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[Toyotomi Onsen in Toyotomi] Day Trip Bath Can Be Enjoyed, and Oil Onsen May Treat Atopic Dermatitis

June 7th, 2014

Toyotomi Onsen

Toyotomi Onsen (豊富温泉) is a hot spring place located in Toyotomi town in the southern part of Wakkanai city, and is on the foot of Toyotomi Onsen Ski Resort (豊富温泉スキー場). It is far from the city area, and takes about 10 minutes by a vehicle. Toyotomi Onsen has hot springs mixed oil, and is famous for effective for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. There are 7 hot spring facilities at the Toyotomi Onsen, and some restaurants open a business at some accommodations. But some accommodations have closed their businesses, and there are not a convenience store and a souvenir shop in the Toyotomi Onsen, so the hot spring place looks a deserted street. There are the Toyotomi Onsen Ski Resort and Nature Observation Center (自然観察館) around the hot spring place.
Toyotomi Onsen Map in Japanese

Fureai Center
Toyotomi Onsen

It is the beginning of the Toyotomi Onsen that hot springs were discovered in 1926 during drilling oil. The Toyotomi Onsen is the representative of the rare hot springs mixed with the oil in Japan together with Tsukioka Onsen (月岡温泉) and Niitsu Onsen (新津温泉) in Niigata. As for the Tsukioka Onsen, the hot spring is one of the largest sulfur content in Japan. As for the Toyotomi Onsen, metaboric acid content should be mentioned specially. It is well-known for being effective for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, so a lot of visitors come to cure their illness. The metaboric acid content of Fureai Center (ふれあいセンター), Kawashima Ryokan (川島旅館) and New Onsenkaku Hotel (ニュー温泉閣ホテル) is 550 mg/kg, and the metaboric acid content of Hotel Toyotomi (ホテル豊富) is 354 mg/kg, and the metaboric acid content is extremely high. Aside to that, the metaboric acid content of a famous onsen ryokan that is the representative of Hokkaido is from 53.1 mg/kg to 204.8 mg/kg, and I realized again how high it is. By the way, the hot springs were boric acid oil salty hot spring including radioactive emanation (radon), and content percentage seemed to be the 6th in the world when the hot springs were discovered. some people may be surprised by unique oil smell and slimy touch feeling. In addition, because the hot springs are unusual, a whiteish towel and underclothes may get dirty.

Former Kawashima Ryokan
Toyotomi Onsen

There are a lot of free parking lots. By the way, nonstop buses do not run. Express Bus Haboro (特急はぼろ号) runs without transfering between Sapporo and Toyotomi. It takes about 5 hours by it. There are Sarobetsu Wetland (サロベツ湿原) and Horonobe Reindeer Ranch (トナカイ牧場) around the Horonobe Onsen. The local speciality of Toyotomi, Toyotomi Hokki Clam Chowder, is served around the Toyotomi.

Toyotomi Hokki Clam Chowder

Seizushi (誠鮨) is a sushi restaurant in Toyotomi town located in the southern part of Wakkanai city. Toyotomi is famous for Toyotomi Onsen (豊富温泉) which is effective for atopic dermatitis, Sarobetsu Plain (サロベツ原野) which is the largest high-rise damp plain in Japan and Lake Kabuto (兜沼). Noted products blessed with such magnificent nature are milk, famous for Toyotomi milk brand, and brown surf clam (茶ボッキ). Toyotomi Hokki Clam Chowder (豊富ホッキチャウダー) was contrived to publicize special products of Toyotomi. Because an owner treat the surf calm as sushi materials, he will know to ensure tastes. It is rare that Western dishes are served at Japanese restaurant. The price was JPY 980. Article is here

Clam Chowder
Toyotomi Hokki Clam Chowder -Seizushi-

Sarobetsu Wetland Center

Sarobetsu Wetland Center (サロベツ湿原センター) in Kamisarobetsu-genya (上サロベツ原野), Toyotomi town is located in the northern part of Sarobetsu Wetland (サロベツ原野) of 23,000 ha, Rishiri‐Rebun‐Sarobetsu National Park (利尻礼文サロベツ国立公園) and is famous for seeing more than 100 kinds of flowers from June to September. The Flowers are in full bloom from mid June to late July. Wooden paths are built on the wetland, tourists can go around the Sarobetsu Wetland for about 30 minutes. Mt. Rishirifuji (利尻富士) and a rare wild bird such as Emberiza Aureola that now as few as 4-5 birds remain can be seen. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Sarobetsu Wetland
Sarobetsu Wetland Center in Toyotomi

Horonobe Reindeer Ranch

Horonobe Reindeer Ranch (トナカイ観光牧場) is a tourist facility in Horonobe town located in the east side of Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park (利尻礼文サロベツ国立公園). There is a building near Japan Atomic Energy Agency Underground Research Center (日本原子力研究開発機構幌延深地層研究センター). About 65 Finnish reindeers are bred at the site. The reindeers can be seen through a fence in a summer, and tourists can play sleds pulled by reindeers in a winter. It costs JPY 500 to ride sleds. Admission free. Article is here

Reindeers
Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe

List of Day Trip Onsen

tourists can take a day trip bath at Fureai Center (ふれあいセンター), Kawashima Ryokan (川島旅館), New Onsnekaku Hotel (ニュー温泉閣ホテル) and Hotel Toyotomi (ホテル豊富). On the other hand, accommodations without taking a day trip bath are Hotel Win (ホテル「ウィン」), Yukaiyado (湯快宿) and Share House Yunohana-so (シェアハウス「湯の花荘」).

Wetland
Sarobetsu Plain

Fureai Center

Fureai Center in the center of the Toyotomi Onsen is only public bath in Toyotomi Onsen, and has opened a business since 1988. It is famous for treating atopic dermatitis. Tourists can not stay at this public bath. Hot‐spring cured visitors seem to treat their atopic dermatitis every day while staying at other lodgings or ryokan nearby. Therefore, the bathhouse is crowded with the hot‐spring cured visitors. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 510. There is restaurant "Ajisai (味彩)" at a building, too.

Appearance of Building
Fureai Center Toyotomi Onsen

They have 2 types of the public bathhouses for men or women, bathhouse for hot‐spring cured visitors (湯治客専用浴場) and bathhouse for ordinary visitors (一般客専用浴場). In spite of the names, bathers can take a bath freely at the both bathhouses. But the bathers must move from the bathhouse to the bathhouse in wearing their clothes.

Bathhouse for Hot-spring Cured Visitors: Entrance
Fureai Center Toyotomi Onsen

There are 2 indoor baths at the bathhouse for the hot‐spring cured visitors. The larger one is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and uses heated free flowing hot springs. The another one is the size that 3 people can take a bath, and uses hot water. When I took a bath, there were a lot of the hot‐spring cured visitors, and they were familiar faces each other. I think that it is effective cure for the atopic dermatitis.

Bathhouse for Ordinary Visitors: Entrance
Fureai Center Toyotomi Onsen

There is 1 indoor bath at the bathhouse for the ordinary visitors. The indoor bath is the size that about 20 people take a bath, and uses heated free flowing hot springs, and the hot springs are hotter than the hot springs at the bathhouse for the hot‐spring cured visitors, and change more mild than the bathhouse for hot-spring cure because the hot spring ingredients has been filtered.

Bathhouse for Ordinary Visitors: Indoor Bath
Fureai Center Toyotomi Onsen
Bathhouse for Ordinary Visitors: View from Indoor Bath
Fureai Center Toyotomi Onsen
Bathhouse for Ordinary Visitors: Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Fureai Center Toyotomi Onsen
Bathhouse for Ordinary Visitors: View from Indoor Bath
Fureai Center Toyotomi Onsen
Bathhouse for Ordinary Visitors: Hot Springs Are Opaque and Light Green
Fureai Center Toyotomi Onsen
Bathhouse for Ordinary Visitors: Hot Spring Ingredients Deposit
Fureai Center Toyotomi Onsen
Bathhouse for Ordinary Visitors: View from Indoor Bath
Fureai Center Toyotomi Onsen

The hot springs are iodine and sodium chloride spring, and are opaque and light green and have a little salty taste and oil smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 13.22 g/kg. The metaboric acid content is 550 mg/kg. It is said that the metaboric acid has suppression of bacterial growth for Staphylococcus aureus related with atopic dermatitis, so I understand this height number. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the both bathhouses. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

Bathhouse for Ordinary Visitors: Dressing Room
Fureai Center Toyotomi Onsen
Bathhouse for Ordinary Visitors: Dressing Room
Fureai Center Toyotomi Onsen

Atmosphere of Fureai Center Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Fureai Center

Types of Hot Springs Iodine and sodium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 35 C
ph 7.8
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Poor circulation, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Chronic skin diseases, Cut, Burn, Weak child, Chronic woman's diseases
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 Bathhouse for hot‐spring cured visitors: Indoor bath(2), Bathhouse for ordinary visitors: Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 510. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 08:30-21:00
Regular closing day New Year's Day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (80 cars)
Telephone number +81-162-82-1777
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 530 851 579*82

Kawashima Ryokan

Kawashima Ryokan is a small-sized long-established onsen ryokan founded in 1927, and is located in the center of the Toyotomi Onsen. The building was renewed in 2016. There is a cafe restaurant at the building, too. They sell a handmade pudding, Yuagari Onsen Pudding (湯あがり温泉プリン) made from milk and fresh cream produced in Toyotomi, and it has a good reputation. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 800. There are 1 indoor bath and 1 outdoor bath at a large public bathhouse on the 1st floor. The indoor bath uses 100% natural hot springs, and the outdoor bath uses heated free flowing hot psinrgs. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Kawashima Ryokan Toyotomi Onsen

I visited the former building. Follws as the article before renewing. Both appearance and interior decoration have a atmosphere such as Showa period.

Appearance of Building
Kawashima Ryokan Toyotomi Onsen

There is 1 indoor bathat the small bathhouse. The indoot bath is the size that about 5 people take a bath. The hot springs are iodine and sodium chloride spring, and are opaque and light green and have a little salty taste and oil smell. Slightly oil slicks floated on the surface of the free flowing hot springs, and the flowers of sulphur danced into the hot springs, too. In addition, the oil smell was strong, too! By the way, I could not get rid of the oil smell for a while. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 12.05 g/kg. The metaboric acid content is 473.9 mg/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom.

Hot Springs Are Salty Taste
Kawashima Ryokan Toyotomi Onsen

How to Take Bath
Kawashima Ryokan Toyotomi Onsen
Flowers of Sulphur Floats
Kawashima Ryokan Toyotomi Onsen

Atmosphere of Kawashima Ryokan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kawashima Ryokan

Types of Hot Springs Iodine and sodium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 35 C
ph 7.8
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Chronic skin diseases, Cut, Burn, Weak child, Chronic woman's diseases
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(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Child: JPY 400.
Business hours 10:30-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-162-82-1248
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 530 851 545*73

New Onsnekaku Hotel

New Onsenkaku Hotel is a middle-sized onsen ryokan founded in 1989, and is located in the center of the Toyotomi Onsen. There is a restaurant at a building, too, and is well-known for serving the local speciality of Toyotomi, Hokki Clam Chowder. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too., and a lot of hotel guests for hot-spring cure stay.

Appearance of Building
New Onsnekaku Hotel Toyotomi Onsen

There is 1 L-shaped indoor bath at a small public bathhouse, and the indoor bath use heated free flowing hot springs. The hot springs are iodine and sodium chloride spring, and are opaque and light green and have a little salty taste and oil smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 13.22 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom, free hair dryers and a cold water dispenser are installed at a dressing room.

Types of Hot Springs Iodine and sodium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 35 C
ph 7.8
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Chronic skin diseases, Cut, Burn, Weak child, Chronic woman's diseases
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(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 11:00-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-162-82-1243
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 530 851 574*44

Hotel Toyotomi

Hotel Toyotomi is a middle-sized onsen hotel founded in 1981, and is the largest accommodation in the Toyotomi Onsen. It is a little far away from the center of the Toyotomi Onsen. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too. They have only cold spring in the Toyotomi Onsen, the cold springs change more mild than another hot spring facilities because the hot spring ingredients has been filtered. There is only sauna in the Toyotomi Onsen, too.

Appearance of Building
Toyotomi Onsen Hotel Toyotomi

A sunny large public bathhouse is feeling good. There are 2 indoor baths, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. The indoor baths have heated free flowing cold springs and hot water. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 12.37g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A coin-operated washing machine is installed, too.

Types of Hot Springs Iodine and sodium chloride carbonated cold spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 18 C
ph 8.0
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Chronic skin diseases, Cut, Burn, Weak child, Chronic woman's diseases
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(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250. Infant: free of charge.
Business hours 11:00-21:30
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (40 cars)
Telephone number +81-162-82-1055
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Rakuten is here
Mapcode 530 851 249*42

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Toyotomi Onsen.

Kawashima Ryokan(川島温泉旅館)
New Onsnekaku Hotel(ニュー温泉閣ホテル)
Booking
Jalan
Hotel Toyotomi(ホテル豊富)
Booking
Jalan
Win(ウィン)
Booking
Jalan
Yukaiyado(湯快宿)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Yunohanaso(湯の花荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

A page of Sarobetsu Plain is here

Sarobetsu Plain

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