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Daisetsuzan Mountains and Fall Foliage Can Be Enjoyed -Asahidake Onsen in Higashikawa-

July 1st, 2014

Asahidake Onsen

Asahidake Onsen (旭岳温泉) is a hot-spring resort in Higashikawa town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city and is located in the Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園). Hot springs were discovered in 1914. There is a trailhead to Daisetsuzan Mountains (大雪山連峰), and there are 9 accommodations. Visitors can take a day trip bath at Asahidakemanseikaku Hotel Bearmonte (ホテルベアモンテ), Grand Hotel Daisetsu (グランドホテル大雪), Yumoto Yukomanso (湯元 湧駒荘), Lodge Nutapukaushipe (ロッジ・ヌタプカウシペ) and Daisetsuzan Shirakabaso Youth Hostel (大雪山白樺荘 ユースホステル). There are Asahidake Visitor Center (旭岳ビジターセンター), a skiing resort and a ropeway, and tourists can climb at 1,600m above sea level by the ropeway. The walks are built, too, and the visitors can see Sugatami Pond (姿見の池) and alpine plants and make a round trip for about 60 minutes. Many people come to see fall foliage in an autumn.

Asahidake Ropeway
Asahidake Onsen Asahidake Ropeway

Atmosphere of Mt. Asahidake Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Mt. Asahidake

Grand Hotel Daisetsu

Grand Hotel Daisetsu (グランドホテル大雪) is a hot spring hotel founded in 1984, and has 3 hot spring sources, and a quantity of hot springs is abundant. They have great confidence and declare "100% Fresh Hot Springs Are Used". An entrance fee for a day trip bath is JPY 600. Of course, a staying is possible, too. Skiers can enjoy skiing until about June on Mt. Asahidake, so many customers are the skiers and climbers.

Appearance of Building
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Stuffed Bear on Corridor
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Entrances of Bathhouse
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Dressing Room
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa

There are 1 open-air bath that about 10 people seem to take a bath, 3 indoor baths at a bathhouse. "つ" shaped indoor bath is installed, and the indoor bath is divided into 3 types indoor baths, the indoor bath with a temperature of 43 C is the size that 1 person can take a bath, the indoor bath with a temperature of 41.5 C is the size that about 6 people seem to take a bath and the indoor bath with a temperature of 40 C is the size that about 10 people seem to take a bath. The hot springs overflow from the indoor bath with a temperature of 43 C and the temperature falls sequentially. It is one of characteristics that black resembling flowers dance in the water. In addition, a small slide for kids is on the floor. By the way, the open-air bath is surrounded by folding walls, so a view is not good. But I could relax myself. At the evening, the sky seems to be thick with stars.

Look of Bathhouse
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Indoor Bath with Temperature of 43 C
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Hot Springs Flow From Indoor Bath with Temperature of 43 C to Indoor Bath with Temperature of 41.5 C
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
View from Indoor Bath with Temperature of 43 C
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Look of Bathhouse
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Indoor Bath with Temperature of 43 C from Indoor Bath with Temperature of 41.5 C
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Black Resembling Flowers Dance in Water
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
View from Indoor Bath with Temperature of 41.5 C
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Drain Outlet
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Look of Open-air Bath
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Clear and Colorless
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Hot Springs Are Gushing out
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
View from Open-air Bath
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa

The hot springs are calcium and magnesium and sodium sulfate chloride spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 2.144 g. Meta-silicic acid is 251.4 mg, and it is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg is effective for beautiful skin, so it may be said the hot springs for beautiful skin. The hot springs seems to be drankable, but I could not find a facility for drinking the hot springs. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and a free hair dryer are installed at a dressing room. There are a table tennis and a mini jungle gym for kids around the entrance of resting room, too.

Resting Room
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Table Tennis
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa
Mini Jungle Gym
Asahidake Onsen Grand Hotel Daisetsu in Higashikawa

Atmosphere of Grand Hotel Daisetsu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Grand Hotel Daisetsu

Types of Hot Springs Calcium and magnesium and sodium sulfate chloride spring (Type: Weak acidity, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 48.8 C
ph 5.9
Indications Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthrosis, Lumbar pain, Neuralgia, Frozen shoulder, Bruise, Sprain, Motor paralysis, Scholar, Mild hypertension, Diabetes, Mild hyperlipidaemia, Mild asthma, Emphysema, Hemorrhoid, Autonomic instability, Stress, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Peripheral circulatory failure, Cold sensitivity, Depressive state, Xeroderma
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 Biliary tract disease, Hypercholesterolemia, Constipation, Atrophic gastritis
Contraindications of drinking Nothing
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(3). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a charterted bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Elementary school student: JPY 300. Infant: free of charge.
Business hours 11:30-18:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (60 cars)
Telephone number +81-166-97-2211
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 796 829 418*76

Yumoto Yukomanso

Yumoto Yukomanso is a hot-spring hotel founded in 1950. There are 2 bathhouses, Yukoman-no-Yu and Shikoro-no-Yu at a main building, and there is 1 bathhouse, Kamigami-no-Yu at an annex. Visitors can take a day trip bath at the annex, but the visitors can take a bath at the main building if apply and pay bathing charges separately. In addition, the bathhouse for men is replaced with bathhouse for women depending on hours. The underflow water of Mt. Asahidake called "Shinsen Spring" springs out at a site and can be drunk free. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Asahidake Onsen Yumoto Yukomanso
Shinsen Spring. Visitors Can Drink Freely and Too Tasty Soft Water
Asahidake Onsen Yumoto Yukomanso
Entrance Hall
Asahidake Onsen Yumoto Yukomanso
Lobby
Asahidake Onsen Yumoto Yukomanso
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (40 cars)
Telephone number +81-166-97-2101
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 796 830 428*55

Kamigami-no-Yu

There are 1 outdoor bath and 2 indoor baths at the Kamigami-no-Yu. The outdoor bath is the size that about 5 people take a bath. Because trees and plants grew thick, unfortunately, I had no feeling of opening. The bathhouse had a ceiling with about 7 m in height and I could enjoy a large space. A warm indoor bath is the size that about 10 people take a bath. Hot springs have clear and colorless. A hot indoor bath is the size that about 5 people take a bath. The hot springs are milky white.

Resting Place on Corridor
Asahidake Onsen Yumoto Yukomanso
Entrance of Bathhouse
Asahidake Onsen Yumoto Yukomanso
Resting Place on 2 Floor
Asahidake Onsen Yumoto Yukomanso
Resting Place on 2 Floor
Asahidake Onsen Yumoto Yukomanso

The hot springs are calcium and magnesium and sodium sulfate chloride spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. The hot springs seem to be drinkable. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 2.025 g and 2.089 g. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. There is a drinking water (called Sensui Spring) facility at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Asahidake Onsen Yumoto Yukomanso

Atmosphere of Kamigami-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kamigami-no-Yu

Types of Hot Springs (1)(2)Calcium and magnesium and sodium sulfate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)40.0 C, (2)44.6 C
ph (1)6.5, (2)6.2
Indication Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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 Nothing
Contraindications of drinking Nothing
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 700. Elementary school student: JPY 350. Infant: free of charge.
Business hours 11:00-20:00.
Regular closing day Open all year round

Shikoro-no-Yu and Yukoman-no-Yu

There are 1 outdoor bath and 5 indoor baths at the Yukoman-no-Yu. There are 2 outdoor baths and 3 indoor baths at the Shikoro-no-Yu. One of indoor bath seems to be eyewash onsen which is said to be effective for eyes, and it is unusual type of the hot springs in Japan.

Atmosphere of Shikoro-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shikoro-no-Yu

Atmosphere of Yukoman-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Yukoman-no-Yu

Types of Hot Springs Calcium and magnesium and sodium sulfate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source - C
ph -
Indication Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Diabetes, Gout, Diabetes
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Outdoor bath(1 or 2), Indoor bath(3 or 5). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. Bathhouse for men is replaced with bathhouse for women every day.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 1500.
Business hours 13:00-17:00
Regular closing day Open all year round

Asahidake Manseikaku Hotel Bearmonte

Asahidake Manseikaku Hotel Bearmonte is a hot spring hotel founded in 2003. There are 2 bathhouses, Ishi-no-Yu and Ki-no-Yu, and the bathhouse for men is replaced the bathhouse for women according to time. There are 1 outdoor bath, 3 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. Hot springs are calcium and magnesium and sodium sulfate chloride spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Asahidake Onsen Asahidakemanseikaku Hotel Bearmonte
Types of Hot Springs Calcium and magnesium and sodium sulfate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 45.5 C
ph 6.1
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Diabetes, Gout, Diabetes
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(5), Sauna(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath. The bathhouse for men is replaced with bathhouse for women depending on hours
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 1080. Child: JPY 490.
Business hours 12:00-17:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (84 cars)
Telephone number +81-166-97-2321
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 796 831 731*84

Lodge Nutapukaushipe

Lodge Nutapukaushipe is a mountain hut style onsen ryokan. Nutapukaushipe means Mt. Taisetsuzan in Ainu language. Warmth of a tree can be felt. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Lodge Nutapukaushipe in Higashikawa

Atmosphere of Lodge Nutapukaushipe Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Lodge Nutapukaushipe

Types of Hot Springs Calcium and magnesium and sodium sulfate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 52.6 C
ph 6.1
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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
Facility Mixed bathgin outdoor bath(2), Sex-Segregated indoor bath(1).
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 12:00-16:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day and winter season
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-166-97-2150
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 796 830 532*38

Daisetsuzan Shirakabaso

Daisetsuzan Shirakabaso is a youth hostel founded in 1968 and was renewed in 2000. A building is a mountain hut style. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Daisetsuzan Shirakabaso in Higashikawa
Types of Hot Springs Calcium and magnesium and sodium sulfate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 47.4 C
ph 6.0
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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
Facility Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800.
Business hours 13:00-20:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-166-97-2246
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 796 830 564*41

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Asahidake Onsen.

Asahidake Onsen Hotel Bear Monte(旭岳温泉 ホテルベアモンテ)
Art Village Toki(アートビレッジ 杜季)
Booking
Rakuten
Daisetsuzan-Sanso(大雪山山荘) Only Tel:+81-166-97-2326
Daisetsuzan Shirakabaso Youth Hostel(大雪山白樺荘 ユースホステル)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Lodge Nutapukaushipe(ロッジ・ヌタプカウシペ) Only Tel:+81-0166-97-2150
Yumoto Yukomanso(湯元 湧駒荘)
La Vista Daisetsuzan(ラビスタ大雪山)
Grand Hotel Daisetsu(グランドホテル大雪)
Asahidake Manseikaku Hotel Deer Valley(旭岳万世閣 ホテルディアバレー)
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

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