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Shinshinotsu Travel | Things to Do

Ishikari Region’s smallest agricultural village of Shinshinotsu is ideal for rural driving and family vacation. You can enjoy camping and getting into hot water around the pretty lake.



Shinshinotsu | 新篠津


👁‍🗨 ATTRACTIONS

01 LAKE & FISHING

Shinotsu-ko

しのつ湖

The crescent-shaped lake Shinotsu-ko is the village’s big attraction. Swan-boats (10am–4pm ● ¥400) can be hired to take out on the lake. There are also fishing gear (¥500 incl feed) and free bike (up to 60min) rentals. It can be crowded with families on weekend.

In winter (from late December to early March), wakasagi-tsuri (わかさぎ釣り: smelt fishing: Reserve ahead on Sat & Sun) on the frozen lake is a popular activity.


02 ONSEN

Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-yu

しんしのつ温泉たっぷの湯 & 道の駅しんしのつ ● 45-N2, Shinshinotsu-mura ● Day bathing 6–8am (¥400) & 10am–11pm (¥500) ● Wi-Fi ● tappunoyuonsen.com

Inside the Michi-no-eki Shinshinotsu facing the lake, Tappu-no-yu is a good place for a soak after activities. It features a wide open-air bath with yellow-brown cloudy hot water. This place has a pleasant accommodation, all rooms have a lake view. You can book an agricultural experience program (in Japanese) at the local farms here.

This onsen has the lake-view restaurant Mominoki (もみの木) that serves a wide variety of dishes using local rice and vegetables, such as vegetable curry (野菜カレー) and ankake yakisoba (あんかけ焼きそば: stir friend with sauce). During the ice fishing season, this place can be cooked your caught wakasagi (¥500) if you order a meal.


03 CAMPING

Shinotsu Park Camp-jo

しのつ公園キャンプ場 ● 46-S3, Shinshinotsu-mura ● Tel 0126-58-3508 ● May–Oct ● www.tappunoyu.com/lake/camp.html

One of around Sapporo’s most popular and busiest campsite on the shore of Shinotsu-ko next to the Tappu-no-yu, Shinotsu Park campsite offers a rental tent (¥5000), sleeping bag (¥1000) and barbecue tool (¥1500). It also has permanent tents (from ¥9000 per person: book ahead) with two meals and onsen tickets. There is a 3-story observation tower (free) on a small hill overlooking the village.



Shinshinotsu’s

SUGGESTED ITINERARY

TIME TO EXPLORE One-day

BEST TIME May to October for camping. January to March for wakasagi-tsuri (smelt fishing) on the frozen lake or glamping.

9:37 Sapporo Station

⬇︎ Local train for Iwamizawa ● ¥860

10:13 | 10:23 Kami-Horomui Station

⬇︎ Shinshinotsu Kotsu Bus for Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-yu ● ¥410

10:41 | 15:10 ♨︎ Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-yu ● Restaurnt Momi-no-ki ★ Shinotsu-ko (fishing)

⬇︎ Shinshinotsu Kotsu Bus for Iwamizawa ● ¥410

15:28 | 15:44 Kami-Horomui Station

⬇︎ Local train for Otaru ● ¥860

16:22 Sapporo


GETTING THERE

From Sapporo, take an Iwamizawa-bound local train to Kami-Horomui (上幌向 35min ¥740) on the JR Hakodate Line, then get the Shinshinotsu Kotsu (新篠津交通) bus to the Tappu-no-yu (新篠津温泉たっぷの湯 30min ¥410). Timetables can be found at shinshinotsu-kotsu.com.


LINK THIS TRAVEL

Iwamizawa Sorachi region’s transport hub and the limited express trains for Asahikawa stop here. It is a good base of visit the old coal mine towns.


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