[Shizunai Onsen in Shinhidaka] Day Trip Bath and Comfortable New Building Can Be Enjoyed at Shinhidaka Townspeople Recreation Center Shizunai Onsen
May 11th, 2014
Shizunai Onsen (静内温泉) is a hot spring place in Shinhidaka town located in the southeastern part of Tomakomai city. Hot springs were discovered in 1899. Only Shinhidaka Townspeople Recreation Center Shizunai Onsen (新ひだか町町民保養施設 静内温泉) is surrounded by mountains that are forest park. There are facilities such as an indoor gate ball ground and a camping ground, a tennis court at the forest park, and young and old people can enjoy, too. The distance is around 8 km far away from the center of Shizunai, and a convenience store is not built around here.
Famous tourist attractions around the Shizunai Onsen are some great places for the cherry blossom viewing such as Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki (静内二十間道路桜並木), Yushun Sakura Road (優駿さくらロード) and Mitsuishi Utafue Shrine (三石歌笛神社), so the tourists should visit those in a spring. Other famous tourist attractions are Racing Horse Guide center Hidaka Branch (競走馬のふるさと日高案内所), Mautayama Observatory (真歌山展望台) and Mt. Horai (蓬莱山). The Shinhidaka is well-known as a thoroughbred horse production place, and a ranch tour is popular, too. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Shinhidaka, Amaya (あま屋), Kirin (喜輪) and Restraunt "Hatago" (レストラン 旅篭) are popular in particular. I ate ramen noodle at Ryouka. It was so tasty.
Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki (二十間道路桜並木) is a scenic area in Shizunai, Shinhidaka town located in the southeastern of Tomakomai city. "ken" of Nijukkendouro is old basic unit and 20 ken are a road with about 36m in width to convert from ken to meter. Along the straight line road with 7 km in total length, about 3,000 cherry trees including Sargent Cherry (エゾヤマザクラ) and Korean Hill Cherry (カスミザクラ) are in full glory. There is the road called a tunnel of flowers in the sideway with 300 m in length and seems to be filled with cherry blossoms. It is a splendid scenery. Article is here
Yushun Sakura Road
Yushun Sakura Road (優駿さくらロード) in Urakawa is located in the northwestern part of Cape Erimo. About 1000 cherry trees are planted along a road with about 3 km in length from an entrance of Yushun-no-Sato Park (優駿の里公園) to Hidaka Training Ranch (日高育成牧場ま) and the Yushun Sakura Road is a famous place for cherry blossoms in Hidaka, too. Because the width of the road is narrower than Shizunai Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki (静内二十間道路桜並木), a famous place for cherry blossoms, the Yushun Sakura Road looks like a tunnel of the cherry blossoms. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom from early May to mid May, and Urakawa Sakura Festival (浦河桜まつり) is held at that time. The Yushun Sakura Road seems to be lit up in the evening. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here
Mitsuishi Utafue Shrine
Utafue Shrine (歌笛神社) in Mitsuishi, Shinhidaka town is located in the northwestern part of Cape Erimo (えりも岬) and was founded in 1983, and moved here in 1902. Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神 * the God of the sun), Hakusanhime-no-Kami (白山比賣神) and Kumano-Omikami (熊野大神) are enshrined. Utafue Shrine is a famous place for cherry blossoms, too, and cherry trees such as Double Cherry Tree (ヤエザクラ), Yezo Mountain Cherry Tree (エゾヤマザクラ), Yoshino Cherry Tree (ソメイヨシノ) and Weeping Cherry Tree (枝垂れ桜) grow on a mountain. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom from early May to mid May. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here
Blended Miso Ramen of Ryouka
Ryouka (涼華) is a popular ramen restaurant in Shizunai, Shinhidaka town located between Tomakomai city and Cape Erimo. Ryouka is famous for placing in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. There is a building near Shizunai Government branch. The building is new and has a stylish atmosphere. There are some tables and family customers seem to enjoy. By the way, they open the ramen restraunt only at lunchtime. Article is here
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Shinhidaka Townspeople Recreation Center Shizunai Onsen.
Shinhidaka Townspeople Recreation Center Shizunai Onsen
Shinhidaka Townspeople Recreation Center Shizunai Onsen is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen, and has opened a business since 1977. A building was renewed in 2013. The stylish appearance is like a church, Sokensha (創建社) designed it. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. A restraunt and a shop are at the building, too. In addition, a chartered bath is provided, too, and an extra cost is JPY 1000 per 60 minutes, and you need to make a reservation in advance. Tattooed people seem to be allowed to take a bath.
There are 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The tiled bathhouse is not so large, but walls and a ceiling unified in white are stylish. The sunny bathhouse with large windows is feeling good. An open-air bath is not provided, but a resting place on wooden deck is at the outside.
The indoor bath with hot springs is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and water temperature is around 42 C. The indoor bath with warm springs is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and water temperature is around 40 C. Both baths use heated cold springs. The whirlpool bath is the size that about 3 people can take a bath, and water temperature is around 38 C, and uses heated water.
The hot springs are sodium carbonated cold spring, and are clear and light brown and have tasteless and a little sulfur smell, and have a smooth and slippery touch, and are not drinkable because of circulation type baths. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.041 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium carbonated cold spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||12.9 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Chronic skin diseases, 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||Not drinking|
|Facilities||Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 300.|
|Regular closing day||Monday * If a national holiday falls on Monday, it is closed the next day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (100 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||888 846 189*41|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Shizunai Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
|Shizunai Eclips Hotel(静内エクリプスホテル)||
|Hotel Laurel(ホテル ローレル)||
|Hotel Annex Inn(ホテル アネックス イン)|
|Hotel Sato(ホテル サトウ)||
|Shizunai City Hotel(静内シティホテル)||
|Business Hotel Sun Spot(ビジネスホテル サンスポット)||
|Business Hotel Makiba(ビジネスホテル牧葉)||