- June 1st, 2014
[Makkari Onsen] Day Trip Bath and Mt. Yotei Can Be Enjoyed at Makkari Village Onsen Rest Center Makkari Onsen
Makkari Onsen (真狩温泉) is a hot spring place in Makkari village located in the southwestern direction of Sapporo city, and is around 1 km away from the center of Makkari. Makkari Village Onsen Rest Center Makkari Onsen (真狩村温泉保養センター まっかり温泉) surrounded by fields is built on a small hill, and is adjacent to Maccarina (マッカリーナ), a famous restaurant served a meal using vegetables, and World Lily Garden (世界のユリ園). Yotei-no-Wakimizu (羊蹄の湧き水) that is one of 3 major springwater sites in Niseko is relatively near here. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Makkari, the Maccarina, Boulangerie JIN (ブーランジェリー ジン), Ishimame (いし豆), tout le monde (トゥルモン) and Yusui-no-Sato (湧水の里) are popular in particular. I ate a meal at the Maccarina, and it was tasty.
There are a lot of the hot spring places such as Niseko Goshiki Onsen (ニセコ五色温泉), Niseko Yumoto Onsen (ニセコ湯本温泉), Niseko Higashiyama Onsen (ニセコ東山温泉), Niseko Konbu Onsen (ニセコ昆布温泉), Niseko Yunosato Onsen (ニセコ湯の里温泉), Niseko Yakushi Onsen (ニセコ薬師温泉), Niseko Niimi Onsen (ニセコ新見温泉), Niseko Ekimae Onsen (ニセコ駅前温泉), Konbugawa Onsen (昆布川温泉), Niseko Weiss Onsen (ニセコワイス温泉), Hanazono Onsen (花園温泉), Hirafu Onsen (ひらふ温泉) and Kutchan Onsen (倶知安温泉) around the Niseko. Types of hot springs are different, and have a wide variety. It is said that Onsen lovers will go crazy for the hot springs. Niseko Yumeguri Onsen Pass (ニセコ湯巡りパス) is issued, and the ticket users can take a bath at 3-4 hot spring facilities.
French Cuisine of Maccarina
Maccarina (マッカリーナ) is a French cuisine restaurant in Makkari villege, Niseko. It is known as the restaurant with accommodations called Auberge. When the Lake Toya Summit carried out in 2008, first ladies in the world ate their dishes and seemed to deepen friendship each other. In addition, they got one star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. It is the celebrity restaurant that everyone knows. I heard from my older sister that vegetables were particularly tasty, and I visited here. By the way, ASPERGES (they garnered one star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition) in Biei town and Moliere (they garnered three stars in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition) in Sapporo are sister restraunts. Read More
Niseko (ニセコ) is the general term for towns and villages around Mt. Yotei (羊蹄山) in the southwestern direction of Sapporo city, and contains Niseko town (ニセコ町), Kutchan town (倶知安町), Kyogoku town (京極町), Makkari village (真狩村), Kimobetsu town (喜茂別町), Kyowa town (共和町), Rankoshi town (蘭越町) and Iwanai town (岩内町). The Niseko means “A river in a gorge” in Ainu language, and the origin of the word is Niseko Anbetsu River (ニセコアンベツ川). In a winter, skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed, and rafting along Shiribetsu River (尻別川) can be enjoyed in a summer. It is one of the features that the Niseko has various nature such as the Mt. Yotei, Shinsen-numa Swamp (神仙沼) and Oyunuma Pond (大湯沼). In addition, tasty water from the Mt. Yotei and tasty ingredients are abundant. In a spring, cherry blossoms can be enjoyed, summer activities and nature can be enjoyed in a summer, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and winter activities can be enjoyed in a winter, so tourists can enjoy the nature of Hokkaido including various onsen and tasty foods in Niseko throughout the year. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Makkari Village Onsen Rest Center Makkari Onsen. On the other hand, accommodations without taking a day trip bath are Yurien Cottage and the Maccarina.
Makkari Village Onsen Rest Center Makkari Onsen
Makkari Village Onsen Rest Center Makkari Onsen is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen founded in 1993, and owns 3 hot spring sources, and is popular with local people. A building with a delta roof is like a mountain hut. The facility is well-known for seeing Mt. Yotei from an open-air bath, and is famous for Table Tennis with Slipper Championship (スリッパ卓球大会). An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 600. Restraunt “Makiba” (お食事処まきば) is at the building, too, and visitors can use the restraunt. A staying is possible at the Yurien Cottage, too. Unfortunately, public bathhouses are not allow to bring and use electronic devices.
There are 1 open-air bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The sunny white tiled bathhouse with large windows is not large, but it is feeling good. The indoor bath is the size that about 10 people take a bath, and a part of the bath has shallows and a whirlpool. The open-air bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 6 people take a bath, and hot spring ingredients have been separated from hot springs on the rocks. Bathers can take a bath while seeing the Mt. Yotei since blindfold walls are not built. I was very comfortable because the Mt. Yotei looked large than I expected. The open-air bath and the indoor bath use heated hot springs.
The hot springs are sodium chloride sulfate carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. The sense of touch is not smooth and slippery touch. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.936 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are set at a dressing room. Resting rooms are provided, too, and visitors can relax freely at those.
Atmosphere of Makkari Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium chloride sulfate carbonated spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||29.3 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Chronic skin diseases, Arteriosclerosis, Cut, Burn, Chronic women’s diseases, Weak child|
|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||Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Obesity disease|
|Contraindications of drinking||Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Public Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 200.|
|Business hours||Summer season 10:00-21:00. Winter season 11:00-21:00.|
|Regular closing day||Monday * If the Monday is a national holiday, the next day is a closing day.|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (100 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||385 333 472*10|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations near the Makkari Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Niseko is here
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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