☆Sanyoan The name Sanyoan comes from the great educator Sanyo Tsuchiya, a mentor of the Tokachi and Obihiro region's pioneering forefather Benzo Yoda. Tsuchiya believed in an old Chinese teaching that says farmers should study by reading between stints of farm work, particularly at three specific times (sanyo in Japanese, lit. "Three extra times"), i.E., In winter, at night and on rainy days. He even changed his first name to Sanyo and advocated the importance of this teaching. These three times can be considered to represent affluence of the mind. Sanyoan offers the same quality time and space that these periods would provide. ☆Hot Spring Botanical moor hot springs are found only in two places in the world. This type of spring contains more organic botanical nutrients than mineral components, it is referred to as a botanical hot spring. It contains sodium chloride and bicarbonate making it a weak alkaline, hypotonic, high-temperature spring. Such springs are known as spas for beauty because of the skin smoothening and moisturizing effects provided by their rich natural moisturizer content. ☆A free shuttle service is available between Sanyoan and JR Obihiro Station/Tokachi-Obihiro Airport. Please feel free to ask for more information. * Note that shuttle services do not run regularly; reservations should be made by the day before arrival/departure.