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[Kyogoku Onsen in Niseko] Day Trip Bath Can Be Enjoyed at Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center

May 6th, 2014

Kyogoku Onsen

Kyogoku Onsen (京極温泉) is a hot spring place in Kyogoku town located in the southwestern part of Sapporo city. Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center (京極ふれあい交流センター) is built along Hokkaido Road 478, and it takes about 5 minutes from the center of the Kyogoku by car. There are Kyogoku Fukidashi Park (京極噴出し公園), a camping ground, a park golf course, a tennis court and a gateball course around the Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center. In addition, restaurants, a cafe and a convenience store are relatively near. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Kyogoku, Meisui Udon Nonosan (名水うどん野々傘), Isshinan (一心庵) and Cafe Cafe-mocha (自家焙煎珈琲かふぇもか店) are popular in particular. I ate Udon noodle at the Meisui Udon Nonosan. It was so tasty.

Park Golf
Kyogoku Onsen in Niseko

Various things can be enjoyed all the year round in Niseko. For example, Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in a spring, trecking, ski gondra, rafting and hot air ballooning can be enjoyed in a summer, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and snowshoes can be enjoyed in the winter. By the way, a nonstop bus does not run from Sapporo or New Chitose Airport.

Tennis Court
Kyogoku Onsen in Niseko

Kyogoku Fukidashi Park

Fukidashi Park (ふきだし公園) is in Niseko, Kyogoku town located in the western part of Sapporo city and is adjacent to roadside station "Home of Famous Mineral Water (名水の郷きょうごく)". Mt. Yotei (羊蹄山) mineral waters of 80,000 tons a day have been gushing out around upstream, and the mineral waters have been building up around downstream, and there are two ponds. These mineral waters are famous for tasty water that was chosen as 100 selections of Japanese famous mineral water. After rain and snow which fell around Mt. Yotei are filtered into the underground for nearly 70 years, those seem to gush out. Those waters contain abundant minerals. It is cold with 6 degrees Celsius on the average, and the taste is mellow. Article is here

Drinking Fountain. Plastic Cups Are Equiped, too
Niseko-Kyogoku Fukidashi Park

Meisui Udon Nonosan

Meisui Udon Nonosan (名水うどん野々傘) is an Udon restaurant in Kyogoku town, Niseko. The restaurant's name is associated with the onwer's name, Nonoda. He quitted a company and trained cooking at several Udon restaurants, and he opened the Udon restaurant here in 2006. Article is here

Deep Fried Chikuwa and Soft Boiled Egg
Udon with Deep Fried Chikuwa and Soft Boiled Egg -Nonosan in Kyogoku-

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take day trip bath at the Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center.

Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center

Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen founded in 1996, and is popular with local people. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 600. A restraunt is at the building, too.

Appearance of Building
Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center

There are 1 outdoor bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 medicated bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a large public bathhouse. The sunny round bathhouse with large windows is feeling good. The indoor baths, the whirlpool bath and the medicated bath use heated hot springs. The outdoor bath surrounded by rocks has a good view of Mt. Yotei. By the way, the cold bath uses the mineral water of the Kyogoku Fukidashi Park.

Look of Baths (Source: Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center)
Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center

The hot springs are sodium chloride sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell, and are not drinkable because of chlorination. 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: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 41.3 C
ph 7.6
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Chronic woman's diseases, Weak children, Arteriosclerosis, 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(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Second Monday
Parking lot A free parking is provided (180 cars)
Telephone number +81-136-42-2120
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 385 675 757*30

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Kyogoku Onsen.

Kanematsu Ryokan(かねまつ旅館) Only Tel:+81-136-42-2054
Booking.com

A page of Niseko is here

Niseko

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