• March 10th, 2016
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[Closed Business: Raiden Onsen in Iwanai] Day Trip Bath and 100% Natural Free flowing Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed at Strange Semi-Mixed Bathing Indoor Bath of Miuraya Ryokan

Raiden Onsen

Raiden Onsen (雷電温泉) is a hot-spring place along National Route 229 in Iwanai town located in the southwestern part of Otaru city, and only Miuraya Ryokan (三浦屋旅館) opens a business. Except the Miuraya Ryokan, Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. The National Route 229 is opened in 1963, and onsen accommodations used to open a business successively, so the hot-spring place has been called "Raiden Onsenkyo (雷電温泉郷)", and was flourished. But almost onsen accommodations has been closed down, so ruins are outstanding at present.

I Look at Shakotan Peninsula
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai

It is said that Raiden means "a dead tree" or "a low cape" in Ainu language, but it is also said that there are some place names, Benkei's Sitting Rocks (弁慶の腰掛け岩や) and Benkei's Stacking Firewood Rocks (弁慶の薪積岩), related Yoshitune and Benkei Legend. When the Yoshitune went away from here, he said to Menuka (メヌカ), a chief's daughter, "I will come back next year", and "next year" pronounces "rainen" in Japanese, and it is said that Raiden was named a corrupted form of "rainen". The name of the origin is unclear, but I think that Raiden Onsen is so cool name. There is an entrance of Asahi Onsen (朝日温泉), a famous secret onsen, but unfortunately, the Asahi Onsen is closed now.

Atmosphere of Old Asahi Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Asahi Onsen

As for public transport, Chuo Bus (中央バス) controls the Shiretoko Peninsula, Highway Bus Shakotan-go (高速しゃこたん号) runs between Sapporo and Cape Kamui from April 21 to October 21. Highway Bus Yoichi-go (高速よいち号) runs between the Sapporo and the Yoichi, and Highway Bus Iwanai-go (高速いわない号) runs between the Sapporo and the Iwanai. In addition, Summer One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus and Autumn One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus run from the Sapporo to the Shakotan Peninsula.

List of Means of Transportation

Refer to following companies for the sightseeing bus and the highway bus service between the Cape Kamui, the Yoichi, the Iwanai and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Hakodate. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Shakotan
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Shakotan to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Yoichi
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Yoichi to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Iwanai
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Iwanai to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) Summer One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) Autumn One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus
Jalan
Rakuten
Iwanai Toyota Rental Lease Sapporo(岩内トヨタレンタリース札幌) Their office is in the downtown of the Iwanai.
Jalan
Yoichi Rental Car Lease(よいちレンタ・カーリース) Their office is in Okawa-cho.
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Yoichi Automobile Technical Company(余市自動車工業) Their office is in Okawa-cho.
Jalan
Rakuten

Shakotan Peninsula

Shakotan Peninsula (積丹半島) is a peninsula located in the northwestern part of Otaru city, and has been designated as Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park (ニセコ積丹小樽海岸国定公園) because of a precious complicated coastline with steep cliffs. The sea of the Shakotan is very beautiful, and looks clear blue, so everybody call Shakotan Blue (シャコタンブルー). A traffic used to be inconvenient in the old days, and tourists rarely visited here. People are easy to access the Shakotan Peninsula as well as Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) at present, but it is called an unexplored region because it would not develop very much. Read More

I Look at Shimamui Coast from Cape Kamui
Shakotan Peninsula

List of Day Trip Onsen

The visitors can take a day trip bath only at the Miuraya Ryokan.

[Closed Business] Miuraya Ryokan

Miuraya Ryokan is a small-sized onsen ryokan near Raiden Lookout (雷電展望台) on a hillside, so a view is so good, and is well-known for enjoying 100% natural free flowing hot springs. A kind old couple runs it. The appearance and the interior decoration make the visitors feel Showa period. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too. The sunset over the Sea of Japan can be seen. Unfortunately, they have been closed down since August, 2019.

Entrance
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai
Entrance of Bathrooms
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai

They have 3 public bathrooms, small public bathrooms for men or women and a mixed bathing open-air bath. There is 1 semi-mixed bathing indoor bath at the sex-segregated U-shaped tiled bathrooms. Each indoor baths are the size that about 3 people take a bath. The indoor bath for men is conected to the indoor bath for women. The hot springs flew from a pipe with burbling is impressive. Black calcareous sinter dance in the water. That is so good. If there is not another bathers, I think that family visitors can enjoy themselves.

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Bathhouse
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai
View from Indoor Bath
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai
Indoor Bath for Men Is Connected to Indoor Bath for Women
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai

In addition, the hot springs were happened to be lukewarm for some reason when I took a bath. But I enjoyed the high quality hot springs fully because the hot springs were suitable for taking a long bath. By the way, a shower was not provided, and I poured the hot springs on myself with a washbowl from the indoor bath because hot water would not come out of a faucet.

Hot Springs Are Clear and Colorless
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai
Sea of Japan from Bathroom
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai
Hot Springs Flow from Pipe with Burbling
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai

The open-air bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 3 people can take a bath. The sea of Japan can be seen from the open-air bath. Unfortunately, The open-air bath is not used in a winter. The open-air bath is a little away from dressing rooms for men or women.

Mixed Bathing Open-air Bath
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai
View from Mixed Bathing Open-air Bath
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai

The hot springs are calcium sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have tastless and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.650 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. Because there is not a restroom at the dressing room, You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor.

Dressing Room
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai
Resting Place
Raiden Onsen Miuraya Ryokan in Iwanai

Atmosphere of Miuraya Ryokan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Miuraya Ryokan

Types of Hot Springs Calcium sulfate spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 53.6 C
ph 7.4
Indications -
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 Mixed bathing open-air bath(1), Semi-mixed bathing indoor bath(1).
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 250.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day, and New Year holidays
Parking lot A free parking lot is provided (4 cars)
Telephone number +81-135-62-1480
Home page -
Mapcode 730 649 321*64

List of Activities

Some activity companies hold some types of activitie in the Shakotan Peninsula. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Marine Activities

Activities related to the sea can be enjoyed in the Shakotan Peninsula. In Bikuni port (美国港), Ocean Days (オーシャンデイズ) holds Blue Cave Snorkelling (青の洞窟シュノーケリング), Club Kids (クラブキッズ) and CROSSWAY (クロスウェイ) hold snorkelling and scuba diving. In Horomui port (幌武意港), Aqua Cat (アクアキャット) and Zem House (ゼムハウス) hold some activities such as the scuba diving. In the Yoichi, KamuiChippu Sea Kayak (かむいちぇぷシーカヤックサービス) holds sea kayak. In Sakazuki Teracce (さかずきテラス), the Sakazuki Onsen, Poseidon (ポセイドン) holds the scuba diving, the snorkelling and the sea kayak. In the Iwanai, H2O Adventures holds the sea kayak. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Movie of Blue Cave Snorkelling


Movie of Activities in Sakazuki Terrace


Ocean Days(オーシャンデイズ)
Club Kids(クラブキッズ)
CROSSWAY(クロスウェイ)
KamuiChippu Sea Kayak(かむいちぇぷシーカヤックサービス)
Jalan
Poseidon(ポセイドン)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Aqua Cat(アクアキャット)
ASOVIEW
Zem House(ゼムハウス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
H2O Adventures(H2Oアドベンチャー)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
PRO SHOP LODGE(プロショップロッジ)
ASOVIEW

Fruit Picking

Movie of Fruit Picking


Fruits Road Bandoen(フルーツロード坂東園)
ASOVIEW
Yamamoto Sightseeing Orchard(山本観光果樹園)
ASOVIEW
Sakuranboyama Sightseeing Farm(さくらんぼ山観光農園)
ASOVIEW
Berry Berry Farm Ueda(ベリーベリーファーム上田)
ASOVIEW
Nakai Sightseeing Farm(中井観光農園)
ASOVIEW
Cherry Hunt in Okubo(チェリーハント イン オオクボ)
ASOVIEW
Niwata Fruits Farm(庭田フルーツファーム)
ASOVIEW

Skydiving

Movie of Skydiving


Skydiving Hokkaido(スカイダイブ北海道)

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Iwanai.

Iwanai Marine Hotel(岩内マリンホテル)
Booking
Iwanai Kogen Hotel(岩内温泉 いわない高原ホテル)
Okaerinasai(いわない温泉おかえりなさい)
Hotel Green Park Iwanai(いわない温泉 ホテルグリーンパークいわない)
Booking
Cottage Alice-no-Sato(コテージアリスの里)
Booking
Hotel Inou(ホテルいのう)
Booking
Jalan
Hotel Envy Main Building(ホテル エンヴィ本館)
HP
Booking
Hotel Envy New Building(ホテル エンヴィ新館)
HP
Booking
Minshuku Enishi(民宿 縁)
Booking
Jalan
Minshuku Hinata(民宿ひなた)
Booking
Jalan
Hotel Grand(ホテルグランド)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Abe(民宿あべ)
Jalan
Rakuten

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Shakotan Peninsula

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