• April 11th, 2015
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[Nakatoya Onsen in Sobetsu] Day Trip Onsen and One of 8 Beauty Spots around Lake Toya Can Be Enjoyed at Kimundo-no-Ie

Nakatoya Onsen

Nakatoya Onsen (仲洞爺温泉) is a hot spring place in the east side of Lake Toya (洞爺湖). Kimundo-no-Ie (キムンドの家) that is a management office is built along Hokkaido Road 132, and is adjacent to Nakatoya Camping Ground (仲洞爺キャンプ場), and is popular with campers to take a bath. The Kimundo means "a lake in a mountain" in Ainu language. A view from the Nakatoya Camping Ground is one of 8 beauty spots around the Lake Toya. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Toyako Onsen Resort (洞爺湖温泉街), Mt. Usu (有珠山) and Mt. Showashinzan (昭和新山) are relatively near here, too.

Lake Toya
Sobetsu-Cho Onsen

Lake Toya

Lake Toya (洞爺湖) between Toyako town and Sobetsu town located in the northwestern part of Muroran city is the 3rd largest caldera lake in Japan after Lake Kussharo and Lake Shikotsu, and was born by large-scale eruptions 110,000 years ago. In Shikotsu-Toya National Park, the perimeter of the lake is about 43 km, and 58 sculptures are located around the lake, and those create scenes in accord with the lake. Geographical features of mountains and the lake have been authorized in the World Geopark. The lake is one of major tourist attractoions in Hokkaido, and a lot of international tourists come. Windsor Hotels Toya Resort & Spa that 34th G8 Summit (Hokkaido Toyako Summit) was held at is famous, too. Around the Lake Toya, there are Toyako Onsen Resort (洞爺湖温泉) that is a sightseeing base, Toya Silo Observation Deck (サイロ展望台), Ukimido Park (浮見堂公園), Toya Onsen (洞爺温泉), Nakatoya Onsen (仲洞爺温泉), Nakatoya Camping Ground (仲洞爺キャンプ場), Green Stay Toyako (グリーンステイ洞爺湖), Takarada Camping Ground (水辺の里財田キャンプ場), Sobetsu-cho Onsen (壮瞥町温泉), Mt. Showa-shinzan (昭和新山) and Mt. Usu (有珠山). Read More

Lake Toya and Nakajima Island
Lake Toya

Mt. Usu

Mt. Usu (有珠山) is an active volcano with 733 m in height between Date city, Toyako town and Sobetsu town in the south side of Lake Toya (洞爺湖), and has been double volcano with Ousu Lava Dome (大有珠), Kousu Lava Dome (小有珠), Mt. Ogari (オガリ山) and Mt. Usushinzan (有珠新山) since 20,000 years ago, and erupted 4 times within 100 years ago, so it is one of very active volcanos in the world, too. In Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Geographical features with the Lake Toya and Mt. Showa-shinzan have been authorized in the World Geopark. It can be said that the Mt. Usu is one of main actors in Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Global Geopark (洞爺湖有珠山ジオパーク). A ropeway is the most popular way to go up the mountain, but visitors can hike it, too. Admission free. A parking lot is charged for JPY 500. But It is free of charge form December to March. Read More

Mt. Ogari
Mt. Usu in Date

Mt. Showa-shinzan

Mt. Showa-shinzan (昭和新山) is a volcanic lava dome with about 400 m in height in Sobetsu town located in the south of the Lake Toya. The new volcanic lava dome has raised or erupted since 1944. In Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Geographical features with the Lake Toya and Mt. Usu have been authorized in the World Geopark. It can be said that the Mt. Usu is one of main actors in Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Global Geopark (洞爺湖有珠山ジオパーク). It is nearby the Mt. Usu. Tourist facilities such as Showa-shinzan Bear Ranch (クマ牧場), Showa-shinzan Glass Museum (ガラス館), Masao Mimatsu Memorial Hall (三松正夫記念館) and souvenir shops are built near a ropeway station, and the visitors can rise their tourist mood. Admission free. A parking lot is charged for JPY 500. But It is free of charge form December to March. Read More

Mr. Masao Mimatsu and Mt. Showa-shinzan
Mt. Showa-shinzan around Lake Toya

List of Means of Transportation

A local bus runs between the Toyako Onsen and the Sapporo, and "Iburi-go (いぶり号)", an express bus, runs between the Toyako Onsen and the Noboribetsu Onsen. Refer to following the means of the transportation. 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).

Donan Bus(道南バス) From Sapporo to Toyako Onsen
Jalan
Rakuten
Donan Bus(道南バス) From Toyako Onsen to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Donan Bus(道南バス) From Noboribetsu Onsen to Toyako Onsen
Jalan
Rakuten
Donan Bus(道南バス) From Toyako Onsen to Noboribetsu Onsen
Jalan
Rakuten
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is at Toya Station

Shikotsu-Toya National Park

Shikotsu-Toya National Park (支笏洞爺国立公園) has Lake Shikotsu (支笏湖), the 2nd largest caldera lake in Japan, and Lake Toya (洞爺湖), the 3rd largest caldera lake in the Japan, in the southwestern part of Hokkaido. In the national park, there are unique mountains such as Mt. Usu (有珠山), Mt. Tarumae (樽前山) and Mt. Showa-shinzan (昭和新山), and here is a tourist attraction on behalf of Hokkaido containing Noboribetsu Onsen (登別温泉) and Jozankei Onsen (定山渓温泉) in the 3 major onsen in the Hokkaido. Because it is easy to access the tourist attracions from New Chitose Airport and Sapporo city, the Shikotsu-Toya National Park gets popularity from tourists. The Shikotsu-Toya National Park is roughly divided into 5 areas, Yoteizan Area, Toyako Area, Noboribetsu Area, Shikotsuko Area and Jozankei Area. The area is 99,473 ha in total, it is very vast. It blows my mind why it adds the Yoteizan Area and the Jozankei Area, but I googled it, but I could not find. Read More

Lake Shikotsu
Lake Shikotsu

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Kimundo-no-Ie.

Kimundo-no-Ie

Kimundo-no-Ie is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen founded in 1999. A building is a log house, and the interior decoration uses a lot of woods produced in Finland, and the warmth of the wood can be felt. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 420. Udon restraunt "Kanazawaya" (うどん「金沢屋」) is at the building, too.

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Lake Toya, Mt. Showashinzan and Mt. Usu from Nakatoya Camping Ground
Nakatoya Onsen Kimundo-no-ie, Sobetsu
Entrance of Bathrooms
Nakatoya Onsen Kimundo-no-ie, Sobetsu

There are 2 indoor baths at a public bathroom. The bathroom with a conbination of wooden board and tile and a window is small but cozy. The large tiled indoor bath is the size that about 5 people can take a bath, and the small tiled indoor bath is the size that about 3 people can take a bath, and both baths use heated 100% natural free flowing hot springs. Only the hot spring gushing out point is provided, and 2 baths are connected with each other, so those are almost 1 bath. It has a faucet for cold water, so it is allowed to add the water for lowering the water temperature.

Bathroom
Nakatoya Onsen Kimundo-no-ie, Sobetsu
2 Indoor Baths
Nakatoya Onsen Kimundo-no-ie, Sobetsu
View from Indoor Bath
Nakatoya Onsen Kimundo-no-ie, Sobetsu
View from Indoor Bath
Nakatoya Onsen Kimundo-no-ie, Sobetsu
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Nakatoya Onsen Kimundo-no-ie, Sobetsu

The hot springs are calcium sulfate spring, and are clear and light yellow green and has neither taste nor smell, and have a little smooth and slippery touch. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 2.676 g/kg. The calcium ions content is 663.7 mg/kg, so it seems to be effective to cure wounds. Drinking hot spring is not permitted by the public health center. Soaps are provided at the bathroom. A restroom and a free hair dryer are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Nakatoya Onsen Kimundo-no-ie, Sobetsu
Resting Place
Nakatoya Onsen Kimundo-no-ie, Sobetsu

Atmosphere of Kimundo-no-Ie Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kimundo-no-Ie

Types of Hot Springs Calcium sulfate spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 39.8 C
ph 8.8
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Frozen shoulder, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic skin diseases, Burn, Cut, Cold sensitivity
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 cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout
Facility Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 420. Child: JPY 140. Infant: JPY 70.
Business hours From April to October 10:00-20:30
From November to March 10:00-19:00
Regular closing day Tuesday * No regular closing days from July to August
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-142-66-7022
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 321 710 312*81

List of Activities

Some activity companies serve the Horse Trekking, the Canoe, the Birdwatching Tour, the Handmade Soft Serve Ice Cream Experience and so on around the Lake Toya. At Rental Cycle Takayanagi Shokai (レンタサイクル高柳商会), Toyako Onsen, a bicycle is rented for JPY 700 per a hour. Refer to following websites for the activity companies around Lake Toya. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Canoe

Movie of Canoe


Toya Guide Center(洞爺ガイドセンター)
Jalan
TOYA TOY BOX(洞爺トイボックス)
ASOVIEW

Nature Tour

Toya Guide Center(洞爺ガイドセンター)
Jalan

Horse Trekking

Movie of Horse Trekking


Lake Toya Ranch(レイクトーヤランチ)
ASOVIEW

Helicopter Cruising

Movie of Helicopter Cruising


Helisys Japan(日本ヘリシス)
ASOVIEW

Various Experiense Activities

Lake Hill Farm(レークヒル・ファーム)
ASOVIEW
glass cafe gla_gla(glass cafe gla_gla)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Toya Takarada Nature Experience House(洞爺財田自然体験ハウス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Sobetsu Fruit Village(そうべつくだもの村)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around the Lake Toya. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Nakatoya Onsen

Nakatoya Onsen Campsite(仲洞爺キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
 

Toyako Onsen

Toyako Manseikaku Hotel Lakeside Terrace(洞爺湖万世閣 ホテルレイクサイドテラス)
Toya Kohantei(洞爺湖畔亭)
Toya Gokirakutei(洞爺湖畔 ごきらく亭)
Toya Kanko Hotel(洞爺観光ホテル)
Hotel Grand Toya(ホテル グランドトーヤ)
Hokkai Hotel(北海ホテル)
Toya Sansui Hotel Kafu(洞爺山水ホテル 和風)
Hotel New Toyako(ホテル ニュー洞爺湖) Only Tel:+81-142-75-2818
Toya Green Hotel(洞爺グリーンホテル)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Toya Sun Palace(洞爺サンパレス リゾート&スパ)
The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort(ザ レイクビュー TOYA 乃の風リゾート)
Daiwa Ryokan Annex(大和旅館 アネックス)
Toyako Onsen Hotel Hanabi(洞爺温泉 ホテル華美)
Daiwa Ryokan(大和旅館)
Kitsutsuki Canadian Club(きつつき カナディアンクラブ)
Rakuten
Petit Hotel Koizumi(西山高原プチホテル恋泉)
HP
Jalan
The Lake Suite Ko no Sumika(ザ・レイクスイート 湖の栖)
Second house TOYA(セカンドハウスToya)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
TOYA HOME Kairou(TOYA HOME廻廊)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Guest House COCO(ゲストハウス 湖湖)
Guest house HiDE(ゲストハウス HiDE)
Jalan
Rakuten

Sobetsu-cho Onsen

Onsen Ryokan Ikoi-so(温泉旅館 いこい荘)
Toya Kaawanami(洞爺かわなみ)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hotel Nakanoshima(ホテル中の島)
Showa Shinzan Youth Hostel(昭和新山ユースホステル)
Pension Ono(ペンションおおの)
レイクサイドクラシックハウス チャイハナ(Lakeside Classic House Chaihana)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten

Toyako

The Windsor Hotel TOYA(ザ・ウィンザーホテル 洞爺リゾート&スパ)
Hotel Cocoa(ホテルココア)
HP
Lakehouse At Toyako(レイクハウスアット洞爺湖)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
WE Hotel Toya(WE Hotel Toya)
Phoenix Toya Club(フェニックス洞爺クラブ)
Booking
Rakuten
LAKE TOYA Great View Log Cabin(LAKE TOYA グレートビューログキャビン)
lakeside villa kohansanso(lakeside villa 湖畔山莊)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Takarada Campsite(水辺の里財田キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Lakeside Campsite(湖畔キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Lake Toya

Lake Toya

A page of Shikotsu-Toya National Park is here

Shikotsu-Toya National Park

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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