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[Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga] Day Trip Bath, Lake Kussharo and Pebbles Can Be Enjoyed

July 4th, 2014

Nibushi Onsen

Nibushi Onsen (仁伏温泉) is a hot spring place in Teshikaga town located in the northern part of Kushiro city. The hot spring gushes out at the lakeshore in the eastern part of Lake Kussharo (屈斜路湖) in Akan Mashu National Park, and it is one of hot spring places around the Lake Kussharo. Nibushihoyojo (仁伏保養所) and Kussharoko Hotel (屈斜路湖ホテル) are built on the shore of the Lake Kussharo, and Kussharoko-so (屈斜路湖荘) is built along Hokkaido Road 52. The distance is about 4 km away from Kawayu Onsen (川湯温泉), and restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built.

Lake Kussharo
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga
Whooper Swans in Winter
Kotan Onsen in Teshikaga Lake Kusharo

It is the origin of the Nibushi Onsen that Mr. Seiji Asano (浅野清次) built an onsen hut in 1898. A type of the hot spring is simple hot spring that is almost same as other hot spring gushing out on the shore of the Lake Kussharo, and taste is mild, and the hot springs clinging itself to the body has a fine texture. I think it is very interesting that the Nibushin Onsen has characteristics different from the Kawayu Onsen with sour irritation hot springs because of only a little far away. There are the Kawayu Onsen, Sanko Onsen (三香温泉), Sunayu Onsen (砂湯温泉), Wakoto Onsen (和琴温泉), Kotan Onsen (コタン温泉) and Ike-no-Yu Onsen (池の湯) around the Nibushi Onsen, and various natural open-air baths can be enjoyed throughout the year. Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in a spring, Fresh green and the canoe can be enjoyed in a summer, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and whooper swans can be watched in a winter.

Lake Kussharo

The Lake Kussharo is the largest caldera lake in Japan in Teshikaga town located in the northeastern part of Lake Akan (阿寒湖), and its shape tuend into the current shape by large-scale eruptions 40,000 years ago. Before then, the lake was larger round lake than the current lake. It is the 2nd largest caldera lake in the world after Lake Toba in Indonesia, too. In Akan Mashu National Park, The perimeter of the lake is about 57 km, and the maximum depth is 117 m, and Nakashima (中島), the largest island on the fresh water lake in the Japan, flotas on the surface of the lake, but landing is prohibited. There are Mt. Mokoto (藻琴山), the Wakoto Peninsula, Bihoro Pass Lookout (美幌峠展望台), Tubetsu Pass Observation Deck (津別峠展望台), Mokotoyama Lookout Parking Park (藻琴山展望駐車公園), Highland Koshimizu 725 (ハイランド小清水725), Wakoto Onsen (和琴温泉), Sanko Onsen (三香温泉), Kotan Onsen (コタン温泉), Ike-no-Yu Onsen (池ノ湯温泉), Suna-Yu (砂湯), Nibushi Onsen (仁伏温泉), Wakoto-kohan Campsite (和琴湖畔キャンプ場), Wakoto Campsite (和琴キャンプ場), Suna-Yu Campsite (砂湯キャンプ場) and Highland Koshimizu Campsite (ハイランド小清水キャンプ場) around the Lake Kussharo. Article is here

Wakoto Peninsula
Lake Kussharo

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Kussharoko Hotel and the Kussharoko-so. On the other hand, an accommodation without taking a day trip bath is Wakkanupuri (ワッカヌプリ).

Wakkanupuri
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga
Wakkanupuri
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga

Kussharoko-so

Kussharoko-so is a small-sized onsen ryokan founded in 1972 along Hokkaido Road 52, and is popular with motorcycle tourists because a garage for a motorcycle is provided, too. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Entrance Lobby
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Corridor
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Entrances of Public Bathrooms
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so

There are 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath at a public bathroom. The tiled bathroom is small but cozy, but it is well-kept clean. The tiled rectangular indoor bath is the size that about 8 people take a bath. 100% fresh free flowing hot springs are poured into the bath from a hot spring gushing out point written "Pon Pon-no-Yu (ぽんぽんの湯)", and are overflowing from the bath to the bath floor in succession. Walking on the bath floor is comfortable because the bath floor is always warm.

Look of Public Bathroom
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Look of Public Bathroom
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Indoor Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Look from Indoor Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Hot Spring Gushing out Point
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Hot Springs Are Overflowing from Indoor Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Clear and Colorless Hot Springs
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so

The small quadrate open-air bath is the size that about 3 people take a bath. It is surrounded by blindfols fences, so a view is not good. But a net avoiding fallen leaves is covered with the bath, so the surface of the bath is kept clean. Bathers can enjoy the cool air and bathing.

Open-air Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Clear and Colorless Hot Springs
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
View Is Hardly Seen
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Water Outlet
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Blindfols Fence
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Net Avoiding Fallen Leaves
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so

The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste and nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.856 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 208.7 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. A free hair dryer is set at a dressing room. There is not a restroom at the dressing room, so you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom of a corridor.

Dressing Room
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Dressing Room
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so
Tanka Written on Wall
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko-so

Atmosphere of Kussharoko-so Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kussharoko-so

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 46.9 C
ph 7.7
Indications Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Low back pain, Neuralgia, Frozen shoulder, Bruise, Sprain, Motor paralysis, Cold sensitivity, Peripheral circulatory failure, Decline of gastrointestinal function, Mild hypertension, Diabetes, Mild hypercholesterolemia, Mild asthma, Emphysema, Autonomic instability, Hemorrhoid, Sleep disorder, Depressive state, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Autonomic instability, Insomnia
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 Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 12:00-19:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-154-83-2545
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 731 798 846*75

Kussharoko Hotel

Kussharoko Hotel is a small-sized onsen ryokan founded in 1965 on the shore of Lake Kussharo. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too. In a winter, swans on the lake shore can be observed from an entrance lobby, and the starry sky seems to be beautiful, too. An open-air bath may be closed in the winter.

Appearance of Building
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Corridor
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel

They have 2 public bathrooms for men or women and the open-air bath for men. There is 1 indoor bath at the bathroom for men, and there are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at the the bathroom for women, and the open-air bath for men has 1 open-air bath. Male bathers must wear their clothes and move between the bathroom for men and the open-air bath for men.

Entrances of Public Bathrooms
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel

The tiled bathroom is small but cozy, and was steamy on that day. The large windows are on the lake side, and the Lake Kussharo can be seen through the windows. The tiled indoor bath is the size that about 10 people take a bath. Pebbles, a well‐known product of the Nibushi Onsen, are spreaded all over on the bottom of the bath. 100% fresh free flowing hot springs are poured into the bath, and the hot springs are overflowing from the bath. I like seeing it. I supposed that water temperature was about 43 C. It is just suitable for bathing.

Indoor Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Indoor Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Lake Kussharo Can Be Seen through Window
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Hot Spring Gushing out Point
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Look from Indoor Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Hot Springs Are Overflowing from Indoor Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Pebbles
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel

A plastic cup was near a hot spring gushing out point, so I drinked the hot springs, and it tasted mild. But I do not know whether or not the hot springs are drinkable. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. There is not a restroom at the dressing room, so you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom of a corridor.

広告

Dressing Room of Public Bathroom for Men
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Dressing Room of Public Bathroom for Men
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel

The distance is about 5 m away between the lake and the popular open-air bath, so the lake view can be enjoyed nearby the bath. It is the size that about 4 people take a bath. Of course, the pebbles are spreaded all over on the bottom of the bath, too. On that day, the bath was not surrounded by wooden blindfols fences yet, so a sense of openess was felt very much. A Japanese wagtail perched on the branch, and looked at me. Nature is rich.

Entrance of Open-air Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Corridor to Open-air Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Open-air Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Lake Kussharo from Open-air Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Water Outlet
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Hot Spring Gushing out Point
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Pebbles
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Sense of Openness Is Felt
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Resting Place
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel

The shampoos and the body soaps are not provided, so the male bathers had better wash their body at the bathroom for men beforehand. There is not a restroom at the dressing room of the open-air bath, so you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom of a corridor. The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste and nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.812 g/kg. Both baths use 100% natural free flowing hot springs. A free hair dryer and drinking water at a tank are set at a washplace along the corridor.

Dreesing Room of Open-air Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Washplace
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel
Drinking Water at Tank
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga, Kussharoko Hotel

Atmosphere of Kussharoko Hotel Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kussharoko Hotel

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 45 C
ph 7.4
Indications Chronic rheumatoid arthritis, Chronic muscle rheumatica, Neuralgia, Neuritis, Traumatic Injury, Disturbance of Motility, Relieving fatigue
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 Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (40 cars)
Telephone number +81-154-83-2415
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 731 828 129*04

[Close] Nibushihoyojo

Nibushihoyojo is a small-sized long-established onsen ryokan founded in 1930 on the shore of Lake Kussharo, and is famous for a bathtub with spreaded pebbles all over on the bottom. The interior decoration has an atomosphere of Showa period, and it is very Shibui. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too. Unfortunately, They have been closed a business since 2015.

Nibushihoyojo in May, 2019
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga Nibushi Leisure Home
Appearance of Building
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga Nibushi Leisure Home

There is 1 indoor bath at a public bathroom. The tiled bathroom is small but cozy, and the Lake Kussharo can be seen through a window. I think that wash places is like those of my school. A partition catch bathers's eyes first. The bath used to be mixed bathing. The bath made of Japanese Yew is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs.

Indoor Bath
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga Nibushi Leisure Home

Pebbles that spread all over the bottom of the bathtub were too beautiful, and I felt as if I became a carp for admiration. The free flowing hot springs always pour in a bathtub, and overflow from it in succession, and it is comfortable. In addition, the pebbles stimulated my soles. Unhealthy people should considerably have a pain in their soles. My soles were really hurt.

Bath Is Like Water Tank
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga Nibushi Leisure Home
Bathtub Made of Yew
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga Nibushi Leisure Home
Lake Kussharo Can Be Seen through Window
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga Nibushi Leisure Home

The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste and nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.747 g/kg. Because they does not get a permission of the public health center, the hot springs are not drinkable, but an owner seems to drink the hot springs, and those are very fresh. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. A free hair dryer is installed at a dressing room. Because there is not a restroom at the dressing room, you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom at a corridor.

Hot Spring Ingredients Deposit Only on Metal
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga Nibushi Leisure Home

Atmosphere of Nibushihoyojo Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Nibushihoyojo

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 43.4 C
ph 7.4
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase
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 500. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 08:00-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-154-83-3058
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 731 828 128*86

List of Activities

Horse Trekking and a canoe tour around the Lake Shikotsu and Kushiro River are held by some acticiity companies. In addition, a fishing boat is rented to enjoy fishing at Wakoto Resthouse (和琴レストハウス). Refer to following websites for the activity companies around the Lake Kussharo. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Canoe

Movie of Canoe

Tourism Teshikaga(ツーリズムてしかが)
ASOVIEW
Sotoasobi
North East Canoe Center(ノースイーストカヌーセンター)
ASOVIEW
Nanook(ナヌーク)
ASOVIEW
Lake Kussharo Eco Tours(屈斜路湖ecoツアーズ)
ASOVIEW
Sotoasobi
SOMOKUYA(そもくや)
Sotoasobi

Horse Trekking

Movie of Horse Trekking

Megere Farm(メジェールファーム)
ASOVIEW

List of Accommodations

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

Kussharoko-so(屈斜路湖荘)
Kussharoko Hotel(屈斜路湖ホテル)
Wakkanupuri(ワッカヌプリ)
Rakuten
Booking.com

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