- June 8th, 2014
[Asahi Onsen in Enbetsu] Day Trip Bath and Black and Red Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed at Enbetsu Asahi Onsen
Asahi Onsen (旭温泉) is a hot spring place in Enbetsu town between Wakkanai city and Rumoi city. A signboard of Enbetsu Asahi Onsen (えんべつ旭温泉) is a mark along Ororon Line (オロロンライン * National Route 232), and visitors turn and go straight for around 6 km, and the end of the road is the Asahi Onsen. Only the Enbetsu Asahi Onsen is built there. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. It is the origin of the Asahi Onsen that they succeeded in drilling in 1972, and natural gas and hot springs have been gushed out. There is Kanaura Natural Flower Garden (金浦原生花園) near the Asahi Onsen, and Yezo Licorice are in full bloom from June to July. By the way, nonstop buses do not run from Sapporo or New Chitose Airport to here, But a shuttle bus runs from the center of Enbetsu to here, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use it, too.
Atmosphere of Kanaura Natural Flower Garden Can Be Watched on Youtube
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at Enbetsu Asahi Onsen.
Enbetsu Asahi Onsen
Embetsu Asahi Onsen is a small-sized onsen ryokan founded in 1977, and is well-known for having 2 types of hot springs named Fujimi-no-Yu (富士見の湯) and Asahi-no-Yu (旭の湯). A building was renewed in 2004, and Daishinto corp, SHIDAX group, runs it at present. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 600. This onsen is popular with local people. Visitors for day trip bath can take a bath at 8 o'clock. A chartered bath is provided, and an extra cost is JPY 1000 per 60 minutes. A shop and a restraunt are at the building, too, and the visitors for day trip bath can use those, too. A staying is possible, too.
They have 2 large public bathhouses, Japanese-style Bathhouse (和風浴場) and Western-style Bathhouse (洋風浴場), and the bathouses for men or women are replaced everyday. There are 2 indoor baths, 1 open-air bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. I took a bath at the Japanese-style bathhouse. As for the other that I did not take a bath, the sunny bathhouse with large windows are feeling good. The open-air bath uses (2)Asahi-no-Yu, and the indoor baths use (1)Fujimi-no-Yu and (2)Asahi-no-Yu.
The Japanese-style bathhouse is slightly dark, but windows are large, so a sense of pressure can not be felt. 2 indoor baths are different in water temperature. The large indoor bath is the size that about 14 people can take a bath, and the small size that about 8 people can take a bath, and both the indoor bath use (2)Asahi-no-Yu. The hot springs are very salty, and seem to warm body.
The open-air bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and uses (1)Fujimi-no-Yu. Because the hot springs have high alkalinity with ph 9, those have smooth and slippery touch. The open-air bath has only small roof, so a sense of openness can be felt. It is surrounded by a forest, and cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in a spring, and fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn.
(1)Fujimi-no-Yu is sodium bicarbonate chloride spring, and is clear and blackish brown and have a little salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 2.762 g/kg. (2)Asahi-no-Yu is sodium chloride cold spring, is opaque and dark reddish-brown and have strong salty taste and slightly oil smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 17.23 g/kg. Asahi-no-Yu has considerably rich hot spring ingredients. The metaboric acid content is 716.9 mg/kg, and it is said that the metaboric acid is effective for sterilization and treatment of skin. But the hot springs are indeed added water, so the sum total of the hot spring ingredients become diluted. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not drinkable because of circulation type baths.
Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free dryers are installed at a dressing room, too. In addition, resting rooms are provided for free or charged.
Atmosphere of Embetsu Asahi Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||(1)Fujimi-no-Yu: Sodium bicarbonate chloride spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
(2)Asahi-no-Yu: Sodium chloride cold spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||(1)Fujimi-no-Yu: 62.7 C
(2)Asahi-no-Yu: 22.4 C
|Indications||(1)(2)Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive organ illness, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Recovering from fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases|
|Contraindications||(1)(2)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||(1)(2)Fujimi-no-Yu: Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease
Asahi-no-Yu: Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation
|Contraindications of drinking||(1)(2)Fujimi-no-Yu Kidney disease, High blood pressure, and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Asahi-no-Yu: Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Hyperthyroidism, and diseases accompanied by edema in general
|Facilities||Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 250.|
|Regular closing day||Year-end and New Year holidays|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (20 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Reservation||Jalan is here, Rakuten is here|
|Mapcode||692 853 830*23|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Asahi Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Secret Onsen in Hokkaido is here
Secret Onsen in Hokkaido
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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