[Kiyosato Midori Onsen in Kiyosato] Day Trip Bath Can Be Enjoyed at Midori-no-Yu
March 4th, 2014
Kiyosato Midori Onsen
Kiyosato Midori Onsen (清里緑温泉) is a hot spring place in Kiyosato town located in the southern part of Shari town in the Shiretoko peninsula. Midori-no-Yu (みどりの湯) is built nearby Midori Station. There are Midori-ekimae Hiroba Park Golf Course (緑駅前広場パークゴルフ場) and Kiyosato Municipal Midori Ski Resort (清里町営緑スキー場), too. Sakura Falls is realitvely near here. Except a shop, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built around here.
Famous tourist attractions in the Kiyosato are Kaminoko Pond (神の子池), Uramashu Observatory (裏摩周展望台), the Sakura Falls (さくらの滝), Uchu Observation Deck (宇宙展望台), Straight Road (ストレートロード) and Kiyosato Shochu Distillery (清里焼酎醸造所). Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Kiyosato, Shusaiya Ota (酒菜屋大田) and Restraunt Papas (レストランパパス) are popular in particular. Some sports events are held, Granfondo Kiyosato is held in early July, and Sharidake Road Race (斜里岳ロードレース) is held in mid September.
Atmosphere of Granfondo Kiyosato Can Be Watched on Youtube
Uramashu Observation Deck
Uramashu Observation Deck (裏摩周展望台) is a viewing point at the end of Hokkaido Road 150 in northeastern part of Lake Mashu. In Akan Mashu National Park, it built on a somma of the Lake Mashu at about 580 m above sea level, and is in the other side of Mashu 1st Observation Deck (摩周第一展望台) and Mashu 3rd Observation Deck (摩周第三展望台) across the lake, too, and only Uramashu Observation Deck is in Kiyosato town. Uramashu 2nd Observation Deck used to be near here, too. Mt. Mashudake (摩周岳) can be seen on the left side and, Kamuisshu Island (カムイシュ島) can be seen on the right side. An observation deck, a souvenir shop, a rest place, a public restroom and a parking lot are built on the site. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. An entrance gate of the Uramashu Observation Deck is closed from November to late April. * Uramashu means "The back side of the Lake Mashu" in Japanese, and the Mashu 1st Observation Deck and the Mashu 3rd Observation Deck are called "The front side of the lake" because those are famous. Article is here
Kaiyodai Hill (開陽台) is a hill in Nakashibetsu town is located in the northwestern part of Nemuro city. A round observation deck is built on the hilltop at about 270 m above sea level, and is famous for looking over 330 degrees view along the horizon. I wondered why it was not 360 degree. On investigation, the horizon looks round in 330 degree. The other 30 degree may be the back side. Kaiyodai Ranch (開陽台牧場) with area of about 780 ha is built on the hill, too, and 1000 milk cows are put out to pasture. A walk with the total length of 2.6 km and Kaiyodai Ranch Fureai Park (開陽台牧場ふれあい広場) are built along the ranch, and a walking is available. Bell of Happiness (幸せの鐘) and Figures of Dairy Cow (乳牛の像) are built, too. By the way, the straight road "North 19 Line" in front of the Kaiyodai Hill is called Milk Road (ミルクロード) because most tank trucks for milk run on the road, and it is popular with motor tour riders. Article is here
Uchu Observation Deck
Uchu Observation Deck (宇宙展望台) is a four-storied steel tower with about 12 m in height on the hilltop of Kiyosato Town Ranch (清里町営牧場) in Kiyosato located in the root of Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) and was built in 2001. Uchu means Universe in English. At night, a starry sky can be seen from the Uchu Observation Deck, so this is a place that visitors can feel closer to the universe, and the Uchu Observation Deck is named. A rest table is on the 2nd floor, and a Bell of Universe (宇宙の鐘) is installed on the 3rd floor, and an observation deck is on the top. Windbreaks and fields that were chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Agricultural Scenery (全国農村景観100選) in 1992, Mt. Sharidake (斜里岳) and a ranch can be seen from the top. There is Kiyosato Auto Campsite (清里オートキャンプ場) near the Uchu Observation Deck. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Midori-no-Yu.
Midori-no-Yu is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen founded in 1999. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 390. 39 means "thank you" in Japanese pronunciation. With all their gratitude, they serve the day trip onsen. Thank you for low price! A shop is at the building, too. In addition, a chartered bath named "Bathroom with Sympathy" (思いやり風呂) is provided, too, and you need to make a reservation in advance.
There are 1 open-air bath and 2 indoor baths at a public bathhouse. The sunny tiled bathhouse with a lot of windows is feeling good. As for the open-air bath surrounded by rocks, a view is not good because it is surrounded by blind fences. But a sence of openness can felt without a roof.
Hot springs are sodium chloride sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have a little salty taste and no smell, and are not drinkable because of chlorine sterilization. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.815 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.
Atmosphere of Midori-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium chloride sulfate spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||44.3 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Motor paralysis, Chronic dermatopathia, Weak child, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic woman'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, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally|
|Indications of drinking||Not drinking|
|Facilities||Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. A chartered bath is provided (A reservation is required).|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 380. Minors(first to 9th grade student): JPY 200. Child under elementary school age: Free of charge.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (35 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||444 196 064*62|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Kiyosato Midro Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
|Hokuten-no-Wagaya Juru(北天の我家 住留)||
|YHA Kiyosato Ihatov Youth Hostel(YHA 清里イーハトーヴユースホステル)||