- April 15th, 2015
[Shimanoshita Onsen in Furano] Day Trip Bath and Lavenders Can Be Enjoyed
- Shima-no-Shita Onsen
- List of Day Trip Onsen
- List of Activities
- List of Accommodations
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.
Atmosphere of Lavenders Can Be Watched on Youtube
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Atmosphere of Shima-no-Shita Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|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|
|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.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A parking lot is provided (250 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Reservation||Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here|
|Mapcode||450 116 608*34|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Shimanoshita Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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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