[Kanno Onsen in Shikaoi] Day Trip Bath Can Be Enjoyed at Shikaribestukyo Kanno Onsen
July 22nd, 2015
Kanno Onsen (菅野温泉) is a hot spring place around end of Hokkaido Road 1088 in Shikaoi town located in the northwestern part of Obihiro city. The distnace is around 30 km far away from the center of the Shikaoi, and only Shikaribestukyo Kanno Onsen (然別峡かんの温泉) is built at about 720 above sea level in a mountain of Estern Daisetsu Area, Daisetuzan National Park. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Around here is not out of signal area. There are Shikaribetsukyo Campsite (然別峡野営場), Shikaribetsukyo Shika-no-Yu (然別峡 鹿の湯) and Lake Shinonome (東雲湖) near here. The Lake Shinonome is one of 3 great secret lakes together with Lake Onneto (オンネトー) and Lake Okotanpe (オコタンペ湖) in Hokkaido, and is well-known for meeting rare wild animals such as Pika. Lake Shikaribetsu (然別湖), Lake Komadome (駒止湖) and Ogigahara Lookout (扇ケ原展望台) are relatively near here, too. In addition, there is Fukuharasan-so (福原山荘), a famous place to see the fall foliage, too.
It is the origin of the Kanno Onsen that Mr. Heikichi Hongo (本郷兵吉) found a gushing hot spring, and built an onsen hut in 1911. It was called "Hongo Onsen (本郷温泉)" at the time, but Mr. Sukeyoshi Kanno (菅野祐喜) took over it in 1941, and it was renamed "Kanno Onsen". Here is passed a rigorous screening in 1971, and has been appointed by Minister for the Environment, and is one of 15 nation insurance hot spring resorts in Hokkaido. After that, the Kanno Onsen closed a business in 2007, and an owner was changed, and up to now.
Shikaribetsukyo Onsen (然別峡温泉) is a hot spring place in Shikaoi town located in the northwestern part of Obihiro city, and is well-known as a secret onsen at about 680 above sea level in a mountain of Estern Daisetsu Area, Daisetuzan National Park. The distnace is around 30 km far away from the center of the Shikaoi, and the Shikaribetsukyo Onsen Shika-no-Yu (然別峡温泉鹿の湯) is at the end of Hokkaido Road 1088, and is used as a hot spring facility of the Shikaribetsukyo Campsite. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Around here is not out of signal area. There are Shikaribetsukyo Kanno Onsen (然別峡かんの温泉) and Lake Shinonome (東雲湖) near here. The Lake Shinonome is one of 3 great secret lakes together with Lake Onneto (オンネトー) and Lake Okotanpe (オコタンペ湖) in Hokkaido, and is well-known for meeting rare wild animals such as Pika. Lake Shikaribetsu (然別湖), Lake Komadome (駒止湖) and Ogigahara Lookout (扇ケ原展望台) are relatively near here, too. In addition, there is Fukuharasan-so (福原山荘), a famous place to see the fall foliage, too. Article is here
Lake Shikaribetsu is a freshwater lake at 804 m above sea level, the highest lake in Hokkaido, between Shikaoi town and Kamishihoro town located in the north part of Obihiro city, and is well-known for enjoying the beautiful starry sky. In the Eastern Daisetsu Area (東大雪エリア), Daisetsuzan National Park, this lake is also the only natural lake in the Daisetsuzan National Park. The perimeter of the lake is about 13.8 km. The maximum water depth is 98.5 m. The lake water is very clear, and it is said that the lake is the 2nd clearest lake after Lake Mashu in Japan or the clearest lake in the Japan, and there are various opinions about clear lake water. After all, the lake has very clear lake water. It is also well-known for the only lake that Miyabe Charr (ミヤベイワナ), "Dolly Varden Trout (オショロコマ)" that was confined in the lake evolves, inhabits. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here
Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan
Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan (然別コタン) is a winter event in Shikaoi town located in the north part of Obihiro city, and has been held on Lake Shikaribetsu near the hot spring resort from late January to late March since 1980, and about 40,000 tourists come to enjoy winter cold. Buildings called igloo made of snow and ice by Inuit people are built on 80-100 cm-thick lake ice, and Kotan (コタン * a village of the Ainu people) is formed. Making period is about 1 month. Because the village shows up on the frozen lake only in a winter, it is called the phantom village. Indeed, if snow and ice melt, nothing remains. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. By the way, this event is sometimes closed depending on bad weather. Article is here
Daisetsuzan National Park
Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園) in the center of Hokkaido is the largest national park in Japan, the size of 226,764 ha, and has been designed as the national park since 1934, and is the oldest national park in the Hokkaido along with Akan Mashu National Park (阿寒摩周国立公園). A mountain named Daisetsuzan does not exist, and the whole area including the mountains with over 2,000 m above sea level such as Mt. Asahidake (旭岳), the highest mountain in Hokkaido, Mt. Kurodake (黒岳), Mt. Aibestudake (愛別岳), Mt. Tomuraushi (トムラウシ山) is collectively called "Daisetsuzan", and those are called "A roof of the Hokkaido" ,too. Rare nature such as active volcanoes, Lare Columnar joints, a sea of trees and permafrost even in the Hokkaido can be seen. About 250 types of alpine plants grow naturally, and various forms of life such as brown bear, blakiston's fish owl, dolly varden and pine grosbeak inhabit here. By the way, A right notation is "Daisetsuzan", but local people often call "Taisetsuzan". Article is here
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Shikaribestukyo Kanno Onsen. The Shikaribetsukyo Shika-no-Yu, a famous natural open-air bath, is nearby here, too. Except it, some natural secret open-air baths such as Temujin-no-Yu (テムジンの湯), Chinika-no-Yu (チニカの湯) and Menoko-no-Yu (メノコの湯) dot along Yuyanbetsu River (ユウヤンベツ川).
Shikaribestukyo Kanno Onsen
Shikaribestukyo Kanno Onsen is a small-sized onsen ryokan has founded in 1911, and Shikaoi Hot Springs corp. (株式会社鹿追ホットスプリングス) runs it. It is well-known for using hot springs that gush out naturally at almost baths, and is popular with onsen experts very much. A building was renewed in 2014, and has a sense of cleanliness. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 650. A staying is possible at Yuydado Komorebi-so (湯宿 こもれび荘), too. A chartered bath named "Inenarutaki-no-Yu (幾稲鳴滝の湯)" is provided, and an extra cost is JPY 1000.
They have 2 buildings, the Yuydado Komorebi-so for stay and Yudokoro Unakaru-Inankuru (湯処ウヌカルイナンクル) for day trip onsen. There is Ikorobocca-no-Yu (イコロ・ポッカの湯) on the 1st floor at the Yuydado Komorebi-so, and there are 2 public bathhouses named Unakaru (ウヌカル) and Inankuru (イナンクル) at the Yudokoro Unakaru-Inankuru. The bathhouses for men or women are replaced everyday. By the way, the Yuydado Komorebi-so has only 1 public bathroom, and it is replaced for men or womwn everyday. If you are lucky, you take a bath at the Ikorobocca-no-Yu. Fortunately, I took a bath at the Inankuru and the Ikorobocca-no-Yu.
The Inankuru means "A happiness" in Ainu language. There are 2 outdoor baths and 2 indoor baths at the bathhouse. The outdoor bath are named (1)Shunrokuko-no-Yu Onsen (春鹿呼の湯) and (2)Shurokumei-no-Yu Onsen (秋鹿鳴の湯), and the indoor baths are named (3)Inankuruannoh-no-Yu Onsen (イナンクルアンノーの湯) and (4)Inankuruannah-no-Yu Onsen (イナンクルアンナーの湯).
Because the outdoor baths are surrounded by blindfold fences, a sence of openness can not be felt. To Look out, a small shrine can be seen. That is small but cozy, and has a good atmosphere. Shunrokuko-no-Yu and Shurokumei-no-Yu surrounded by rocks are the size that about 3 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs.
The slim bathhouse is small but cozy, and the contrast between wooden wall and stone wall is stylish. In addition, it has a good atmosphere of slightly darkness. The Inankuruannoh means "Let's find a happiness in male language" in the Ainu language, and the Inankuruannah means "Let's find a happiness in female language" in the Ainu language. Each stone indoor baths are the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs, and the hot springs overflow from the bathtubs.
The hot springs are (1)(2)(3)(4)sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have salty taste and no smell, and are undrinkable. But it tastes considerably salty. The sum total of the hot spring ingredient of (1)Shunrokuko-no-Yu are 3.491 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 198.7 mg/kg. The sum total of the hot spring ingredient of (2)Shurokumei-no-Yu and (3)Inankuruannoh-no-Yu are 4.759 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 203.5 mg/kg. The sum total of the hot spring ingredient of (4)Inankuruannah-no-Yu are 3.815 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 198.7 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.
There is (5)Ikorobocca-no-Yu at the Komorebi-so on the 1st floor. The public bathroom is semi-open-air bath surrounded by rocks, and is like cave bath. A sence of openness can not be felt, but it has a cozy atmosphere. The Ikorobocca means "A treasure rises" in Ainu language. According to the name, the hot springs gush out from the bottom of the bathtub, so the bathers can enjoy fresh hot springs without oxidizing. The semi-open-air bath is the size that about 5 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs. A temperature control machine is set to lower the hot springs without adding water in the hot springs.
The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have salty taste and no smell, and are undrinkable. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 3.601 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 192 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin, so those are almost effective for beautiful skin. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathroom. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.
Atmosphere of Kanno Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||(1)44.9 C, (2)(3)52.3 C, (4)48.5 C, (5)56.4 C|
|ph||(1)(2)(3)7.2, (4)6.8, (5)7.8|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak Children, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's 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, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease|
|Contraindications of drinking||Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Outdoor bath(3), Indoor bath(7). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a reserved hot spring.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult:JPY 650. Junior high school student: JPY 300. Elementary school student: JPY 200.|
|Business hours||Summer season 10:00-20:00, Winter season 10:00-18:00|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (20 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||702 561 699*58|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Kanno Onsen.
A page of Secret Onsen in Hokkaido is here
Secret Onsen in Hokkaido
A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here
Daisetsuzan National Park