- May 12th, 2014
[Hamamasu Onsen in Ishikari] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Hamamasu Recreation Center
Hamamasu Onsen (浜益温泉) is a hot spring place in Ishikari city along the Sea of Japan. Only Hamamasu Recreation Center (浜益保養センター) surrounded by tree is built along Shokan Natinal Route (National Route 451), and a walk course and a park golf course are built around it, too. Kawashimo Seaside Campsite (川下海浜キャンプ場) and Kawashimo Bathing Beach (川下海水浴場) is relatively near here. The distance is around 70 km far away from the center of the Ishikari, and a convenience store is not built around here. Famous tourists attractions around here are Shiragane Falls (白銀の滝) and Cherry Blossom of Toda Memorial Park Cemetery (戸田記念墓地公園の桜). In addition, tasty restaurants around here are particularly Fujimi (ふじみ), Ripple (リップル), Kanetomo Sushi (かねとも寿し), Lyceenne (リセンヌ). I ate a bean-jam pancake at the Fujimi, and it was tasty.
Shiragane Falls (白銀の滝) are located in the northern part of Ishikari city along Japanese National Route 231 and was named as opening road memory in 1981. Wwater drops around 30 m into the sea, and the splash seemed to look silver in old days. By the way, Beware of Pit vipers. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. A restroom is built beside the parking lot, too. Read More
Cherry Blossom of Toda Memorial Park Cemetery
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery (戸田記念墓地公園) is a cemetery run by Soka Gakkai (創価学会) in Atsuta ward (厚田区), Ishikari city (石狩) located in the northeast part of Sapporo city. Mr. Seijo Toda (戸田城聖), the second-generation president of the Soka Gakkai, grew in Atsuta, and the Toda Memorial Park Cemetery was built in his memory. There are more than 54,000 graves on the site and the cemetery is large. About 8000 cherry trees such as Yoshino cherry are planted and are in full bloom from early May to mid May. This is a religious facility, but everybody can enter freely in cherry blossom season. Admission free and a parking lot is free of charge. Read More
Large Handmade Bean-jam Pancake of Fujimiya
Fujimiya (ふじみや) is a famous confectionary store in Hamamasu ward, Ishikari city located in the northeastern part of Sapporo city and was founded in 1969. A large handmade bean-jam pancake (手焼きどら焼き) and a large chuka manju (中華まんじゅう) are famous and the bean-jam pancake is said to be locality that Hamamasu is noted for. The bean-jam pancake is sold depending on hours by demonstrating customers, and fresh and hot bean-jam pancake can be eaten. There is a restraunt, too, and meals such as a ramen are served. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Hamamasu Recreation Center.
Hamamasu Recreation Center
Hamamasu Recreation Center is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen run by Social welfare service corporation "Ishikari City Council of Social Welfare" (社会福祉法人 石狩市社会福祉協議会), and has opened a business since 1988. In a summer, it is crowded with visitors bathing in the sea and campers, and it is crowded with anglers in an autumn. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. Restraunt "Hamakoi Shokudo" (はま恋食堂) and a shop are at the building, too, and they serve Ishikari Salmon Soy Sauce Broth Ramen. But it closes a business in a winter.
There are 1 open-air bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The sunny round bathhouse with large windows is feeling good. The indoor bath is the size that about 15 people can take a bath, and the whirlpool bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath, and both baths use heated free flowing hot springs.
The open-air bath is the size that about 20 people can take a bath, and uses heated hot springs with adding water. It is surrounded by blindfold fences, so a view is not good. But a sense of openness can be felt without a roof. It is unusual public bath that wash places are set at the outside, too. The open-air bath is closed in the winter.
The hot springs are simple sulfur spring, and are clear and colorless and have tastless and a little sulfur smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.630 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed, too. Cold water dispensers are provided at a resting place, and the visitors can drink it freely.
Atmosphere of Hamamasu Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Simple sulfur spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||42.4 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 woman's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn, Diabetes|
|Contraindications||Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, 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 500. Child: JPY 250.|
|Business hours||From April to November 10:00-21:00
From December to March 13:00～20:00
|Regular closing day||The first of every month, New Year's Day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (80 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||794 576 879*52|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations near the Hamamasu 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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