• January 30th, 2015
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[Kembuchi Onsen] Day Trip Bath and Lake Sakuragaoka Can Be Enjoyed at Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka Hotel

Kembuchi Onsen

Kembuchi Onsen is a hot spring place in Kenbuchi town located in the northern direction of Asahikawa city. Only Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka Hotel (剣淵温泉レークサイド桜岡) is built at about 170 m above sea level on the shore of Lake Sakuragaoka (桜岡貯水池), and there are Ehon-no-Sato Family Vacation Village Campsite (絵本の里 家族旅行村キャンプ場), Sakuraoka Park Golf Course (桜岡パークゴルフ場) and Cafe GC (カフェ工房GC) around here. The distance between the Kembuchi Onsen and the center of Kenbuchi is around 6 km, and a convenience store is not built. As for the Lake Sakuraoka, a canoe can be enjoyed in a summer, and pond smelt fishing can be enjoyed in a winetr. Kenbuchi Sakuragaokako Festival (けんぶち桜岡湖水まつり) is held in early August, too.

Lake Sakuraoka
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka
Park Golf Course
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka
Lake Sakuraoka in Winter
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka

Famous tourist attractions in Kemubuchi are Viva Alpaca Ranch (ビバアルパカ牧場) and Ehon-no-Sato Picture Book Museum (絵本の館), and those are relatively near the Kemubuchi Onsen. The Kembuchi is well-known as a town of picture books, and Ehon-no-sato of Grand Prize (けんぶち絵本の里大賞) are held from August to September, and Kembuchi Picture Book Festival (けんぶち絵本まつり) is held from mid February to mid March at the Ehon-no-Sato Picture Book Museum. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Kenbuchi, Restraunt Ekimae Ryokan (駅前旅館) and Goto Kunsei Smoke Shop (ゴトウくんせい) are popular in particular.

Ehon-no-Sato Picture Book Museum
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka
Look of Ehon-no-Sato Picture Book Museum
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka
Wooden Ball Play Pit and Toys
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka

Atmosphere of Lake Sakuraoka Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Lake Sakuraoka

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take day trip bath at the Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka Hotel.

Lake Sakuraoka
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka

Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka Hotel

Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka Hotel is a small-sized onsen hotel founded in 1993 on the shore of Lake Sakuragaoka, and has a characteristic that pictures associated with Kenbuchi are displayed. Vivid orange roofs are outstanding. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. A restraunt "Kosui-zakura" (レストラン“湖水桜”) and a shop are at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. Visitors for day trip bath can take a bath from 05:00 to 08:00, too. A staying is possible, too. When I visited here in the evening, about 8 local people took a bath. I think that this is popular with the local people.


Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka
Entrances of Bathhouses
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka

There are 2 indoor baths, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a large public bathhouse on the 2nd floor. The sunny semicircle bathhouse with a lot of windows is feeling good. 2 indoor baths are different in water temperature, and are the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and use heated hot springs.

Indoor Bath
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka
View from Wash Place
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka
Clear, Colorless, Tasteless, No Smell
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka
Hot springs Are Gushing out
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka

The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.936 g/kg. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not drinkable because of circulation type baths. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka
Resting Place
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka
Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka
Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Warm spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 25.5 C
ph 7.84
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase
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(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 05:00-08:00, 10:00-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (200 cars)
Telephone number +81-165-34-3100
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 470 651 333*12

List of Accommodations

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

    Kembuchi Onsen Lakeside Sakuragaoka Hotel(剣淵温泉レークサイド桜岡)

    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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