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[Setose Onsen in Engaru] Day Trip Bath and Smooth and Slippery Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed at Setose Onsen Hotel

May 24th, 2014

Setose Onsen

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.

Look around Setose Onsen Hotel
Setose Onsen

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.

Taiyo-no-Oka Engaru Park
Taiyo-no-Oka Engaru Park

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. Article is here

Amazing Colors!
Taiyo-no-Oka Engaru Park

Ganbouiwa Rock

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. Article is here

View from Foot. Red Color of Top Is Gazebo
Ganbouiwa Rock in Engaru Town

Ramen with Burnt Soy Sauce Soup of Noburin

Noburin (のぶりん) is a restraunt in Yasukuni, Ikutahara, Engaru town and was founded in 2005. Because Mr. Nobuyuki Sato (佐藤信行) is an owner, restraunt's name may be Noburin. This restraunt is that local people often seem to use. Article is here

Ramen with Burnt Soy Sauce Soup
Ramen with Burnt Soy Sauce Soup -Noburin in Engaru-

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Setose Onsen Hotel.

Pond
Setose Onsen in Engaru 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 500. A staying without meals is possible, too.

Lobby
Setose Onsen in Engaru Setose Onsen Hotel
Entrance of Bathhouse
Setose Onsen in Engaru Setose Onsen Hotel

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.

Gourd-Shaped Bath
Setose Onsen in Engaru Setose Onsen Hotel

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.

Indoor Bath
Setose Onsen in Engaru Setose Onsen Hotel
Rocks Are Set beside Window
Setose Onsen in Engaru Setose Onsen Hotel
Hot Springs Are Gushing out from Rocks
Setose Onsen in Engaru Setose Onsen Hotel

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).

Resting Place
Setose Onsen in Engaru Setose Onsen Hotel
Drinking Hot Spring Facilities
Setose Onsen in Engaru Setose Onsen Hotel

Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and a paid hair dryer are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Setose Onsen in Engaru Setose Onsen Hotel
Dressing Room
Setose Onsen in Engaru Setose Onsen Hotel
Resting Room
Setose Onsen in Engaru Setose Onsen Hotel

Atmosphere of Setose Onsen Hotel Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Setose Onsen Hotel

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
ph 9.3
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 500. Primary schoolchild: JPY 200. Infant: JPY 100.
Business hours 08:00-20:00
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 Setose Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Setose Onsen Hotel(セトセ温泉ホテル)
Booking
Jalan

A page of Secret Onsen in Hokkaido is here

Secret Onsen in Hokkaido

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