- May 24th, 2014
[Setose Onsen in Engaru] Day Trip Bath and Smooth and Slippery Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed at Setose Onsen Hotel
Setose Onsen (瀬戸瀬温泉) is a hot spring place in Engaru town located in the northwestern part of Kitami city. The distance is around 20 km far away from the center of the Engaru, and only Setose Onsen Hotel (セトセ温泉ホテル) is built at about 340 above sea level around a traffic gate along Hokkaido Road 493 in the heart of mountains in Engaru. Here has just an atomosphere of secret onsen. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built.
Famous tourist attractions in the Engaru are Chacha World (ちゃちゃワールド), Taiyo-no-Oka Engaru Park (太陽の丘えんがる公園), Ikoi-no-Mori Forest Park (森林公園いこいの森) and Ganbouiwa Rock (がんぼう岩). Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Engaru, Noborurin (のぶりん) at Yasukuni is popular in particular. I ate ramen noodle at it. It was so tasty.
Cosmos Fields of Taiyo-no-Oka Engaru Park
Taiyo-no-Oka Engaru Park (太陽の丘のコスモス園) is the largest cosmos field of 10 ha in Engaru town located in the northwestern part of Kitami city. The fields roughly divided into 12 cosmos fields, and 10 million cosmoses, 16 kinds or more such as Tetra Versailles Red Cosmos, Double Click Cosmos, bloom on the fields. Because the number of the colors varies according to kinds of cosmos, everybody will be overwhelmed by the colorful. The cosmoses are in full bloom from late August to late September. Read More
Ganbouiwa Rock (がんぼう岩) is a huge monolith in Engaru town located in the northwestern part of Kitami city and was born by volcanic explosion about 7,300,000 years ago. Tradition credits a place that Tokachi Ainu (十勝アイヌ) fought against Yubetsu Ainu (湧別アイヌ) in Ainu period. The height is 78 m, and it was used as a watch-place. For the form outstanding conspicuously, it has became a symbol of Engaru. Read More
Ramen with Burnt Soy Sauce Soup of Noburin
Noburin (のぶりん) is a popular restraunt founded in 2005 in Yasukuni, Ikutahara, Engaru town located in the northeastern part of Kitami city, and is near Yasukuni Station (安国駅). Mr. Nobuyuki Sato (佐藤 信行) is a restraunt owner. His nickname is the Noburin, so the restraunt is named after it. Local people often use the Noburin, and it is loved by them. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Setose Onsen Hotel.
Setose Onsen Hotel
Setose Onsen Hotel is a small-sized onsen inn founded in 1956, and is famous for 100% free flowing hot springs with smooth and slipper touch. The appearance and the interior decoration have an atmosphere such as the Showa period, and visitors may savor the atmosphere of secret onsen, so tourists liking new facilities is not suitable for this inn. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 600. A staying without meals is possible, too.
There is 1 indoor bath at a public bathhouse. The tiled bathhouse is not so large, but I felt as if it is a good old Japanese Sento because of a high ceiling. In addition, it has a good atmosphere of slightly darkness.
The gourd-shaped tiled indoor bath is set in the center of the bathhouse, and is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs, and the hot springs overflow from the bathtubs in succession. I enjoyed looking at the situation. Water temperature is relatively lukewarm, so it is suitable for taking a long bathing. By the way, the hot springs are used as hot water of faucets at wash places.
The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell, and have very smooth and slippery touch because of high alkaline (ph 9.3). The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.154 g/kg. Drinking hot springs have no effect, but the visitors can drink the hot springs at a resting place. It tasted very mild texture. A lot of the visitors carry a plastic tank with the hot springs back for a fee. It is rare to use the hot springs as Engaru Taiyo-no-Oka Beer (えんがる太陽の丘ビール).
Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and a paid hair dryer are installed at a dressing room.
Atmosphere of Setose Onsen Hotel Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||42.8 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase|
|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||Non indications|
|Facilities||Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 600. Primary schoolchild: JPY 200. Infant: JPY 100.|
|Regular closing day||Wednesday|
|Parking lot||A parking lot is provided (30 cars)|
|A parking lot is provided||+81-158-44-2021|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Reservation||Rakuten is here|
|Mapcode||617 081 566*61|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Setose Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Secret Onsen in Hokkaido is here
Secret Onsen in Hokkaido
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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