• April 15th, 2015
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[Shimanoshita Onsen in Furano] Day Trip Bath and Lavenders Can Be Enjoyed

Shima-no-Shita Onsen

Shima-no-Shita Onsen is a hot-spring place in Furano city located in the southernern part of Asahikawa city. Only Highland Furano Hotel (ハイランドふらのホテル) is built on a hillside. Some onsen ryokan used to open a business in the old days, but they closed down at present. Except the Highland Furano Hotel, Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Forest of Lavender (ラベンダーの森) is built as a health resort around the Highland Furano Hotel, and some waking paths are built, and visitors can enjoy forest bathing and birdwatching. The lavenders are full in blossom from mid July to late July. Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in a spring, and fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn.

Lavenders
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen
Lavenders
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen

Atmosphere of Lavenders Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Lavenders

Express Bus "Furano-go" (高速ふらの号) runs between Sapporo and the Furano, and Express Bus "Lavender-go" (ラベンダー号) runs between Asahikawa and the Furano. In addition, North Liner, an express bus, is in service between the Asahikawa and Obihiro, and stop in the Furano or Biei, too, so people can move more rapidly than common transportation facilities.In the Furano and Biei, some rent-a-car companies open a business, so tourists can drive a rental car.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Furano and the Sapporo or the Asahikawa, and North Liner, an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and the Obihiro. Refer to following the means of the transportation. 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 Furano
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Furano to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Furano Bus(ふらのバス) From Furano to Asahikawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Furano Bus(ふらのバス) From Asahikawa to Furano
Jalan
Rakuten
Hokkaido Takushoku Bus(北海道拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
Hokkaido Takushoku Bus(北海道拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is near Furano Station.
Jalan
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their offices are at Furano Station and Biei Station.
Ones Rent-a-car(ワンズレンタカー) Their office is near Furano Ski Resort Kitanomine Zone.
Jalan
Rakuten

Furano and Biei

Furano region (富良野) and Biei region (美瑛) are located in the center of Hokkaido, and are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hokkaido at present. 2 million tourists visit to savor lavenders, shooting places of "From the north country (北の国から)" that is famous Japanese television drama in the Furano and hills of the Biei. Blue Pond (青い池) and Shirahige Falls (白ひげの滝) in Shirogane (白金) has been became famous recently, and charms add to the Biei and the Furano as the popular tourist attractions more and more, and those region are receiving increased attention throughout the country and overseas country. It is one of characteristics that various colors can be enjoyed in the Furano and the Biei. Read More

Biei Scenery
Biei Hills

List of Day Trip Onsen

The visitors can take a day trip bath only at the Highland Furano Hotel.

Highland Furano Hotel

Highland Furano Hotel (ハイランドふらのホテル) is a small-sized onsen ryokan founded in 1986, and is famous for admiring lavenders in Furano city. In a summer, While taking a bath at an outdoor bath, bathers can look at the lavenders. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 600. Early morning discount and late night discount are served for JPY 500 from 06:00 to 08:00 and from 21:00 to 22:30. A chartered bath is provided for JPY 2700 per 60 minutes. Bathers need to make a reservation in advance. A staying is possible, too. A restaurant is at a building.

Lobby
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen
Entrace of Bathhouse
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen

There are Japanese-style Large Public Bathhouse and Western-style Large Public Bathhouse on the 1st floor, the bathhouses for men or women are replaced every day. I took a bath at the Japanese-style Large Public Bathhouse. The bathhouses have large windows, so the sunny bathhouses are feeling good.

Look of Bathhouse
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen

There are 1 outdoor bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the Japanese-style Large Public Bathhouse. The outdoor bath and the indoor baths use heated simple sulfur cold spring. The outdoor bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 5 people can take a bath. Because the outdoor bath surrounded by walls has a roof, a sence of openness does not felt, but a view is very good. Tokachi Mountain Range (十勝連峰) can be seen. The bathers can look over a hill, and take a bath while looking over the lavenders in a summer, too.

Look of Bathhouse
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen
Outdoor Bath
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen
View from Outdoor Bath
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen

The large indoor bath is the size that about 20 people take a bath. A spacious space is comfortable. The small indoor bath is the size that about 5 people take a bath, and each indoor baths are different in water temperature. The whirlpool bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath.

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View from Whirlpool Bath
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen
View from Small Indoor Bath
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen
Large Indoor Bath
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen
Sauna
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen

The hot springs are simple sulfur cold spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom, free hair dryers and a cold water machine are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen
Dressing Room
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen
Resting Room
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen

Atmosphere of Shima-no-Shita Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shima-no-Shita Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur cold spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 9.6 C
ph 8.2
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, Cut, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.
One-day bathing rate Adults: JPY 600. Junior high school student: JPY 410. Elementary school student: JPY 260. Infant: Free of charge.
Business hours 06:00-23:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (250 cars)
Telephone number +81-167-22-5700
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 450 116 608*34

List of Activities

In the Furano and Biei, some types of activities can be enjoyed. Refer to following websites for the activity companies around the Lake Saroma. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Hot Air Balloon and Motor Paraglider

Movie of Hot Air Balloon


Leisure Guide Asobiya(レジャーガイド遊び屋)
Furano Nature Club(富良野ネイチャークラブ)
MPG Sorachi(MPGそらち)
Jalan

Guided Cycling Tour and Rental Cycling

Movie of Cycling Tour


Urespa Furano(ウレシパ・フラノ)
Guided Cycling Tour Biei(Guided cycling Tour美瑛)
ASOVIEW
Terashima Shokai(寺島商会)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Terashima Shokai(松浦商店)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Takikawa Cycle(滝川サイクル)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Uno Shoten(宇野商店)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Gaido-no-Yamagoya(ガイドの山小屋)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Catching Stag Beetles Activity

M Factory Furano(エム・ファクトリーふらの)
Jalan

Experience Activities

Farms Chiyoda Fureai Ranch(ファームズ千代田 ふれあい牧場)
ASOVIEW
Furano Jam Garden(ふらのジャム園)
ASOVIEW
Yuika(ゆい菓)
ASOVIEW
Tada Farm(多田農園)
ASOVIEW
Resort Inn North Country(リゾートインノースカントリー)
Domaine Raison(ドメーヌレゾン)
ASOVIEW
Kaiku Kiln(皆空窯)
ASOVIEW
Matsuka Farm(松家農園)
ASOVIEW

Nature Guided Tour

Biei Shirogane Nature Club(美瑛・白金ネイチャークラブ)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Furano Nature School(富良野自然塾)

Canoe and Rafting

Movie of Canoe


Movie of Rafting


Little Tree(リトル・トリー)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Lesuire Guide Asobiya(レジャーガイド遊び屋)
Kawanoko Rafting(かわのこラフティング)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Guideline Outdoor Club(ガイドラインアウトドアクラブ)
ASOVIEW
Sportpia Furano(スポートピアふらの)
Gakkeisha(楽渓社)
Jalan
Floating Leaf(フローティングリーフ)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Hokkaido Adventure Tours(北海道アドベンチャーツアーズ)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Doronko Open-Air School(NPO法人 どろんこ野外学校)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Navo(ナヴォ)
Jalan
M Factory Furano(エム・ファクトリーふらの)
Wokkys(ウッキーズ)
Jalan

Snow Activity

Movie of Snow Activity


White Koala(ホワイトコアラ)
Jalan

Pond Smelt Fishing

Movie of Pond Smelt Fishing


Guideline Outdoor Club(ガイドラインアウトドアクラブ)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Furano Nature Club(富良野ネイチャークラブ)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

List of Accommodations

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

Highland Furano Hotel(ハイランドふらのホテル)
Booking.com

A page of Biei and Furano is this

Biei and Furano

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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