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Rare Yellow Spherical Sulfur Balls Float on Simmering Surface of Pond -Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi-

June 4th, 2015

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.

Path around Oyunuma Pond
Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi
Baba River Flows along Oyunuma Pond
Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi
Mud Deposits
Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi
Source of Hot Springs Have About 60 C
Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi
Sulfur Sublimes
Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi
Oyunuma Pond Is Surrounded by Nature
Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi
Bubbles Move in Circle
Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi
Baba River
Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi

In addtion, rare sulfur called the yellow spherical sulfur ball seemed to float on the surface of the pond, but I did not know which yellow spherical sulfur balls were. Will yellow sulfur is it ? There are Chisenupuri Ski resort (チセヌプリスキー場) and Oyunuma Nature Pavilion (大湯沼自然展示館) near the Oyunuma Pond other than hot spring facilities. Admission fee and a parking lot are free of charge. There are no facilities.

Chisenupuri Ski Resort
Niseko Oyunuma Pond in Rankoshi

Atmosphere of Oyunuma Pond Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Oyunuma Pond

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-136-57-5111
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 398 432 159*62

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Oyunuma Pond.

Tsukimi-no-Yado Akahane(月美の宿 紅葉音)
Booking
Yugomori-no-Yado Adajo(湯ごもりの宿アダージョ)
HP
Booking
Yusenkaku(幽泉閣)
Booking
Rakuten
Pension and Cottage Kazemidori(ペンション&コテージ風みどり)
Booking
Pension Tinkerbell(ペンションティンカーベル)
HP
Booking
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Niseko is here

Niseko

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