[Ikutahara Onsen in Engaru] Day Trip Bath Can Be Enjoyed at Hotel North King
March 8th, 2014
Ikutahara Onsen (生田原温泉) is a hot spring place in Ikutahara, Engaru town located in the northwestern part of Kitami city. Hotel North King (ホテルノースキング) in the center of the Ikutahara is built nearby Ikutahara Station. A convenience store, Chacha World (ちゃちゃワールド) and Okhotsk Literature Museum (オホーツク文学館) are relatively near here. Famous tourist attractions in the Engaru are Taiyo-no-Oka Engaru Park (太陽の丘えんがる公園), Ikoi-no-Mori Forest Park (森林公園いこいの森) and Ganbouiwa Rock (がんぼう岩). Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Engaru, Noborurin (のぶりん) at Yasukuni is popular in particular. I ate ramen noodle at it. It was so tasty.
Cosmos Fields of Taiyo-no-Oka Engaru Park
Taiyo-no-Oka Engaru Park (太陽の丘のコスモス園) is the largest cosmos field of 10 ha in Engaru town located in the northwestern part of Kitami city. The fields roughly divided into 12 cosmos fields, and 10 million cosmoses, 16 kinds or more such as Tetra Versailles Red Cosmos, Double Click Cosmos, bloom on the fields. Because the number of the colors varies according to kinds of cosmos, everybody will be overwhelmed by the colorful. The cosmoses are in full bloom from late August to late September. Article is here
Ganbouiwa Rock (がんぼう岩) is a huge monolith in Engaru town located in the northwestern part of Kitami city and was born by volcanic explosion about 7,300,000 years ago. Tradition credits a place that Tokachi Ainu (十勝アイヌ) fought against Yubetsu Ainu (湧別アイヌ) in Ainu period. The height is 78 m, and it was used as a watch-place. For the form outstanding conspicuously, it has became a symbol of Engaru. Article is here
Ramen with Burnt Soy Sauce Soup of Noburin
Noburin (のぶりん) is a restraunt in Yasukuni, Ikutahara, Engaru town and was founded in 2005. Because Mr. Nobuyuki Sato (佐藤信行) is an owner, restraunt's name may be Noburin. This restraunt is that local people often seem to use. Article is here
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Hotel North King.
Hotel North King
Hotel North King is a small-sized onsen hotel founded in 1991. Speaking of Ikutahara, it is famous that everyone come to mind the Hotel North King. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. Restraunt "North King" is at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A lunch set with taking a bath is served for JPY 1000. In addition, a bedrock bath is provided, too, and an entrance fee to the bedrock bath is JPY 800 per 60 minutes. A staying is possible, too.
There are 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 medicated bath, 1 cascading bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The sunny tiled bathhouse with a high ceiling and large windows is feeling good. The baths are set beside the windows.
The rectangle indoor bath is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and water temperature is around 40 C. The round indoor bath is the size that about 3 people take a bath, and water temperature is around 42.5 C. The whirlpool bath is size that about 6 people can take a bath, and the medicated bath is size that about 8 people can take a bath, and both baths of water temperature is around 40 C. The baths use heated cold springs. The cold bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath, and uses free flowing natural cold spring.
The hot springs are cold spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.298 g/kg. The hot springs with Ph 9 have very smooth and slippery touch, and are not drinkable. The hot springs Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.
|Types of Hot Springs||Cold spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||16.6 C|
|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(6), Sauna(1), Bedrock bath(1)。* Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. The bedrock bath needs a reservation.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 300. The bedrock bath is extra.|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (70 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Reservation||Rakuten is here|
|Mapcode||840 619 290*38|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Ikutahara Onsen.
|Hotel North King(ホテルノースキング)||