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[Niseko Higashiyama Onsen] Day Trip Bath and Outdoor Activities Can Be Enjoyed in Niseko Village

June 1st, 2014

Niseko Higashiyama Onsen

Niseko Higashiyama Onsen (ニセコ東山温泉) is a hot spring resort in Niseko town located in the southwestern part of Sapporo city. Here is Niseko Village Ski Resort that is one of Niseko United. Large area named Niseko Village is the big resort with 3 accommodations, and various activities are served. Niseko Village Ski Resort (ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート), Niseko Golf Course (ニセコゴルフコース), PURE (ピュア・アクティビティ) and Wine and Dine (ショッピング&ダイニングエリア) are built. Golf, outdoor activities and horse riding can be enjoyed in a summer, and skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in a winter, so a lot of tourists from all over the world come to do ski or snowboard. By the way, convenience stores are not built.

View from Niseko Village Ski Resort (Source: Niseko Village)
Niseko Higashiyama Onsen
Niseko Village Ski Resort (Source: Niseko Village)
Niseko Higashiyama Onsen
Niseko Golf Course (Source: Niseko Village)
Niseko Higashiyama Onsen
PURE (Source: Niseko Village)
Niseko Higashiyama Onsen
Wine and Dine (Source: Niseko Village)
Niseko Higashiyama Onsen

The origin of Niseko Higashiyama Onsen is relatively new, and Higashiyama Ski Resort (東山スキー場) and Higashiyama Prince Hotel (東山プリンスホテル) opened a business in 1982. After that, the Higashiyama Prince Hotel turned into Hilton Niseko Village Hotel (ヒルトンニセコビレッジホテル). In adition, YTL corp, one of the greatest conglomerate company in Malaysia bought out the Niseko Village, so the Niseko Village is getting more and more popular with all over the world. As for events in the Niseko Village, Niconico (*smile) Niseko Village Festival (ニコニコ・ニセコビレッジ・フェスティバル) is held in late August every year. By the way, there are Niseko Milk Maker Takahashi Ranch (ニセコミルク工房 高橋牧場) and Cafe Komugino (Cafeこむぎ野) near the Niseko Village, and those are popular in particular around here.

Niconico Niseko Village Festival (Source: Niseko Village)
Niseko Higashiyama Onsen

Atmosphere of Niseko Village Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Niseko Village

Niseko Onsenkyo Group passed a rigorous screening in 1958, and the Niseko Onsenkyo Group containing the Niseko Higashiyama 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.

Niseko Village Ski Resort (Source: Niseko Village)
Niseko Higashiyama Onsen

There are Cherry trees, 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 Higashiyama 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 Village Ski Resort. Niseko Village Express runs between New chitose airport and the Niseko Village, and 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. Shuttle buses for hotel guests of the Hilton Niseko Village Hotel run between the Hilton Niseko Village Hotel and Kuttchan Station.

Cherry Trees and Mt. Yotei
Niseko Higashiyama Onsen

Shinsen-numa Wetland and Shinsen-numa Swamp

Shinsen-numa Wetland (神仙沼湿原) and Shinsen-numa Swamp (神仙沼) is at 770 m above sea level are in Kyowa town located in the western part of Sapporo city. Wooden paths are built from Shinsen-numa parking lot to Shinsen-numa Swamp, and visiotrs can arrive at Shinsen-numa Wetland and Shinsen-numa Swamp for approximately 20 minutes, and the paths lead for Naganuma swamp (長沼) halfway is built. The visitors can reach to the Shinsen-numa Wetland and the Shinsen-numa Swamp from Oyachi (大谷地) parking lot, too, and it take approximately 30 minutes. The visitors can see the state that woodland horsetail, the endangered species, grows wild from Oyachi parking lot. The Oyachi parking lot has no facilities, but there is a resting station at Shinsen-numa parking lot, the visitors can take a meal and a break. There is a restroom, too. Article is here

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

Niseko Oyunuma Pond

Oyunuma Pond (大湯沼) is a hot spring bog at the Niseko Yumoto Onsen (ニセコ湯本温泉) in Rankoshi town located in the western part of Sapporo city and is hot spring source of Yumoto Onsen. The circumference of the pond is about 200 m and the 1000 liters of the hot springs per minute are gushing out. Oyunuma Pond was a geyser in old days, but Anglo-Saxon mining company called Howl Company drew sulfur too much in the Meiji period and it was not geyser. Walking paths are built around the pond, and visitors can see the state that the hot springs are gushing out. The visitors can go around for about 10 minutes. Article is here

Baba River Flows along Oyunuma Pond
Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi

Mishima's Moss Pink Garden

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

Mt. Yotei, Canola Flowers and Moss Pink
Moss Pink at Mishima Private garden in Kucchan

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Hilton Niseko Village Hotel. On the other hand, accommodations without taking a day trip bath are Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse (タウンハウスカサラ) and The Green Leaf Niseko Village (ザ・グリーンリーフニセコビレッジ).

Niseko Village Ski Resort (Source: Niseko Village)
Niseko Higashiyama Onsen

Hilton Niseko Village Hotel

Hilton Niseko Village Hotel is a large-sized onsen resort hotel founded in 1982, and a building was desined as Niseko Higashiyama Prince Hotel by Mr. Kiyoshi Seike (清家清), a famous architect, in 1994. At present, Hilton Hotels and Resorts that is 3 major hotel group in the world runs it as a high class resort hotel, and greets a lot of tourists from all over the world, and is well-known for wining 4 times World Ski Award "Japan's Best Ski Hotel" from 2013 to 2016, and is famous for feeling like uniting an open-air bath with a pond.

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Appearance of Building (Source: Niseko Village)
Niseko Higashiyama Onsen

An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 1000. Tattooed people seem to be allowed to take a bath. By the way, a photography is prohibited at the bathhouse and the dressing room. Bad luck! A staying is possible, too, and Mt Yotei, the morning sun and the sea of clouds from guest rooms have a good reputation. Bar and Grill "Melt" (バー&グリル「メルト」), Japanese Restaurant "Sisam" (日本料理「シサム」), Teppanyaki "Pirka" (鉄板焼「ピルカ」), Sushi Japanese Restaurant "Rera" (寿司「レラ」), Pub "Ezo" (パブ「エゾ」) and Restaurant "Yotei" (レストラン「羊蹄」) are at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunts and the cafe.

Open-air Bath Facing Pond (Source: Hilton Niseko Village Hotel)
Hilton Niseko Village Hotel

There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at a large public bathhouse. The indoor bath is on the 1st floor, and the open-air bath facing a pond is on the 1st basement floor. The both baths use free flowing hot springs with adding water. Carps swim in the pond, and if it is fine weather, bathers can take a bath while seeing the Mt. Yotei.

Winter Open-air Bath (Source: Hilton Niseko Village Hotel)
Hilton Niseko Village Hotel

The hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and slightly oil smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 7.413 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom, a free hair dryer and a cold water dispenser are installed at a dressing room.

Atmosphere of Hilton Niseko Village Hotel Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hilton Niseko Village Hotel

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 72.1 C
ph 6.8
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, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Cut, Burn, Weak child
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 1000. Child: JPY 500.
Business hours 13:00-21:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (500 cars)
Telephone number +81-136-44-1111
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 398 351 256*06

List of Accommodations

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

Hilton Niseko Village(ヒルトンニセコビレッジホテル)
Mini Cottage Crusing(ミニコテージクルージング)
Booking
Rakuten
Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse(カサラ ニセコビレッジタウンハウス)
Jalan
Rakuten
The Green Leaf Niseko Village(ザ・グリーンリーフ・ニセコビレッジ)
Niseko Tourist Home(ニセコ・ツーリストホーム)
Booking
Rakuten
Black Diamond Lodge(ブラックダイヤモンドロッジ)
HP
Booking
Pension Banff(ペンションバンフ)
Booking
Rakuten
Pension Fumifumi(ペンションふみふみ)
Booking
Rakuten
Pension Liberty House(ペンションリバティーハウス)
HP
Booking
Rakuten
Pension Reposer(ペンションルポーゼ)
Booking
Rakuten
Route 66 Niseko(ルート66ニセコ)
Booking
Rakuten
Niseko OAC Lodge(ニセコOACロッジ)
Booking.com

A page of Niseko is here

Niseko

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