- April 27th, 2014
[Naganuma Onsen] Day Trip Bath and Strong Sodium Chloride Spring Can Be Enjoyed at Fureai Center
Naganuma Onsen (長沼温泉) is a hot spring place in Naganuma town located in the eastern direction of Sapporo city. Naganuma Onsen Fureai Center (長沼温泉ふれあいセンター) is built in Naganuma Community Park (長沼コミュニティ公園). There are a park golf course, a bandstand, Maoi Automatic Campsite (マオイオートキャンプ場), Azuma Garden (東庭園), cafes and restraunts around here. Heidi Ranch (ハイジ牧場) and Maoi Onsen (馬追温泉) are relatively near here. The Naganuma Onsen is passed a rigorous screening in 1988, and has been appointed by Minister for the Environment, and is one of 15 nation insurance hot spring resorts in Hokkaido.
Speaking of the Naganuma, mongolian mutton barbecue such as Naganuma Genghis Khan (長沼ジンギスカン), Kanehiro Genghis Khan (かねひろジンギスカン) and Sato Genghis Khan (さとうジンギスカン) are famous. Tasty restaurants in the Naganuma, Hokuhokuan (ほくほく庵), Handemade Soba Kakitsubata (手打ち蕎麦 杜若), Aichu Land (あいチュらんど), Iwaki (いわき), Ice-no-Ie (あいすの家) and Harvest (ハーベスト) are popular in particular. I ate foods at the Aichu Land, and it was tasty.
Aichu Land (あいチュらんど) is a sweet shop in Naganuma located in the southeastern direction of Sapporo, and is relatively near Naganuma Onsen (長沼温泉). They sell soft serve ice creams, parfaits, shakes and crepes, so it is kwnon as a customer always visited shop. When I visited here around 14:30 on weekdays, a lot of vehicles parked in front of the building. Almost customers bought vanilla soft serve ice creams. Therefore, I bought a vanilla soft serve ice cream, too. The regular size was JPY 300. A shop clerk served the vanilla soft serve ice cream in less than 3 minutes. It was large! I guessed its height was about 13 cm. It was good value for the price. In addition, the taste was not too sweet but very rich milk, and it was just taste of Hokkaido. It was very tasty! I feel like I understand the reason that the customers always visit the shop. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Naganuma Onsen Fureai Center.
Naganuma Onsen Fureai Center
Naganuma Onsen Fureai Center is a small-sized onsen inn run by Nitto Sogyo corp., and has opened a business since 1987, and is crowded with a lot of visitors almost on weekends. When I visited here in the daytime on weekday, a lot of visitors came, and oversea pepole enjoyed the hot springs, too. A restaurant that tourists can eat mongolian mutton barbecue and shop that sells Doburoku (どぶろく * unrefined sake) and Gensen-Tofu (源泉豆腐) are built on the site, too, and those have a good reputation. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 600. A restraunt "Hamanasu" (レストラン「はまなす」) and a shop are at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A lunch set with taking a bath is served for JPY 1300. A staying is possible, too.
They have 2 buildings, Main Building and Annex Building, and a public bathhouse is at the Annex Building. There are 1 open-air bath, 2 indoor baths, 2 whirlpool baths, 1 cascading bath, 1 cold bath and 2 saunas at the large public bathhouse. The bathhouse with 2 entrances is divided into a large bath area and a small bath area, and each areas are linked by a corridor. The sunny tiled bathhouse with large windows is feeling good. Most baths use 100% natural free flowing hot springs lowered by a temperature control machine.
The large bath area has the large indoor bath, the triangle-shaped whirlpool bath and the low temperature dry sauna, and the indoor bath is the size that about 20 poeple can take a bath, and the whirlpool bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath. The small bath area has the small indoor bath, the round whirlpool bath, the high temperature dry sauna and the cold bath. The small indoor bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and the whirlpool bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath. The powerful whirlpool is popular with bathers.
The open-air bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 6 people can take a bath. A sense of openess can be felt without a roof. A view can not be enjoyed while bathing because of a blindfold fence. But bathers can enjoy the Naganuma Community Park while cooling heated body.
The hot springs are strong sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light green and have salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 20.12 g/kg, and are very rich. Because the hot springs are considerably salty, it seems to be effective for warm body. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. Visitors can eat a soft serve ice cream at a free resting place. A shop clerk gave me a large portion of the soft serve ice cream. Thank you!
Atmosphere of Naganuma Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Strong sodium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||50.2 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, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Cut, Burn, 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|
|Contraindications of drinking||Kidney disease, High blood pressure, hyperthyroidism and diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(6), Sauna(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 300. Infant: free of charge.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (300 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Reservation||Jalan is here, Rakuten is here|
|Mapcode||139 027 040*16|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Naganuma Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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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