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[Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Nakagoya Onsen Kiku-no-En

August 15th, 2015

Nakagoya Onsen

Nakagoya Onsen (中小屋温泉) is a hot spring place in Tobetsu town located in the northeastern part of Sapporo city. The hot spring was discovered in 1894. Only Nakagoya Onsen Kiku-no-En (中小屋温泉 きくの園) surrounded by trees is built near Honnakahoya Station (本中小屋駅). The distance is around 12 km away from the center of the Tobetsu, and restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Kabato Seimenjo (かばと製麺所), a famous Udon noodle shop, and Kimikage (きみかげ), a famous bakery, are a little away from here. Speaking of the Tobetsu, it is well-known for Flax Flowers, and those are in full bloom from late June to mid July. In addition, the Tobetsu has 8 golf cources for some reason. If you look at a google map, you can see the Tobetsu is crowded with the golf cources.

Flax Flowers

Flax Flowers (亜麻の花) bloom in late June in Tobetsu located in the northeast part of Sapporo. Tobetsu is a main producing district of the Flax, and tourists can see the Flax Flowers from the outside of the Flax Fields at the best time to see that is from late June to mid July. The Flax Flowers bloom only in the forenoon, and the bloomed Flax Flowers are scattered in a day. Small light blue lovely flowers make me even feel melancholy, too. But I guess that those are the strong life force because a nyriad of the Flax Flowers bloom everyday. By the way, a parking lot is not provided at each fields. Article is here

Flax Flowers
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu

Kabato Seimenjo

Kabato Seimenjo (かばと製麺所) is a self-service udon noodle restraunt in Tobetsu located in the northeast part of Sapporo and has opened a business since 2011, and is famous for always lines. In a winter, it close a business and opens Mandegan Gaiden (まんでがん外伝) in Sapporo. They open a business in Tobetsu in a summer and open a business in Sapporo in the winter. Mr. Kenichi Hashimoto (橋本憲一), a restraunt owner, trained a cooking at famous Udon restraunt Ikegami Seimenjo (池上製麺所) in Kagawa Prefecture, so customers can enjoy the genuine taste of Kagawa udon in Hokkaido. He takes his ingredients produced in Tobetsu seriously, and they use wheat flour Kitahonami (きたほなみ) produced in Tobetsu and a lot of vegetables produced in Tobetsu for tempura. Article is here

Cold Udon Served with Concentrated Broth Is Topped with Tenpura
Udon Noodles -Kabato Seimenjo in Tobetsu-

Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Nakagoya Onsen Kiku-no-En.

Purple Flowers
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu

Nakagoya Onsen Kiku-no-En

Nakagoya Onsen Kiku-no-En is a small-sized long-established onsen ryokan founded in 1905. A Japanese-style garden is built on the site, too, and a pond and flowers can be enjoyed. When I visited here around 12:00 on weekdays, a lot of visitors came, and I saw that it was popular. The interior decoration has an atomosphere of Showa period, and it is very Shibui. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 540. A restraunt is at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A staying is possible, too.

Japanese-Style Garden
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Entrance
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Entrance of Bathhouse
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu

There are 1 outdoor-style bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The sunny tiled bathhouse is feeling good. The indoor bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and hot springs pour into the bath from large rocks. The quarter-round whirlpool bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath. The outdoor-style bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and bathers can take a bath only in a summer. All baths uses heated cold springs. Those have slightly smooth and slippery touch.

Look of Bathhouse
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Whirlpool Bath
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Cold Bath
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Sauna
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Indoor Bath
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Look of Bathhouse
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Outdoor-style Bath
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Glass-walled Room
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
View from Indoor Bath
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Hot Springs Are Clear and Colorless
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Rock!
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
View from Indoor Bath
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Look of Bathhouse
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
View from Indoor Bath
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu

The hot springs are sulfur and sodium chloride and calcium carbonated cold spring, and and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell, and are not drinkable because of circulation type baths. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, so the bathers should bring those. A restroom is installed at a dressing room. By the way, a resing room is provided for a fee, too.

Dressing Room
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Free Resting Place
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu
Paid Hair Dryer
Nakagoya Onsen in Tobetsu

Atmosphere of Nakagoya Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Nakagoya Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Sulfur and sodium chloride and calcium carbonated cold spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 10.5 C
ph 8.4
Indications Neuritis, Obsolete treponema pallidum, Chronic metal addiction, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic woman's diseases, Chronic motor paralysis, Muscle hysteresis, Nervous breakdown, Cut, Burn
Contraindications High blood pressure, Malignant tumor, Sarcoma, Heart disease, Dysfunction, High arteriosclerosis.
Indications of drinking Not Drinking
Facility Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 540. Child: JPY 210.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (50 cars)
Telephone number +81-1332-7-2011
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 575 100 579*72

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Nakagoya Onsen.

Nakagoya Onsen Kiku-no-En(中小屋温泉きくの園) Only Tel:+81-133-27-2011

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