[Toya Onsen in Toyako] Day Trip Onsen and Beautiful Lakeview Can Be Enjoyed at Toya Ikoi-no-Ie
April 26th, 2016
Toya Onsen (洞爺温泉) is a hot spring place in the north side of Lake Toya (洞爺湖). Toya Ikoi-no-Ie (洞爺憩いの家) is built on a hill at around 110 m above sea level, and is beside old Hotel Toya Sunshine. Ukimido Park (浮見堂公園) that is one of 8 beauty spots around the Lake Toya and Akebono Park (曙公園) are around here, and those are well-known as a place famous for cherry blossoms. In addition, Toya Water Station (とうや水の駅), Silo Viewing Platform (サイロ展望台) and Takarada Campground (財田キャンプ場) are relatively near here.
The Toya Onsen is passed a rigorous screening in 1997, and has been appointed by Minister for the Environment, and is one of 15 nation insurance hot spring resorts in Hokkaido. By the way, Speaking of tasty restaurants around the Toya Ikoi-no-Ie, some restaurants gather at The Windsor Hotel TOYA. Except those, Lake Hill Farm (レークヒル・ファーム), La Locanda Del Pittore Toya (ラ・ロカンダ・デル・ピットーレ) and Ramuyato (ラムヤート) are popular in particular. I ate food at the Lake Hill Farm and the La Locanda Del Pittore Toya. Those were so tasty.
Lake Toya (洞爺湖) between Toyako town and Sobetsu town located in the northwestern part of Muroran city is the 3rd largest caldera lake in Japan after Lake Kussharo and Lake Shikotsu, and was born by large-scale eruptions 110,000 years ago. In Shikotsu-Toya National Park, the perimeter of the lake is about 43 km, and 58 sculptures are located around the lake, and those create scenes in accord with the lake. Geographical features of mountains and the lake have been authorized in the World Geopark. The lake is one of major tourist attractoions in Hokkaido, and a lot of international tourists come. Windsor Hotels Toya Resort & Spa that 34th G8 Summit (Hokkaido Toyako Summit) was held at is famous, too. Around the Lake Toya, there are Toyako Onsen Resort (洞爺湖温泉) that is a sightseeing base, Toya Silo Observation Deck (サイロ展望台), Ukimido Park (浮見堂公園), Toya Onsen (洞爺温泉), Nakatoya Onsen (仲洞爺温泉), Nakatoya Camping Ground (仲洞爺キャンプ場), Green Stay Toyako (グリーンステイ洞爺湖), Takarada Camping Ground (水辺の里財田キャンプ場), Sobetsu-cho Onsen (壮瞥町温泉), Mt. Showa-shinzan (昭和新山) and Mt. Usu (有珠山). Article is here
La Locanda Del Pittore Toya
La Locanda Del Pittore Toya (ラ・ロカンダ・デル・ピットーレ洞爺) is a popular Italian restaurant on a small hill around Lake Toya (洞爺湖) and is a sister restraunt of the famous Italian restaurant "PIZZERIA La locanda del pittore (ピッツェリア ラ・ロカンダ・デル・ピットーレ)" in Niigata. There is a building on the foot of The Windsor Hotels Toya Resort & Spa, and The Windsor Hotels Toya Resort & Spa cooperated with PIZZERIA La locanda del pittore in 2003, and they started a business. There are a gondola lift station for The Windsor Hotels Toya Resort & Spa and Lake Toya Ranch that visitors can get on horses near the building. Article is here
Lake Hill Farm
Lake Hill Farm (レークヒル・ファーム) is a ranch at a small hill in the western side of Lake Toya (洞爺湖), and is near Silo observatory (サイロ展望台). They have begun to run the ranch since 1969 here. A gelato shop, a restraunt and a souvenir shop are built on the ranch, and there are beautiful flower gardens and a grass garden around the buildings. There are a goat and rabbits, too. They lend sports equipments for free, so anyone can enjoy. It is one of popular reason that visitors can enjoy a grand view with Mt. Yotei (羊蹄山), too. Article is here
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Toya Ikoi-no-Ie.
Toya Ikoi-no-Ie is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen founded in 1983 on a hill, and is popular for a good view from a public bathhouse. The view from a resting room is very good, too. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 440. Customers are mainly local people and campers, and this facility is particularly crowded with the campers in a summer.
There are 2 indoor baths at the public bathhouse. The sunny tiled bathhouse with large windows is feeling good. The indoor baths beside the windows have a good view of the Lake Toya through the windows. Bathers can enjoy it while bathing.
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 4 poeple can take a bath, and both baths use natural free flowing hot springs. The hot springs flow from the large indoor bath to the small indoor bath, and the small indoor bath is slightly colder than the large indoor bath. In addition, the small indoor bath has a faucet for cold water, so it is allowed to add the water for lowering the water temperature. The bathers can enjoy overflowing hot springs gentlysoftly, too.
The hot springs are sodium and calcium sulfate chloride spring, and are clear and light green and have a little salty taste and no smell, and are not drinkable. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.429 g/kg. Because shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, the bathers should bring those. A restroom and a free hair dryer are installed at a dressing room.
Atmosphere of Toya Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium and calcium sulfate chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extr hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||41.3 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Arteriosclerosis, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Cut, Burn, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity|
|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 cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Gout, Diabetes, Obesity disease, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation|
|Indications of drinking||Diarrhea, Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 440. Child: JPY 140. Infant: JPY 70.|
|Regular closing day||1st Monday and 3rd Monday, From December 31 to January 03|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (30 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||321 789 394*10|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Toya Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
|Lakehouse At Toyako(レイクハウスアット洞爺湖)||
A page of Shikotsu-Toya National Park is this
Shikotsu-Toya National Park