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[Nayoro Onsen] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar

June 8th, 2014

Nayoro Onsen

Nayoro Onsen (名寄温泉) is a hot-spring place in Nayoro city located between Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city. Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar (なよろ温泉サンピラー) is built at the end of Hokkaido Road 939, and there are Piyashiri Ski Resort (ピヤシリスキー場) and Piyashiri Ski Jumping Hill (ピヤシリジャンプ台) around here, and a building is adjacent to a ski lodge. Natural phenomena such as the sun pillar, the diamond dust and snow rime can be seen at the Piyashiri Ski Resort in a winter. There are trailheads for Mt. Kudosan and Mt. Piyashiri, too. The distance is around 10 km far away from the center of the Nayoro, and restraunts, cafes and convenience stores are not built near here.

Piyashiri Ski Jumping Hill
Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar Jump stand for skiing

Speaking of the Nayoro, sunflower is famous, and the sunflower fields can be seen there and here. MOA Nayoro Farm Kousei Venue (MOA名寄農場更生会場), MOA Nayoro Farm Shinonome Venue (MOA名寄農場東雲会場) and Sun Pillar Park Venue (サンピラーパーク会場) are famous in particular. There are Kenko-no-Mori Park Golf Course (なよろ健康の森パークゴルフ場), Sun Pillar Park Nisshin (サンピラーパーク日進) and Kitasubaru Astronomical Observatory (なよろ市立天文台 きたすばる) at the Sun Pillar Park (サンピラーパーク), too. In addition, Nayoro Winter Festival is held in the winter, too. As for tasty restaurants in the Nayoro, Brazil and Mitsuboshi Shokudo (三星食堂) are popular in particular. Except those, I ate foods at Toyoken and Tamasaburo, and all foods were tasty.

Kenko-no-Mori Park Golf Course
Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar
Sun Pillar Park Nisshin
Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar
Kitasubaru Astronomical Observatory
Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar

Nayoro Sunflower Fields

Nayoro Sunflower Fields have 3 main venues, MOA Nayoro Farm Kousei Venue (MOA名寄農場更生会場), MOA Nayoro Farm Shinonome Venue (MOA名寄農場東雲会場) and Sun Pillar Park Venue (サンピラーパーク会場). 5 million sunflowers in total are planted in some fields of about 50 ha in Naoyoro city. Sunflower oil seems to be gotton very much. The sunflowers are in full bloom from late July to mid August. It is famous as movie locations for "Stargazing Dog". Article is here

Path to Blue Sky
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue

Nayoro Winter Festival

Nayoro Winter Festival is a snow event held in Nayoro city located between Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city and was held in 1952 for the first time. It is held for only 3 days in mid February. There are a large snow sculpture of Jibanyan (Yo-Kai Watch) with snow slide and small snow sculptures made by Nayoro citizen in the site when I visited here in 2015. Nayoro has a base for Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Self-Defense Forces have been in charge of the production, administration and management of the large snow sculpture since the old days. I had a member of Self-Defense Forces play in old days, but that do not still change. Children looked like their's having fun playing. Article is here

International Snow Sculpting Competition
Nayoro Winter Festival


Brazil (ブラジル) is a popular coffee shop in Nayoro city and is known as sweets shop in Nayoro from old days, too. Except sweets, breads and meals are served. I heard from my elder sister that Nayoro Pudding (名寄プリン) was tasty, and I visited here. Article is here

Nayoro pudding of Brazil
Sweets -Brazil-, Nayoro pudding

Mitsuboshi Shokudo

Recently, I knew that, in fact, Stewed Genghis Khan have been eaten commonly at my home. The three generations of a parent, a child and a grandchild live in Nayoro, and speaking of my family's Genghis Khan, it has been the stewed genghis Khan since many years ago. I thought the mutton was stewed not to be grilled at my home. The Genghis Khan handed down to each families came to be called the Stewed Genghis Khan. Article is here

View from Stewed Jingisukan of Mitsuboshi Shokudo
Stewed Jingisukan -Mitsuboshi Shokudo in Nayoro-


Toyoken (菓子司東洋軒) is a long-established confectionery in Nayoro city located between Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city and was founded in 1925. They sell various sweets including Japanese sweets and Western sweets. There was a store at shopping districts near Nayoro station in old days, but now they move to around Nayoro Legal Affairs Bureau. Because I heard from my older sister that Nayoro Soft Cookie (名寄そふとクッキー) was tasty, I visited here. Article is here

Sweets of Toyoken
Sweets -Toyoken-


Tamasaburo (たまさぶろう) is a restaurant in Nayoro city located between Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city. There is a building next to Nayoro North Interchange (名寄北インターチェンジ). I heard from Ms. Gishi that a dish was tasty, and I visited here. The building rebuilt a solitary house, and it had an atmosphere like the building of Okushiba Shoten 奥芝商店(), famous soup curry restraunt. It is different from displayed railroad goods. An owner is a railroad fan. There is an exhibition room with railroad models, and a visit is possible outside business hours. By the way, a name of the restaurant was named after the name of a budgerigar that he bred. Therefore an illustration of the budgerigar was drawn. I made sense. Article of meals is this and Article of sweets is this

Yukitomchiawase of Tamasaburo
sweets Tamasaburo

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar.

Ski Lodge
Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar Ski lodge

Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar

Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar is a small-sized long-established onsen inn founded in 1973. The building was renewed in 1997. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 400. Restraunt "Akagera" (レストラン「あかげら」) 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 1000. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar

There are 2 indoor baths, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The sunny bathhouse is not large but cozy. The large indoor bath beside windows is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and uses heated water. The small indoor bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and uses heated cold springs.


Look of Bathhouse (Source: Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar HP)
Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar
Small Indoor Bath
Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar Onsen
Large Indoor Bath
Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar Indoor spa

The hot springs are sodium and calcium sulfate bicarbonate cold spring, and are clear and light yellow and have sulfur taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.997 g/kg. A drinking hot spring facility is provided at a Japanese-style resting room. I am happy that the hot springs can be drunk. It tasted like a slightly boiled egg, and seems to be effective for Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Liver disease and Gout. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room, too.

Drinking Hot Spring Facility
Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar

Atmosphere of Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar

Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium sulfate bicarbonate cold spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 14 C
ph 6.7
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Chronic skin diseases, Burn, Cut, Arteriosclerosis
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 cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Liver disease, Gout
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 200.
Business hours 10:00-22:00 * Third Monday 17:00-22:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (800 cars)
Telephone number +81-1654-2-2131
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 832 212 817*02

List of Accommodations

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

Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar(なよろ温泉サンピラー)
Nayoro Sun Pillar Youth Hostel(なよろサンピラーユースホステル)
Guest House Nisshin(ゲストハウス日進)
Hotel Kaiko Annex Nayoro(ホテルカイコーアネックス名寄)
Grand Hotel Fujika(グランドホテル藤花)
B&B Hotel Bird Inn(B&B ホテル バードイン)
Hotel Kaiko Honkan(ホテル海晃 本館)
Business Hotel Sunflower(ビジネスホテル サンフラワー)

A page of Nayoro is here




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