• April 2nd, 2014
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[Makubetsu Onsen] Day Trip Onsen and Dark Brown Moor Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed

Makubetsu Onsen

Makubetsu Onsen (幕別温泉) is a hot spring place in Makubetsu town located in the eastern direction of Obihiro city. 2 hot spring facilities are along Tobestu River (途別川), Hana-no-Yu (華の湯) is built on a small hill at around 95 m above sea level, and Park Hotel Yuyukan (パークホテル悠湯館) is built at around 40 m above sea level in a forest. There are Yoda Park (依田公園), a park golf course and Makubetsu-cho Furusato hall (幕別町ふるさと館) near Hana-no-Yu (華の湯). Those rather are closer Satsunai than the Makubetsu, and the distance is around 1.5 km away from the center of the Satsunai, and restaurants, cafes, convenience stores and super markets are built there. Tokachi Hills (十勝ヒルズ), Aikoku Station (愛国駅), Kofuku Station (幸福駅), Manabe Farden (真鍋庭園) and Tokachigawa Onsen (十勝川温泉) are relatively near here. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Makubetsu, Hyakushoan (百姓(笑)庵), Farm Restaurant VIZ (ファームレストラン・ヴィーズ) and Soba Dokoro Koshiro (そば処小代) are popular in particular.

Makubetsu-cho Furusato Hall
Park golf course
Park Golf Course
Makubetsu-cho Furusato hall

Tokachi Hills

Tokachi Hills (十勝ヒルズ) is a popular garden on a small hill of about 120 m elevation in Makubetsu town adjacent to the eastern part of Obihiro city, and is one of 8 gardens chosen by Hokkaido Garden Path (北海道ガーデン街道), and is near Tokachi Carmelite Monastery and Makubetsu Onsen (幕別温泉). Marukatsu coro. (株式会社 丸勝) has run the garden as one of their business since 2009, and gardens, restaurants, farms, others, restrooms and a parking lot are built at the site of about 230,000 m2. Except looking around on foot, visitors can look around the gardens by a paid cart car. Pets are allowed, too. Admission is JPY 1000. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More

Sky Mirror
Tokachi Hills in Makubetsu

Aikoku Station

Aikoku Station (愛国駅) is a former station in Aikoku-cho, Obihiro city and is named "Aikoku Traffic Memorial Hall (愛国交通記念館)". Particularly, by slogans "From Country of Love to Happiness (愛の国から幸福へ)" created in 1973, tickets from Aikoku station (Aikoku means Country of Love in Japanese language) to Kofuku station (幸福駅) became very popular. However, Hiroo Line (広尾線) was abolished for money-losing routes. Although the Aikoku station was closed down, a station building was stored. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More

View from Departure Platform
Aikoku Station in Obihiro

Kofuku Station

Kofuku Station (幸福駅) is a former station in Kofuku-cho, Obihiro city. Because this is a lucky station name (kofuku means happiness in Japanese language), people became popular to get a ticket with its station name. Particularly, by slogans "From Country of Love to Happiness (愛の国から幸福へ)" created in 1973, the tickets from Aikoku station (愛国駅) (Aikoku means Country of Love in Japanese language) to Kofuku station became very popular. However, Hiroo Line (広尾線) was abolished for money-losing routes. Although the Kofuku station was closed down, a station building was stored. Read More

Appearance of Building
Kofuku Station

As for the Makubetsu Onsen, simple hot spring or sodium chloride spring with moor hot spring are gushed out. The moor spring is brown spring that gushes out from a peat bed or a lignitic bed, and contains a lot of organics of plant origin, so it has slippery touch, and is good for a skin, and is called beauty hot spring (美人の湯), too. The moor spring is different from usual types of the hot springs, and the hot springs are recognized as the moor spring if those contain humus. The Makubetsu Onsen passed a rigorous screening in 1977, and has been appointed by Minister for the Environment, and is one of 15 nation insurance hot spring resorts in Hokkaido.

Tokachi Hills
Tokachi Hills in Makubetsu

By the way, a highway bus "Potato Liner (ポテトライナー)" runs between the Obihiro and the Sapporo, and a express bus "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)" runs between the Obihiro and Asahikawa.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Highway buses run between Obihiro and Sapporo or Asahikawa. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Obihiro. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Obihiro
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Obihiro to Sapporo
    Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
    Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Jalan
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Obihiro Station.
    Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are in Nishi 5-jo, Nishi 18-jo and Odori Steet.

    List of Day Trip Onsen

    Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Park Hotel Yuyukan and the Hana-no-Yu. On the other hand, an accommodation without taking a day trip bath is Grandvrio Hotel.

    Park Hotel Yuyukan

    Park Hotel Yuyukan is a small-sized long-established onsen ryokan founded in 1975. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. A chartered bath is provided, and an extra cost is JPY 2300 per 60 minutes. A staying is possible, too. By the way, a photography is prohibited at a public bathhouse.

    Appearance of Building
    Makubetsu Onsen Park Hotel Yuyukan
    Entrance of Bathhouse
    Makubetsu Onsen Park Hotel Yuyukan

    There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. The sunny tiled bathhouse with a mosaic is feeling good. The bathhouse is divided into 2 parts, a rooftop and a bathroom on the 1st floor, and those are linked by a staircase, so bathers can go up and down without wearing clothes.

    Look of Bathhouse (Source: Park Hotel Yuyukan)
    Park Hotel Yuyukan
    Staircase (Source: Park Hotel Yuyukan)
    Park Hotel Yuyukan

    The tiled U-shaped indoor bath is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and the tiled square whirlpool bath is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and both baths use 100% natural free flowing hot springs. The yield of hot spring is large, and the hot springs overflow from the baths abundantly.

    Whirlpool Bath (Source: Park Hotel Yuyukan)
    Park Hotel Yuyukan
    Wash Places(Source: Park Hotel Yuyukan)
    Park Hotel Yuyukan
    Dry Sauna (Source: Park Hotel Yuyukan)
    Park Hotel Yuyukan
    Cold Bath (Source: Park Hotel Yuyukan)
    Park Hotel Yuyukan

    The square outdoor cypress bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs. A sense of openness can not be felt because the outdoor bath with a roof is surrounded by blind fences. But a parking lot and trees can be seen when bathers stand up.

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    Outdoor Bath (Source: Park Hotel Yuyukan)
    Park Hotel Yuyukan
    Hot Springs Are Gushing out (Source: Park Hotel Yuyukan)
    Park Hotel Yuyukan

    The hot springs are simple hot spring with moor hot spring, and are clear and brown and have tasteless and moor smell, and have smooth and slippery touch, and are not drinkable. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.955 g/kg. Shampoo and body soap are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom, a free hair dryer and a cold water dispenser are installed at a dressing room.

    Resting Room
    Makubetsu Onsen Park Hotel Yuyukan

    Movie of Park Hotel Yuyukan

    Spring quality Simple hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 49.6 C
    ph 8.6
    Indication Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases
    Contraindications Severe heart disease, Arteriosclerosis, High blood pressure, Neurosis, Malignant tumor, Pulmonary tuberculosis
    Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 200. Infant: JPY 100.
    Business hours 10:00-24:00
    Regular closing day Irregular closing day
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (60 cars)
    Telephone number +81-155-56-4321
    Home page Home page is here
    Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
    Mapcode 369 511 540*26

    Tokachi Makubetsu Onsen Hana-no-Yu

    Tokachi Makubetsu Onsen Hana-no-Yu is a luxurious bath house run by Route-inn Hotels, and has opened a business since 1991. Restaurant "Liberty" (休憩軽食ラウンジ リバティ) and Restaurant "Hanachaya" (花茶屋), too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. In addition, there are Manga's department, Kid's department, a mah‐jongg room, a table tennis room, a karaoke room and resting rooms for fee, too. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 950. They lend towels and an indoor clothes. A chartered bath is provided, and an extra cost is JPY 1100 on weekdays or JPY 1600 on weekends per 60 minutes. A staying is possible at the Grandvrio Hotel, too.

    Appearance of Building
    Makubetsu Onsen Tokachi Makubetsu Onsen Hana-no-Yu

    There are 1 outdoor bath, 2 outdoor pot baths, 2 indoor baths, 2 or 3 whirlpool baths, 1 sleeping bath, 1 cold bath and 1 or 2 saunas at a large public bathhouse. The bathhouses for men or women are replaced every 2 weeks. The sunny tiled bathhouse with large windows is feeling good. Most baths use natural free flowing hot springs. In addition, a mixed sauna room named Ondoru is provided, too, and an extra cost is JPY 200.

    Outdoor Bath (Source: Hana-no-Yu)
    Makubetsu Onsen Tokachi Makubetsu Onsen Hana-no-Yu
    Outdoor Pot Baths (Source: Hana-no-Yu)
    Makubetsu Onsen Tokachi Makubetsu Onsen Hana-no-Yu
    Whirlpool Bath (Source: Hana-no-Yu)
    Makubetsu Onsen Tokachi Makubetsu Onsen Hana-no-Yu
    View from Whirlpool Bath (Source: Hana-no-Yu)
    Makubetsu Onsen Tokachi Makubetsu Onsen Hana-no-Yu
    Dry Sauna (Source: Hana-no-Yu)
    Makubetsu Onsen Tokachi Makubetsu Onsen Hana-no-Yu
    Wet Sauna (Source: Hana-no-Yu)
    Makubetsu Onsen Tokachi Makubetsu Onsen Hana-no-Yu
    Ondoru (Source: Hana-no-Yu)
    Makubetsu Onsen Tokachi Makubetsu Onsen Hana-no-Yu

    The hot springs are sodium chloride spring with moor hot spring, and are clear and light brown and have neither taste nor smell. The hot spring ingredients are 1.896 g/kg. Shampoo and body soap are provided at the bathhouse.

    Spring quality Sodium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 47.2 C
    ph 8.1
    Indication Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak children, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, 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
    Facilities Outdoor bath(2), Indoor bath(7 or 8), Sauna(1 or 2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 950. Elementary school student: JPY 520.
    Business hours Weekday 10:00-23:30
    Weekend and National holiday 10:00-24:00
    Regular closing day Irregular closing day
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (200 cars)
    Telephone number +81-155-56-2121
    Home page Home page is here
    Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
    Mapcode 369 511 450*36

    List of Accommodations

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

      Park Hotel Yuyukan(パークホテル悠湯館)
      Grandvrio Hotel(グランヴィリオホテル)

      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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