Popular Onsen Chain ‘Manyo-no-yu’ opened at the New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido

By Kikki - Last updated: 金曜日, 1月 6, 2012 - Save & Share - One Comment

‘Manyo-no-yu’ in New Chitose Airport

Where are you going for entertaining your family on weekends? Bathing in Onsen, seeing movies at theater, or spending in theme part? Local residents in Sapporo are something different from other areas. Recently, their local airport, the New Chitose Airport, was changed to an attractive facility for one day trippers without stay over night.

‘We expect over 900,000 local arrivals annually excluding air travelers for taking flights.’ Mr. Kunihiko Yamamoto, the president of Hokkaido Airport Co., expressed. The company runs the airport building and ranked as the second highest sales among other airport buildings in Japan. It has about 24,500 square meters of commercial zone, including Onsen, movie-theater, and theme park, eating and drinking sections and is known as one of the profitable airport facilities. JR high speed trains connect between the center of Sapporo and the airport in only 36 minutes. And it takes about one hour if you drive.

New Chitose Airport (新千歳空港,)

New Chitose Airport (新千歳空港,) (IATA: CTS, ICAO: RJCC), is an airport located 2.7 NM (5.0 km; 3.1 mi) south southeast of Chitose City and Tomakomai City, Hokkaido, Japan, serving the Sapporo metropolitan area. By land area, it is the largest airport in Hokkaidō.

The airport has a semicircular domestic terminal (similar in design to the terminals at DFW Airport) with eighteen gates, and a smaller international terminal with six gates.

As of 2005, New Chitose Airport was the third busiest airport in Japan (behind Narita and Haneda) and ranked #64 in the world in terms of passengers carried. The 894 km New Chitose – Tokyo Haneda route is the busiest air route in Japan, with 8.8 million passengers carried (out of 13.2 million seats available) in 2010.

An Onsen facility ‘Manyo-no-yu’ is newly opened at the 4th floor of the airport building for domestic air service, which is one of the well known Onsen chain facilities in Japan targets mainly for one day trippers.

Hot spring water is carried from Onsen source, located in Bunkyo district, Chitose City. Quality of hot spring is shown in the next chart.

Onsen quality

Quality Sodium-chloride hot spring water (weak alkaline with low osmotic pressure) / Dark-brown color clear water・weak salty・odorless
Temperature 36.2℃
pH 8.0
Suitable for Neuralgia, muscular sore, arthritis, frozen shoulder around the age of fifty, motion paralysis, joint stiff, bruise, contusion, hemorrhoids, digestive organs ailment, chronic dermatitis, convalescent, health promotion, sickly children, female chronic, cold syndrome, incised wound, burn and scald

A bathing facility within the airport building is rare but not new. ‘Fu-no-yu’ in Chubu Centrair International Airport is another example. However, Onsen water is not provided for ‘Fu-no-yu, so ‘Manyo-no-yu’ at New Chitse Airport is a brand new ‘Onsen’ with in the airport building.

Attractive places which have strong drawing power, such as railway stations and roadside stations, commonly have Onsen facilities. Why not build it in the airport building?

Onsen usually attracts not only for travelers taking flights but other visitors to the airport so ‘Manyo-no-yu’ runs 24 hours. Resting area and guest rooms for travelers are also provided within the Onsen facility. Passengers can stay at the airport when their flights were cancelled caused by heavy snowing and other causes.

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For travelers from overseas

As a certified guide-interpreter in English and also a writer of the website “Cool Japan Guide”, I am very happy to introduce ‘Manyo-no-yu’ at the New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido. If you have something to ask, like to make reservation, or need English speaking tour guide when visit to Hokkaido, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your kind cooperation, I am looking forward to your contact.

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One Response to “Popular Onsen Chain ‘Manyo-no-yu’ opened at the New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido”

Comment from Terry
Time 07/01/2012 at 00:32

Thank you for this info. I enjoyed my visits to Manyo Club in Yokohama Minatomirai twice a few weeks ago and were quite fun ! I really would like to visit the new one in Chitose when I go to that area next time.

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