- May 11th, 2014
[Shizunai Onsen in Shinhidaka] Day Trip Bath and Comfortable New Building Can Be Enjoyed at Shinhidaka Townspeople Recreation Center Shizunai Onsen
Shizunai Onsen (静内温泉) is a hot spring place in Shinhidaka town located in the southeastern direction 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. By the way, an express bus “Limited Express Hidaka Yushun-go (特急ひだか優駿号)”, a highway bus, runs between New Chitose Airport and the Urakawa, and an express bus “Kosoku Pegasus-go (高速ペガサス号)”, a highway bus, runs between Sapporo and the Urakawa, and an express bus “Kosoku Erimo-go (高速えりも号)”, a highway bus, runs between the Sapporo and the Erimo, and those buses stop at the Shizunai.
Shizunai Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki
Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki (二十間道路桜並木) is a scenic spot, a large number of cherry trees lined along a road, in Shizunai, Shinhidaka town located in the southeastern direction of Tomakomai city, and is a little far away from the center of the Shizunai. Along the straight line road with 7 km in total length, about 2,200 cherry trees including Yezo Mountain Cherry Tree (エゾヤマザクラ) and Korean Hill Cherry (カスミザクラ) are in full glory. Here is well-known as one of the most famous spots to see cherry blossoms in Hokkaido. In the Hokkaido, it has been chosen as one of Japan’s Top 100 Roads together with Sapporo Odori Street (札幌大通り), Daisanzaka Street (大三坂通) in Hakodate and Akamatsu Namiki (赤松並木) in Nanae, and has also been chosen as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots together with Matumae Park (松前公園). 200,000 visitorss come to see the amazing cherry blossoms about from early May to mid May. But National Route 235 is very crowded at the weekend of that time, so there is a way to make a detour through Hokkaido Road 235. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More
Yushun Sakura Road
Yushun Sakura Road (優駿さくらロード) is a good place to see cherry blossoms in Urakawa located in the northwestern direction of Cape Erimo (えりも岬), and is a little away from the downtown of the Urakawa. It is also called “Nishicha Sakuranamiki (西舎桜並木)”, and about 1,000 cherry trees such as Yezo Mounatin Cherry Tree (エゾヤマザクラ) are planted along both sides of a town 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). Because the width of the road is narrower than Shizunai Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki (静内二十間道路桜並木), one of most famous cherry blossom spots in Hokkaido, in Shinhidaka, the Yushun Sakura Road cross each branches looks like a tunnel of the cherry blossoms well. It got first place in “Hokkaido Walker Plus Best Cherry Blossom Spots That Readers Want to Go 2019”. The best time to see the cherry blossoms is about from early May to mid May. About 10,000 tourists come. In the evening, a part of the Yushun Sakura Road is lit up. Admission free. Parking lots are free of charge. Read More
Cherry Blossoms of Utafue Shrine
Utafue Shrine (歌笛神社) is a shinto shrine on about 75 m altitude small hill in Mitsuishi, Shinhidaka town located in the northwestern direction of Cape Erimo (えりも岬), and Utafue Preschool (歌笛保育園) is built at the foot of the hill. The shrine was established 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. The Utafue Shrine is a famous place for cherry blossoms in Hidaka district, too, and cherry trees such as Double Cherry (ヤエザクラ), Yezo Mountain Cherry (エゾヤマザクラ), Yoshino Cherry (ソメイヨシノ) and Weeping Cherry (枝垂れ桜) grow at the site. The best time to see the cherry blossoms is about from early May to mid May. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More
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 1200 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 160.|
|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 the Shizunai Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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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