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[Hinata Onsen in Shibetsu] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Hinata Recreation center

January 6th, 2014

Hinata Onsen

Hinata Onsen (日向温泉) is a hot spring place in Shibetsu city located in the northern part of Asahikawa city. Hinata Recreation center (士別市日向保養センター) is built at around 180 m above sea level on the hillside of Hinata Ski Resort (日向スキー場), and Hinata Forest Park (日向森林公園) is in front of the Hinata Recreation Center, and tourists can stay at bungalows and tents in a summer. The distance is around 12 km far away from the center of the Shibetsu, and restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Lake Shumarinai (朱鞠内湖), the largest man-made lake in Japan, is relatively near here. World Sheep Museum (世界のめん羊館) and Tsukumo Water Park (つくも水郷公園) are relatively famous tourist attractions in the Shibetsu.

Hinata Forest Park
Hinata forest park in Shibetsu
Tsukumo Water Park
Hinata Onsen

Lake Shumarinai

Lake Shumarinai (朱鞠内湖) in the northern Hokkaido is the largest man-made lake that 13 big and small islands float on the surface of the lake in Japan. The perimeter of the lake is about 40 km, and complicated topography like a fjord is characteristic. Uryu Dam was built in 1940 and the Lake Shumarinai was born. Water sports are prosperous, and many people come to get on kayaks and canoes. There are a camping ground, a pier of the pleasure boat and Fishermen's Association Management Ridge around the lake, and there is a restroom at the Fishermen's Association Management Ridge (漁業組合管理棟). Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Neighborhood of Pier
Horokanai, Lake Shumarinai

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Hinata Recreation Center.

Swans Gather on Field in Spring
Hinata Onsen

Hinata Recreation Center

Hinata Recreation Center is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen founded in 1978. A building was renewed in 2013. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 440. A restraunt is at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A meal set with taking a bath is served for JPY 1200.

Appearance of Building
Hinata Onsen

They have 2 types of public bathhouses, Japanese-style Bathhouse and Western-style Bathhouse, and the bathhouses for men or women are replaced every day. There are 2 indoor baths, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. I took a bath at the Japanese-style Bathhouse. 10 local people took a bath, and it was popular with them. The bathhouse with white walls and tiled stones is not so large.

Japanese-style Bathhouse (Source: Youtube)
Hinata Onsen

The large indoor bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and the small indoor bath is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and both baths use heated cold springs.


Japanese-style Bathhouse (Source: Youtube)
Hinata Onsen
Sauna (Source: Youtube)
Hinata Onsen
Wash Places at Japanese-style Bathhouse (Source: Youtube)
Hinata Onsen
Western-style Bathhouse (Source: Youtube)
Hinata Onsen
Wash Places at Western-style Bathhouse (Source: Youtube)
Hinata Onsen

The hot springs are cold spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.284 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. In addition, a restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Dressing Room in Shibetsu

Atmosphere of Hinata Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hinata Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Cold spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: -, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 11 C
ph 8.0
Indications -
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 Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. Bathhouse for men or women are replaced every day
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 440. Child: JPY 210.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day 2nd Tuesday
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-165-26-2021
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 272 341 734*84

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Hinata Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Shibetsu Inn Suigetsu(士別inn翠月)
Hotel Utsukushino Onsen(ホテル美し乃湯温泉)
Shibetsu Grand Hotel(士別グランドホテル)



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