• April 27th, 2014
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[Closed Business: Netoi Onsen in Setana] Day Trip Bath Can Be Enjoyed at Ryokan Netoi Onsen

Netoi Onsen

Netoi Onsen (ねとい温泉) is a hot spring place in Kitahiyama, Setana town located in the northwestern part of Hakodate city. The distance is around 6 km away from the center of the Kitahiyama, and only Ryokan Netoi Onsen (旅館ねとい温泉) is surrounded by rice fields. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. There are Tamagawa Park (玉川公園) near here.

Building Is Surrounded by Rice Fields
Netoi Onsen in Setana
Tamagawa Park
Narcissus on Tamagawa Park in Setana

The Netoi means lukewarm water in Ainu language. Water temperature is certainly 25.6 C, and I guess that a warm spring place was known by Ainu people. It is the origin of the Netoi Onsen that the hot spring gushed out, and a hot spring facility was built when oil was dug. Famous tourist attractions in the Setana are Ukishima Park (浮島公園), Sanbonsugiiwa Rocks (三本杉岩) and Risshozan Observation Deck (立象山公園展望台). Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Setana, Kouda Confectionery Store (甲田菓子店) and Sobadokoro Genkiya (そば処元気屋) are popular in particular. I ate Iwashu Cream Puff and buckwheat noodles there. Those were so tasty.

Sanbonsugiiwa Rocks
Iwashu Cream Puff -Kouda Confectionery Store in Setana-

Narcissus of Tamagawa Park

Tamagawa Park (玉川公園) is on a hill of Tamagawa Shrine (玉川神社) in Setana town located in the northwestern part of Hakodate city, and about 30 kinds of about 300,000 narcissuses are planted on the hill and are in full bloom from late April to early May, and those create a beautiful scenery with cherry trees. Pink, yellow, green, white, and those color are gorgeous. A restroom and a parking lot are installed in the site. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. In, addition, there is Netoi Onsen (ねとい温泉) near the Tamagawa Park. Read More

Monument Is Built
Narcissus on Tamagawa Park in Setana

Risshozan Observation Deck

Risshozan Observation Deck (立象山展望台) is a viewing point in the central of Setana town located in the northwest part of Hakodate city, and 2 story building is built on the hilltop of Mt. Risshozan (立象山) with around 95 m in height. Setana town and windmills, Okushiri Island and the Sea of Japan, Sanbonsugi-iwa Rocks, a symbol of Setana, can be looked over from here. Views are very comfortable if the weather is nice. The night sky and the sunset seem to be beautiful. There is the Setana Youth Travel Village (せたな青少年旅行村) beside the Risshozan Observation Deck. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More

View from Rooftop
Risshozan Observation Deck in Setana

Sobadokoro Genkiya

Sobadokoro Genkiya (そば処元気屋) is a buckwheat noodles restaurant in Kitahiyama, Setana town. There is a building at a heart of fields. The building is a prefab house, but it has an atmosphere that seems to come across tasty dishes. Customers take off shoes at an entrance and enter the restraunt. I visited here around 14:00 on weekdays, and I sat at a table because there were only 2 groups of visitors. The restraunt was not so large. But there are some tables, so family customers seem to enjoy. Read More

Genki Cold Buckwheat Noodles from Top
Genki Cold Buckwheat Noodles -Genkiya in Setana-

Iwashu Cream Puff of Kouda Confectionery Store

Kouda Confectionery Store (甲田菓子店) is a long-established Japanese confectionery store in Setana town located in the northwest part of Hakodate city, and has opened a business since 1900. It is famous for Iwashu Cream Puff (岩シュー) using Sanbonsugiiwa Rocks (三本杉岩), a symbol of Setana, as a motif. The appearance is like rocks, and the cream puff dough is crispy. A shop clerk puts fresh custard cream into it just after odering, and its flavor expiration date is only a hour, so it is known for very short flavor expiration date. Their Western confectionery is famous, but Japanese confectionery using the Sanbonsugiiwa Rocks as a motif are sold, too. Read More

White Iwashu Cream Puff
Iwashu Cream Puff -Kouda Confectionery Store in Setana-

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Ryokan Netoi Onsen.

[Shut Down] Ryokan Netoi Onsen

Ryokan Netoi Onsen is a small-sized long-established onsen inn founded in 1964. A building is surrounded by rice fields. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 350. A staying is possible, too. Homemade Mongolian Barbecue has a good reputation. Unfortunately, They closed a business in May, 2018. This is an article before closing.


Appearance of Building
Netoi Onsen in Setana
Old Photographs Are Put on Wall
Netoi Onsen in Setana
Entrance of Bathhouse
Netoi Onsen in Setana

There is 1 indoor bath at a public bathroom. The tiled bathroom is small, and is like my uncle's bathroom at a hot spring place. The tiled indoor bath is the size that about 5 people can take a bath, and uses heated warm springs.

Look of Bathroom
Netoi Onsen in Setana
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Netoi Onsen in Setana
View from Indoor Bath
Netoi Onsen in Setana
Clear and Colorless Hot Springs
Netoi Onsen in Setana

The hot springs are simple warm spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell, and have slightly smooth and slippery touch, and are not drinkable because of a circulation type bath. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.572 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. A free hair dryer is installed at a dressing room. You should get a wash beforehand at a restroom near an entrance of the bathroom becauce there is not the restroom at the dressing room.

Dressing Room
Netoi Onsen in Setana
Resting Room
Netoi Onsen in Setana
Resting Place
Netoi Onsen in Setana

Atmosphere of Netoi Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Netoi Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Simple warm spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Warm spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 25.6 C
ph 8.7
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases
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 Not drinking
Facilities Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 350. Child: JPY 150.
Business hours 15:00-20:30
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-137-84-5141
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 467 577 530*42

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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