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[Niseko Annupuri Onsen] Day Trip Bath and Hot Springs That Are Effective for Beautiful Skin Can Be Enjoyed in Hot Spring Resort

June 1st, 2014

Niseko Annupuri Onsen

Niseko Annupuri Onsen (ニセコアンヌプリ温泉) is a hot spring resort town in Niseko town located in the southwestern part of Sapporo city. Annupuri means "Mountain with a precipice" in Ainu language. There is Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort that is one of Niseko United, and 14 accommodations such as hotels, onsen inn, and pensions are built around the ski resort. Except the accommodations, cafes and restaurants are built, but convenience stores are not built. Niseko has a lot of good restaurants that has a good reputation, Sobadokoro Rakuichi (そば処 楽一) and DEL SOLE (デルソーレ) are popular in particular around here. In addition, the Niseko Annupuri Onsen is very close to Niseko Konbu Onsen, too.

Tree Covered with Hoar Frost and Mt. Yotei (Source: Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort)
Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort

Niseko Onsenkyo Group passed a rigorous screening in 1958, and the Niseko Onsenkyo Group containing the Niseko Annupuri Onsen has been appointed by Minister for the Environment, and is one of 15 nation insurance hot spring resorts in Hokkaido. There are a lot of the hot spring places such as Niseko Goshiki Onsen (ニセコ五色温泉), Niseko Yumoto Onsen (ニセコ湯本温泉), Niseko Higashiyama Onsen (ニセコ東山温泉), Niseko Konbu Onsen (ニセコ昆布温泉), Niseko Yunosato Onsen (ニセコ湯の里温泉), Niseko Yakushi Onsen (ニセコ薬師温泉), Niseko Niimi Onsen (ニセコ新見温泉), Niseko Ekimae Onsen (ニセコ駅前温泉), Konbugawa Onsen (昆布川温泉), Niseko Weiss Onsen (ニセコワイス温泉), Hanazono Onsen (花園温泉), Hirafu Onsen (ひらふ温泉) and Kutchan Onsen (倶知安温泉) around the Niseko. Types of hot springs are different, and have a wide variety. It is said that Onsen lovers will go crazy for the hot springs. Niseko Yumeguri Onsen Pass (ニセコ湯巡りパス) is issued, and the ticket users can take a bath at 3-4 hot spring facilities.

Dynamic Skiing (Source: Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort)
Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort

There are Sakamoto Park, Shinsen-numa Swamp (神仙沼), Niseko Oyunuma Pond (ニセコ大湯沼) and Mishima's Moss Pink Garden (三島さんちの芝桜) around the Niseko Annupuri Onsen, too. Although there is the hot spring resort at the foot of the ski resort, except skiing and snowboarding in a winter, various things can be enjoyed all the year round in the Niseko. For example, Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in a spring, trecking, ski gondra, rafting and hot air ballooning can be enjoyed in a summer, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and snowshoes can be enjoyed in the winter. By the way, Only in the winter, Nonstop ski bus (New chitose airport) and Nonstop ski bus (Sapporo) run between New Chitose Airport or Sapporo and the Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort. Express Bus Niseko-go runs from Sapporo to Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha. In addition, Nicotto Bus (にこっとBUS) runs in the Niseko. Courtesy buses for hotel guests of Yugokorotei (湯心亭) and Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha run.

Atmosphere of Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort

Shinsen-numa Swamp

Shinsen-numa Swamp (神仙沼) is the largest swamp at about 770 m above sea level in the Shinsen-numa Wetland in Kyowa town located in the western part of Sapporo city, and is well-known for a good place to see beautiful fall foliage, so a lot of visitors come. Mr. Toyomatsu Shimoda (下田豊松), the Japan's first chief scout, that was moved by a phrase "Everything is God, here is a place that a hermit lives in (皆が神、仙人の住みたまう所)" named it the Shinsen-numa Swamp. Shinsennuma Rest Station (神仙沼自然休養林休憩所) is at Shinsen-numa Parking Lot along Hokkaido Road 66, and light meals are served. It opens a business from late May to early November. The parking has Shinsen-numa Nature Forest Lookout (神仙沼自然休養林展望台) and a public restroom. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Beautiful Fall Foliage
Shinsen-numa Wetland and Shinsen-numa Swamp in Niseko

Oyunuma Pond

Oyunuma Pond (大湯沼) is a hot spring bog at about 560 m above sea level in Niseko Yumoto Onsen (ニセコ湯本温泉), Rankoshi town located in the western part of Sapporo city, and is a hot spring source of the Niseko Yumoto Onsen, and adjoins Yukichichibu (雪秩父). It is smaller than a pond with the same name in Noboribetsu Onsen. The circumference of the pond is about 200 m, and the 1,000 liters per minute of hot springs are gushing out. The pond used to be a geyser in old days, but Anglo-Saxon Mining Company Howl Company drew sulfur too much in the Meiji period, and it was destroyed. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are Koyunuma pond (小湯沼), Chisenupuri Ski resort (チセヌプリスキー場), Oyunuma Nature Pavilion (大湯沼自然展示館) and Yumoto Onsen Campsite (湯本温泉野営場) around here. Article is here

Baba River Flows along Oyunuma Pond
Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi

Mishima's Moss Pink

Mishima's Moss Pink Garden (三島さんちの芝桜) is a private garden in Niseko, Kutchan town located in the western part of Sapporo city, and is around 1 km away from Kuchan Station. After retirement from a farmer, Mr. Kazuo Mishima (三島和夫) has been planted the moss pink not to prevent tuning a agricultural land into a wasteland since the early 2000s. The moss pink is a perennial plant of the family polemoniaceae native of North America, and is a kind of the phlox. He has expanded the moss pink field every year, and now the park space is 4,000 m2. I was really surprised at the area of moss pink very much when I visited here. Admission free. A free parking lot and a restroom are provided, too. If the parking lot is full, visitors can park their cars at Kutosan Park Parking Lot (くとさんパーク駐車場) and Asahigaoka Park Parking Lot (旭ケ丘公園駐車場). Because the garden is thrown open to visitors in his good faith, the visiotrs follow a manner, and appreciate the moss pink. Article is here

I Look over Lower Moss Pink Garden and Mt. Yotei from Upper Moss Pink Garden
Moss Pink at Mishima Private garden in Kucchan

NISEKO

Niseko (ニセコ) is the general term for towns and villages around Mt. Yotei (羊蹄山) in the southwestern part of Sapporo city, and contains Niseko town (ニセコ町), Kutchan town (倶知安町), Kyogoku town (京極町), Makkari village (真狩村), Kimobetsu town (喜茂別町), Kyowa town (共和町), Rankoshi town (蘭越町) and Iwanai town (岩内町). The Niseko means "A river in a gorge" in Ainu language, and the origin of the word is Niseko Anbetsu River (ニセコアンベツ川). In a winter, skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed, and rafting along Shiribetsu River (尻別川) can be enjoyed in a summer. It is one of the features that the Niseko has various nature such as the Mt. Yotei, Shinsen-numa Swamp (神仙沼) and Oyunuma Pond (大湯沼). In addition, tasty water from the Mt. Yotei and tasty ingredients are abundant. In a spring, cherry blossoms can be enjoyed, summer activities and nature can be enjoyed in a summer, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and winter activities can be enjoyed in a winter, so tourists can enjoy the nature of Hokkaido including various onsen and tasty foods in Niseko throughout the year. Article is here

Mt. Youteizan
Mt. Youtei

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at Yugokorotei and Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha. The Yugokorotei is a little far away from the Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort. On the other hand, accommodations without taking a day trip bath are Niseko Northern Resort Annupuri (ニセコノーザンリゾート アンヌプリ), Annupuri Village (アンヌプリヴィレッジ), the kamui niseko, NISEKO SIDE6, Country Inn Milky House (カントリーインミルキーハウス), Pension Tabi-no-Yado Ginkei (ペンション 旅の宿吟渓), Niseko Annupuri Youth Hostel (ニセコアンヌプリ ユースホステル), Bistare Kana (ビスターレ カナ), Pension Fryingpan (オーベルジュ ド ふらいぱぁん), Lodge Shalom (ロッヂ舎炉夢), Pension Cotton Farm (ペンション コットンファーム), and Pension Amondans (ペンション アマンダン).

View from Ski Lift (Source: Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort)
Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort

Yugokorotei

Yugokorotei is a small-sized onsen ryokan run by Aleph inc. that is well-known as a restaurant "Bikkuri Donkey (びっくりドンキー)", and was founded in 1985. After that, the Aleph inc. participated in management in 2005, and the onsen ryokan was renewed as the Yugokorotei. It is famous for a large open-air bath. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 800. A staying is possible, too, and hikers and skiers use it. Restraunt "Konayuki Ton Ton" (レストラン「こな雪とんとん」) is at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. If customers order a set meal of pork cutlet for over JPY 1490, a lunch set with taking a bath is served for JPY 100 extra cost.

Appearance of Building
Niseko Annupuri Onsen Yugokorotei

There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at a public bathroom. The bathroom is small, and the indoor bath is the size that about 3 people can take a bath, and the bath uses 100% pure free flowing hot springs without adding water and chlorine sterilization. But the hot springs were too hot to me, and I was not able to take a bath. I guess that the hot springs are too hot in a summer, and are suitable for bathing in a winter.

Public Bathroom (Source: Yugokorotei)
Yugokorotei

The large open-air bath is the size that about 20 people take a bath, and the bath uses 100% pure free flowing hot springs without adding water and chlorine sterilization. The bath is surrounded by trees, so birds chittering can be heard, and a sense of openness can be enjoyed. Fresh green can be enjoyed in a summer, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, snow can be enjoyed in a winter. A gazebo is built at the open-air bath, and a corridor is flooded on the way. Because the open-air bath is often cleaned on Monday, visitors for day trip bath should avoid taking a bath on Monday.

Open-air Bath (Source: Yugokorotei)
Yugokorotei

The hot springs are sodium bicarbonate sulfate chloride spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.648 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 225.8 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin. Unfortunately, hot springs are not drinkable because a health center does not give permission.

Resting Room
Niseko Annupuri Onsen Yugokorotei

Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. Free hair dryers are insalled at a dressing room, but there is not a restroom. You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor. By the way, a photography is prohibited at the bathroom and the dressing room. Bad luck! A massage chair is provided for free at a resting room.

Atmosphere of Yugokorotei Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Yugokorotei

Types of Hot Springs Sodium bicarbonate sulfate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 54.0 C
ph 7.0
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, 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 Not drinking
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Junior high school student: JPY 700. Elementary school student: JPY 500. Infant: Free of charge.
Business hours 06:00-24:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-136-58-2500
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 398 316 886*70

Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha

Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha (いこいの湯宿 いろは) is a middle-sized onsen hotel beside Annupuri Forest Park (アンヌプリ自然公園), and is famous for a large open-air bath. It was founded in 1981, and Hokkaido Chuo Bus (北海道中央バス) runs it. A building was renewed in 2015, and its name was changed from Hotel Niseko Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha (ホテルニセコいこいの村) to the Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha in 2017. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 800. A staying is possible, too, and hikers and skiers use it. A shop, a cafe, Niseko Chaya (ニセコ茶屋) and Restraunt "Karamatsu" (レストラン「カラマツ」) are at the building, too, and there are Barbecue House "Mokumokutei" (バーベキューハウス「木々亭」), a tennis court and walking paths on the site. All-you-can-eat buffet for lunch and dinner is served, too.

Appearance of Building
Niseko Annupuri Onsen Hotel Niseko Ikoi-no-mura

There are 1 open-air bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 sleeping bath and 1 sauna at a large public bathhouse on the 1st floor. The sunny bathhouse with a lot of windows are feeling good. The indoor bath is a circulation type bathtub, and uses chlorinate hot springs.

Public Bathhouse for Men (Source: Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha)
Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha

The large open-air bath is named "Shiki-no-Yu (四季の湯)", and is surrounded by trees as blindfold fences. Bathers can enjoy bathing while enjoying forest bathing. There is not a roof, so a sense of openness can be enjoyed. The bath uses free flowing hot springs.

Open-air Bath (Source: Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha)
Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha

The hot springs are sodium bicarbonate sulfate chloride spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.993 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 248 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 bathhouse. A restroom and a free hair dryer are installed at a dressing room.

Atmosphere of Niseko Ikoi-no-Mura Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Niseko Ikoi-no-Mura

広告

Types of Hot Springs Sodium bicarbonate sulfate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 58.6 C
ph 7.2
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoids, Convalescent convalescence, Chronic digestive diseases, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic skin diseases, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Weak constitution
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 constipation, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Child: JPY 400.
Business hours 12:00-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (100 cars)
Telephone number +81-136-58-3111
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 398 347 641*05

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Niseko Northern Resort Annupuri(ニセコノーザンリゾート・アンヌプリ)
Yugokorotei(湯心亭)
Booking
Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha(いこいの湯宿 いろは)
Pension Amondans(ペンション アマンダン)
Booking
Pension Cotton Farm(ペンション コットンファーム)
Lodge Shalom(ロッヂ舎炉夢)
Booking
Pension Fryingpan(オーベルジュ・ド・ふらいぱぁん)
Jalan
Bistare Kana(ビスターレ・カナ)
Booking
Niseko Annupuri Youth Hostel(ニセコアンヌプリ ユースホステル)
Booking
Rakuten
Pension Tabi-no-Yado Ginkei(ペンション 旅の宿吟渓)
Booking
Rakuten
Country Inn Milky House(カントリーインミルキーハウス)
Booking
NISEKO SIDE6(NISEKO SIDE6)
Jalan
Rakuten
the kamui niseko(the kamui niseko)
Jalan
Rakuten
Annupuri Village(アンヌプリヴィレッジ)
Niseko Grand Hotel(ニセコグランドホテル)
Hotel Kanro-no-Mori(ホテル甘露の森)
Niseko Konbu Onsen Tsuruga Besso Moku-no-sho(ニセコ昆布温泉 鶴雅別荘杢の抄)
ONE NISEKO RESORT TOWERS(ワン・ニセコ・リゾート・タワーズ)
Minshuku Ogino(民宿 おぎの)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Niseko Kurumi-so(ニセコくるみ荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Uruly(山宿&自然工房 ウルリー)
Booking
Jalan
Moiwa Onsen House(Moiwa Onsen House)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
THE WOODPECKERS(ロッジ・ウッドペッカーズ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
The Lodge Moiwa 834(ロッジモイワ834)
Moiwa Lodge(モイワロッジ)
Jalan
Rakuten
Senshukan Ryokan(千秋館旅館) Only tel: +81-0136-58-2105
Moiwa House(Moiwa House)
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Niseko is here

Niseko

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