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[Asahi Onsen in Enbetsu] Day Trip Bath and Black and Red Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed at Enbetsu Asahi Onsen

June 8th, 2014

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

Movie of Kanaura Natural Flower Garden

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 500. 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.

Appearance of Building
Embetsu Asahi Onsen

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.

Indoor Bath at Western-style Bathhouse (Source: Wikipedia)
Embetsu Asahi Onsen
Open-air Bath at Western-style Bathhouse (Source: Enbetsu Asahi Onsen)
Embetsu Asahi Onsen

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.

Indoor Bath at Japanese-style Bathhouse (Source: Enbetsu Asahi Onsen)
Embetsu Asahi Onsen
Look of Indoor Bath
Embetsu Asahi Onsen Asahinoyu
Dark Reddish-Brown Hot Springs
Embetsu Asahi Onsen Asahinoyu

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.

Open-air Bath at Japanese-style Bathhouse (Source: Enbetsu Asahi Onsen)
Embetsu Asahi Onsen
Look of Open-air Bath
Embetsu Asahi Onsen Fujiminoyu

(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.

Blackish Brown Hot Springs
Embetsu Asahi Onsen Fujiminoyu

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

Movie of Embetsu Asahi Onsen

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
ph (1)Fujimi-no-Yu: 8.0
(2)Asahi-no-Yu: 7.5
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 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 08:00-22:00
Regular closing day Year-end and New Year holidays
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Parking lot +81-1632-7-3927
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 Asahi Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Enbetsu Asahi Onsen(えんべつ旭温泉)
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