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[Bansei Onsen in Taiki] Day Trip Bath and Feeling like Bathing in Tincture of Iodin Can Be Enjoyed

June 28th, 2014

Bansei Onsen

Bansei Onsen (晩成温泉) is a hot-spring place facing the Pacific in Bansei, Taiki town located in the southeastern part of Obihiro city, and is a little far away from the center of the Taiki town, and is next to a camping ground, a park golf course, and Bansei-no-Yado inn (晩成の宿). Except those, Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. There are Tokachi Beach Wetlands Group (十勝海岸湖沼群) such as Horokayanto Marsh (ホロカヤントウ沼), Oikamanai Marsh (生花苗沼), Lake Choubushi (長節湖) and Yudo Marsh (湧洞沼) around the Bansei Onsen, and it is a treasure trove of wild birds and wild flowers because of not developing. The Bansei Onsen is near Otsu Beach (大津海岸) that is famous for Jewelry Ice washed ashore from Tokachi River in a winter.

Camping Ground
Bansei Onsen in Taiki

The Bansei Onsen is well-known for the hot spring ingredients containing a lot of Iodide ion, and a its characteristic is that iodo spring is rare hot springs in the world. Iodo has bactericidal effects with high-power used for gargles such as a tincture of iodin, and Asamushi Onsen is famous in Japan. That reminds me, the hot springs is same color such as a tincture of iodin. Because it has the bactericidal effects, it seems to make skin of the bathers beautiful. The hot springs of Tsubakikan in the Asamushi Onsen has the iodine ion of 0.1 mg/kg, it is great onsen that the hot springs of the Bansei Onsen has the iodine ion of 12.2 mg/kg. But the iodo spring has been found recently in Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture. The hot springs of Shirako Onsen in the Chiba prefecture has the iodine ion of 105.1 mg/kg. I guess that it has bactericidal effects very much.

Park Golf Course
Bansei Onsen in Taiki

Horokayanto Marsh

Horokayanto Marsh (ホロカヤントウ沼) is a brackish water marsh facing Pacific Ocean in Taiki located in the southeastern part of Obihiro, and is famous for fishing pond smelts in a winter. The perimeter of the marsh is about 5 km. There are Tokachi Horokayanto Pit-House Remains (十勝ホロカヤントウ竪穴住居群) on a small hill with about 15 m in height, and visitors can enter a restored house freely. When I saw the Horokayanto Marsh on the small hill, I thougt about the ancient people. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

View from Hill
Horokayanto Marsh in Taiki

Oikamanai Marsh

Oikamanai Marsh (生花苗沼) is a brackish water marsh facing Pacific Ocean in Toyokoro located in the southeastern part of Obihiro. The perimeter of the marsh is about 12 km. Brown water of the marsh caught my eyes. Marine Sports such as a canoe and a jet ski can be enjoyed in a summer. Corbicula is famous, too. In mid July, ordinary people can catch corbiculae once a year. An observation hut for wild bird watching seemed to be built around the Oikamanai Marsh, but I was not able to discover it. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Beautiful Scenery
Oikamanai Marsh in Taiki

Lake Choubushi

Lake Choubushi (長節湖) is a brackish water lake facing Pacific Ocean in Toyokoro located in the southeastern part of Obihiro. The perimeter of the lake is about 5 km. A long sandbar spreads over between the lake and the sea, and there is Chobushiko Abiogenesis Flower Garden (長節湖原生花園) that Yezo Licorice and Thermopsis Lupinoides bloom. Wild birds such as Buntings inhabit, too. It was designed as the natural monument "Lake Choubushi Nature Colony (長節湖野生植物群落)". There is a camping ground on the end of a road. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. The road to Lake Choubushi is closed in a winter. Article is here

Lake Choubushi
Lake Choubushi in Toyokoro

Yudo Marsh

Yudo Marsh (湧洞沼) is a brackish water lake facing Pacific Ocean in Toyokoro located in the southeastern part of Obihiro. The perimeter of the marsh is about 19 km. This marsh is the largest marsh in Tokachi Beach Wetlands Group (十勝海岸湖沼群). A long sandbar spreads over between the marsh and the sea, and an abiogenesis flower garden spreads over on both sides of a road, too. This marsh is the very precious marsh, and ordinary people can catch a corbicula. Only people concerned with fishery can catch the corbicula now in most wetlands. When I visited here, many people caught the corbicula. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. The road to Yudo Marsh is closed in a winter. Article is here

People Catch Corbicula
Yudo Marsh in Toyokoro

Jewelry Ice

Ices of Tokachi River (十勝川) were washed ashore in a winter, and I heard that it looked beautiful, I visited here. A place is the shore of Otsu (大津海岸) near the Otsu fishing port (大津漁港). There is not a mark in particular, too, but visitors will see the place because many cars stop when the visitors cross a small bridge. By the way, car number plates of Kyoto (京都), Nerima (練馬), and Kagoshima (鹿児島) came. Because there is not public transportation, it is necessary to come by a rental car or an own car. This splendid scenery can be seen in a cold winter, almost from mid January to early March. In addition, as for a restroom, the restroom seems to be opend for 24 hours at Otsu fishing port. Article is here


Jewelry Ices Are Collected on Beach
Jewelry Ice in Toyokoro

Cheese Salmon Rice Bowl

Hamadori (はまどり) is a restraunt selling skewers of barbecued chicken (焼き鳥屋) in Taiki town located in the south part of Obihiro city. This restraunt is a bar restraunt basically, but they serve Cheese Salmon Rice Bowl (チーズサーモン丼). Taiki town recommends the menu named the Cheese Salmon Rice Bowll and it will be new local speciality dish. The cheese and the salmon are ingredients representing Taiki town, and customers eat 5 kinds of tempura using 3 types of seasonings. 5 dishes, the cheese salmon rice bowl, the seasonings, a dish of pickle, a cup of soup, a dish of dessert, are combo meal. I visited here to eat it around 17:30 on sunday. Article is here

Cheese Salmon Rice Bowl
Cheese Salmon Rice Bowl -Hamadori in Taiki-

Day Trip Onsen

Tourists can take a day trip bath at Bansei Onsen (晩成温泉). On the other hand, accommodations without taking a day trip bath are Bansei-no-Yado (晩成の宿) and Bansei Onsen Cottage (晩成温泉コテージ).

Bansei Onsen

Bansei Onsen (晩成温泉) is a public bath opened a bsuiness in 1980, and Yasuda Linen Supply runs it at present. Restaurant Komugi (こむぎ食堂) and a shop is at a building, too, and they serve Taiki Local Speciality Cheese Salmon Rice Bowl (大樹チーズサーモン丼). An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. They lend a hand-towel and a bath-towel. It is one of highlights that bathers can look over the Pacific from a bathhouse. A slogan of the Bansei Onsen is "A good view is of secondary importance, and high quality hot springs "Iodine Hot Springs" for the game is the most important", and they have a pride of the high quality hot springs absolutely.

If It Is Fine Weather, Bathers Can Look over Pacific
Bansei Onsen in Taiki

There are 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. A good view can be seen from the bathnouse with large glass windows, and sunny bathhouse is feeling good if it is fine weather. There is not an outdoor bath, but the bathers can go out for some reason. The large indoor bath is the size that about 20 people can take a bath. The hot springs gush out from a round stone. The small indoor bath is the size that about 3 people can take a bath. Both indoor baths use heated cold springs, and the hot springs are not drinkable because of chlorination. The whirlpool bath seats 3 people, and uses heated hot water.

Iodine Solution Springs Out
Bansei Onsen in Taiki
Dark Brown
Bansei Onsen in Taiki

The hot springs are sodium chloride cold spring, and are clear and dark brown and have salty taste and medicine smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 10.79 g/kg. The hot springs have rich ingredients. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. In addition, a restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room, too.

Atmosphere of Bansei Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Bansei Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride cold spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 18.0 C
ph 7.8
Indications 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, Weak children, Chronic woman's diseases
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
Facilities Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Junior high school student: JPY 300. Elementary school student: JPY 200.
Business hours 10:00-21:00 * 04/26 - 09/30 it starts business at 07:00.
Regular closing day From April to September Second irregular closing day
From October to March Every Tuesday
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (50 cars)
Telephone number +81-1558-7-8161
Home page Home page is this
Mapcode 699 103 582*15

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Bansei Onsen.

Bansei Onsen Cottage(晩成温泉コテージ)



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