- April 24th, 2015
[Betsukai Onsen] Day Trip Bath and Fresh Moor Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed in Korakuen
Bekkai Onsen is a hot-spring place in Betsukai town located in the northwestern direction of Nemuro city, and only Bekkai Korakuen (べっかい郊楽苑) is built on the top of Betsukai Fureai Land (べっかいふれあいランド). The Betsukai Fureai Land is well‐equipped with sports facilities such as Bekkai Citizen Heated Pool (別海町民温水プール), Bekkai Citizen Gymnasium (別海町町民体育館), Bekkai Baseball Ground (町営野球場), Bekkai Fureai Campsite (別海町ふれあいキャンプ場) and Furusato Forest Museum (ふるさとの森博物館). The Bekkai Korakuen is close to Furusato Forest, and trees are rich. There is Bekkai Milk inc. that is famous for Bekkai-no-Gyunyuya-san (べつかいの牛乳屋さん) near the Bekkai Korakuen.
As for the Bekkai Onsen, sodium chloride spring with moor hot spring. The moor spring is brown spring that gushes out from a peat bed or a lignitic bed, and contains a lot of organics of plant origin, so it has slippery touch, and is good for a skin, and is called beauty hot spring (美人の湯), too. The moor spring is different from usual types of the hot springs, and the hot springs are recognized as the moor spring if those contain humus.
Jumbo Scallop Hamburger
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List of Day Trip Onsen
The visitors can take a day trip bath only at the Bekkai Korakuen.
[Shut Down] Bekkai Korakuen
Bekkai Korakuen is a small-sized onsen hotel founded in 1991 on a hill in Bekkai Freailand (べっかいふれあいランド), and is famous for enjoying natural moor hot springs with smooth and slippery touch. Korakuen holdings inc. runs it. at present. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. Restaurant Midori-no-Uta (レストラン緑の詩) is at a building, too, and they serve Bekkai Local Speciality Jumbo Scallop Hamburger. A staying is possible, too. A large public bathhouse and a dressing room are renewed in 2017. This article before renwing is as follows. Unfortunately, they have been closed a business since March, 2021.
There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 sleeping bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the large public bathhouse. The sunny bathhouse with large windows and a high ceiling is feeling good. The indoor is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and uses heated 100% natural free flowing hot springs. Bathers can look at the open-air bath through the windows. The whirlpool bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath. The sleeping bath with a whirlpool stands 3 people, and both indoor baths use 100% natural free flowing hot springs.
The outdoor bath is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and uses heated 100% natural free flowing hot springs. Because it with a roof is close to the wall, a sense of openness may not be felt. In addition, trees disturb bather's eyes, unfortunately a view from the outdoor bath is not good. But the bathers feel a sense of openness on a garden.
The hot springs are sodium chloride spring with moor hot spring, and are clear and brown and have a little salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 3.238 g/kg. It had a smooth and slippery touch. Calcareous sinter are dancing in the hot springs. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed in a dressing room.
In addition, a soft serve ice cream made from milk produced in "Bekkai-no-Gyunyuya-san (べつかいの牛乳屋さん)" is sold at a resting place. The price is JPY 250. Because fresh milk is used, the soft serve ice cream melts immediately.
Atmosphere of Betsukai Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||38.4 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Frozen shoulder, Cold sensitivity, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Arthralgia, Healthy increase, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, 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|
|Facilities||Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 200.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (150 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Reservation||Jalan is here, Rakuten is here|
|Mapcode||496 764 360*06|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Betsukai Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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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