- May 3rd, 2014
[Closed Down: Naie Onsen] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Hotel Kita-no-Yu
Naie Onsen (奈井江温泉) is a hot spring place in Naie town located in the northeastern part of Sapporo city. Only Hotel Kita-no-Yu (ホテル北乃湯) is built in a forest, and there is a park golf course on the site, too. The distance is around 6 km away form the center of the Naie, and restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Niwayama Forest Nature Park (にわ山自然公園) is relatively famous tourist attractions near here. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Naie, Karamatsuen (からまつ園) is popular in particular. I ate food at it, and it was so tasty. Unfortunately, they have been closed since September, 2019.
Niwayama Forest Nature Park
Niwayama Forest Nature Park (にわ山森林自然公園) is a park in Naie town located in the northeastern part of Sapporo city. 271 m altitude of Mt. Niwa has been developed as the park, and 1st Lookout (第一展望台) and 2nd Observation Deck (第二展望台) are built. About 1800 cherry trees such as Yezo Mountain Cherry Tree (エゾヤマザクラ) are planted at the mountain, and here is famous as one of good places to see the cherry blossoms in Sorachi district (空知). The best time to see the cherry blossoms is about early May. By the way, a mountain road that is the width of one car is narrow, so drive safely. In addition, bears may appear, beware of bears. Other visitors had a bear-avoiding bell when I visited here. Admission free. Parking lots are free of charge. The mountain road is closed from November to April. Read More
Karamatsuen (からまつ園) is a famous buckwheat noodles restaurant in Naie town located in the northeast part of Sapporo city. There is a building facing the national route 12 with the longest straight line road in Japan between Sunagawa city and Iwamizawa city. It was founded in 1969. The restraunt is famous for getting the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Hotel Kita-no-Yu.
Hotel Kita-no-Yu is a small-sized long-established onsen hotel run by Eniwa Development group at present, and has opened a business since 1972. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 520. Visitors for day trip bath can take a bath from 07:00, too. A restraunt is 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. It has reopened a business since 1 December 2017 again. This is an article before renewing.
There are 1 outdoor bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. In addition, A solalry room is provided, too. Ultraviolet rays are irradiate to a body, and seem to be a device promoting circulation of blood. The round bathhouse with a high ceiling and a lot of windows is cozy. But it had a lot of steam at that day.
The large indoor bath is the size that about 12 people can take a bath, and water temperature is around 40 C. The small indoor bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath, and water temperature is around 42 C. The whirlpool bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and water temperature is around 40 C. The baths use heated cold springs. The cold bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath, and uses natural free flowing cold springs. Water temperature is around 11 C.
The outdoor bath is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and uses heated cold springs. Water temperature is around 42 C. A sense of openness can not be felt with a roof, but bathers can see a forest while bathing. Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in a spring, fresh green can be enjoyed in a summer, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and snow can be enjoyed in a winter.
The hot springs are sulfur and sodium chloride bicarbonate cold spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and sulfur smell, and are not drinkable. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.265 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.
Atmosphere of Naie Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Sulfur and sodium chloride bicarbonate cold spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||11.5 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, High blood pressure, Arteriosclerosis, Diabetes, Chronic woman's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn|
|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, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Dry skin in the elderly, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally|
|Indications of drinking||Not drinking|
|Facility||Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 520. Child: JPY 360.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (100 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Reservation||Jalan is here, Rakuten is here|
|Mapcode||360 112 221*15|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Naie 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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