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[Shikaribetsu Kohan Onsen in Shikaoi] Day Trip Bath and Lake Shikaribetsu Can Be Enjoyed

March 30th, 2014

Shikaribetsu Kohan Onsen

Shikaribetsu Kohan Onsen (然別湖畔温泉) is a hot spring resort in Shikaoi town located in the northwestern part of Obihiro city. The distnace is around 30 km far away from the center of the Shikaoi, Hotel Fusui (ホテル風水) is built at about 800 above sea level in the western side of Lake Shikaribetsu (然別湖) in Estern Daisetsu Area, Daisetuzan National Park. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. There are Lake Komadome (駒止湖), Ogigahara Lookout (扇ケ原展望台) and Shikaribetsu Hokugan Campsite (然別湖畔北岸野営場) near here. Kanno Onsen (菅野温泉), Shikaribetsukyo Campsite (然別峡野営場), Shikaribetsukyo Shika-no-Yu (然別峡 鹿の湯) and Lake Shinonome (東雲湖) are relatively near here, too. In addition, there is Fukuharasan-so (福原山荘), a famous place to see the fall foliage, too.

Lake Shikaribetsu
Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi

Lake Shikaribetsu is the only natural lake in Daisetsuzan National Park, and is located in the highest place at altitude of 800 m in the lakes of Hokkaido. It is said that Miyabe Charr (ミヤベイワナ) inhabits only the lake. There are a pleasure boat platform, Shikaribetsu Nature Center (然別湖ネイチャーセンター), a footbath and a restroom in the hot spring resort, and tourists can enjoy the lake and onsen. Fresh green, the pleasure boat, a canoe and a kayak can be enjoyed in a summer, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and Shikaribetsu-Kotan (然別コタン) is held in a winter, and an open-air bath on the frozen lake can be enjoyed.

Pleasure Boat Platform
Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
Footbath
Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi

Lake Shikaribetsu

Lake Shikaribetsu is a freshwater lake at 804 m above sea level, the highest lake in Hokkaido, between Shikaoi town and Kamishihoro town located in the north part of Obihiro city, and is well-known for enjoying the beautiful starry sky. In the Eastern Daisetsu Area (東大雪エリア), Daisetsuzan National Park, this lake is also the only natural lake in the Daisetsuzan National Park. The perimeter of the lake is about 13.8 km. The maximum water depth is 98.5 m. The lake water is very clear, and it is said that the lake is the 2nd clearest lake after Lake Mashu in Japan or the clearest lake in the Japan, and there are various opinions about clear lake water. After all, the lake has very clear lake water. It is also well-known for the only lake that Miyabe Charr (ミヤベイワナ), "Dolly Varden Trout (オショロコマ)" that was confined in the lake evolves, inhabits. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Lake Shikaribetsu from Onsen Resort
然別湖

Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan

Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan (然別コタン) is a winter event in Shikaoi town located in the north part of Obihiro city, and has been held on Lake Shikaribetsu near the hot spring resort from late January to late March since 1980, and about 40,000 tourists come to enjoy winter cold. Buildings called igloo made of snow and ice by Inuit people are built on 80-100 cm-thick lake ice, and Kotan (コタン * a village of the Ainu people) is formed. Making period is about 1 month. Because the village shows up on the frozen lake only in a winter, it is called the phantom village. Indeed, if snow and ice melt, nothing remains. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. By the way, this event is sometimes closed depending on bad weather. Article is here

Ice Chapel
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi

Daisetsuzan National Park

Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園) is the largest national park of 226,763.56 ha in Japan. A mountain named Daisetsuzan does not exist, and the whole area including the mountains with over 2,000 m above sea level such as Mt. Asahidake (旭岳), the highest mountain in Hokkaido, Mt. Kurodake (黒岳), Mt. Aibestudake (愛別岳), Mt. Tomuraushi (トムラウシ山) is collectively called "Daisetsuzan". A right notation is "Daisetsuzan", but local people often call "Taisetsuzan". For a vast area, Daisetsuzan National Park roughly divide into 4 areas, Omote Daisetu Area (表大雪エリア * Front Daisetsu Area), North Daisetsu Area (北大雪エリア), East Daisetsu Area (東大雪エリア * Back Daisestu Area), Tokachirenpo Area (十勝連峰エリア). Daisetsuzan is called Kamuimintara in Ainu language and means "The garden that gods have a good time (神々の遊ぶ庭)". Tourists can enjoy a just magnificent scene. Article is here

Mt. Asahidake
Daisetsuzan National Park

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Hotel Fusui.

[Shut Down] Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara

Hotel Fukuhara is a large-sized long-established onsen hotel on the shore of the Lake Shikaribetsu, and has opened a business since 1965. The appearance and the interior decoration have an atomosphere such as the long-established onsen hotel. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 1000. A staying is possible, too. Unfortunately, They closed down in 2017.

Appearance of Building
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
Lobby
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
Entrance of Bathhouse
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
Entrance of Bathhouse
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi

They have 2 large public bathhouses on the 2nd floor, and the bathhouse for men is named "Taka-no-Yu (鷹の湯)", and the bathhouse for women is named "Hato-no-Yu (鳩の湯)". There are 1 outdoor bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. The entrances are in front of an amusement arcade room. The bathhouse is large and slightly dark. The large indoor bath is the size that about 20 people can take a bath. Hot spring ingredients precipitat on a hot spring gushing place. The small indoor bath that is a cypress bath is the size that about 6 people can take a bath, and is more cold than the large indoor bath. A lot of black calc-sinters dance in the hot springs.

Look of Bathhouse
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
Cypress Bath
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
Indoor Bath
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
View from Indoor Bath
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
Cold Bath
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi

The outdoor bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 6 people can take a bath. Because the outdoor bath is surrounded by blindfold fences, unfortunately, a view is not worse than I expect. All baths use natural free flowing hot springs with adding water.

Outdoor Bath
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
Hot Spring Ingredient Precipitated on Rocks
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
View from Outdoor Bath
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi

The hot springs are sulfur sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and light green and have salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 3.578 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 227.9 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. It is unusual that the floor of the dressing room is tatami. Cold water dispensers are provided in front of the amusement arcade room.

広告

Dressing Room
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
Dressing Room
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
Free Cold Water Dispensers
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi
Amusement Arcade Room
Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fukuhara, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi

Atmosphere of Hotel Fukuhara Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hotel Fukuhara

Types of Hot Springs Sulfur sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 76.2 C
ph 7.2
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak children, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn, Diabetes
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, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 1000. Child: JPY 500. Infant: JPY Free of charge.
Business hours 15:00-19:00
Holidays Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (65 cars)
Telephone number +81-156-67-2301
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 702 388 420*16

Hotel Fusui

Hotel Fusui is a middle-sized long-established onsen hotel on the shore of the Lake Shikaribetsu, and has opened a business since 1954. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 1000. Restraunt "Lakeview" is at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A lunch set with taking a bath is served for JPY 1500. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Hotel Fusui, Shikaribetsu kohan Onsen in Shikaoi

There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 sleeping bath at a large public bathhouse. The sunny tiled bathhouse named Lookout Bathhouse "Tenpu" (展望浴場「天風」) with large windows is feeling good, and the Lake Shikaribetsu and Mt. Kuchibiru can be seen through the window. The sleeping bath seat 3 person. The outdoor bath has a good lakeview. Bathers can enjoy starry sky in the evening. All baths use 100% natural free flowing hot springs.

Indoor Bath (Source: Hotel Fusui)
Hotel Fusui
Outdoor Bath (Source: Hotel Fusui)
Hotel Fusui

The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring , and are clear and light green and have salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 2.585 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 208.1 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

Atmosphere of Hotel Fusui Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hotel Fusui

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 53.6 C
ph 6.0
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak children, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn
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, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 1000. Child: JPY 500.
Business hours 12:00-17:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (100 cars)
Telephone number +81-156-67-2211
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 702 388 453*41

List of Activities in Lake Shikaribetsu

Lake Shikaribetsu Nature Center serves a air trip, a night warching tour and a canadian canoe tour. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Air Trip

Movie of Air Trip

Lake Shikaribetsu Nature Center(然別湖ネイチャーセンター)
Sotoasobi

Night Watching Tour

Lake Shikaribetsu Nature Center(然別湖ネイチャーセンター)
ASOVIEW
Sotoasobi

Canadian Canoe Tour

Movie of Canadian Canoe Tour

Lake Shikaribetsu Nature Center(然別湖ネイチャーセンター)
Sotoasobi

Cross Country Skiing Tour

Lake Shikaribetsu Nature Center(然別湖ネイチャーセンター)
Jalan
Sotoasobi

Snowshoe Tour

Lake Shikaribetsu Nature Center(然別湖ネイチャーセンター)
Jalan
Sotoasobi

List of Accommodations

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

Hotel Fusui(ホテル風水)

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

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