- April 15th, 2014
[Kitahiyama Onsen in Seatana] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Onsen Hotel Kitahiyama
Kitahiyama Onsen (北檜山温泉) is a hot spring place in Kitahiyama, Setana town located in the northwestern direction of Hakodate city. Onsen Hotel Kitahiyama (温泉ホテル きたひやま) is built in the center of the Kitahiyama, and restraunts, Izakaya and convenience stores are built near here. Famous tourist attractions in the Setana are Ukishima Park (浮島公園), Sanbonsugiiwa Rocks (三本杉岩) and Risshozan Observation Deck (立象山公園展望台). Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Setana, Kouda Confectionery Store (甲田菓子店) and Sobadokoro Genkiya (そば処元気屋) are popular in particular. I ate Iwashu Cream Puff and buckwheat noodles there. Those were so tasty.
Narcissus of Tamagawa Park
Tamagawa Park (玉川公園) is on a hill of Tamagawa Shrine (玉川神社) in Setana town located in the northwestern direction of Hakodate city, and about 30 kinds of about 300,000 narcissuses are planted on the hill and are in full bloom from late April to early May, and those create a beautiful scenery with cherry trees. Pink, yellow, green, white, and those color are gorgeous. A restroom and a parking lot are installed in the site. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. In, addition, there is Netoi Onsen (ねとい温泉) near the Tamagawa Park. Read More
Risshozan Observation Deck
Risshozan Observation Deck (立象山展望台) is a viewing point in the central of Setana town located in the northwest direction of Hakodate city, and 2 story building is built on the hilltop of Mt. Risshozan (立象山) with around 95 m in height. Setana town and windmills, Okushiri Island and the Sea of Japan, Sanbonsugi-iwa Rocks, a symbol of Setana, can be looked over from here. Views are very comfortable if the weather is nice. The night sky and the sunset seem to be beautiful. There is the Setana Youth Travel Village (せたな青少年旅行村) beside the Risshozan Observation Deck. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More
Sobadokoro Genkiya (そば処元気屋) is a buckwheat noodles restaurant in Kitahiyama, Setana town. There is a building at a heart of fields. The building is a prefab house, but it has an atmosphere that seems to come across tasty dishes. Customers take off shoes at an entrance and enter the restraunt. I visited here around 14:00 on weekdays, and I sat at a table because there were only 2 groups of visitors. The restraunt was not so large. But there are some tables, so family customers seem to enjoy. Read More
Iwashu Cream Puff of Kouda Confectionery Store
Kouda Confectionery Store (甲田菓子店) is a long-established Japanese confectionery store in Setana town located in the northwestern direction of Hakodate city, and has opened a business since 1900. It is famous for Iwashu Cream Puff (岩シュー) using Sanbonsugiiwa Rocks (三本杉岩), a symbol of Setana, as a motif. The appearance is like rocks, and the cream puff dough is crispy. A shop clerk puts fresh custard cream into it just after odering, and its flavor expiration date is only a hour, so it is known for very short flavor expiration date. Their Western confectionery is famous, but Japanese confectionery using the Sanbonsugiiwa Rocks as a motif are sold, too. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Onsen Hotel Kitahiyama.
Onsen Hotel Kitahiyama
Onsen Hotel Kitahiyama is a small-sized onsen hotel founded in 1995. The appearance is like European-style building. A pointed roof of a bathhouse building catches people’s eyes. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 410. Restraunt “Makomanai” (レストランまこまない) and a shop are at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A staying is possible, too. Public Bathhouses were renewed in 2014.
There are 1 outdoor bath, 2 indoor baths, 2 whirlpool baths, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. The sunny tiled round bathhouse with a high dome-shaped ceiling is feeling good. The indoor baths and the out door bath use free flowing hot springs. A view is not good because the otudoor bath is surrounded by a roof and walls.
The hot springs are sodium chloride sulfate spring, and are clear and light yellow and have a little salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium chloride sulfate spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||85.6 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak children, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic woman’s diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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||Not drinking|
|Facilities||Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(5), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 410. Child: JPY 140. Infant: JPY 70.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (70 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Reservation||Jalan is here, Rakuten is here|
|Mapcode||467 571 482*56|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Kitahiyama Onsen. 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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