- October 3rd, 2019
[Kamiyubetsu Onsen in Yubetsu] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Roadside Station Kamiyubetsu Onsen Tulip-no-Yu
Kamiyubetsu Onsen is a hot spring place in Nakayubetsu, Yubetsu town located in the northern direction of Kitami city, and has opened a business as a day trip onsen facility at Roadside Station Kamiyubetsu Onsen Tulip-no-Yu (道の駅 かみゆうべつ温泉チューリップの湯) built in 2001. The building is next to Kamiyubetsu 100 Years Memorial Park (上湧別百年記念公園), and Former Nakayubetsu Station Memorial Hall (中湧別駅記念館), a playground and a public restroom are built in the park. In addition, Nakayubetsu Bunka-center TOM (湧別町文化センターTOM) is also near here.
Speaking of the Kamiyubetsu, tulips are famous. In a spring, a lot of tourists visit the Kamiyubetsu. I suppose that they follow famous kamiyubetsu's name because they have named the Kamiyubetsu Onsen as a hot sping place in the Nakayubetsu. By the way, Lake Saroma (サロマ湖), the largest lake in Hokkaido, is relatively near here. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Yubetsu, Tulip (ちゅーりっぷ) and Menya Okhotsk (麺屋おほーつく) are popular in particular. I ate a meal at the Menya Okhotsk, and it was tasty. Nonstop buses do not run, but an intercity bus, Highway Bus Engaru-go (高速えんがる号), runs between Sapporo and Engaru.
Kamiyubetsu Tulip Fair
Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park (かみゆうべつチューリップ公園) is in Kamiyubetsu, Yubetsu town located in the northern direction of Kitami city, and is well-known as one of 2 major places famous for tulips together with Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park (滝野すずらん公園) in Hokkaido, and the Kamiyubetsu Tulip Fair (かみゆうべつチューリップフェア) is famous as one of 3 major Okhotsk Spring Festivals together with Higashimokoto Moss Pink Feastival (東藻琴芝桜祭) and Fairy Tale village Takinoue Moss Pink Festival (童話村たきのうえ芝ざくらまつり) in Japan. The park surrounded by fields is developed as a flower field along Oketo National Route (National Route 242). It is the origin of the Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park that Mr. Terunori Nishikawa (西川照憲) planted a tulip, and described here as old people's farm in 1957. About 200 kinds of 1.2 million tulips are planted on the site of 700,000 m2 at present. I think that visitors must be very impressed by colorful tulip lines on the flatland. Admission is charged, but a parking lot is free of charge. Except the Kamiyubetsu Tulip Fair season, admission free. Read More
Lake Saroma (サロマ湖) that stretches over Kitami Tokoro town, Saraoma town and Yubetsu town is a brackish water lake located in the northeast part of Kitami city. The perimeter of the lake is approximately 87 km and the area of the lake is 152 km2. The Lake Saroma is the third largest lake in Japan and is the most largest lake in Hokkaido. A sandbar with approximately 200 m to 700 m in width separates the Lake Saroma from the Sea of Okhotsk (オホーツク海), and the lake links the sea with only two places. In old days, the sandbar separeted the Lake Saroma from the Sea of Okhotsk depending on seasons fully. Read More
Menya Okhotsk (麺屋おほーつく) is a popular Udon restaurant in Yubetsu town between Monbetsu and Abashiri, and was founded in 2009. It is famous for printing in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. A building has an atmosphere such as the lodges with warmth of a tree. The restaurant is not so large, but counter seats and tables are provided, so family customers seem to enjoy. Business hours are only lunch time and it often has visitors lined up. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Roadside Station Kamiyubetsu Onsen Tulip-no-Yu.
Roadside Station Kamiyubetsu Onsen Tulip-no-Yu
As its name suggests, the Roadside Station Kamiyubetsu Onsen Tulip-no-Yu is a roadside station. The day trip onsen facility run by Sawaguchi Sangyo corp. (沢口産業株式会社), a shop and a public restroom are at the building. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 550. A ticket vendor is in front of a receprion desk, and bathers must buy a bath ticket. A chartered bathroom is also provided.
The day trip onsen facility is at the innermost building on the 1st floor. They provide 2 types of public bathhouse, a publice bathhouse with hinoki cypress walls (Japanese-style bathhouse) and a publice bathhouse with stone walls (Western-style bathhouse), so the public bathhouses for men and women interchange every day. I took a bath at the publice bathhouse with stone walls, and a lots of bathers came. There are 1 open-air bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cascade waterfall bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna, and the bathhouse has a high ceiling. The bathhouse with large glass windows are feeling good. In addition, some pots of house plants are set on the bath floor here and there, so I think that that is a rare public bathhouse.
The rectangle indoor bath beside the windows is the size that about 20 people can take a bath. Its water temperature is about 40 C. The circular whirlpool bath is the size that about 6 people can take a bath. Its water temperature is about 39 C. The cascade waterfall bath for 2 people is provided. The open-air bath, the open-air water bath and the sauna are at the out of the building. Water like waterfalls drops on a stone wall, and flows to a pond. It is a good atmosphere. Because it does not has a roof, a sence of openness can be enjoyed.
The hot springs are sodium bicarbonate spring, and are clear and colorless and have tastless and odorless. A touch of the hot springs is slippery. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 2.148 g/kg. Drinking hot springs seemed to be possible, but I could not find a place for drinking the hot springs. Unfortunately, the hot springs at the all baths are not drinkable because of chlorine sterilization. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A hair dryer, a cold water dispenser and a restroom are set at a dressing room. A resting room for free is provided, too.
|Spring quality||Sodium bicarbonate spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Tepid hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||33.2 C|
|Indication||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, Chronic skin diseases, Cut, Burn|
|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||Chronic digestive diseases, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease|
|Contraindications of drinking||Kidney disease, High blood pressure, and diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Outdoor bath (2), Indoor bath(3), Sauna (1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 550. Elementary school student: JPY 300.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (400 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||404 641 746*55|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Yubetsu. 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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