- July 8th, 2017
[Closed Business: Umaoi Onsen in Naganuma] Day Trip Onsen and Simple Sulfur Cold Spring Can Be Enjoyed at Umaoi Onsen Ryokan
Umaoi Onsen (馬追温泉) is a hot spring place in Naganuma town located in the southeastern direction of Sapporo city. Only Umaoi Onsen Ryokan (馬追温泉旅館) is built along Hokkaido Road 3 at the foot of Mt. Chokanzan (長官山). Mr. Ichiemon Niiro (新納市衛門) built a onsen hut in 1908. A building is surrounded by a lot of green plants, Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in a spring, and fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, too. There is a trailhead for Mt. Chokanzan (長官山) near the building, too, and hikers come, too. There are a park golf course, a bandstand, Maoi Automatic Campsite (マオイオートキャンプ場), Azuma Garden (東庭園), cafes, restraunts and Naganuma Onsen (長沼温泉) around here. Heidi Ranch (ハイジ牧場) and Yuni Garden (ゆにガーデン) are relatively near here.
Speaking of the Naganuma, mongolian mutton barbecue such as Naganuma Genghis Khan (長沼ジンギスカン), Kanehiro Genghis Khan (かねひろジンギスカン) and Sato Genghis Khan (さとうジンギスカン) are famous. Tasty restaurants in the Naganuma, Hokuhokuan (ほくほく庵), Handemade Soba Kakitsubata (手打ち蕎麦 杜若), Aichu Land (あいチュらんど), Iwaki (いわき), Ice-no-Ie (あいすの家) and Harvest (ハーベスト) are popular in particular. I ate foods at the Aichu Land, and it was tasty.
Aichu Land (あいチュらんど) is a sweet shop in Naganuma located in the southeastern direction of Sapporo and is relatively near Naganuma Onsen (長沼温泉). They sell soft serve ice creams, parfaits, shakes and crepes, so it is kwnon as a customer always visited shop. When I visited here around 14:30 on weekdays, a lot of vehicles parked in front of the building. Almost customers bought vanilla soft serve ice creams. Therefore, I bought a vanilla soft serve ice cream, too. The regular size was JPY 300. A shop clerk served the vanilla soft serve ice cream in less than 3 minutes. It was large! I guessed its height was about 13 cm. It was good value for the price. In addition, the taste was not too sweet but very rich milk, and it was just taste of Hokkaido. It was very tasty! I feel like I understand the reason that the customers always visit the shop. Read More
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Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Umaoi Onsen Ryokan.
[Shut Down] Umaoi Onsen Ryokan
Umaoi Onsen Ryokan is a small-sized long-established onsen ryokan founded in 1908. The appearance and the interior decoration of the building is very shibui, and it has a historical atmosphere. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too. Unfortunately, they closed down in 2018. This article before closing is as follows.
There is 1 indoor bath at a public bathroom. The sunny tiled bathroom with a large window is small but cozy.
The indoor bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and uses heated cold springs. I felt the water temperature was about 42 C. This felt good! The bath dose not use the fresh free flowing hot springs, but faucets use the fresh cold springs. When I pushed a faucet, it smelled a slightly sulfurous smell, and the cold hot springs came out. I licked those, and it tasted like slightly boiled egg. A shower is not provided, and the bathers must pour hot springs on theirselves with a wash basin.
The hot springs are simple sulfur cold spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and slightly sulfur smell, and seem to be drinkable, but there is not a drinking hot spring facility. The fresh cold spring seemed to come from a faucet of a washstand at a dressing room, and I drinked it, As expected, it tasted like a slightly boiled egg. It seems to be effective for Diabetes, Gout and Constipation. Soaps are provided at the bathroom. A hair dryer is installed at the dressing room. There is not a restroom at the dressing room, so you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor.
Atmosphere of Umaoi Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Simple sulfur cold spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||7.0 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic woman's diseases, Cut, Diabetes|
|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, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally|
|Indications of drinking||Diabetes, Gout, Constipation|
|Contraindications of drinking||Diarrhea|
|Facilities||Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 250. Infant: JPY 100.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (20 cars)|
|Mapcode||139 059 625*37|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Naganuma.
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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