- March 29th, 2015
[Oketo Katsuyama Onsen in Oketo] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Oketo Katsuyama Onsen Yuu-Yu
Oketo Katsuyama Onsen
Oketo Katsuyama Onsen (置戸勝山温泉) is a hot spring place in Oketo town located in the southwestern direction of Kitami city. Oketo Katsuyama Onsen Yuu-Yu (置戸勝山温泉ゆぅゆ) surrounded by fields is built along Hokkaido Road 1050. The distance is around 10 km away from the center of the Oketo, and restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Oketo Park Golf Course (置戸パークゴルフ場), Kanoko Dam (鹿ノ子ダム), Yamano Aquarium (山の水族館), Oketo Craft Center (オケクラフトセンター) and Kanokozawa (鹿の子沢) are relatively near here. Speaking of the Oketo, Ningen Bamba Tournament (人間ばん馬大会) is famous, and is held in late June. * The ningen means "human" in English, and the bamba means "horses pull heavy sleighs loaded with a jockey and weights" in English.
Atmosphere of Ningen Bamba Tournament Can Be Watched on Youtube
Yamano Aquarium (山の水族館) is a small aquarium built at roadside station "Onneyu Onsen (おんねゆ温泉)" near Onneyu Onsen (温根湯温泉) in Rubeshibe, Kitami city, and was renewed in 2012, and became a popular aquarium, and 300,000 tourists come. Mr. Hajime Nakamura (中村元), only aquarium producers in Japan, designed it. There are 9 exhibit spaces in total, and the world's first freezing glass tank and a glass tank that the Japan's first basin of a waterfall is looked up are especially famous. Tourists can observe more than 50 kinds of fishes, and a large glass tank that 40 Itou fishes with more than 1 m in length swim is extremely powerful. Admission is charged. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Oketo Katsuyama Onsen Yuu-Yu. On the other hand, an accommodation without taking a day trip bath is a cottage.
Oketo Katsuyama Onsen Yuu-Yu
Oketo Katsuyama Onsen Yuu-Yu is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen founded in 1994. A monument of Gyrfalcon desiged by Mr. Roberto Julio Bessin catches one's eyes. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. A restraunt and a cafe are at the building, too. Tourists can stay at cottages near the building, and a private hot spring bath is provided at the cottage. Everybody can enjoy the private hot spring together with family or friends. It has reopened a business since 1 April 2017 again. This is an article before renewing.
There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 outdoor pot bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cascading bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a large public bathhouse. The sunny tiled bathhouse with a lot of windows is feeling good. The bathhouses for men or women are sometimes replaced. The large indoor bath is the size that about 15 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs. The whirlpool bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and the cascading bath seats 1 person.
The outdoor bath made of rocks is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and the outdoor seats 1 person, and both baths use 100% free flowing hot springs. Bathers can enjoy overflowing hot springs from the outdoor pot bath, and it is very comfortable and very luxurious time. In addition, a roof is provided, but a sense of openness can be felt because of a deep view in front of the bather's eyes.
The hot springs are sodium chloride sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have a little metallic taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.840 g/kg. The solid material dance in the hot springs. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A drink made from vegetables named Yacon is sold at a resting place. It had a strange gourd taste. It is going to be closed on March 31, 2015. I think that is a real shame.
Atmosphere of Katsuyama Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium chloride sulfate spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||53.9 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Burn, Cut, 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||Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Diabetes, Gout, Obesity disease|
|Contraindications of drinking||Diarrhea, Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Outdoor bath(2), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 300.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (50 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||745 479 501*33|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Oketo Katsuyama Onsen.
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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