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Great Onsen of Hokkaido

May 7th, 2016

Great Onsen of Hokkaido

Speaking of "Great Onsen", What does everybody remind? Very large bathhouse? Or very new bathhouse? Although "Great Onsen" is said, the meaning of "Great Onsen" different depending on people. In my case, hot spring ingredients depositing bathtub and floor are "Great Onsen". I am impressed at those like travertine and Senmai-da (千枚田). I will introduce "Great Onsen" that I was moved.

Motta Kaigan Onsen

Motta Kaigan Onsen Ryokan (モッタ海岸温泉旅館) is an onsen ryokan in Shimamaki and was opnd in 1976. 2 buildings, a lodging facility and a bathing facility, are built on an elevation that the Japan of Sea can be seen. It is famous for fresh flowing hot springs, and Setting sun from an open-air bath is beautiful, too. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too. It is popular for a luxurious dish. Article is here

View from Open-air Bath
Motta Kaigan Onsen in Shimamaki

Atmosphere of Motta Kaigan Onsen Ryokan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Motta Kaigan Onsen Ryokan

Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo

Kamuiwaki Onsen (神威脇温泉) is only hot spring town next to Kitaoimisaki Park and Kamuiwaki fishing port (神威脇漁港) in Okushiri Island and is located in the western part of Okushiri Island. This hot spring is located on the westermost of Hokkaido, too. It is known for enjoying fresh hot springs and a beautiful sunset. Tourists can take a daytrip bath at Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo (神威脇温泉保養所) and Onsen Hotel Midorikan (温泉ホテル緑館). Article is here

Indoor Bath
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island

Atmosphere of Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo

Niseko Kogane Onsen

Niseko Kogane Onsen (ニセコ黄金温泉) is a hot spring facility in Rankoshi town. Hayashi couple, a little less than 80 years old, runs it. Originally they were a farm family, and hot springs gushed out when they dug agricultural well water, and they built the hot spring facility at their site. I was surprised at the hot spring facility because all facilities about the hot springs were handmade. Niseko Kogane Onsen is famous for having a semi-mixed bathing open-air bath and fresh free flowing hot spring. Many hot spring enthusiasts come to this hot spring facility. By the way, visitors can not take a bath in a winter. Article is here

Bathers Can Look at Mt. Yotei
Niseko kogane Onsen

Atmosphere of Niseko kogane Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Niseko kogane Onsen

Iwaobetsu Onsen

Iwaobetsu Onsen (岩尾別温泉) is one of secret hot springs in Shiretoko peninsula (知床半島). There is Iwaobetsu Onsen near Shiretoko Goko Lakes (知床五湖) and is used as a trailhead to Mt. Rausudake (羅臼岳). Because it is closed to traffic in a winter, it does not open a business. There is only one hotel, Hotel Chinohate (ホテル地の涯), and it is full of mountain climbers. In addition, it is known as famous natural onsen, Sandan-no-Yu (三段の湯) and Takimi-no-Yu (滝の湯). Article is here

Sandan-no-Yu from Top
Iwaobetsu Onsen Sandan-no-Yu in Shari

Atmosphere of Sandan-no-Yu and Takimi-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sandan-no-Yu and Takimi-no-Yu

[Closed Business] Sakurano Onsen (桜野温泉)

Kumaneso (熊嶺荘) is a hot-spring ryokan in Yakumo town located in the northwestern part of Hakodate city. There is a building along Nodaoi River in the middle of mountains. It was founded in 1966. Ainu people seemed to know the hot-spring place before. There are 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath. Because there is not the outdoor bath at a bathroom for women, women seem to be able to bathe herself at the outdoor bath for men. The outdoor bath has a sense of openness, and bathers can enjoy a scenery facing the Nodaoi River. Temperature of the hot springs may be slightly cold in a winter. Article is here

Hot Springs Flow on Hierapolis-Pamukkale-like Floor
Sakurano Onsen in Yakumo Kumaneso

Atmosphere of Kumaneso Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kumaneso

Chihasegawa Onsen

Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan (ちはせ川温泉旅館) is a hot-spring ryokan in Shimamaki village facing the Sea of Japan located in the northern part of Hakodate city. Hot springs were discovered in 1871. There is a building near Garo Falls (賀老の滝) and Dragon Water (ドラゴンウォーター). By the way, the Dragon Water is carbonated spring that is gushing out from cracks of rocks. A taste is just like Perrier. It is tasty natural carbonated spring and seems to be effective for Chronic digestive diseases, Constipation and Anemia. The Dragon Water is connected with the Dragon King Legend of the Garo Falls and was named. Nature has been preserved largely in Shimamaki villege, and events such as International Candy Trout Fishing Derby (国際アメマスダービー) is held, too. Article is here

Hot Spring Ingredient Precipitated Like Pamukkale
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen

Atmosphere of Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan

Nigorigawa Onsen

Nigorigawa Onsen (濁川温泉) is a hot-spring town in Mori town located the northern part of Hakodate city and has been used as hot springs for cure since a long time, and a statue of Yakushi Nyorai (薬師如来像) dedicated in 1798 exists now. Hot spring power is strong, Nigorigawa Onsen has a rare geothermal power generation in Hokkaido and it is used for cultivation of crops. Steam come up in many places. In addition, its feature is that types of the hot springs are different by hot-spring facilities. Visitors can take a day trip bath at Shineikan (新栄館), Goshiki-no-Yu (五色の湯), Caldera Onsen Fureai-no-Sato (カルデラ温泉ふれあいの里), Onsen Ryokan Chuoso (温泉旅館中央荘), MotoYu Shinsenkan Nigorigawa Onsen Nikori-no-Yu (元湯新泉館濁川温泉にこりの湯), Onsen Ryokan Tenyu (温泉旅館天湯) and Mikanseni Onsen Ryokan (美完成温泉旅館). Article is here

Free Flowing Hot Springs Change River
Nigorrikawa Onsen in Mori Shineikan

Atmosphere of Shineikan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shineikan

Shiriuchi Onsen

Utopia Warakuen (ユートピア和楽園) is a hot-spring hotel in Shiriuchi town located in the southwestern part of Hakodate city. There is only one building as Shiriuchi Onsen (知内温泉) in mountains. Hot springs were reportedly discovered in 1247 and it is said that the hot springs have the oldest history in Hokkaido. It has a tradition of the 1200s in Hokkaido and is considerably rare onsen. Article is here

Hot Spring Ingredients Precipitate on Floor
Shiriuchi Onsen Utopia Warakuen

Atmosphere of Shiriuchi Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shiriuchi Onsen

Yunotai Onsen

Kaminokuni Onsen National Health Center (上ノ国町国民温泉保養センター) is a public hot spring facility for a day trip in Kaminokuni town located in the western part of Hakodate city. It is famous that a floor and walls of a bathhouse are deposited by hot spring ingredients. Article is here

Hot Spring Ingredients Precipitated on Walls of Cascading Bath. Wonderful Looking
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center

Atmosphere of Yunotai Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Yunotai Onsen

Futamata Radium Onsen

Futamata Radium Onsen Ryokan (二股らじうむ温泉旅館) is a hot-spring ryokan in Oshamanbe town located in the western part of Lake Toya (洞爺湖). There are calcareous sinters with 25 m in height beside a building, and the calcareous sinters still grows up. It was designated as a natural monument by Hokkaido in 1965. This is one of only two largest calcareous sinters with travertine terraces in Yellowstone National Park in the world. Because such large-scale calcareous sinters grow up, a power of hot springs seems to be strong. Article is here

Hot Spring Ingredients Precipitate on Rocks
Futamata Radium Onsen in Oshamanbe

Atmosphere of Futamata Radium Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Futamata Radium Onsen

Kaitorima Onsen

Awabisanso (あわび山荘) is a hot-spring hotel in Taisei ward, Setana town located in the northwestern part of Hakodate city and is famous for enjoying an abalone dish. A building is old, but it has a cleanliness because it is cleaned well. Article is here

Rocks Were Petrified by Hot Spring Ingredients
Setana Kaitorima Onsen Awabisanso

Atmosphere of Awabisanso Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Awabisanso

Yakumo Onsen

Obokoso (おぼこ荘) is a hot-spring hotel in Yakumo town located in northwest part of Hakodate city. There is a building in mountains far away from any place inhabited by people. It was founded in 1985. It is famous for enjoying fresh free flowing hot springs. Article is here

Hot Spring Ingredients Petrified
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso

Atmosphere of Obokoso Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Obokoso

Hoheikyo Onsen

Hoheikyo Onsen (豊平峡温泉) is a popular hot-spring facility for a day trip bath in the southwestern part of Sapporo city. Hoheikyo is farther than Jozankei Onsen (定山渓温泉) from downtown. There are Hoheikyo Dam (豊平峡ダム) saving water for Lake Jozan (定山湖), Shizen-no-Mura (自然の村 * nature village) with cottages and an auto camping ground near the Hoheikyo Onsen. Furthermore, Onsen Shokudo's Indian curry (Onsen食堂のインドカレー) at a building of the Hoheikyo Onsen is famous, too, and people visit here only to eat Indian curry. Article is here

Pattern of Floor Made by Hotspring Ingredient on Rocks
Hoheikyo Onsen in Sapporo

Atmosphere of Hoheikyo Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hoheikyo Onsen

Horoka Onsen

Kanoya Onsen Ryokan (鹿の谷温泉旅館) is a long-established hot-spring ryokan in Ashoro town located in the northern part of Obihiro city and was founded in 1946. Both appearance of a building and interior decoration have an atmosphere such as Showa period. It is famous for having 4 types of fresh free flowing hot springs. Because there are many deers that welcome us in this area, it is said to be named a valley of deers. * Kanoya means the valley of the deer in Japanese language. It is unknown whether it is true. Article is here

Hot Spring Ingredients Precipitated on Bathtub
Kamishihoro Horoka Onsen Kanoya Onsen Ryokan

Atmosphere of Kanoya Onsen Ryokan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kanoya Onsen Ryokan

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