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[Katsurasawa Onsen in Mikasa] Day Trip Bath Can Be Enjoyed at Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan

Katsurazawa Onsen

Katsurazawa Onsen is a hot spring place in Mikasa city located in northeastern direction of Sapporo city. Only Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan (湯の元温泉旅館) is built around a forest, and except it, Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. There are Familyland Mikasa Amusement Park (ファミリーランドみかさ遊園), Katsurawazawa Ski Resort (桂沢国設スキー場) and Lake Katsurazawa (桂沢湖). Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in a spring, fresh green and a trekking can be enjoyed, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and skiing and pond smelt fishing can be enjoyed in a wainter. Nonstop buses do not run from the Katsurazawa Onsen to Sapporo or Asahikawa.

Katsurazawa Dam and Lake Katsurazawa

Lake Katsurazawa (桂沢湖) is a man-made lake in the eastern part of Mikasa city, and is near Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan (湯の元温泉旅館), Familyland Mikasa Amusement Park (ファミリーランドみかさ遊園) and Katsurawazawa Ski Resort (桂沢国設スキー場), and is well-known for ammonite fossil excavations. Katsurazawa Dam (桂沢ダム) was built in 1957, and the lake was born. The water surface is 4.99 km2. The height of the concrete gravity dam is about 63.6 m. New Katsurazawa Dam is builting now. A park is a little away from the dam, and smelt pond fishing is populr in a winter. Fall foliage is also beautiful. Mikasa Fall Foliage Festival (三笠紅葉祭り) is held only in a day, mid October. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More

Lake Katsurazawa
Lake Katsurazawa in Mikasa

List of Day Trip Onsen

The visitors can take a day trip bath only at the Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan. Community Health Increase Center (地域増進健康センター) is closed down. In addition, Mikasa Onsen Kagetsuen (三笠温泉花月園) does not accept day trip bath at present near the Katsurawa Onsen.

Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan

Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan (湯の元温泉旅館) is a small-sized long-established onsen ryokan founded in 1957, and is near Lake Katsurazawa. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too, and Duck Meat Hot pot (合鴨鍋) has a good reputation. Visitors for day trip bath can eat the Duck Meat Hot pot, too. An owner was changed in 2014.

Entrance of Bathhouse
Katsurasawa Onsen in Mikasa Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan

There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The indoor bath is the size that about 6 people can take a bath. The outdoor bath and the indoor bath use heated simple sulfur cold spring.

Indoor Bath Is Size That About 6 People Take Bath
Katsurasawa Onsen in Mikasa Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan
Katsurasawa Onsen in Mikasa Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Katsurasawa Onsen in Mikasa Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan
View from Indoor Bath
Katsurasawa Onsen in Mikasa Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan
Katsurasawa Onsen in Mikasa Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan

The outdoor bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath. Because the outdoor bath surrounded by walls has a roof, a sence of openness does not felt, but bathers can take a bath while looking at a forest. A bird feeder is built beside the outdoor bath, the bathers may come across wild birds.


Outdoor Bath Is Size That About 4 People Take Bath
Katsurasawa Onsen in Mikasa Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan
Clear and Colorless Hot Springs
Katsurasawa Onsen in Mikasa Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan
View from Outdoor Bath
Katsurasawa Onsen in Mikasa Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan

The hot springs are simple sulfur cold spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.374 g/kg. Unfortunately, the hot spring are not drinkable. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Katsurasawa Onsen in Mikasa Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan
Resting Place
Katsurasawa Onsen in Mikasa Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan

Atmosphere of Katsurasawa Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Katsurasawa Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur cold spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure :Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 8.3 C
ph 7.4
Indication Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Chronic skin diseases, Cold sensitivity, Chronic women's diseases
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, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Diabetes, Gout, Constipation
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea
Facility Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-1267-6-8518
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 180 299 367*48

List of Accommodations

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

    Yunomoto Onsen Ryokan(湯の元温泉旅館)

    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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