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[Shakotan Onsen] Day Trip Bath and Very Good View Can Be Enjoyed at Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan

Shakotan Onsen

Shakotan Onsen (積丹温泉) in Shakotan town is a hot-spring place at the tip of Shakotan Peninsula, and Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan (岬の湯しゃこたん) beside Nozuka Primary School (野塚小学校) is built on a hill at 43 m above sea level. There are Cape Kamui (神威岬) and Shimamui Coast (島武意海岸) that are representative famous sightseeing spots of Hokkaido around the Shakotan Onsen. Nozuka Campsite (野塚野営場) is close to the Shakotan Onsen, too.

Nozuka Campsite
Shakotan Onsen

Cape Kamui

Cape Kamui (神威岬) is a cape with steep cliff in Shakotan Peninsula (積丹半島). A goddess named Charenka (チャレンカ) that was a jealous goddess lived at Cape Kamui in the Ainu period, it was said that the sea was stormy and fishermen died if she was jealous, it was a place that women were forbidden. There is Kamui-misaki Lighthouse (神威岬灯台) on the tip and tourists can look over Rosokuiwa rock (ロウソク岩 * Japanese candle-shaped rock) and the Sea of Japan (日本海) from there. A natural trail called Charenka Path (チャレンカの道) with about 800 m in length is built at 80 m above see level from an entrance to the tip, but this is a considerably thrilling trail. It is a terrible trail for people with acrophobia. It takes about 30 minutes from a parking lot to the tip on foot. A bus guide that happened to be there said June in the best season. Wild flowers begin to bloom in June. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More

Trip to Tip in Cape Kamui
Shakotan Peninsula Cape Kamui

Shimamui Coast

Shimamui Coast (島武意海岸) is a superb coast chosen as "100 Best Beaches in Japan (日本の渚・百選)" in Cape Shakotan (積丹岬). Tourists can look over the Shimamui Coast from cliffs at about 100 m above sea level, and it is splendid. The tourists will take their breath away toward a scenery under their eyes after passing through a tunnel and approaching to an exit. There are 2 observatory places in a neighborhood of exit and the tourists can look over. Furthermore, it takes about 10 minutes from an observatory deck to the shore on foot. It is hard to go down stairways because the stairways are rough, but visitors can see the beautiful sea up close. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More

I Look over Shimamui Coast
Shakotan Peninsula Shimamui Coast

The Cape Shakotan is famous for Sea Urchin Rice Bowl (ウニ丼), and is well-known for tasty sea food, too. Misaki (みさき), Nakamuraya (中村屋), Rinko (鱗晃) and Rinko-so (鱗晃荘) are popular in particular. Unfortunately, convenience stores are not built.

Sea Urchin Rice Bowl

Misaki (みさき) is a restaurant in Shakotan and was founded in 1973. An owner is a fisherman and is famous for eating a seafood dish. It opens only during summer season (from late April to October). Because a fresh sea urchin can be eaten from mid June when the sea urchin fishing is released, visitors seem to increase. Because it started a bussiness at 09:00, 6 groups of visitors have already lined up when I arrived around 08:40. It is really popular. Read More

Rice is Covered with Purple Sea Urchin
Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Misaki in Shakotan--

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
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Shakotan to Sapporo
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Yoichi
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Yoichi to Sapporo
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Iwanai
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Iwanai to Sapporo
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) Summer One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) Autumn One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus
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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.
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Yoichi Rental Car Lease(よいちレンタ・カーリース) Their office is in Okawa-cho.
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Yoichi Automobile Technical Company(余市自動車工業) Their office is in Okawa-cho.
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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

Tourists can take a day trip bath at Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan (岬の湯しゃこたん). On the other hand, accommodations without taking a day trip bath are Onsen Ryokan Hokuto (温泉旅館 北都), Oyado Shinsei (御宿 新生), Oyado Ginrinkaku (お宿 銀鱗閣), Kanko Ryokan Hokkai (観光旅館 北海), Unjoya Ryokan (運上屋旅館), Suginoya Ryokan (杉野屋旅館), Nisshi-so (日司荘), Minshuku Oshima (民宿大島), Minshuku Sato (民宿佐藤), Nagomi-no-Yado Iida (なごみの宿いい田) and Oyado Rinko-so (お宿 鱗晃荘). At Onsen Ryokan Hokuto (温泉旅館 北都) called Shilala Onsen (シララ温泉), visitors for day trip bath can take a bath.

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Sea of Japan
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Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan

Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan is a hot spring facility for day trip bath, and has opened a business since 2002. It is well-known for a good view from an open-air bath, and the setting sun is beautiful in particular. Winter scenery is popular for overseas people, too. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 620. A restaurant and a shop are at a building, too, and meals such as a salmon roe rice bowl and a ramen are served.

Resting Room
Shakotan Onsen Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan

There are 2 open-air baths, 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a large public bathhouse. Bathers can look at the open-air bath through large windows. The large indoor bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and the small indoor bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and the whirlpool bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath. By the way, a photography is prohibited at the bathhouse. Bad luck!

Large Public Bathhouse for Women (Source: Shiribeshi i-net)
Shakotan Onsen Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan

There are 2 open-air baths surrounded by rocks at the outside, and those do not have a roof. Because here is famous for enjoying a good view, a sence of openness can be enjoyed very much, too. I think that tourists will not lose anything to enjoy this comfortableness. The small open-air bath beside a wall is the size that about 3 people can take a bath, and a view is not good from here. The large open-air bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and the sea of Japan opens before bather's eye. I could not help murmuring "this is heaven!". Cape Kamui comes into sight if it is fine weather.

Open-air Bath for Women (Source: Shiribeshi i-net)
Shakotan Onsen Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan

Hot springs are sodium chloride bicarbonate spring, and are clear and colorless and have salty taste and no smell. It tasted very salty when I licked the hot springs. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not drinkable. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at the dressing room.

Dressing Room
Shakotan Onsen Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan

Atmosphere of Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan

Spring quality Sodium chloride bicarbonate spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 52.6 C
ph 7.4
Indication Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Chronic skin 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 Not drinking
Facilities Open-air bath(2), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 620. Child: JPY 320.
Business hours 04/01-10/31 11:00-19:30, 11/01-03/31 11:30-19:00
Regular closing day Wednesday * Winter season: Wednesday and Thursday
Parking lot A free parking is provided (170 cars)
Telephone number +81-135-47-2050
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 932 624 358*57

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)
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Poseidon(ポセイドン)
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Aqua Cat(アクアキャット)
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Zem House(ゼムハウス)
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H2O Adventures(H2Oアドベンチャー)
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PRO SHOP LODGE(プロショップロッジ)
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Fruit Picking

Movie of Fruit Picking


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

Oyado Rinko-so(お宿 鱗晃荘)
Kaisen-no-Yado Miharashiso(海鮮の宿 みはらし荘)
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Ryokan Bikuni Kanko House(旅館 美国観光ハウス)
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Oyado Kasai(お宿かさい)
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Refore Shakotan Youth Hostel(リフォレ積丹 ユースホステル)
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Shiosai-no-Yado Kaihinkan(汐さいの宿 海浜館)
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Nagomi-no-Yado Iida(なごみの宿いい田)
Kanko Ryokan Hokkai(観光旅館 北海)
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Shinsei(海鮮味処 御宿新生)
Minshuku Uminoya(民宿 海のや)
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Minshuku Kobayashi(民宿 小林)
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Minshuku Ichiyo(民宿 一与)
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Oyado Ginrinkaku(お宿 銀鱗閣)
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Hiduka-so(日司荘)
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Minshuku Isonoka(民宿 磯乃香)
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Minshuku Oshima(民宿 大島)
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Noduka Campsite(野塚野営場)
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Booking.com
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A page of Great Onsen in Hokkaido is here

Great Onsen in Hokkaido

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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