[Moseushi Onsen] Day Trip Onsen and Fresh Free Flowing Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed at Moseushi Onsen Peperu
May 31st, 2014
Moseushi Onsen (妹背牛温泉) is a hot spring place in Moseushi town located in the southwestern part of Asahikawa city. Moseushi Onsen Peperu (妹背牛温泉ペペル) is built beside Moseushi Water Park Urara (妹背牛遊水公園うらら) and Moseushi Town Office. Peperu means a coined word "water + spring" in Ainu language. The distance is around 600 m away from the center of the Moseushi, and restaurants, cafes, convenience stores, Izakaya and bars with a surcharge are built there, too. Hokuryu Sunflower Field (北竜ひまわりの里), Takikawa Canola Flowers Fields (滝川の菜の花) and Rose Garden Chippubetsu (ローズガーデンちっぷべつ) are relatively near here, too.
Hokuryu Sunflower Field
Hokuryu Sunflower Field (北竜のひまわりの里) in Hokuryu town is located in the southwestern part of Asahikawa city. The sunflower field of 23.1 ha spreads over on a hill near roadside station "Sunflower Hokuryu (サンフラワー北竜)". Sunflowers that have been planted since 1979 increase to a million and half now. The sunflowers bloom from late July to mid August and are in full bloom in early August. Tourists will be overwhelmed by a flood of the sunflowers. Article is here
Canola Flowers Fields
There are about 60 canola flower fields in Takikawa city. Planted area changes every year, but the total area is about 150 ha. The canola flower planted area seems to be the largest area in Japan and is in full bloom from late May to early June, during the period the canola flower field in the Ebeotsu district (江部乙地区) is opened to general public and tourists can enjoy a scenery of the canola flower field like a typical Hokkaido scenery. Because an observatory deck is built, tourists can look over the canola flower field from the top. The yellow canola flowers and the blue sky will take our breath away. There is a restroom in the site. A parking lot is not provided, and the tourists can park their cars on the shoulder of the road. Article is here
Rose Garden Chippubetsu
Rose Garden Chippubetsu (ローズガーデンちっぷべつ) is in Chippubetsu town located in the western part of Asahikawa city and was founded as an outdoor recreational spot with flowers and green plants in 1999. There are Kodomo-Boken-no-Mori Park (こども冒険の森公園) and Xe-Xe Land (めぇーめぇーランド) near the Rose Garden Chippubetsu. About 300 kinds of about 3000 roses are planted on the site with 5.4 ha, and colourful roses can be enjoyed. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are Garden House Plaza Welkamu (ガーデンプラザ「ウエル花夢」) that dishes and souvenirs can be enjoyed and a restroom around the parking lot. By the way, a wedding ceremony can be performed at the Rose Garden Chippubetsu. Article is here
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Moseushi Onsen Peperu.
Moseushi Onsen Peperu
Moseushi Onsen Peperu is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen founded in 1993. About 20 local people took a bath on that day. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. Restraunt "Ajidokoro Yonesato" (レストラン味処「米里」), a shop and a resing room for fee are at the building, too.
There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 2 whirlpool baths, 1 cascading bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The sunny tiled bathhouse with a lot of windows is feeling good. The indoor bath is the size that about 15 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs. Water temperature is around 41.3 C.
The large whirlpool bath is the size that about 5 people can take a bath, and the small indoor bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and the cascading bath seats 2 people, and the baths use heated water. The outdoor bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and uses 100% free flowing hot springs. Water temperature is around 40.2 C. A sense of openness can not be felt because the outdoor bath with a roof is surrounded by blind fences.
The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are slightly opaque and light yellow and have slightly salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 2.218 g/kg. Sinters dance in the hot springs. A drinking hot spring facility is built at the bathhouse. When I drunk the hot springs, it tasted slightly salty taste, and it seems to be effective for Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout and Liver disease. 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 carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||44.2 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic woman's diseases|
|Contraindications||Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Active tuberculosis, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally|
|Indications of drinking||Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease|
|Contraindications of drinking||Kidney disease, High blood pressure, and diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(5), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (100 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||179 700 586*37|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Moseushi Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.