[Odaito Onsen in Bekkai] Day Trip Onsen and Gulf of Notsuke Can Be Enjoyed at Seaside Hotel
June 4th, 2017
Odaito Onsen (尾岱沼温泉) is a hot spring place in Betsukai town located in the other side of Notsuke Peninsula (野付半島). Visitors turn along Notsuke National Route (野付国道 * National Route 244), and go straight for around 200 m, and the end of the road is the Odaito Onsen. Odaito Onsen Seaside Hotel (尾岱沼温泉 シーサイドホテル) facing the Pacific Ocean is built a small hill at around 6 m above sea level. The distance is around 2 km away from 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. Article is here
Jumbo Scallop Hamburger of Hamanasu
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. Article is here
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Ikoi-no-Yu and the Otaito Onsen Seaside Hotel. On the other hand, an accommodation without taking a day trip bath is the Onsen Minshuku Todowara-so.
Odaito Onsen Seaside Hotel
Odaito Onsen Seaside Hotel is a small-sized onsen ryoakn founded in 1991, and is famous for a good view from an open-air bath. Bird photos and sceninc photos are display on walls of a corridor, and I guess that this ryokan is popular with various photographers. In Odaito districrt, almost square morning sun can be seen in a winter. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too, and dishes using local seafood such as Hokkai shrimp have a good reputation.
There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at a public bathhouse. The sunny tiled bathhouse is small but cozy. The tiled indoor bath is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and uses free flowing hot springs. The hot springs overflow from the bath successively.
The open-air bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and uses free flowing hot springs. It has much hot springs, and those overflow successively. I enjoyed the situation. A sense of openness can be enjoyed without a roof. The weather was cloudy on this day. But the Notsuke Peninsula could be seen. I stood to look at the view firmly with my legs wide apart, my hands on his hips. I think that a view is great if it is fine weather. The morning sun seems to be beautiful early in the morning, and starry sky seems to be beautiful in the evening, too.
The hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are light brown and clear and have salty taste and odorless. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 11.37 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 176.8 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin, so it may be said the hot springs for a little beautiful skin. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. There is not a restroom at a dressing room, so you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom at a corridor.
Atmosphere of Odaito Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Hight, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||55.0 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Relieving fatigue, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak children, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic woman's diseases, Cut, Burn|
|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. Primary school child: JPY 200.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (50 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Reservation||Jalan is here, Rakuten is here|
|Mapcode||448 596 305*55|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Odaito Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
|Minshuku Umi-no-Yado Misaki(民宿海の宿みさき)||
|Onsen Minshuku Todowara-so(温泉民宿 トドワラ荘)||
|Otaito Onsen Seaside Hotel(尾岱沼温泉 シーサイドホテル)||