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[Ashibetsu Onsen] Day Trip Bath and Milky White Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed

April 22nd, 2015

Ashibetsu Onsen

Ashibetsu Onsen (芦別温泉) is a hot spring place in Ashibetsu city located in the southern part of Asahikawa city. There are Starlight Hotel Seiyukan (スターライトホテル 星遊館) and Ashibetsu Onsen (芦別温泉) along Yubari National Route (National Route 452). The hot spring place is surrounded by a forest, and except those, Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. There are a park golf course, Yuya Gymnasium (油谷体育館), Ceramic Art Center (陶芸センター), Ashibetsu B & G Community Sports Center (芦別市B&G海洋センター), a tennis court and Ashibetsu Kenmin center Auto Campsite (芦別市健民センターオートキャンプ場), Canadian World Park (カナディアンワールド公園) near the hot spring facilities.

Roadside Station "Star Plaza Ashibetsu (スタープラザ芦別)"
Gatatan Ramen -La Fleur in Ashibetsu-

Cold springs gush out under old gymnasium of Yuya Primary School that has been closed down since 1971. It is the beginning of the Ashibetsu Onsen that Kenmin Center Ashibetsu Onsen (健民センター芦別温泉) was built to use the cold springs in 1972. It is not usual to gush out under the gymnasium. The Ashibetsu Onsen passed a rigorous screening in 1973, and has been appointed by Minister for the Environment, and is one of 15 nation insurance hot spring resorts in Hokkaido. This cold spring containing sulfur is called "hot springs for beauty skin", and smooth touch and high moisture retention have a good reputation, so a lot of local people come. Nonstop buses do not run from the Ashibetsu Onsen to Sapporo or Asahikawa. But Kirakira Bus (キラキラバス) "Ashibetsu Line: For Ashibetsu Onsen (芦別温泉線:芦別温泉行き)" runs for around 20 minutes from Asibetsu Station to the Ashibetsu Onsen. By the way, speaking of Ashibetsu, Gatatan (ガタタン) is a local speciality.

Gatatan Ramen

Gatatan (ガタタン) is a local dish of Ashibetsu and is thick and stewed Chinese soup with salt flavor including vegetables, edible wild plants and seafood. Mr. Bungonosuke Murai (村井豊後之亮) who was repatriated from former Manchurian to Ashibetsu served Gatatan at Chinese restaurant "Koraku (幸楽)" for the first time after the war. He got a hint from Manchurian home-cooked meal "Gedatang (疙瘩湯)". There is not already Koraku, and Unfortunately, the well-known Gatatan restraunt "Horaiken (宝来軒)" went out of business at the end of October, 2015. But Gatata can be eaten at approximately 10 restaurants in Ashibetsu city. Article is here

Gatatan Ramen
Gatatan Ramen -La Fleur in Ashibetsu-

List of Day Trip Onsen

Tourists can take a day trip bath at Starlight Hotel Yuseikan (スターライトホテル 星遊館) and Ashibetsu Onsen (芦別温泉).

Starlight Hotel Seiyukan

Starlight Hotel is a middle-sized onsen hotel founded in 1989, and is well-known for beautiful starry sky. Hokkaido Hotel and Resort inc. runs it, and a building was renewd in 2017. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 800. Early morning discount and late night discount are served for JPY 500 from 06:00 to 09:00 and from 20:00 to 23:00. A staying is possible, too. A restaurant is at a building.

Appearance of Building
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan
Entrance of Bathhouse
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan

There are 1 open-air bath, 3 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a large public bathhouse. A drinking hot spring facility is built at the large public bathhouse, too. It tasted a little salty taste, and it seems to be effective for Diabetes, Gout, Constipation, Chronic digestive diseases, Liver disease. The bathhouse with a high ceiling features an extensive space. Large windows are feeling good.

Large Public Bathhouse
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan

They have 2 types of hot springs. One is (1)sulfur and sodium and magnesium chloride and calcium cold spring, and is clear and colorless and has tasteless and sulfer smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.429 g/kg. The other is (2)sulfur and sodium and bicarbonate chloride cold spring, and is clear and light yellow and has a little salty taste and sulfer smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 3.347 g/kg. It has a smooth and slippery touch, and is a little thick. In addition, it will turn into the milky white hot spring when time passes.

Drinking Hot Spring Facility
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan

The largest indoor bath is the size that about 20 people can take a bath, and uses heated (1)sulfur and sodium and magnesium chloride and calcium cold spring. Bathers can look at the open-air bath through the windows.

Largest Indoor Bath
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan

The smallest indoor bath is the size that about 3 people can take a bath, and water temperature of the hot spring is from 39 C to 41 C. The middle indoor bath is the size that about 5 people can take a bath, and water temperature of the hot spring is from 44 C to 46 C. The hot springs make the bathers feel refreshed. Those hot springs look light cobalt blue whether the sulfur is affected. The indoor baths use heated (2)sulfur and sodium and bicarbonate chloride cold spring.

Indoor Baths
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan
View from Indoor Bath
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan
View from Indoor Bath
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan

The open-air bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 6 people can take a bath. The bathers can feel a sense of openness because of not a roof, and can see a forest. In the evening, starry sky can be enjoyed. The open-air bath uses heated (1)sulfur and sodium and magnesium chloride and calcium cold spring.

Open-air Bath
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan
Milky Hot Spring
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan
View
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan

The cold bath uses (1)sulfur and sodium and magnesium chloride and calcium cold spring, fresh hot springs without chlorination, and flowers of sulphur float in milkywhite cold springs. Water temperature of the cold spring is from 12 C to 13 C. That is nice to enjoy raw cold springs. The whirlpool bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath, and uses heated hot water.

Cold Bath
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan
Whirlpool Bath
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan
Sauna
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan

Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. Free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A free resting room for day trip bathers is renewd in 2017. A self-service drink area is provided for free. That is nice service.

Dressing Room
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan
Old Resting Room
Ashibetsu Onsen, Seiyukan

Atmosphere of Seiyukan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Seiyukan

Types of Hot Springs (1)Sulfur and sodium and magnesium chloride and calcium cold spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
(2)Sulfur and sodium and bicarbonate chloride cold spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)10.8 C
(2)12.8 C
ph (1)7.0
(2)7.2
Indication (1)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 woman's diseases, Diabetes, High blood pressure, Arteriosclerosis
(2)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 woman's diseases, Diabetes
Contraindications (1)(2)Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Dry skin in the elderly
Indications of drinking (1)(2)Diabetes, Gout, Constipation, Chronic digestive diseases, Liver disease
Contraindications of drinking (1)(2)Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(5), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Child: JPY 400.
Business hours 06:00-09:00, 10:30-23:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (250 cars)
Telephone number +81-124-23-1155
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 450 764 073*87

Ashibetsu Onsen

Ashibetsu Onsen is a public bath for day trip bath next to Starlight Hotel. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. Hotel guests of the Starlight Hotel can use it for free. There are 1 indoor bath and 1 whirlpool bath at a large public bathhouse. Hot sporings are (1)sulfur and sodium chloride and calcium cold spring and (2)sulfur and sodium and bicarbonate chloride cold spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and sulfer smell. The indoor bath uses heated (2)sulfur and sodium and bicarbonate chloride cold spring, and the whirlpool bath uses heated (1)sulfur and sodium chloride and calcium cold spring. A free hair dryer is installed at a dressing room. A drinking hot spring facility is built, too, and uses (2)sulfur and sodium and bicarbonate chloride cold spring.

Appearance of Building
Ashibetsu Onsen
Types of Hot Springs (1)Sulfur and sodium chloride and calcium cold spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
(2)Sulfur and sodium and bicarbonate chloride cold spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)10.3 C
(2)13.6 C
ph (1)7.2
(2)7.2
Indication (1)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 woman's diseases, Diabetes, High blood pressure, Arteriosclerosis
(2)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 woman's diseases, Diabetes
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Dry skin in the elderly
Indications of drinking (1)Not drinking
(2)Chronic digestive diseases, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease, Constipation
Contraindications of drinking (2)Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 07:00-22:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-124-23-1155
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 450 764 220*45

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Ashibetsu Onsen.

Starlight Hotel(スターライトホテル)
Kokumin Shukusha Ashibetsu(国民宿舎あしべつ) Only Tel:+81-124-23-1155

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