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温根湯温泉観光案内 | Onneyu Onsen Travel

温根湯(おんねゆ)は北見盆地西端の国道39号線沿いにある温泉街で、大雪山国立公園と阿寒摩周国立公園を結ぶ観光ルートの中継地となっている。無加川に沿った風景はやや平凡で、温泉宿も決して多くはないが、源泉掛け流しの単純硫黄泉はさらりとした肌触りが心地よい。また、無加川上流の滝の湯や留辺蘂市街のポン湯も泉質に定評がある。


After passing through the dynamic Sekihoku Pass on Route 39 from Daisetsuzan National Park, Onneyu is a popular onsen village to break up a journey for Kitami or Akan-ko. There are a few onsen lodging along Muka-gawa.


PRACTICAL TIPS

Location 33km west of Kitami via Rubeshibe (10km), 125km east of Asahikawa via Sounkyo (60km)

Tourist Information Onneyu Onsen Tourist Information Center (おんねゆ温泉観光案内所): Tel 0157-45-2921, Inside Michi-no-eki Onneyu Onsen, 1-4 Matsuyama / 8.30am-5pm Apr-Oct, 9am-4.30pm Nov-Mar / www.onneyuonsen.jp


01 AQUARIUM

Aquarium of the Northern Land

北の大地の水族館 (山の水族館) / Yama-no-Suizokukan / 1-4 Matsuyama, Rubeshibe-cho / 8.30am-5pm Apr-Oct, 9am-4.30pm Nov-Mar / Closed 8-14 Apr & 26 Dec-1 Jan / ¥670 / onneyu-aq.com

This small but unique aquarium displays of Hokkaido’s freshwater fishes in impressive tanks, such as an artificial waterfall and rivers, which grown up by onsen water. In winter, you can see fishes from under the frozen open-air tank. Don’t miss ito (hucho perryi: species of freshwater salmon), Japan’s largest freshwater fish. The aquarium is opposite the Michi-no-eki Onneyu Onsen.


02 ONSEN

Oehonke

大江本家 / 466-1 Onneyu Onsen, Rubeshibe-cho / Day bathing 2-9pm / ¥800 / www.oehonke.com/en

On the pleasant Muka-gawa riverside setting, this well-established 10-storey purple hotel features large-scale onsen with 100% hot water. Get off the intercity or local bus at Onneyu, and a few minutes’ walk to the hotel.



ONNEYU ONSEN MAP


GETTING THERE & AROUND

Limited express trains make the trip to Rubeshibe on the JR Sekihoku Line from Sapporo (4hrs), Asahikawa (2.5hrs) and Abashiri (1hr). From Rubeshibe, Kitami Bus (www.h-kitamibus.co.jp) run to the Michi-no-eki Onneyu Onsen (道の駅おんねゆ温泉) at the roadside station (20min). All buses to Onneyu depart from Kitami.
From Onneyu (温根湯) bus stop near the Onsen Yume Hiroba (温泉ゆめ広場), intercity buses (compulsory reservation) run to Asahikawa (via Sounkyo) and Kushiro (via Akan-ko).