• February 15th, 2015
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[Matsumae Onsen] Day Trip Bath and Pond Smelt Fishing Can Be Enjoyed at Tappu-no-Yu

Shinsinotsu Onsen

Shinsinotsu Onsen (新篠津温泉) is a hot spring place in Shinsinotsu village located in northeastern direction in Sapporo city. Only Tappu-no-Yu (たっぷの湯) is built on the shore of Lake Shinotsu, and has roadside station "Shinshinotsu (しんしのつ)" at a same building, too. There are Shinotsuko Park Campsite (しのつ湖公園キャンプ場), New Shinotsu Golf Course (ニューしのつゴルフ場) and Shinotsu Park (しのつ公園) around here. The distance is around 2 km away from the center of Shinshinotsu. Unfortunately, a convenience store is not built around here.

Observatory Tower at Shinotsu Park
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu

Speaking of a tourist attraction in the Shinsinotsu, The Lake Shinotsu is famous. Fishing or a boat can be enjoyed in a summer, and pond smelt fishing can be enjoyed in a winter. Especially, the pond smelt fishing is popular, and the lake is crowded with tourists. By the way, a tasty restaurant in the Shinsinotsu, Soba Restraunt "Shichifuku" (手打そば家 七福) is popular in particular.

Movie of Pond Smelt Fishing

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Tappu-no-Yu.


Tappu-no-Yu is a small-sized onsen hotel, and has opened a business since 1997. A hot spring facility is popular with local people. A lot of Thai tourists visit here, and it has a guidance in Thai language. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. Visitors for day trip bath can take a bath from 06:00 to 08:00, too. A restraunt, a shop and a gelato shop are at the building, too, and the visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A chartered bath is provided, and an extra cost is JPY 1000. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu
Entrance Hall
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu

There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cascading bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a large public bathhouse. The sunny tiled bathhouse with large windows is feeling good.

Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu

The indoor bath beside the windows is the size that about 10 people can take a bath. The whirlpool bath seats 1 person. Both baths use free flowing hot springs.

Indoor Bath
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu
Whirlpool Bath
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu
Indoor Bath
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu

The outdoor bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 10 people can take a bath. It is surrounded by a roof and blind fencess, so a sense of openness can not be felt, and a view is not good. But bathers can see the Lake Shinotsu dimly.


Outdoor Bath
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu
Hot Springs Are Gushing out from Rocky Wall
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu
Hot Spring Ingredients Deposit on Rock
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu
View from Outdoor Bath
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu
Lake Shinotsu from Outdoor Bath
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu

The hot springs are strong sodium chloride spring, and are a little opaque and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell, and are seem to be drinkable, but I have never found a drinking hot spring facility. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 25.54 g/kg. The hot springs have rich ingredients. Iodine ion content is 16.4 mg/kg, and is thicker than Bansei Onsen in Taiki town, and the hot springs are salty more than anything. It seems to be effective for warming body. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu
Dressing Room
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu
Resting Room
Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-Yu

Atmosphere of Shinshinotsu Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shinshinotsu Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Strong sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 42.1 C
ph 7.2
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases
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
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Hyperthyroidism, and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chratered bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility 06:00-08:00 Adult: JPY 400, Child: JPY 200.
10:00-22:00 Adult: JPY 500, Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 06:00-08:00, 10:00-22:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (160 cars)
Telephone number +81-126-58-3166
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 139 767 377*56

List of Accommodations

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

    Shinotsu Park Campsite(しのつ公園キャンプ場)

    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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