- May 31st, 2014
[Hokuryu Onsen] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen
Hokuryu Onsen (北竜温泉) is a hot spring place in Hokuryu town located in the western direction of Asahikawa city. Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen (サンフラワーパーク北竜温泉) at road station “Sunflower Hokuryu (サンフラワー北竜)” is built along National Route 275. A gate of dragons is a mark. The building is near Hokuryu Sunflower Field (北竜ひまわりの里) and Himawari Park Golf Course (ひまわりパークゴルフ場), and Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland (雨竜沼湿原) and Rose Garden Chippubetsu (ローズガーデンちっぷべつ) are relatively near here.
Hokuryu Sunflower Field
Himarwari-no-Sato (ひまわりの里) is sunflower fields in Hokuryu town located in the southwestern direction of Asahikawa city. It is near the roadside station “Sunflower Hokuryu (サンフラワー北竜)” along National Route 275, and the sunflower fields of 23.1 ha are planted on a small hillside at about 100 m above sea level. Whole planted area of the sunflowers in the Hokuryu is 100 ha, and it is the largest planted area in Japan. In the Hokuryu, the sunflowers are planted here and there certainly. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More
Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland (雨竜沼湿原) is a marshland in Uryu town located in the northwestern direction of Takikawa city, and has been designated as the Ramsar Convention. In Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park (暑寒別天売焼尻国定公園), the marshland is a high moor of about 100 ha at about 900 m above sea level. More than 700 ponds and marshs are in the high moor, and more than 200 types of flowers and plants can be observed. The Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland is famous as a little-known spot to be able to enjoy the beautiful nature scenery of Hokkaido. It is said that the best season is from late July to early August, and hikers can enjoy the scenery from mid June to early October. Read More
Rose Garden Chippubetsu
Rose Garden Chippubetsu (ローズガーデンちっぷべつ) is a rose garden near Kodomo-Boken-no-Mori Park (こども冒険の森公園) and Xe-Xe Land (めぇーめぇーランド) in Chippubetsu town located in the western direction of Asahikawa city, and was founded as an outdoor recreational spot with flowers and green plants in 1999. About 300 types of about 3,000 roses are planted at the site of 5.4 ha, and colourful roses can be enjoyed. The best times to see those are around early July, mid August and early September, and several best times come. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. They accept a donation. Garden House Plaza Welkamu (ガーデンプラザ「ウエル花夢」) that dishes and souvenirs can be enjoyed and a public restroom are built beside the parking lot. By the way, a wedding ceremony can be performed at the Rose Garden Chippubetsu. They close a business from early October to late June. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen.
Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen
Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen is a small-sized onsen hotel founded in 1992. The appearance was built in the motif of Netherland-style building. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. Restraunt “Fusha” (レストラン風車) and a shop are at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A staying is possible, too. The building has renewed since April 2018. This is an article before renewing.
They have 2 public bathhouses, Ryujin-no-Yu (龍心の湯) and Himawari-no-Yu (ひまわりの湯), and the bathhouses for men or women are replaced every day. There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 2 whirlpool baths, 1 sleeping bath, 1 cold bath, 1 dry sauna and 1 wet sauna at the Ryujin-no-Yu. There are 1 outdoor bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 sleeping bath, 1 cold bath, 1 dry sauna and 1 wet sauna at the Himawari-no-Yu. I took a bath at the Himawari-no-Yu. The tiled bathhouse with high ceiling of 7.2 m is feeling good.
The large indoor bath is the size that about 12 people can take a bath, and uses heated hot springs with adding water. The small indoor bath is the size that about 3 people can take a bath, and is changed medicated bath depending on seasons. When I visited here, it was sunflower broth bath. The round whirlpool bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and the sleeping bath seats 2 people. The baths use heated water.
The outdoor bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and uses heated free flowing hot springs with adding water. I felt that only hot springs of the outdoor bath was brown and hotter than another indoor bath. A sence of openness may not be felt because a gazebo is built on the outdoor bath. Unfortunately, the sunflower field can not be enjoyed while bathing because the open-air baths are surrounded by blind fences.
The hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell, are not drinkable, but it is considerably salty taste. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 14.85 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom, free hair dryers and a cold water dispenser are installed at a dressing room. Visitors can drink tea and water freely at a resting room, and the typical Hokuryu drinks and foods such as Hokuryu Soda Pop, Sunflower Soft Serve Ice Cream and Kurosengoku Soybean Soft Serve Ice Cream are sold at the shop, too.
Atmosphere of Hokuryu Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||41.1 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 child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic woman’s diseases, Cut, Burn|
|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, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally|
|Indications of drinking||Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation|
|Indications of drinking||Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (110 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Reservation||Jalan is here, Rakuten is here|
|Mapcode||179 870 764*74|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Hokuryu 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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