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[Yunosawa Onsen in Shimkappu] Day Trip Onsen and Too Salty Cold Spring Can Be Enjoyed at Mori-no-Shiki

July 18th, 2014

Yunosawa Onsen

Yunosawa Onsen (湯ノ沢温泉) is a hot spring place in Shimukappu village located between Sapporo city and Obihiro city. Only Mori-no-Shiki (森の四季) is built near Furano National Route (National Route 237) at aroud 400 m above sea level in a mountain. The distance is around 10 km far away from the center of the Shimukappu, and restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Speaking of the Shimukappu, Hoshino Resort Tomamu is famous, and a ski resort, a sea of clouds and Ice Village are popular. In the Shimukappu, various activities are served, and a rafting trip, rock-climbing and hiking can be enjoyed from summer to autumn, and ski, snowboard and snowshoes can be enjoyed in a winter. By the way, Lake Kanayama (金山湖) is relatively near here.

Akaiwa Seigan-kyo Is Popular Spot with Rock Climbers
Yunosawa Onsen

Tomamu Unkai Terrace

Hoshino Resort Unkai Terrace (星野リゾート 雲海テラス) is a popular sightseeing spot in Tomamu, Shimukappu village located in the northwestern part of Obihiro city and is famous as a resort that tourists can enjoy a golf in a summer, a ski and a snowboarding in a winter. In 2005, they started the unkai terrace that utilized a ski-lift in a summer, it became a popular tourist attraction in an instant. The Unkai Terrace is established at 1,088 m above sea level, there is a cafe, and Yoga is held. Let's breathe the fresh air. Article is here

Unkai Terrace
Tomamu Unkai Terrace

Lake Kanayama

Lake Kanayama (金山湖) is a man-made lake in Minamifurano town. Kanayama Dam was built in 1967, and the Lake Kanayama was born. The kanayama Dam is an only concrete hollow gravity dam with 74 m in height in Hokkaido and was chosen as "100 Best Lake Created by Dam in Japan", too. It is a popular tourist attraction for 740,000 people visiting. Article is here

Lake Kanayama
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Mori-no-Shiki.

Mori-no-Shiki

Mori-no-Shiki is a small-sized onsen inn run by Sportpia corp. at present, and has opened a business since 1977. A building was renewd in 2012, and the appearance and the interior decoration is a stylish building like a mountain hut. Restraunt "Mori-no-Shiki" is at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Yunosawa Onsen in Shimukappu Mori-no-Shiki

There are 1 indoor bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathroom. The bathroom with a conbination of wooden board and white walls is small-size that about 10 people come in. But the sunny bathroom is feeling good.

2 Indoor Baths
Yunosawa Onsen in Shimukappu Mori-no-Shiki

The tiled indoor bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and uses heated cold spring. The cold bath is the size that 1 person can take a bath, and uses natural cold springs. The raw cold springs flow from a faucet. Water temperature is 8 C, and it is very cold.

Cold Bath
Yunosawa Onsen in Shimukappu Mori-no-Shiki
Light Yellow Cold Springs
Yunosawa Onsen in Shimukappu Mori-no-Shiki
Indoor Bath with Heated Cold Springs
Yunosawa Onsen in Shimukappu Mori-no-Shiki
Indoor Bath
Yunosawa Onsen in Shimukappu Mori-no-Shiki

The hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride cold spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell, and seem to be drinkable. It seems to have an effect for Chronic digestive diseases and Chronic constipation. But it was very salty, and I could not drink it from the faucet much. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 9.627 g/kg, and are rich. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. A restroom and a free hair dryer are installed at a dressing room.

Atmosphere of Yunosawa Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Yunosawa Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 8.0 C
ph 6.6
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, 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, Hyperthyroidism, and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathroom.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Infant: JPY 200.
Business hours 11:00-20:30
Regular closing day Irregular closing day, and New Year holidays
Parking lot A free parking is provided (50 cars)
Telephone number +81-167-56-2311
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 694 752 866*60

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Yunosawa Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Mori-no-Shiki(森の四季)
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