- November 9th, 2014
[Fukidashi Park in Kyogoku, Niseko] Mineral Water Filtered in Underground for Nearly 70 Years Can Be Drunk at Comfortable Park
Fukidashi Park (ふきだし公園) is a park in Kyogoku town, Niseko located in the southwestern part of Sapporo city, and is well-known for tasty spring water chosen as one of Selected 100 Exquisite and Well-Conserved Waters in Japan (日本名水百選), and around 800,000 visitors come from Japan and oversea. * The Fukidashi means "Gushing out" in Japanese. It is adjacent to road station "Meisui-no-Sato Kyogoku (名水の郷きょうごく)". Meisui Plaza (名水プラザ), Fukidashi Garden (ふきだしガーデン), shops, Cafe Cafe-mocha (自家焙煎珈琲かふぇもか店), gazebos, BBQ House, 33 statues of Goddess of Mercy (三十三番観音像), public restrooms and parking lots on the site. Meisui Coffee (名水コーヒー) and Meisui Coffee Jelly (名水コーヒーゼリー) are popular. In addition, Kyogoku Onsen (京極温泉), Isshinan (一心庵), a convenience store, Three-you-park Park Golf Course (スリー・ユー・パークパークゴルフ場) and a camping ground are built near the Fukidashi park, too. The visitors may forget daily life and relax. Admission free. The parking lots are free of charge.
Kyogoku Onsen (京極温泉) is a hot spring place in Kyogoku town located in the southwestern part of Sapporo city. Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center (京極ふれあい交流センター) is built along Hokkaido Road 478, and it takes about 5 minutes from the center of the Kyogoku by car. There are Kyogoku Fukidashi Park (京極噴出し公園), a camping ground, a park golf course, a tennis court and a gateball course around the Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center. In addition, restaurants, a cafe and a convenience store are relatively near. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Kyogoku, Meisui Udon Nonosan (名水うどん野々傘), Isshinan (一心庵) and Cafe Cafe-mocha (自家焙煎珈琲かふぇもか店) are popular in particular. I ate Udon noodle at the Meisui Udon Nonosan. It was so tasty. Read More
Kawakami Onsen is relatively near here, too. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Kyogoku, Meisui Udon Nonosan (名水うどん野々傘), Isshinan (一心庵) and Cafe Cafe-mocha (自家焙煎珈琲かふぇもか店) are popular in particular. I ate Udon noodle at the Meisui Udon Nonosan. It was so tasty.
Kawakami Onsen (川上温泉) is a hot spring place in Kyogoku town located in the southwestern part of Sapporo city. Only Kawakami Onsen is built along Shiribetsu National Route (National Route 276). The distance is around 4 km away from the center of the Kyogoku, but Kyogoku Fukidashi Park (京極噴出し公園) is relatively near here. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Kyogoku, Meisui Udon Nonosan (名水うどん野々傘), Isshinan (一心庵) and Cafe Cafe-mocha (自家焙煎珈琲かふぇもか店) are popular in particular. I ate Udon noodle at the Meisui Udon Nonosan. It was so tasty. Read More
Meisui Udon Nonosan
Meisui Udon Nonosan (名水うどん野々傘) is an Udon restaurant in Kyogoku town, Niseko. The restaurant's name is associated with the onwer's name, Nonoda. He quitted a company and trained cooking at several Udon restaurants, and he opened the Udon restaurant here in 2006. Read More
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. Read More
Watering Place of Fukidashi Park
80,000 tons a day mineral water of Mt. Yotei (羊蹄山) has been gushing out at the upstream, and it has been flowing to the downstream, and 2 ponds are born. After rain and snow fallen to the Mt. Yotei are in filtered into the underground for nearly 70 years, the spring water gushes out from the ground. The water contains abundant mineral, and is cold water with 6 C on the average, and it tastes mellow. Negative ions are in the air, so it is comfortable space. If you will enjoy taking a walk and restaurants, you should park your car on the parking lot of the road side "Meisui-no-Sato Kyogoku". If you draw the water from the watering place, it is convenient to park your car on the watering place parking lot.
A lot of tourists come to here on foot from the roadside station. When I visited here, various people such as Japanese people, Thai people, Chinese people drank the mineral water. They brought a plastic bottle, and drew the mineral water with it. Please bring the plastic bottle without forgetting. Because polyethylene tanks are sold at the roadside station, a lot of people will draw the mineral water with those, and use mineral water at their homes.
Fukidashi Park Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|Admission||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (about 300 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||385 674 685*05|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Kyogoku.
A page of Niseko is this
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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