- October 7th, 2017
[Fukushi-no-Sato Onsen in Sarabetsu] Day Trip Bath Can Be Enjoyed at Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center
Fukushi-no-Sato Onsen (福祉の里温泉) is a a hot spring place in Sarabetsu village located in the southern direction of Obihiro city, and is a part of facilities of Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center (老人保健福祉センター). That is near Sarabetsu Shrine (更別神社). A building of the Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center looks clean, and has a large lobby. A wooden carving on a wall cathes visitors' eyes.
By the way, a highway bus "Potato Liner (ポテトライナー)" runs between the Obihiro and Sapporo, and a express bus "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)" runs between the Obihiro and Asahikawa.
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center.
Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center
The Elderly Citizens' Welfare Center run by Sarabetsu village is a facility for health promotion and fulfilling life of elderly citizens. They serves a day trip bath facility as part of that, and open the public, too. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 420.
There are 1 open-air bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 lie-down bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse with large glass windows, and those are feeling good. The open-air bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath. Because it does not has a roof, a sence of openness can be enjoyed. The indoor bath beside the windows is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and bathers can view out of the windows while bathing. The whirlpool bath is the size that about 3 poeple can take a bath. The lie-down bath for 2 people is provided.
Heated hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light green and have slightly salty and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 6.140 g/kg. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not drinkable because of chlorine sterilization. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and a hair dryer are installed at a dressing room.
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium Chloride Spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||17.9 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak Children, Chronic skin diseases, 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||Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1).* Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 420. Junior high school student: JPY 200. Elementary school student: JPY 100. Infant: Free of chrage.|
|Regular closing day||Monday. If the Monday is a national holiday, they open a business.|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (50 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||396 518 229*78|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Sarabetsu village. 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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