• October 22nd, 2015
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[Rebun Onsen] Day Trip Onsen Can Be Enjoyed at Rebuntou Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu

Rebuntou Onsen

Rebuntou Onsen (礼文島温泉) is a hot spring place in Rebun Island (礼文島) located in the northern part of Hokkaido. Rebuntou Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu (礼文島温泉 うすゆきの湯) is around 200 m away from Kafuka Ferry Terminal. Around here is the center of the rebun, and restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, bars with a surcharge and Izakaya are built. Kita-no-Kanaria Park (北のカナリアパーク) and Momoiwa Observatry (桃岩展望台) are relatively near here, too. By the way, Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Rebun, Robata Chidori (炉ばた ちどり), Atoi Shokudo (あとい食堂) and Kaisendokoro Kafuka (海鮮処 かふか) are popular in particular. I ate foods at the Kaisendokoro Kafuka and Futaba Shokudo (双葉食堂), and those were tasty.

Kita-no-Kanaria Park
Kita-no-Kanaria Park in Rishiri Island

Kaisendokoro Kafuka

Kaisendokoro Kafuka (海鮮処かふか) is a seafood restaurant in Rebun Island. Kafuka fishery cooperative (香深漁協) runs it, and there is a building near Kafuka Port. It is popular for eating fresh seafood. I visited here around 11:00 on weekdays. A waitress asked me whether I grilled the seafood at first when I entered the restraunt. They seem to show me to a room of Japanese-style barbecue cooked in front of customers if I want to grill a sea urchin and an atka mackerel and eat those. But I wanted to eat a rice bowl, they showed me to my table at the restraunt. The restraunt was so large, and there were many tables and family customers seem to enjoy. Read More

Salmon Roe Rice Bowl
Salmon Roe Rice Bowl -Kafuka in Rebun-

Futaba Shokudo

Futaba Shokudo (双葉食堂) in Funadomari-mura is located in the northern part of Rebun island. This is a long-established restraunt founded in 1960. They serve ramen (ラーメン), buckwheat noodle (そば), curry and rice (カレーライス) and rice bowls. It is not the restaurant for tourists and is the restaurant which local people use. Therefore the opening hour is not fixed in particular, too, and it seemed to open the restraunt around 12:30 on this day. I heard that the ramen of Futaba Shokudo was tasty and visited around 13:30 on weekdays. Read More

Ramen
Rebun Ramen -Futaba Shokudo-

There are some means of transportation for the island tourism, for example, a sightseeing bus and a fixed-route bus managed by the Soya bus (宗谷バス), a sightseeing taxi, a rental car, a rental motor scooter and a rental bicycle. I went around the Rebun Island by the rental motor scooter, and it was very comfortable. The Rebun has a lot of slopes, so I think that the bicycle is tough. By the way, if tourists raise their hand in the case of fixed-route bus happening to pass, they can get on the bus without a bus stop, and can get off the bus without a bus stop.

List of Means of Transportation for Island Tourism

Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Rebun Island. 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).

Soya Bus(宗谷バス) They serve 2 island tourism cources, Rebun A (礼文A) and Rebun B (礼文B).
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Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their office is near the Kafuka Ferry Terminal.
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Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is near the Kafuka Ferry Terminal.
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Rebun Sighseeing Rent-a-car(礼文観光レンタカー) Their office is near the Kafuka Ferry Terminal.
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Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their office is near the Kafuka Ferry Terminal, and the Rebun Sighseeing Rent-a-car checks in at the reception desk.
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Cat Rock(キャットロック) They rent the rental motor scooter and the rental bicycle near the Kafuka Ferry Terminal.
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Rebun Hier(礼文ハイヤー) They also serve the sightseeing taxi.
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Kaisei Taxi(開成タクシー) They also serve the sightseeing taxi.
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Ishido Hier(イシドウハイヤー) They also serve the sightseeing taxi.
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Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park

Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park (利尻礼文サロベツ国立公園) located in the northern Hokkaido between Rishiri Island, Rebun Island, Toyotomi Town and Horonobe Town is the northernmost national park in Japan, and has been designated as the national park since 1974. The area is 24,166 ha. It consists of 2 islands, wetlands and the coast, and beautiful nature such as the sea, mountains, wild flowers and wetlands is highlight. Because the Northern Hokkaido has few famous tourist attracsions, the national park is one of the most famous nature tourist attracsions. The Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park is divided into 4 areas, Rishiri Area (利尻), Rebun Area (礼文), Coastal Sand-dune Area (海浜砂丘) and Sarobetsu Area (サロベツ), and the Rishiri Area (利尻), the Rebun Area (礼文) and the Sarobetsu Area have a lot of highlights. Read More

Motochi Coast
Rebun Island

List of Day Trip Onsen

The visitors can take a day trip bath only at the Rebuntou Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu.

Kafuka Ferry Terminal
Rebun Island

Rebuntou Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu

Rebuntou Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen founded in 2009, and is popular for enjoying free flowing hot springs. A building is near the Kafuka Port, and it may be a good idea to take a bath to wait for a ferry. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 600. A chartered bath is provided, too, and an extra cost is JPY 1000 per 50 minutes.

Entrance of Bathhouse
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu

There are 1 outdoor bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse on the 2nd floor. The sunny tiled bathhouse with large windows is feeling good. Mt. Rishirifuji can be seen through the windows. The large indoor bath is the size that about 12 people can take a bath, and water temperature is around 41 C. The small indoor bath is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and water temperature is around 38 C. Both baths use natural hot springs.

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Look of Bathhouse (Source: Rebuntou Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu)
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu
Look of Indoor Baths (Source: Rebuntou Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu)
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu
Look of Bathhouse
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu
Hot Springs Are Clear and Colorless
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu
Water Temperature Is Suitable For Bathing
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
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Whirlpool Bath, Cold Bath and Sauna (Source: Rebuntou Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu)
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu
Small Sauna
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu

The stone outdoor bath is the size that about 4 people take a bath, and uses natural free flowing hot springs. Because the outdoor bath surrounded by walls has a roof, a sence of openness can not be felt. But Mt. Rishirifuji can be seen, so bathers can enjoy a good view and a ferry.

Outdoor Bath (Source: Rebuntou Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu)
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu

The hot springs are sodium chloride sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell, and are not drinkable. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.364 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A resting room is large, and visiotrs can have a relaxed time.

Dressing Room
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu
Dressing Room
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu
Lounge
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu
Japanese-style Resting Room
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu
Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride sulfate spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 50.8 C
ph 8.6
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, Cut, Burn, 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 Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Elementary school student: Free.
Business hours From April to September 12:00-22:00, From October to March 13:00-21:00.
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (16 cars)
Telephone number +81-163-86-2345
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 854 171 664*44

List of Activities

Refer to following websites for the activity companies in the Rebun. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Guided Hiking

Movie of Hiking


Rebun Guide Service(礼文ガイドサービス)
Rishiri Island Guide Center(利尻・島ガイドセンター)
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Rishiri Renbun Guide Net(利尻礼文ガイドネット)
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Renbun Island Nature Guide(礼文島自然ガイド)
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Hana Guide Club(はなガイドくらぶ)
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Guided Sea Kayak Camping

Rishiri Nature Guide Service(利尻自然ガイドサービス)
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Sea Urchin Opening Experience

Movie of Sea Urchin Opening Experience


Unimuki Taiken Center(うにむき体験センター)
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List of Accommodations

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

Mitsui Kanko Hotel(三井観光ホテル)
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Hotel Rebun(ホテル礼文)
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Hana Rebun(花れぶん)
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Ryokan Sakurai(旅館桜井)
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Jalan
Sudomari Kabun(素泊まり花文) Only Tel: +81-163-85-7890
Ryokan Kamomeso(旅館かもめ荘)
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Rakuten
Ryokan Ukishima(旅館うきしま)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Ichibankan(旅館一番館)
HP
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Pension Uni(ペンション う~に~)
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Minshuku Sanko(民宿山光)
HP
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Rakuten
Minshuku Nakamura(民宿なかむら)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Sazanami(民宿さざ波)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Koeimaru(民宿香栄丸)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Yazawa(民宿やざわ)
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Minshuku Hamanasu(民宿はまなす)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Momoiwaso Youth Hostel(桃岩荘ユースホステル)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Motochiso(元地荘) Only Tel: +81-163-86-2162
Ryokan Usuyuki(旅館うすゆき) Only Tel: +81-163-86-1635
Minshuku Kame and Hamanasu(民宿 カメとはまなす)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Fukikaze(民宿吹風) Only Tel: +81-163-87-3032
Nature Inn Hanashin(ネイチャーインはな心)
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Jalan
Rakuten
At Home Kiriri(あっとほーむきりり)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Miyajimaso(民宿宮島荘) Only Tel: +81-0163-86-1692
Minshuku Sukotonmisaki(民宿 スコトン岬)
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Petit Hotel Corinthian(礼文島プチホテル コリンシアン)
Hotel Rebunso(ホテル礼文荘)
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Minshuku Kaido(民宿海憧)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Seikanso(星観荘)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Kushu Lakeside Campsite(久種湖畔キャンプ場)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Midorigaoka Park Campsite(緑ヶ丘公園キャンプ場)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Rebun Island is here

Rebun Island

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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