- August 9th, 2014
[Ebeotsu Onsen in Takikawa] Day Trip Bath and Milky White 100% Natural Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed at Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan
Ebeotsu Onsen (えべおつ温泉) is a hot spring place in Takikawa city located in the northeastern part of Sapporo city. Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan (えべおつ温泉旅館) is built in front of Ebeotsu Station. Restraunts and convenience stores are relativelt near here. The distance between the Ebeotsu Onsen and the center of the Takikawa is around 10 km, and it is little far away. It is the origin of the Ebeotsu Onsen that an angler found a cold spring source in Taisho period. After that, it succeeded in drilling hot spring in 1982, and 2 types of springs can be enjoyed at the Ebeotsu Onsen.
Speaking of the Takikawa, Canola Flower is famous. It is in full bloom from late May to early June. Takikawa Canola Flower Festival (たきかわ菜の花まつり) is held in late May. In addition, famous tourist attractions in the Takikawa are Takikawa Sky Museum (たきかわスカイミュージアム), Maruka Highland (丸加高原) and Takikawa Fureai-no-Sato (滝川ふれ愛の里). By the way, Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Takikawa, Sushi Okuno (鮨おくの), Petit Lapin (プティ ラパン), Matsuo Jingisukan Head Office (松尾ジンギスカン本店), Panettone (パネトーネ) Soba Kakaka (手打そば加々家), Takadaya (高田屋), Okamura (おかむら), ramen Yamaya Head Office (ら～めん山家 滝川本店) and Abi's Kitchen (アビの台所) are popular in particular. I ate mongolian barbecue and Chappu-Don at the Matsuo Jingisukan Head Office and the Takadaya, and those were tasty.
Canola Flowers Fields
There are about 60 canola flower fields in Takikawa city. Planted area changes every year, but the total area is about 150 ha. The canola flower planted area seems to be the largest area in Japan and is in full bloom from late May to early June, during the period the canola flower field in the Ebeotsu district (江部乙地区) is opened to general public and tourists can enjoy a scenery of the canola flower field like a typical Hokkaido scenery. Because an observatory deck is built, tourists can look over the canola flower field from the top. The yellow canola flowers and the blue sky will take our breath away. There is a restroom in the site. A parking lot is not provided, and the tourists can park their cars on the shoulder of the road. Article is here
Matsuo Jingisukan Head Office
Matsuo Jingisukan (松尾ジンギスカン) is a famous mongolian barbecue chain restraunt. There is the head office in Takikawa city. Jingisukan of Hokkaido has 2 jingisukan styles, Takikawa jingisukan style (滝川流) and Tsukisamu jingisukan style (月寒流), and Matsuo jingisukan is a representative of the Takikawa jingisukan style. The feature is that they produce sheep meats and sauce themselves and sell. I visited the Matsuo Jinguskan Takikawa Head Office to eat the mongolian barbecue. First I was surprised at large buildings, there are a main building and an annex building. There are a souvenir shop at the main building, too, and I went to the restraunt through the souvenir shop. Article is here
Chappu-Don of Takadaya
Takadaya (高田屋) is a long-established Japanese style restaurant in Sakae-machi, Takikawa city located between Sapporo city and Asahikawa city and was founded in 1953. This restraunt is near Takikawa Station and has loved by local people. I visited here to eat a pork rice bowl named Chappu-Don (チャップ丼), Takikawa local specialty dish, around 15:00 on weekdays. There was not other customer at the restraunt. It had an atmosphere such as a good old restraunt. The restraunt had counter seats and some tables, so family customers can enjoy eating. Article is here
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan. On the other hand, an accommodation without taking a day trip bath is Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan Annex "Mitate". The distance between the Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan and the Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan Annex is around 2 km.
Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan
Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan is a small-sized long-established onsen ryokan founded in 1921, and is well-known for enjoying mily white natural hot springs, and is popular with local people, so it is crowded with them on the weekend. The interior decoration with a low ceiling has an atomosphere such as Showa period. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. Tatoo seems to be Ok. A staying is possible, too.
There are 3 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 electric whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The tiled bathhouse is not large, and has an atomosphere such as a public bath. Almost baths are small, and 4 baths use hot springs or cold springs, and another 2 baths use heated water.
The indoor bath with extra hot springs is set at the highest place, and is the size that about 2 poeple can take a bath. Water temperature is 44 C, and is considerable hotness. But bathers can take a bath if the bather's body get used to the hotness. The indoor bath with hot springs is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and the hot springs flow from the indoor bath with extra hot springs to here, and it is suitable for bathing. Water temperature is 40 C. Both baths use heated hot springs.
The whirlpool bath is the size that 1 person can take a bath. The electric whirlpool bath is sleeping style, and seats 2 person. When I took a bath at the electric whirlpool bath, I was surprised at electricity that ran to my body. Both baths use heated water.
The indoor bath with 100% natural hot springs is the size that 1 person can take a bath. Flowers of sulphur dance in milky white hot springs, so I think that it is very fresh. Water temperature is 30 C, so it is suitable for taking a long bath. The cold bath is the size that 1 person can take a bath, and uses 100% natural cold springs. Water temperature is 18 C, and it is very cold. Those are non medical springs, but I think it is very cool that tiles turn into brown color depending on overflowed the cold springs.
The hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride spring, and are opaque and light green and have metallic taste and no smell, and are not drinkable. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 3.995 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. Because there is not a restroom at a dressing room, you should have a wash beforehand. A free hair dryer is provided at the dressing room.
Atmosphere of Ebeotsu Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Warm spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||30.1 C|
|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|
|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|
|Contraindications of drinking||Kidney disease, High blood pressure, and diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Indoor bath(6), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||Free parking lot is provided (15 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Reservation||Rakuten is here|
|Mapcode||179 457 085*43|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Ebeotsu Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
|Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan(旅館えべおつ温泉)||
|Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan Annex "Mitate"(えべおつ温泉別館「みたて」)||
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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