    ASAHIKAWA

    Asahikawa (旭川) that about 340,000 people live is the 2nd largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and has flourished as the center of the North Hokkaido area. Woodworks have been prosperous since the old days, and furniture is famous. Because water is clear, a liquor such as sake of Otokoyama (男山) and Godo Shusei (合同酒精) are famous, too. Popular tourist attractions such as Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園) and Biei (美瑛) are around the Asahikawa, so a lot of tourists use tourist bases in the North Hokkaido. As for a climate, the Asahikawa is located in Kamikawa Basin, the largest basin in the Hokkaido, so it is hot that temperature rises to 30 degrees C in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to -25 degrees C in a winter, and it snow very hard, too. So a winter festival using the snow is famous. Read More

    Downtown of Asahikawa
    ASAHIKAWA

    List of Day Trip Onsen

    The visitors can take a day trip bath only at the 21th Century Mori-no-Yu.

    21th Century Mori-no-Yu

    21th Century Mori-no-Yu is a simple bathing facility for the campers, and a log‐house-style building is built in the very back of the 21th Century Woods. A building manager hut is built in front of the bathing facility, and is well-kept clean. In addition, a gazebo is built near the log‐house-style building. But a lot of gnats and flies fly in a summer. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 100. A parking lot is free of charge.

    Building Manager Hut
    21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa
    Gazebo
    21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa
    Parking Lot
    21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa

    There is 1 indoor bath at the building. As for water temperature on that day, the indoor bath for men was 39.1 C, and the indoor bath for women was 38.8 C. Those are suitable for bathing. The public bathhouse surrounded by wooden boards is not so large, and it is a little dark, but the ceiling is relatively high, and the bathhouse is well-kept clean that you would not think that it was free of charge. The indoor bath is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and hot springs are always overflowing for the bath. I enjoyed the hot springs with an ample supply of water.

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    Indoor Bath
    21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa
    View from Indoor Bath
    21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa
    Hot Springs Are Always Overflowing from Bathtub
    21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa
    Overflowing Hot Springs Collect at Water Outlet
    21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa
    A Little Shine in from Window
    21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa
    Indoor Bath
    21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa
    Claer and Colourless Hot Springs
    21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa

    The hot springs are sodium and calcium sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and no smell. The chlorinated hot springs are not drinkable. Using a shampoo and a soap is not allowed. A restroom is at a dressing room.

    Dressing Room
    21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa
    Dressing Room
    21th Century Mori-no-Yu in Asahikawa

    Atmosphere of 21th Century Mori-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of 21th Century Mori-no-Yu

    Spring quality Sodium and calcium sulfate spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source - C
    ph -
    Indication Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Low back pain, Neuralgia, Frozen shoulder, Bruise, Sprain, Motor paralysis, Decline of gastrointestinal function, Mild hypertension, Diabetes, Mild hypercholesterolemia, Mild asthma, Emphysema, Autonomic instability, Hemorrhoid, Sleep disorder, Depressive state, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Peripheral circulatory failure, Cold sensitivity, Xerosis cutis
    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). Gender segregated indoor bath.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility JPY 100
    Business hours 09:00-20:00
    Regular closing day From December to April
    Parking lot A parking lot is provided (6 cars)
    Telephone number +81-166-76-2333
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 914 157 852*17

    List of Accommodations

    Refer to following websites for the accommodations around the 21th Century Mori-no-Yu. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      21th Century Woods(21世紀の森)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten

      A page of Secret Onsen in Hokkaido is here

      Secret Onsen in Hokkaido

      A page of Asahikawa is here

      Asahikawa

      By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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