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Rest House Dining Mt. Iwosan Rest House (Kawayu Onsen Area)

Mt. Iwosan Rest House (Kawayu Onsen Area)
A resting place where you can experience the power of nature.

Mt. Iwosan Rest House is located at an out-of-the-way spot at the foot of Mt. Iwosan. Nearby, you can see the plumes of smoke billowing forth from the mountain's volcanic vents. Connected to Kawayu Onsen Town by the Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail where large colonies of Ledum palustre subsp. diversipilosum var. nipponicum (kind of rhododendron) grow, the rest house is the perfect place to take a break after walking the trail. Also, when the surrounding area―a barren terrain of exposed rock surface―is covered in winter snow, the sight of volcanic smoke erupting from the snowy carpet is simply breathtaking.

Inside the rest house facility, you can see exhibits about Mt. Iwosan and buy souvenirs or a bite to eat. The delectable "onsen tamago," eggs which have been cooked with the hot spring water from Kawayu Onsen, are especially recommended.

Facility Outline

Open:8:00 – 17:00 (mid-October to late April)
8:00 – 17:30 (late April to mid-October)
Closed:Open daily throughout the year
Usage Fee:Free of Charge
Foreign Languages Accommodated:None
Wi-Fi:None
Dining:Available (summer only)
Address:Kawayu Onsen, Teshikaga Town, Kawakami County, Hokkaido
Tel:015-483-3511
Flowering Ledum palustre subsp. diversipilosum, a type of rhododendron, and the smoldering Mt. Iwosan in the backdrop.
Flowering Ledum palustre subsp. diversipilosum, a type of rhododendron, and the smoldering Mt. Iwosan in the backdrop.
Eggs steamed in natural hot spring water
Eggs steamed in natural hot spring water
Message from the Facility
Yukio Niizuma, Assistant Sales Manager

If you take the densely forested promenade out from Kawayu Onsen, the scenery will completely transform, as if you had been taken to another world.

Here, you can feel the "breath of the earth," thanks to the volcanic activity in the area. Once you are finished with your adventure outdoors, stop by the rest house to enjoy a hot spring-steamed egg or some soft-serve ice cream.



Yukio Niizuma, Assistant Sales Manager