- March 19th, 2014
[Notsuke Onsen in Bekkai] Day Trip Onsen and High Quality Hot Springs with Smooth and Slipery Touch Touch Can Be Enjoyed at Hama-no-Yu
Notsuke Onsen (野付温泉) is a hot spring place in Betsukai town located in the other side of Notsuke Peninsula (野付半島). Hama-no-Yu (浜の湯) is built in the center of the Odaito, and there are a boarding point, restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, bars with a surcharge, Izakaya and a convenience store there. Nakashibetsu is relatively near here, and here is easy access to Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport, too.
A famous tourist attraction near here is Notsuke Peninsula. It is well-known for Todowara and Narawara. Fishing Hokkai Shrimp (北海シマエビ) with using Utase Ship (打瀬舟) is a seasonal event in a summer or an autumn, and Odaito Shrimp Festtival (尾岱沼えびまつり) is held in late June. By the way, specialties in the Bekkai are seafood and milk. Local dishes are Bekkai Jumbo Scallop Hamburger (別海ジャンボホタテバーガー) and Bekkai Jumbo Sakhalin Surf Clam and Steak (別海ジャンボホッキステーキ丼). I ate the Bekkai Jumbo Scallop Hamburger at Hamanasu (はまなす), and it was tasty.
Atmosphere of Odaito Shrimp Festtival Can Be Watched on Youtube
Notsuke Peninsula (野付半島) is a prawn-shaped peninsula. The ground is made of sand, and a sandbar with 26 km in length is the largest sandbar in Japan. It was designed as the Ramsar Convention wetland in 2005. Tourists can enjoy an unusual scenery that there are flowers and the sea on both sides across a road called flower road (フラワーロード). Todowara (トドワラ) that has become a synonym for Notsuke Peninsula is especially famous. Unfortunately almost Todowara has disappeared, but a typical Notsuke Peninsula scenery spreads over because Narawara (ナラワラ) is still left. A sightseeing ship provides a ferrying service between Notsuke Peninsula and Odaito, Betsukai town (別海町尾岱沼), and the tourists can look over Notsuke Peninsula and Odaito on the sea. Read More
Jumbo Scallop Hamburger
I visited Hamanasu (はまなす) to eat a jumbo scallop hamburger (ジャンボホタテバーガー), Betsukai local dish. Hamanasu is a popular restraunt in Betsukai town and opened a business at only lunchtime. It is famous for a large helping of meals in particular, and a chicken cutlet combo is most popular. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Hama-no-Yu.
Hama-no-Yu is a public bath founded in 1987, and is famous for enjoyeing high quality fresh hot springs. My schedule was always at odds, and I visited 4 times, and my wishe came true! When I visited here around 17:00 on weekdays, 2 local people took a bath. But they went home soon, and I enjoyed myself at baths alone. The appearance and the interior decoration are old, so it is not suitable for you if you do not like an old facility. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 450.
There are 2 open-air baths and 2 indoor baths at a public bathhouse. The sunny slim galvalume bathhouse is feeling good. 2 indoor baths are beside a wall, and the large tiled indoor bath is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and uses 100% free flowing (2) hot springs mixed with (1) hot springs. Water temperature is around 42 C.
The small indoor bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 2 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing (1) hot springs mixed with (2) hot springs. Water temperature is around 39 C. The yield of hot spring is large, and a lot of the hot springs overflow from each indoor baths, and the hot springs gather around a water outlet. It is like a footbath. Marvelous! The hot springs are used as hot water of showers.
The open-air baths are lined, and are surrounded by walls, but a sense of openness can be felt without a roof. Starry sky seems to be beautiful in the evening. The large tiled bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing (2) hot springs mixed with (1) hot springs. Water temperature is around 42 C.
The small tiled bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing (1) hot springs. Water temperature is around 28 C, and it is suitable for taking a long bath. Especially, the small open-air bath using raw hot springs is popular with onsen lovers. A lot of the hot springs overflowed from each open-air baths to a door, so I got a little worried that the door was broken.
They have 2 types of hot spring sources, (1)simple alkaline hot spring and (2)sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light brown and have a little salty taste and no smell, and have smooth and slippery touch, and are not drinkable. The hot springs The sum total of (1) hot spring ingredients are 0.277 g/kg, and the sum total of (2) hot spring ingredients are 10.50 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, so bathers should bring those. A restroom and a paid hair dryer are installed at a dressing room.
Atmosphere of Notsuke Onsen Hama-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||(1)Simple alkaline hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
(2)Sodium chloride spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type :Extra hot spring)
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||(1)28.8 C
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Cold sensitivity, Chronic digestive diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Rheumatic disease, Disturbance of motility|
|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(2), Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 450. Child: JPY 140. Infant: JPY 70.|
|Regular closing day||Tuesday|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (30 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||448 536 629*48|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Notsuke Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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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