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[Tancho-no-Sato Onsen in Kushiro] Day Trip Onsen and Red-crowned Crane Can Be Enjoyed at Circle House Red Beret

March 25th, 2014

Tancho-no-Sato Onsen

Tancho-no-Sato Onsen (丹頂の里温泉) is a hot spring place in Akan-cho, Kushiro city located in the northwestern part of Kushiro city. Circle House Red Beret (サークルハウス赤いベレー) is built along Marimo National Route (National Route 240). There are Road Station Akan Tancho-no-Sato Cranes Terrace (道の駅 阿寒丹頂の里 クレインズテラス), Akan International Crane Center (釧路市 阿寒国際ツルセンター), Tancho Crane Observation Center (タンチョウ観察センター), Akan Natural Forest Campsite (阿寒自然休養村野営場), Kushiro Shitsugen Art Museum (釧路湿原美術館) and Park Golf Course around here, and almost facilities related to red-crowned crane are named after the cranes. It is famous that a lot of the red-crowned cranes comes flying in a winter. By the way, Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park (釧路湿原国立公園), Kushiro Zoo (釧路動物園) and Kushiro Tancho Airport (釧路丹頂空港) are relatively near here.

Red-crowned Crane
Circle House Red Beret Tancho-no-Sato Onsen in Kushiro

Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park

Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park (釧路湿原国立公園) that 500,000 people visit every year is a famous sightseeing spot in the Eastern Hokkaido and is the largest wetland with 18,290 ha in Japan. It was designed as a wetland under Ramsar Convention in 1980, and developments had been limited strictly. There are many rare animals inhabit and plants including Japanese cranes, Blakiston's fish-owls that are only 100 in Hokkaido, Iijima Ruriboshiyanma (イイジマルリボシヤンマ) that is the remaining specy in the glacial epoch, Itou fish (イトウ) that is said to be a very rare fish, Kushiro jacob's ladder (クシロハナシノブ) that is the remaining specy in the glacial epoch, Bogberry and Yachibouzu (ヤチボウズ). Article is here

Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland
Kushiro-shitsugen wetland

Kushiro Zoo

Kushiro Zoo (釧路動物園) is located at Yamahana Park (山花公園) and is adjacent to Yamahana Onsen Rifre (山花温泉リフレ) and Kushiro Fureai Horse Park (釧路市ふれあいホースパーク) and an auto campsite. It features a large site, and anout 60 kinds of 450 animals are bred at the site of 47.8 ha. The Kushiro Zoo was established in 1975 and is located in the eastmostern zoo in Japan. There are a sightseeing facility with wooden paths that reproduced Kushiro-shitsugen Wetalnd and a amusement park at the zoo, too. In addition, there is Yamahana Graveyard (山花墓地) for some reason at the zoo. The Kushiro Zoo is the rare zoo that there is a cemetery at the zoo in Japan. Article is here

Polar Bear Is Playing on Ball
Polar Bear -Kushiro Zoo-

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Circle House Red Beret.

Akan-Tancho-no-Sato Circle House Red Beret

Circle House Red Beret is a small-sized onsen inn founded in 1989. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. Restraunt "Tsuru" (レストラン 鶴) is at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A meal set with taking a bath is served for JPY 1000. A chartered bath is provided, too, and an extra cost is over JPY 1200. A staying is possible, too. A public bathroom only for hotel guests is provided, too, and the bath uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs.

Entrance of Bathhouse
Circle House Red Beret Tancho-no-Sato Onsen in Kushiro

There are 2 indoor baths, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The tiled bathhouse with a high ceiling and large windows is feeling good. The large indoor bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and the small indoor bath is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and both baths use free flowing hot springs. The hot springs overflow from the baths, and flow on the bath floor.

Look of Bathhouse (Source: Road Station Akan-Tancho-no-Sato)
Circle House Red Beret Tancho-no-Sato Onsen in Kushiro
Look of Bathhouse (Source: Road Station Akan-Tancho-no-Sato)
Circle House Red Beret Tancho-no-Sato Onsen in Kushiro

The hot springs are sodium chloride spring with moor hot spring, and are clear and brown and have a little salty taste and no smell, and are not drinkable because the public health center does not admit it. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 4.703 g/kg. The hot springs are like moor hot spring, but those do not contain humus, so I suppose that those are not the moor hot spring. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, so bathers should bring those. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. There is a free cold water dispenser at a resting room.

Dressing Room
Circle House Red Beret Tancho-no-Sato Onsen in Kushiro
Dressing Room
Circle House Red Beret Tancho-no-Sato Onsen in Kushiro
Japanese-style Resting Room
Circle House Red Beret Tancho-no-Sato Onsen in Kushiro
Free Cold Water Dispenser
Circle House Red Beret Tancho-no-Sato Onsen in Kushiro

Atmosphere of Circle House Red Beret Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Circle House Red Beret

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 43.0 C
ph 8.1
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, Weak child, Chronic women'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
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Junior high school student: JPY 400. Child: JPY 130.
Business hours 10:00-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (70 cars)
Telephone number +81-154-66-2330
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 556 212 056*52

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Tancho-no-Sato Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Circle House Red Beret(サークルハウス赤いベレー)
Booking

A page of Kushiro is here

Kushiro

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