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May 13th, 2014

Tenninkyo Onsen

Tenninkyo Onsen (天人峡温泉) is a hot-spring resort in Higashikawa town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city. There are 2 hot-spring hotels, Tenninkaku (天人閣) and Shikishimaso (お宿敷島荘). There is the Tenninkyo Onsen in Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園) and it is surrounded by columnar joints like Sounkyo (層雲峡), tourists can enjoy fall foliage in a autumn. There is a trailhead to the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range (大雪山), and Hagoromo Falls (羽衣の滝) and Shikishima Falls (敷島の滝) are famous. The tourists can see oddly-shaped rocks such as Amatsuiwa Rocks (あまつ岩), Mikaeriiwa Rocks (見返り岩) and Namidaiwa Rocks (涙岩) too. However, a trail path was closed by a landslide. The tourists can not see the Hagoromo Falls and the Shikishima Falls now.

Amatsuiwa Rocks
Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Mikaeriiwa Rocks
Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Namidaiwa Rocks
Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa

Movie of Hagoromo Falls

Movie of Shikishima Falls

Movie of Amatsuiwa Rocks

Tenninkaku

Tenninkaku is a long-established hotel founded in 1900. There are 2 bathhouses, Iwaburo and Mikaeriiwa, the bathhouse for men is replaced the bathhouse for women depending on the time. In the case of customers visiting the hot spring for only day trip, men can take a bath at Iwaburo and women can take a bath at Mikaeriiwa. I took a bath at the Iwaburo. It is a special feature that there are rocks such as a cave. There are bare rocks at the bathhouse. Because I have never seen such a view, I think that those are unusual hot springs.

Appearance of Building
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Lobby
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa

There are 1 open-air bath and 2 indoor baths at the bathhouse. Drinking hot spring facility is installed, too. But unfortunately, the hot springs did not flow at the drinking hot spring facility. Possibly the hot spring may begin to flow dipending on the time. The open-air bath had a sence of openness, and Chuubetsu River flows along the open-air bath. If weather is good, it will be more comfortable.

Iwaburo: Dressing Room
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Iwaburo: Indoor Baths
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Iwaburo: Indoor Baths
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Iwaburo: View from Indoor Bath
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Iwaburo: Open-air Bath
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Iwaburo: Chubetsu River Flows along Open-air Bath
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Iwaburo: Open-air Bath
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Iwaburo: View from Open-air Bath
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Iwaburo: Hot Spring Ingredients Precipitate
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Iwaburo: Hot Spring Ingredient Petrified Like Shape of Needle
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa
Iwaburo: View from Open-air Bath
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa

The hot springs are sodium and calcium and magnesium and sulfate bicarbonate chloride spring, and are opaque and light yellow and have metalic taste and no smell. The hot spring ingredients are 3.141 g. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Iwaburo: Dressing Room
Tenninkaku, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa

Atmosphere of Tenninkaku Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Tenninkaku

Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium and magnesium and sulfate bicarbonate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 53.2 C
ph 6.3
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Convalescent convalescence, Chronic digestive diseases, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic skin diseases, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Weak child
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, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Obesity disease
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Open-air bath(3), Indoor bath(3). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 1000. Elementary school student: JPY 500.
Business hours 12:00-17:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (80 cars)
Telephone number +81-166-97-2111
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 796 739 243*31

Shikishimaso

Shikishimaso is a long-established hotel founded in 1953. There are 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium and calcium and magnesium and sulfate bicarbonate chloride spring, and are opaque and light green and have a little salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Shikishimaso, Tenninkyo Onsen in Higashikawa

Atmosphere of Shikishimaso Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shikishimaso

Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium and magnesium and sulfate bicarbonate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 53.2 C
ph 6.3
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Convalescent convalescence, Chronic digestive diseases, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic skin diseases, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Weak child
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 Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 700. Child: JPY 400.
Business hours 12:00-19:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-120-282-808
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 796 738 021*20

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Tenninkyo Onsen.

Tenninkaku(天人閣)
Booking
Shikishimaso(しきしま荘)

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

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