- April 15th, 2015
[Chippubetsu Onsen] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Chippu You and Yu
Chippubetsu Onsen (秩父別温泉) is a hot spring place in Chippubetsu town located in the western direction of Asahikawa city. Chippu You and Yu (ちっぷゆう＆ゆ) is built near Chippubetsu Station, restraunts, Izakaya and a convenience store. There are road station "Chippubetsu with a sounding bell" (道の駅「鐘のなるまち、ちっぷべつ」), Open 100th Anniversary Tower (開基100年記念塔), sports park that tourists can play a park golf course and a camping ground around here. Famous tourist attractions in the Chippubetsu are Rose Garden Chippubetsu (ローズガーデンちっぷべつ) and Kids Square Chikkuru (キッズスクエアちっくる). In addition, Green Spaghetti Napolitana (緑のナポリタン), a local dish, is tasty. I ate it at Restaurant "Hamanasu (はまなす)". By the way, Hokuryu Sunflower Field (北竜ひまわりの里) is relatively near here.
Rose Garden Chippubetsu
Rose Garden Chippubetsu (ローズガーデンちっぷべつ) is a rose garden near Kodomo-Boken-no-Mori Park (こども冒険の森公園) and Xe-Xe Land (めぇーめぇーランド) in Chippubetsu town located in the western direction of Asahikawa city, and was founded as an outdoor recreational spot with flowers and green plants in 1999. About 300 types of about 3,000 roses are planted at the site of 5.4 ha, and colourful roses can be enjoyed. The best times to see those are around early July, mid August and early September, and several best times come. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. They accept a donation. Garden House Plaza Welkamu (ガーデンプラザ「ウエル花夢」) that dishes and souvenirs can be enjoyed and a public restroom are built beside the parking lot. By the way, a wedding ceremony can be performed at the Rose Garden Chippubetsu. They close a business from early October to late June. Read More
Hokuryu Sunflower Field
Himarwari-no-Sato (ひまわりの里) is sunflower fields in Hokuryu town located in the southwestern direction of Asahikawa city. It is near the roadside station "Sunflower Hokuryu (サンフラワー北竜)" along National Route 275, and the sunflower fields of 23.1 ha are planted on a small hillside at about 100 m above sea level. Whole planted area of the sunflowers in the Hokuryu is 100 ha, and it is the largest planted area in Japan. In the Hokuryu, the sunflowers are planted here and there certainly. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More
Green Spaghetti Napolitana
Hamanasu (はまなす) is a restaurant adjacent to roadside station "Chippubetsu, the town where a bell sounds (鐘のなるまち・ちっぷべつ)". There is Chippu You and Yu (ちっぷゆう＆ゆ) at same building, too. In Chippubetsu, a local dish called "Green Spaghetti Napolitana" that use noted products such as a broccoli and a tomato is selling. 3 restaurants serve the green spaghetti napolitana (緑のナポリタン) in Chippubetsu. I visited the Hamanasu which is one of those and ate the green spaghetti napolitana. The price was JPY 880. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Chippu You and Yu.
Chippu You and Yu
Chippu You and Yu is a small-sized hot spring inn founded in 1990. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. The restraunt "Hamanasu" and a shop are at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A staying is possible, too.
They have 2 large public bathhouses, Japanese-style bathhouse Silk-no-Yu (シルクの湯) on the 1st floor and Western-style bathhouse Ogon-no-Yu (黄金の湯) on the 2nd floor, and those for men or women are replaced everyday. There are 3 open-air baths, 1 indoor bath, 1 sleeping bath, 1 electric bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the Silk-no-Yu. There are 4 open-air baths, 3 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 electric bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the Ogon-no-Yu. I took a bath at the Silk-no-Yu.
The sunny tiled bathhouse with large windows is feeling good. The indoor bath is the size that about 15 people can take a bath, and uses heated hot springs. The sleeping bath seats 2 people, and the electric bath with strong electric seats 4 people, and both baths use heated water.
3 open-air bath are surrounded by blindfold fences, so a view is not good. But bathers can enjoy a sense of openness without a roof. The open-air bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and uses heated hot springs. The open-air pot bath seats 1 person, and uses heated water. The open-air bath named "Silk-no-Yu" is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, uses artificial carbonated spring named "White Ion Bath" sold by Nikuni corp. It is effective for relaxation. But watch your steps because wooden edge of bath is slippery. I fell down into the bath...
The Hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and colorless and have salty taste and no smell, and have a little smooth and slippery touch, and are not drinkable because of circulation type baths. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.605 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.
Atmosphere of Chippubetsu 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||31.6 C|
|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, Chronic women's diseasesd, 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|
|Facilities||Open-air bath(3 or 4), Indoor bath(4 or 5), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adults: JPY 500. Children: JPY 250.|
|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|
|Mapcode||495 041 493*54|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Chippubetsu 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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