• October 10th, 2019
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[Closed Down: Kamoenai Onsen] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Refresh Plaza 998 with One of Amount of Best Hot Spring Ingredients in Hokkaido

Kamoenai Onsen

Kamoenai Onsen (神恵内温泉) in Kamoenai village is a hot-spring place in the west coast of Shakotan Peninsula located in the western direction of Otaru city. Refresh Plaza 998 (リフレッシュプラザ998), a day trip bath facility, is built along Hokkaido Road 998, and is next to a public restroom named Yunohana-no-Yakata (湯の華の館) and Nursing Home 998 (老人福祉寮生き活きホーム998). The Refresh Plaza 998 owns their hot spring source, and salinity concentratio of the hot spring is 1.3 times higher than the sea water. The facility is popular with onsen experts, and local people refresh themselves, too.

Yunohana-no-Yakata
Kamoenai Onsen

Highway Bus Shakotan-go (高速しゃこたん号) runs between Sapporo and Cape Kamui from April 21 to October 21. Highway Bus Yoichi-go (高速よいち号) runs between the Sapporo and the Yoichi, and Highway Bus Iwanai-go (高速いわない号) runs between the Sapporo and the Iwanai. In addition, Summer One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus and Autumn One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus run from the Sapporo to the Shakotan Peninsula.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Refer to following companies for the sightseeing bus and the highway bus service between the Cape Kamui, the Yoichi, the Iwanai and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Hakodate. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Shakotan
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    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Shakotan to Sapporo
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    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Yoichi
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    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Yoichi to Sapporo
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    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Iwanai
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    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Iwanai to Sapporo
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    Chuo Bus(中央バス) Summer One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus
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    Chuo Bus(中央バス) Autumn One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus
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    Iwanai Toyota Rental Lease Sapporo(岩内トヨタレンタリース札幌) Their office is in the downtown of the Iwanai.
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    Yoichi Rental Car Lease(よいちレンタ・カーリース) Their office is in Okawa-cho.
    HP
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    Yoichi Automobile Technical Company(余市自動車工業) Their office is in Okawa-cho.
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    Shakotan Peninsula

    Shakotan Peninsula (積丹半島) is a peninsula located in the northwestern part of Otaru city, and has been designated as Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park (ニセコ積丹小樽海岸国定公園) because of a precious complicated coastline with steep cliffs. The sea of the Shakotan is very beautiful, and looks clear blue, so everybody call Shakotan Blue (シャコタンブルー). A traffic used to be inconvenient in the old days, and tourists rarely visited here. People are easy to access the Shakotan Peninsula as well as Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) at present, but it is called an unexplored region because it would not develop very much. Read More

    I Look at Shimamui Coast from Cape Kamui
    Shakotan Peninsula

    List of Day Trip Onsen

    Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Refresh Plaza 998.

    [Closed Down] Refresh Plaza 998

    The Refresh Plaza 998 is a day trip onsen facility opened a business since 1992. Its former name is Kamoenai Onsen 998 (神恵内温泉998). The facility is known for enjoying very rich hot spring ingredients in Hokkaido. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. Unfortunately, They have closed a business since April, 2020. This is an article before closing.

    Entrance of Public Bathhouse for Men
    Kamoenai Onsen
    Entrance of Public Bathhouse for Women
    Kamoenai Onsen

    There are 1 open-air bath, 1 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 lie-down bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The bathhouse is not so large, and its ceiling is not high. The open-air bath and the indoor bath use free flowing fresh hot springs, and the whirlpool bath and lie-down bath use hot water. The slightly elevated indoor bath is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and bathtub surrounded by hot spring deposits catches visitors' eyes. Water temperature is very hot. The hot springs make the bathers get up. The circular whirlpool bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath. The lie-down bath for 2 people is provided.

    Public Bathhouse
    Kamoenai Onsen
    Indoor Bath(Source: Kamoenai Village HP
    Kamoenai Onsen

    The open-air bath is on the rooftop, so bathers have to go up steps via green corridor and resting place. The bath surrounded by rocks beside walls is the size that about 8 people can take a bath. The bathtub is coated with hot spring deposits. Because it does not has a roof, a sence of openness can be enjoyed.

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    Open-air Bath(Source: Kamoenai Village HP
    Kamoenai Onsen
    Open-air Bath(Source: Kamoenai Village HP
    Kamoenai Onsen

    The hot springs are strong sodium chloride spring, and are opaque and yellowish brown and have extremely salty taste and no smell. The hot spring ingredients are 45.93 g/kg, and are very rich. It is said that the hot springs are good for people's skin as well because the metaboric acid content of the hot psrings are 315.3 mg/kg. * The metaboric acid content is good for bactericidal effects and treatment effects. It tasted extremely salty when I licked the hot springs. The hot spring irritated my eyes very much. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

    Dressing Room
    Kamoenai Onsen
    Dressing Room
    Kamoenai Onsen
    Dressing Room
    Kamoenai Onsen
    Resting Room
    Kamoenai Onsen
    Resting Room
    Kamoenai Onsen
    Types of Hot Springs Strong sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 58.2 C
    ph 6.8
    Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child
    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 Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Junior high school student: JPY 400. Child: JPY 200.
    Business hours From April to October 11:00-21:30
    From November to March 11:30-20:30
    Regular closing day Tuesday
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
    Telephone number +81-135-76-5100
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 775 249 316*04

      List of Activities

      Some activity companies hold some types of activitie in the Shakotan Peninsula. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Marine Activities

      Activities related to the sea can be enjoyed in the Shakotan Peninsula. In Bikuni port (美国港), Ocean Days (オーシャンデイズ) holds Blue Cave Snorkelling (青の洞窟シュノーケリング), Club Kids (クラブキッズ) and CROSSWAY (クロスウェイ) hold snorkelling and scuba diving. In Horomui port (幌武意港), Aqua Cat (アクアキャット) and Zem House (ゼムハウス) hold some activities such as the scuba diving. In the Yoichi, KamuiChippu Sea Kayak (かむいちぇぷシーカヤックサービス) holds sea kayak. In Sakazuki Teracce (さかずきテラス), the Sakazuki Onsen, Poseidon (ポセイドン) holds the scuba diving, the snorkelling and the sea kayak. In the Iwanai, H2O Adventures holds the sea kayak. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Movie of Blue Cave Snorkelling


      Movie of Activities in Sakazuki Terrace


      Ocean Days(オーシャンデイズ)
      Club Kids(クラブキッズ)
      CROSSWAY(クロスウェイ)
      KamuiChippu Sea Kayak(かむいちぇぷシーカヤックサービス)
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      Poseidon(ポセイドン)
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      Aqua Cat(アクアキャット)
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      Zem House(ゼムハウス)
      ASOVIEW
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      H2O Adventures(H2Oアドベンチャー)
      ASOVIEW
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      PRO SHOP LODGE(プロショップロッジ)
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      Fruit Picking

      Movie of Fruit Picking


      Fruits Road Bandoen(フルーツロード坂東園)
      ASOVIEW
      Yamamoto Sightseeing Orchard(山本観光果樹園)
      ASOVIEW
      Sakuranboyama Sightseeing Farm(さくらんぼ山観光農園)
      ASOVIEW
      Berry Berry Farm Ueda(ベリーベリーファーム上田)
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      Nakai Sightseeing Farm(中井観光農園)
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      Cherry Hunt in Okubo(チェリーハント イン オオクボ)
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      Niwata Fruits Farm(庭田フルーツファーム)
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      Skydiving

      Movie of Skydiving


      Skydiving Hokkaido(スカイダイブ北海道)

      List of Accommodations

      Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Kamoenai. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

        Minshuku Kinoe-so(民宿きのえ荘)
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        Ryokan Ebisuya(旅館恵比須屋)
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        Minshuku Hayashi(民宿はやし)
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        Minoru Ryokan(みのる旅館)
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        SPR Tsunaki-so Kamoenai(SPR 綱城荘 神恵内)
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        Rakuten
        Kamoenai Youth Travel Village(神恵内青少年旅行村)
        Booking
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        Rakuten

        A page of Shakotan Peninsula is here

        Shakotan Peninsula

        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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