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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, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built.

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

Lake Kussharo (屈斜路湖), the largest caldera lake in Japan, is in Teshikaga town located in the northeastern part of Lake Akan (阿寒湖) and is the second largest caldera lake in the world, too. The perimeter of the lake is about 57 km. There is Nakajima island in the middle of the lake, but a landing is prohibited. The cracks called "Omiwatari (御神渡り * cracks that form in the ice on the Lake)" occur in a winter. Those are the largest size in the Japanese freshwater lake, and the ice cracks seem to occur for 10 km in total length and 2 m in height. In addition, it is famous as a wintering spot for whooper swan, and they rest their wings on the surface of the non-frozen water by hot springs melting. 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.

[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 closed a business since 2015.

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 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

Kussharoko-so

Kussharoko-so is a small-sized onsen ryokan 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

There are 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath at a public bathroom. The tiled bathroom is small but cozy. The free flowing hot springs always pour in a bathtub, and overflow from it in succession. The small outdoor bath is surrounded by blind fencess, so a view may be not good.

Indoor Bath (Source: Kussharoko-so)
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 0.958 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. A free hair dryer is installed at a dressing room.

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 47.4℃
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 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 on the shore of Lake Kussharo. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga Kussharoko Hotel

They have 4 public bathrooms for men or women, and each bathrooms for men or woemn have 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath. Bathers must move from the bathroom to another bathroom in wearing their clothes because the bathroom are away from another bathroom. The tiled bathroom is small but cozy, and the Lake Kussharo can be seen through a window. Pebbles that are noted for the Nibushi Onsen are spreaded all over on the bottom of the bath. The outdoor bath is surrounded by wooden wall, But bathers can see the Lake Kussharo dimly. the pebbles are spreaded all over on the bottom of the bath, too. Both baths use 100% natural free flowing hot springs.

Outdoor Bath (Source: Kussharoko Hotel)
Nibushi Onsen in Teshikaga Kussharoko Hotel

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. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom.

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 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 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

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)
Booking.com

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