• 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 direction 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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