- April 7th, 2015
[Shukubai Onsen in Chitose] Day Trip Bath and Moor Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed near New Chitose Airport
Shukubai Onsen (祝梅温泉) is a hot spring facility for day trip bath near Camp Higashi-Chitose (東千歳駐屯地) in Chitose city, and is well-known as onsen like ruins, but I think that the Shukubai Onsen is not as collapse as people. It is popular for local people and onsen enthusiasts, and is close to New Chitose Airport.
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Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Shukubai Onsen.
Their hot spring facility is like a private house surrounded by forests and fields, and bathers have to enter a living room, and have to go to a small public bathroom. I visited here around 13:30. It was before business hours, but I was permitted to take a bath by an owner, and I took a bath. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 350. At business start, hot springs seem to be very hot, and seem to get warm depending on passage of time. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the small public bathroom, so the bathers must bring those theirselves. * Lately, they may lent shampoo, body soap and so on to bathers.
The bathers go to semibasement the small public bathroom from a dressing room. There is 1 indoor bath at the small public bathroom, and it is the size that about 8 people take a bath. Japanese-style garden is built on the site, too, and the bathers can relax.
The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated cold spring with moor spring, and are clear and brown and have neither taste nor smell. The bath uses heated 100% natural cold spring with firewood. The fresh cold springs are used for water of showers, and the hot spring facility has a characteristic that the bathers can use the fresh hot springs abundantly. The hot springs have a slippery touch. I drank the cold springs a little, and those had a mild taste. The hot springs were surely very hot when I took a bath at once. The effective temperature was around 45 C. Still I had been endured it, and I had a skin tingling with heat.
Afterwards, a local bather came to bath. He said “Because the hot springs are very hot at this time, I always wash my body and wait to cool hot springs”. The cold springs seem to gush out from 120m underground and 80 m underground, and the bath seems to use the heated cold springs from 120 m underground. In addition, bath for women seems to be hotter than the bath for men. By the way, a restroom is not installed at a dressing room. A hair dryer is installed only at the dressing room for women.
Atmosphere of Shukubai Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium chloride carbonated cold spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||21.6 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic woman’s diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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||Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease|
|Facilities||Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 350. Child: JPY 250.|
|Regular closing day||Wednesday|
|Parking lot||A parking lot is provided (10 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||230 023 764*23|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Chitose.
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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