• 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 direction 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 direction 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)
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        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
        Automobile Campsite Marine View(オートキャンプ場マリンビュー)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten

        A page of Shakotan Peninsula is this

        Shakotan Peninsula

        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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