• January 16th, 2014
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[Pinneshiri Onsen in Nakatonbetsu] Day Trip Bath Can Be Enjoyed at Hotel Bogaku-so

Pinneshiri Onsen

Pinneshiri Onsen (ピンネシリ温泉) is a hot spring place along Tonbatu Nationl Route (頓別国道 * National Route 275) in Nakatonbetsu town located in the southern direction of Wakkanai city, and Roadside station "Pinneshiri (ピンネシリ)" is built in front of Hotel Bogaku-so (ホテル望岳荘). There is a complex called Pinneshiri Village Farm Park (ピンネシリヴィレッジファームパーク) around here, and the road station, an automatic camping ground, a cottage, Local Life Experience Museum (ふるさと生活体験館), Onsen facility "Hotel Bogaku-so", a trailhead, a forest for study and a park golf course are collectted, and there is Soya Nature School (そうや自然学校), too. Here is surrounded by forests, so nature is very rich, so souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. But Restraunt Mori-no-Kitchen Haru is built.

Mt. Pinneshiri ?
Pinneshiri Onsen
Trailhead of Mt. Pinneshiridake
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougakuso
Park Golf Course
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougakuso

Pinneshiri means Male Mountain in Ainu language, and is next to Mt. Matsuneshiri (マツネシリ) that means Famale Mountain in the Ainu language, and those are a pair of mountains. There is a trailhead of Mt. Pinneshiridake (ピンネシリ岳) in the backside of the roadside station. The Pinneshiri Onsen is relatively new. Hot springs were sudceeded in drilling in 1985, and the Hotel Bogaku-so has opened a business since 1992. By the way, The nakatonbetsu is famous for Usotannai Gold-Digger Park (ウソタンナイ砂金採掘公園) and Nakatonbetsu Limestone Cave (中頓別鍾乳洞), and gold-digger on Pechan River (ペーチャン川), hiking and trekking can be enjoyed in a summer, and snowshoes can be enjoyed in a winter.

Usotannai Gold-Digger Park
Pinneshiri Onsen
Pechan River
Pinneshiri Onsen

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at Hotel Bougaku-so.

North Fox Apeears on National Route 275
Pinneshiri Onsen

Hotel Bougaku-so

Hotel Bougaku-so is a small-sized onsen ryokan opened a business in 1992. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 380. A restraunt is at a building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A staying is possible, too, and hikers use it. Accommodation fee is reasonable.

Entrance of Bathhouse
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougaku-so
Look of Bathhouse
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougaku-so
Mosaic Tile
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougaku-so

There are 2 indoor baths, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse bathhouse. The tiled bathhouse with a low ceiling is small but cozy. The sunny bathhouse is feeling good, and a mosaic picture that I do not know what the picutre is soften bathser's heart.


Indoor Bath with Hot Springs
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougaku-so

As for the indoor baths, one has hot springs, and another one has heated water. Yellow one uses heated cold hot springs with adding water, and is the size that about 6 people can take a bath. Not too hot, so it is suitable for taking a long bath.

View from Indoor Bath with Hot Springs
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougaku-so
Hot Springs Are Light Yellow
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougaku-so
Hot Springs Are Gushing out
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougaku-so

Blue one uses heated water, and is the size that about 8 people can take a bath. The bath with hot water is hotter than the bath with hot springs. The bathhouse does not crowded very much, so you can relax.

Indoor Bath with Hot Water. Hot Water Is Hotter than Hot Springs
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougaku-so
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougaku-so
Cold Bath
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougaku-so

The hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride carbonated cold spring, and are clear and light yellow and have neither taste nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.846 g/kg. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not drinkable because of circulation type baths. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and a free hair dryer are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Pinneshiri Onsen Hotel Bougaku-so

Atmosphere of Pinneshiri Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Pinneshiri Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride carbonated cold spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 4.6 C
ph 7.0
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 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 Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 380. Elementary school student: JPY 160.
Business hours 10:30-21:00
Regular closing day 2nd and 4th Monday
Parking lot A free parking is provided (40 cars)
Telephone number +81-1634-7-8111
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 684 730 868*05

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Pinneshiri Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

    Hotel Bogaku-so(ホテル望岳荘)

    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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