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Feeling like Bathing in Tincture of Iodin -Bansei Onsen in Taiki-

June 28th, 2014

Bansei Onsen (晩成温泉) is a public bath facing the Pacific in Bansei, Taiki town located in the southeastern part of Obihiro city. Hot springs were discovered in 1980. There is a building adjacent to a camping ground, a park golf course, the bansei hotel (晩成の宿), and are Lake Oikamanai (生花苗沼) and Lake Horokayanto (ホロカヤントー) near the building, too.

Camping Ground
Bansei Onsen in Taiki
Park Golf Course
Bansei Onsen in Taiki

It is one of highlights that bathers can look over the Pacific from a bathhouse. There are 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. There is not an outdoor bath, but the bathers can go out for some reason.

If It Is Fine, Bathers Look over Pacific
Bansei Onsen in Taiki

A characteristic of Bnasei Onsen is a type of hot psings that iodo spring is rare hot springs in the world. Iodo has bactericidal effects with high-power used for gargles such as a tincture of iodin, and Asamushi Onsen is famous in Japan. That reminds me, the hot springs was same color such as a tincture of iodin. Because it has the bactericidal effects, it seems to make skin of the bathers beautiful. The hot springs of Tsubakikan in Asamushi Onsen has the iodine ion of 0.1 mg, it is great onsen that the hot springs of Bansei Onsen has the iodine ion of 12.2 mg. But Chiba is great, too! Because the hot springs of Shirako Onsen in Chiba prefecture has the iodine ion of 105.1 mg.

Iodine Solution Springs Out
Bansei Onsen in Taiki
Dark Brown
Bansei Onsen in Taiki

Hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and dark brown and have salty taste and medicine smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 10.79 g. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. In addition, a restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room, too. The bathers can borrow a bath towel and a towel freely, too.

Atmosphere of Bansei Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Bansei Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 18.0 C
ph 7.8
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak children, Chronic woman's diseases
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Active tuberculosis, Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Junior high school student: JPY 300. Elementary school student: JPY 200.
Business hours 10:00-21:00 * 04/26 - 09/30 it starts business at 07:00.
Regular closing day From April to September Second Tuesday and Fourth Tuesday
From October to March Every Tuesday
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (50 cars)
Telephone number +81-1558-7-8161
Home page Home page is this
Mapcode 699 103 582*15

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Bansei Onsen.

Bansei Onsen Cottage(晩成温泉コテージ)